Warner Brothers, on friday, announced that award-winning composer, Inon Zur, has penned the musical score for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North video game.Recently Zur conducted a full 70+ piece orchestra and the Pinewood Singers choir at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London to record the game soundtrack session.
To-date, Zur has composed the music to more than 40 video games, 15 television shows, and 10 movies, as well as many movie trailers including peices for Digimon and Power Rangers to Prince of Persia, Crysis and Fallout. He is the recipient of numerous accolades for his work within the video game space, including a Hollywood Music in Media Award for Dragon Age: Origins, Zur’s score sets the stage for this upcoming Action/RPG set in the brutal, war-torn unexplored lands of northern Middle-earth.
Developed by Snowblind Studios and published by Warner Brothers, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North provides new story parallel to the Tolkien canon, exploring the only previously hinted at region to the North. Enriching the emotional storytelling, brutal combat, and epic exploration of the game, Zur’s composition provides the compelling soundtrack as new territory is forged for one of the most significant entertainment properties of all time.
I just hope that the best peice of music in Lord of the rings (used in various forms is in there somewhere!