Heilung’s Music Used In New Game Of Thrones Trailer, New Album Due In June

Avant-garde and dark Danish metallers Heilung have found their world crossing paths with Game of Thrones! The bands’ music made it into the HBO Latin America trailer for Game of Thrones season 8, which you can see below. Warning, there are spoilers for the entire series and the books by George R.R. Martin in this trailer! The band just announced plans for their second album, Futha, due out 28th of June 2019 via Season of Mist. The band is about to kick off a huge run of tour dates and exclusive festival appearances, including Roadburn, Coppenhell, Tuska, Midgardsblot and many more! Continue reading

Blue Oyster Cult – The Temperance Movement Live at Manchester Academy, UK

The room is maybe a third full as The Temperance Movement start, though this quickly rises through their set. I’ve been intrigued to how good they will sound live, liking their stuff but not having previously caught them in a concert setting before and I’m pleased by how easy they make their laid back blues rock sound at this gig, with the quantity of people in at this time a good mark of respect, having seen similar sized bands struggle for one-hundred or so in this large room, one of the larger available in Manchester. The sound is good, if a touch quiet, meaning the emphasis is on clarity rather than loudness, something a number of bands I’ve seen previously in this venue fall victim to. There’s a decent level of applause for them throughout as the room approaches two thirds full, just as we get to the midpoint of their set. As the crowd grows further still, the band continue to please, with the movement of people dancing, combined with the now usual phones recording being the proof of the pudding. A strong showing from the evening’s upstarts, giving the Blue Oyster Cult a pretty high bar to hit. Continue reading

Hear A Classic Song By The Doors In The Trailer For X-Men Dark Phoenix

The final film in the new X-Men Trilogy, X-Men Dark Phoenix is coming out next June (new date).  The film directed by Simon Kinberg and starring Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark on Game Of Thrones) just dropped the exciting trailer for the film featured The Doors classic ‘The End’. The choice of the track is fitting, as this is the last film in the series and will likely be the final film in the Fox studios hero movies since Disney will have the future rights to the franchise, and likely to reboot it. Continue reading

Ramin Djawadi Wins An Emmy Award For Game Of Thrones Season 7 Soundtrack

Composer Ramin Djawadi won an Emmy® Award this weekend for his iconic musical work on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Having composed for all seven seasons of the hit HBO series, Ramin’s score for the penultimate season finale episode “The Dragon and the Wolf” earned him the win in the category of Outstanding Music Composition For A Series Original Dramatic Score. Ramin was honored with dueling Emmy® nominations in the same category this year, also receiving a separate nomination for his music on the famed television show Westworld. Last night in L.A. The Game Of Thrones® Live Concert Experience 2018 Tour kicked off. Continue reading

HBO’s New “Sharp Objects” Mini-Series Features Led Zeppelin, Steve Miller

HBO’s new Southern Gothic psychological thriller and mini-series event Sharp Objects features an incredible, eclectic soundtrack featuring intense instrumentals, indie music artists, and rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Steve Miller. From Sylvian Esso and The Acid’s lucid ethereal obtuse sounds, to lead character Camille Preaker (played by Golden Globe winner Amy Adams) and her broken iPod Classic Zeppelin playlist on repeat of Led Zepplin II and Led Zeppelin III classics such as ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’, ‘Thank You’, and ‘What Is And Should Never Be’ among others, the music has almost acted as an extra character in the show. Suspensful, incredibly filmed, well-written, and a great performance from Adams in the lead role, the show has been amazing so far in the two episodes that have aired. Check out this Spotify playlist for the show, hopefully, a portend of a release similar to other HBO shows like Game Of Thrones and Westworld. Continue reading

Ramin Djawadi Nominated For Two Emmys For Game Of Thrones And Westworld

We normally don’t give a crap here about awards shows, but we have to give props when the music is just this great. Composer Ramin Djawadi has earned two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series Original Dramatic Score. Having crafted outstanding musical scores for two television juggernauts in Game of Thrones and Westworld, Ramin will be honored with dueling nominations in the same category. Ramin was previously nominated for an Emmy in 2017 for his Main Title Theme Music on Westworld. Continue reading

Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” Featured In Westworld Episode

After being teased before the season, the full piano and orchestra-based version of Nirvana’s classic track ‘Heart Shaped Box’ appeared last night in the Season 2, eighth episode Kiksuya of HBO’s Westworld. The cover was created by acclaimed series composer Ramin Djawadi, also known for his work on Game Of Thrones. The trailer uses imagery that also called to mind the lyrics and even the music video for the song, which came from the In Utero (DGC Records) album, which has its 25th anniversary this year. Djawadi’s Westworld soundtracks have featured re-imaginings of classic songs from artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Wu-Tang Clan, Soundgarden and more.

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Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” Featured In Westworld Season Two Trailer

An elegant orchestral version of Nirvana’s late-era classic ‘Heart Shaped Box’ debuted last night in the Season Two trailer for HBO’s Westworld. The cover was created by acclaimed series composer Ramin Djawadi, also known for his work on Game Of Thrones. The trailer uses imagery that also called to mind the lyrics and even the music video for the song, which came from 1993’s In Utero (DGC Records) album. Season 2 of Westworld premieres on April 22nd at 9 PM local time. Watch the trailer now! Continue reading

Miracle Of Sound Drops Game Of Thrones Themed- When The Wolves Cry Out

Just in time for the Season 7 finale of HBO’s Game Of Thrones tonight, Miracle of Sound a.k.a. musician Gavin Dunne, known for his GoT and other sci-fi fantasy inspired tracks has released his tribute song to the character Jon Snow, ‘When The Wolves Cry Out’. The symphonic prog rock jam is a must listen for any fan of the show, especially those down with direwolves, House Stark, and “The King Of The North”. You can hear the track below as you get pumped up for tonight’s episode. Continue reading

Top Five Heavy Metal Covers Of The Game Of Thrones Theme Song

The seventh season of Game of Thrones is set to premiere tonight on HBO, and to help get you more excited for the new episodes, we’ve gathered together our favorite heavy metal covers of its now famous theme song! Winter is here! Continue reading