Tokyo, Japan September 2nd , 2011 – Legendary composer Akira Yamaoka and Grasshopper Manufacture proudly announce the release of the Original Soundtrack to this year’s most outrageous game, Shadows of the Damned! This selection of songs from the universally praised score takes the listener on a journey to Hell and back with Yamaoka as the co-pilot. Indeed, Yamaoka's designed this soundtrack as a "sound movie" - an aural imagining of Garcia and Johnson's adventure into the world of the Damned.
“I wanted to craft a soundtrack that was more than just a collection of the most popular songs from Damned. I set out to create an experience that would take players back to the game, as if they were “watching” a movie,” Yamaoka explains.
The soundtrack features the hit theme to Shadows of the Damned Take Me To Hell (Broken Dream) featuring frequent collaborators Mary-Elizabeth McGlynn and Troy Baker, and the ending theme Shadows of the Damned featuring legendary punk band The Damned. The soundtrack is limited to only 1000 pressings, making it a collector’s item. And as special bonus, Yamaoka will sign the first 300 sold to international customers. The OST is available on the GhM WebStore
In addition to the amazing soundtrack starting September 9 th, Kurayami, the official Shadows of the Damned companion art book by manga artist and Shadows of the Damned Boss Concept Artist Q-Hayashida ( Dorohedoro), will go on sale. The art book contains never seen before concept art of Flemming and his Damned, a special Damned manga, and conversation with Suda 51 & Q-Hayashida (in Japanese).
Shadows of the Damned OST Track List
1. An Ordinary Life
2. Take Me To Hell (Broken Dream)
3. Cannibal Carnival
4. What a Wonderful World
5. Riders of the Lost Heart
6. It’s a Bughunt
7. My Dying Concubine
8. As Evil As Dead
9. The Bird’s Nest
10. The Big Boner
11. Great Demon World Village
12. Ghost Hunter
13. Great Demon World Forest
14. Suburban Nightmares
15. Justine for All
16. Twelve Feet Under
17. Different Perspectives
18. The Castle of Hassle
19. The Final Chapter
20. Til Death Do Us Part
21. Shadows of the Damned (ft. The Damned)
about Grasshopper Manufacture inc.
Widely known for creating and developing Killer 7 and No More Heroes Grasshopper Manufacture is a developer based in Tokyo, established in 1998 by auteur game designer Suda 51. Suda 51 is famous for consistently creating new and original IPs. His vivid imagination has attracted artists throughout the Japanese entertainment industry, including visionary composer Akira Yamaoka, and fellow off-beat director, Kazutoshi Iida. Grasshopper Manufacture recently release the critical darling, Shadows of the Damned (PS3, Xbox 360) and is currently preparing Lollipop Chainsaw (PS3, Xbox 360), Black Knight Sword (PSN, XBLA), and Sine Mora (PSN, XBLA) for release in 2012.
about Shadows of the Damned
Created by renowned developers Suda51 (director of No More Heroes), Shinji Mikami (director of Resident Evil) and music composer Akira Yamaoka (sound director of Silent Hill), Shadows of the Damned combines visceral, grindhouse-style action with a psychologically twisted setting to provide a truly one-of-a-kind vision of hell, and is already receiving worldwide critical acclaim, with Game Informer giving it 9.25 out and 10, stating "Shadows of the Damned is a road trip to Hell well worth taking." GamesMaster UK also says that the game is "a kitsch, punk rock and roll assault on the senses," scoring it 90% out of 100%.
about akira yamaoka
The acclaim accorded to composer and sound designer Akira Yamaoka by critics and audiences alike have confirmed his status as one of the most important artists in the video game industry. Known to many by name and many more by his works, Yamaoka has contributed over 20 years worth of innovations to sound design in games. His work on series such as Silent Hill, Snatcher, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night have cemented his place as one of the most important sound designers in the game industry.
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