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(West Hollywood, CA) June 19, 2012— Award winning video game composer Gerard Marino scores Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man for PlayStation, Wii, Nintendo, and Xbox available June 26, 2012. Marino has just received an HMMA Award Nomination for Best Video Game Score for Spider-Man. The HMMA Awards ceremony will be held in November in Hollywood, CA. Marino is best known for composing PlayStation’s God of War series. His theme from God of War debuted at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is played around the world. His recent credits include Spider-Man: Edge of Time and DC Universe Online.
The Amazing Spider-Man video game is a continuation of Columbia’s film, following Peter Parker as he fights Dr. Otto Octavius’s army of robots in Manhattan. Using real-time navigational and combat choices, players fight crime using free-roaming and web-slinging gameplay. Gerard Marino stated, “I created three original themes surrounding the major personalities in the game. I created chaotic environments using metallic and electronic sounds with guitar, drums, and strings. Creating a repeating rock ‘n’ roll rhythm using traditional orchestral instruments, including harp and cello, I gave Spider-Man a very distinct sound. For pinnacle points of battle between Spider-Man and the robots, I reserved the use of choir voices.”
Gerard Marino is a celebrated video game composer. He has received numerous accolades for his work on God of War including the Interactive Game Award for Best Score and the Game Audio Network Guild’s “Music of the Year” Award. Marino’s orchestral suite for his theme from God of War debuted at the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. This theme continues to be performed on over five continents, including two sold out performances by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Gerard Marino’s other credits include contributing music to video games Fantastic 4 and The Punisher and orchestrating EA’s Medal of Honor: Rising Sun. Marino has also composed for film and television, including commercials for State Farm, the NBC 2006 Winter Olympics, and additional music for the award winning CW series Supernatural. His film credits include Amber Lake and El Padrino. In addition, Marino has scored film trailers for such notable works as I Am Legend and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.