Friday, November 30, 2012

JASON GRAVES ANNOUNCED AS TOMB RAIDER COMPOSER


BAFTA award winner profiled in latest episode of The Final Hours of TOMB RAIDER
SQUARE ENIX and Crystal Dynamics today announced that Jason Graves, an award winning composer with an outstanding pedigree across film, television and gaming is penning the original score for TOMB RAIDER.

Graves' involvement is revealed in the third episode of The Final Hours of Tomb Raider. In The Sound of Survival, host Zachary Levi escorts viewers to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) London headquarters, and speaks to Graves about his role in the reboot of the iconic Tomb Raider franchise (BAFTA has previously recognized Graves' work for Original Score and Use of Audio in Dead Space).

The composer reveals his vision for the game's soundscape and speaks about infusing atmosphere, emotion and authenticity into Lara's origins story through his musical score - and illustrates his search to find the perfect sound for the game, through his collaboration with sculptor, Matt McConnell who created a bespoke and wholly original instrument to aid Graves in bringing his unique sound to Tomb Raider.

In keeping with the tradition of Geoff Keighley's signature THE FINAL HOURS series, viewers can gain a deeper, behind-the-scenes look at what Graves has to say by checking out this episode: http://youtu.be/zadNXgwqNnI

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About TOMB RAIDER
The TOMB RAIDER franchise has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and inspired one of the most successful video game film adaptations in history, grossing over $300 million at the global box office with protagonist Lara Croft becoming a contemporary global icon. TOMB RAIDER is in development for a multi-platform release, and is slated to launch March 5, 2013.

Monday, November 26, 2012

COMPOSER KEVIN RIEPL CELEBRATES HOLIDAY SEASON WITH "SILENT NIGHT" MOVIE SOUNDTRACK RELEASE




Original Soundtrack Now Available on iTunes via Paleblue Soundtracks

Los Angeles, November 26, 2012 - Award-winning composer Kevin Riepl (Aliens: Colonial Marines, ABCs of Death, The Aggression Scale) has created a dramatic and suitably festive original music score for Anchor Bay Film's upcoming SILENT NIGHT, directed by Steven C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion, The Aggression Scale). Featuring dark ambient chills, orchestral thrills and holiday sleigh bells, Riepl's seasonal horror score for SILENT NIGHT is released today, November 26, by Paleblue Soundtracks on iTunes. On November 30, Anchor Bay Films presents SILENT NIGHT on screen in ten major U.S. metropolitan areas. The Blu-ray™/DVD combo and DVD will be available to unwrap nationwide on December 4.

SILENT NIGHT is a loose remake of the horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night. The film's stellar cast includes Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie's Halloween, A Clockwork Orange), Jaime King (Sin City, My Bloody Valentine 3D), Donal Logue (Shark Night 3D, Blade), Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination, X-Men First Class), and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World). 

McDowell and King star as a small-town sheriff and deputy on the hunt for a murderous Santa Claus terrorizing their community on Christmas Eve. But with the streets full of Santas for the annual Christmas parade, the killer is hiding in plain sight. He's made his list, checked it twice, and the naughty are going to pay with their lives.

Kevin Riepl is an award-winning composer writing for multiple entertainment genres. His engaging and atmospheric scores have enhanced numerous indie films such as ABCs of Death, Clemency and The Aggression Scale.

Commenting on Riepl's music for SILENT NIGHT, director Steven C. Miller said, "Kevin's score is visceral, emotional, and straight up brutal. Working with him has clearly elevated the film."

Track Listing:

1. "Santa Suits Up"
2. "Basement Boy"
3. "Aubrey"
4. "Ungrateful Little"
5. "The House"
6. "Sherriff Cooper"
7. "Run to the Chipper"
8. "The Chipper"
9. "They See Dead People"
10. "The Story"
11. "Watching You"
12. "Evil Sermon"
13. "Mr. Snow"
14. "Linking Murders"
15. "Rack Mounted"
16. "Santa Jim Runs"
17. "Karssen's Kitchen"
18. "The Gift"
19. "Santa Brawl"
20. "Axe Santa"
21. "How It Began"
22. "Silent Night Suite"

In addition to scoring film festival winners and genre cult films such as the emotional sci-fi short HENRI starring Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Oddball Animation Studios' stunning concept film, RUIN, Kevin Riepl is also renowned for composing the epic, signature scores for blockbuster video games including GEARS OF WAR, the UNREAL series and the highly anticipated ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES (2013).

Kevin Riepl has distinguished himself from his peers with his ability to craft engaging atmospheres and rousing scores that not only complement and enhance the numerous film, game and television projects he's worked on, but are also recognized and praised by gamers and moviegoers alike. His themes range from emotive, energetic and rhythmic to macabre and otherworldly. For more information visit www.kevinrieplmusic.com.