Edinburgh, UK. May 23 rd, 2013. Game developer Reloaded Productions and industrial rock band Dope Stars Inc. have signed an agreement to bring three tracks from the band's latest album UltraWired to the APB Reloaded soundtrack.
The tracks Lies Irae, No Life Belongs To You and We Are The New Ones will be added to APB Reloaded in the near future as part of a ongoing update to the game's acclaimed and diverse soundtrack.
Dope Stars Inc. are well known fans of gaming, technology, memes and online subculture. UltraWired, the band's latest album, contains numerous references to gaming, the internet, sci-fi, conspiracy theories, cyberpunk and virtual worlds. Fans can pay whatever they wish to download UltraWired directly from the band's website.
APB Reloaded is the ultimate online multiplayer cops and robbers game, with over 4 million players worldwide. The game pits the forces of law and order against a city full of criminal gangs. Gamers have to compete, complete missions and collaborate with others to ensure their side wins – by whatever means necessary.
Victor Love, the lead singer, producer, guitarist, synthesizer, front man and founder of Dope Stars Inc. says, “Making music is all about self-expression. APB Reloaded lets gamers all around the world express themselves and be whoever they want to be in a virtual online world where the forces of good and evil clash every single day. Gaming and cyberculture sit side by side as the new virtual reality for millions. They're all UltraWired. We're happy to be making the streets of San Paro sound better.”
Michael Boniface, the Managing Director of Reloaded Productions, says, “We couldn't be happier to have Dope Stars Inc. contributing tracks to APB Reloaded. We're constantly updating the game to bring new content and new challenges to players, seeking to make the game better, more exciting and more fun. The soundtrack is a big part of the experience. We've got big plans for music within the game and having Dope Stars Inc. tracks in there is a phenomenal first step.”
You can find out more about Dope Stars Inc. and download the UltraWired album online: www.dopestarsinc.com. The band are also on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@dopstarsinc Facebook: www.facebook.com/dopestarsinc and YouTube: www.youtube.com/dopestarsinc.
APB Reloaded is free to download and can be found online: http://www.apb.com/ (requires a Windows PC)
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About Dope Stars Inc
With lyrics inspired by Cyberpunk imagery and subculture Dope Stars Inc. have beeen mixing industrial beats, acid synths and distorted sounds with a bratty rock’n’roll sound and attitude since their foundation in may 2003.
Their debut self-produced EP “10.000 Watts Of Artificial Pleasures” ensured the band signed deals with record labels in Europe, North America and to release three albums and two EP's worldwide.
Neuromance (2005), Make A Star (2006), Gigahearts (2006), Morning Star(2009), 21st Century Slave (2009) gained the band a horde of loyal fans worldwide. Several tracks from the band appeared on the soundtracks of the Saw horror movies (II, III and IV).
The band toured the world intensively between 2005 and 2010 supporting bands including London After Midnight, Kirlian Camera, ASP, Apoptygma Berzerk, Nightwish, Deathstars, Combichrist, My Dying Bride, Ministry, Suicide Commando and Diary of dreams among the others. DSI also performed at many of the biggest European festivals including Mera Luna, Wave Gotik Treffen, Amphi Festival, Summer Darkness, On A Dark Winter Night, Infest UK, Metalfest, Rock the lake, RGT and Trash Fest I, II and III.
The band's fourth album Ultrawired”, the new album, was released using a new revolutionary model of distribution allowing fans to pay what they wish and encouraging copying and sharing. Inspired by 80’s imagery, icons, idols and attitude, UtlraWired creates a cocktail of sounds that mix the modern and futuristic approach of Dope Stars Inc. with the sounds and atmospheres of the 80’s and breaking every stylistic rule. Hard-techno, Rockabilly, Indie-electro, Punk-Metal, Synth-Pop and Rock’n’Roll are just a few of the influences embodied in the new album.
About Reloaded Games Inc.
Reloaded Games Inc. is an Online Games company powering leading free2play® MMO games. The ARMAS platform provides both game developers and publishers end-to-end services, including access to a hardcore audience, technology infrastructure, monetization, distribution and analytics. Read more about the company and its platform at http://www.reloadedinc.com/
GamersFirst is the leading free2play® MMO game publisher in the Western hemisphere. Powered by Reloaded’s ARMAS platform, GamersFirst.com serves more than 30 million players in over 160 countries. GamersFirst.com features the hit MMOG's APB Reloaded, Fallen Earth, Sword2 and War Inc. and future hits Hailan Rising and Taikodom: Living Universe. Read more about the company and its games at http://www.GamersFirst.com/