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Serj Composes Music For 'Midnight Star' Video Game - Trailer Released

Serj has written the full musical score for the upcoming video game Morning Star. Industrial Toys, the studio producing the game, is set to release Morning Star in Spring of 2013, initially for iOS devices.  "I'm really enjoying working on Morning Star because it gives me the ability to create new musical worlds to complement the new visual worlds in the game,” explains Tankian. “Though most of the gameplay will be action oriented cues, the stunning artwork and static scenes have inspired unique sounds unheard before." This is Serj's second venture into the world of writing music for video games. He previously composed portions of the score for John Woo’s critically acclaimed Stranglehold video game, released in 2007 for XBOX...

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'Batman: Arkham City" Soundtrack to Feature Serj Tankian, Coheed and Cambria and More

From Loudwire System of a Down singer Serj Tankian’s ‘Total Paranoia,’ Coheed and Cambria‘s ‘Deranged’, AFI offshoot Blaqk Audio’s ‘Afterdark’ and Panic! At the Disco’s ‘Mercenary’ are among the brand new songs to be featured on the forthcoming ‘Batman: Arkham City — The Album,’ the official soundtrack to the forthcoming video game of the same name. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Duke Spirit, the Raveonettes and Daughtry are among the other artists offering “their own musical interpretation of the ‘Batman’ mythology” for the soundtrack, according to a press release. The album is due out Oct. 4, while the ‘Batman: Arkham City‘ video game follows two weeks later, hitting stores Oct. 18. Speaking of the tune his band wrote for ‘Batman,’ Coheed and Cambria frontman...

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Tankian and Spring Awakening's Sater at Work on Prometheus Bound Musical

From Playbill Tony Award winner Steven Sater is collaborating with System of a Down vocalist and songwriter Serj Tankian on a musical adaptation of Prometheus Bound. Sater, the Tony-winning lyricist and book writer of Spring Awakening, told Playbill.com that he has adapted Aeschylus' tragedy into a stage project that features songs penned by the alternative rocker. Diane Paulus, who is currently readying the Public Theater's Delacorte staging of Hair, is attached to direct. The original Aeschylus work finds the Titan chained on a mountainside, having given the gift of fire to the human race, ultimately freeing them from their dependence on the gods. "It feels very timely to me," Sater explains. "It's about the birth of tyranny and the temptation of tyranny, which was written...

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Serj Tankian Scores Opening Theme For NBC Show "Fear Itself"

Serj Tankian adapted the song "Lie Lie Lie" for the opening credit sequence for the NBC show Fear Itself and the results are very interesting. The show was a horror/suspense anthology TV series that aired on Thursday nights on NBC during the summer of 2008. It was put on hiatus for the duration of the 2008 Summer Olympics, with the promise of a return once the event was over...but no further episodes were aired. The anthology was born out of Masters of Horror and shares several of the same creative elements: self-contained horror/thriller stories directed by the biggest horror directors working in features today, both shows were created by Mick Garris, and both shows are produced by Industry Entertainment's Andrew Deane, Adam Goldworm and Ben Browning. Stuart Gordon, Brad Anderson, John...

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