Out Now: The Explosive ‘Seal Team 8′ Soundtrack Takes Us Behind Enemy Lines | Score By Mark Kilian

When I first watched SEAL TEAM 8 I knew I was in for a ride!” said Kilian. “Director Roel Reiné had blown a lot of things up in South Africa where the movie was filmed and his very distinctive style, both in filming and editing, had the film feel very much like a video game to me. And that’s how I approached the score. -Vents Magazine

Lakeshore Records is pleased to announce the release of Seal Team 8 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by Composer Mark Kilian (41, Before The Rains, Bless Me Ultima, ExpectingLa Mission, Legacy The Bird Can’t Fly, The Least Among You & Woman Thou Art Loosed).  Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines starring Tom Sizemore (NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Black Hawk Down), is the fourth installment of the Behind Enemy Lines series.

Lakeshore Records: Seal Team 8 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Mark Kilian, Composer

Directed by Roel Reiné (Black Ops, The Lost Tribe), Tom Sizemore is “Ricks,” the trained US Navy SEALs operative who takes his team to Africa’s Congo in order to decommission a Uranium mine and stop international terrorists.  Composer Mark Kilian skillfully incorporates the ethnic music and sounds of Africa while producing explosive, pumping, fierce sounds which speak to the action film fans who expect no less.

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Seal Team 8 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes

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Lakeshore Records Unleashes A Storm Of Sharknado Soundtracks, Syfy Premieres Sharknado 2, +The Comic-Con Buzz

Sharknado 2: The Second One premieres on Syfy this Wednesday night, July 30 at 9/8c ET.  Lakeshore Records is excited to announce the release of three Sharknado Soundtracks: Sharknado Score By Ramin Kousha, Sharknado 2 Score by Chris Ridenhour, and a Sharknado soundtrack album inspired by the hit movies!  More information on all three albums forthcoming.

Watch the Sharknado 2 extended trailer:

At San Diego Comic-Con, fans swarmed the Sharknado panel, where it was confirmed that Sandra Denton, one-half of Salt’n’Pepa, will make her acting debut on this runaway hit, which stars Ian Ziering (CBS’ CSI: New YorkThe Legend of Awesomest Maximus) and Vivica A. Fox (ABC’s AliasKill Bill).  Read more about the cast and cameo appearances (beware of spoilers) at HitFix.

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Coming This Fall: Lakeshore Records & Hasbro To Release First Official My Little Pony Remix Album, DJ PON3: MLP Remixed

Lakeshore Records, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc., is pleased to announce the forthcoming DJ PON3: MLP Remixed soundtrack album.  With music produced, remixed and arranged by Album Producer Justin Lassen (I, FrankensteinUnderworld: Awakening), this is the first official Hasbro Studios album of EDM remixes, inspired by the wildly popular DJ PON3 (a.k.a. “Vinyl Scratch”) character from the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated series (watch it on The Hub).

“DJ PON3 started out as a background character who never actually speaks on the show.  As an electronic music DJ, she lets the music she spins speak for her,” says Matthew Proulx, director, brand marketing & business development of Hasbro Studios.  The album will feature original remixes by various artists from a selection of the series’ own music, originally written by Composer Daniel Ingram.  Stay tuned for the full roster of album artists and track listing.  DJ PON3: MLP Remixed is expected to release this fall.


Lakeshore Records: DJ PON3: MLP Remixed Album To Release This Fall (Photo courtesy Hasbro Studios)

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Comic-Con: ‘Hannibal’ Producer Bryan Fuller Announces Soundtrack By Brian Reitzell +The Full Play-By-Play At #SDCC14!

At San Diego Comic-Con (#SDCC14), Producer Bryan Fuller reveals to fans that four volumes of the Hannibal music — two for each season — will be released [by Lakeshore Records], with the first to be released on August 5.  The music, composed by Brian Reitzell, has received rave reviews.  Not everyone could experience the excitement of sitting in on the NBC Hannibal panel at SDCC entitled, “Embrace The Madness,” but you can read the full play-by-play live-blog at HitFix, written by Alan Sepinwall.

Many secrets were revealed for NBC Hannibal Season Three and Season Four.  Conference attendee: “Is it true season 3 starts a year after season 2?”
“It’s true,” says [Bryan] Fuller, “Because we want to be very vague with who survived that bloody, bloody night.” [Source: HitFix]

Lakeshore Records: Brian Reitzell seated in his studio. Photo used by permission from Evolution Music Partners.

Photo: Hannibal Composer Brian Reitzell.

Let’s revisit the excitement of the “Embrace The Madness” panel, who chew the fat at San Diego Comic-Con:

Look out for the Hannibal Soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records, Season One Volume 1 & 2 on Tuesday, August 5!

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Comic-Con: There’s No Stopping Scarlett Johansson, ‘Lucy’ & ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ Star

Comic-Con is on fire with talk of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie (check out the new poster), two movies which star Scarlett Johansson.  If you’ve followed Scarlett Johansson’s badass career, then you’ll recall she lent her voice to the Academy Award®-nominated “Moon Song” from the movie, Her, and her collaboration with Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja (aka “3D”) on the remix of a George Gershwin standard, “Summertime” in the Days of Grace soundtrack, released by Lakeshore Records.

Lakeshore Records: Days of Grace (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Lucy co-stars Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Feast of Love) as Professor Norman, a neuroscientist who may have the answers that Lucy needs.  Check out the movie trailer.  Expect to see Scarlett in the empowering role as a badass human weapon who quickly navigates a corrupt underground world while discovering new super skills along the way.

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Days of Grace (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

Related: Scarlett Johansson Is A Recording Star

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From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition Director John Bergin Reveals The Mystery Of The Film’s Leviathan

This fall, Lakeshore Records will release the DVD of the film, From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition, scored by music icon Gary Numan and Music Producer Ade Fenton. The key art was created by the film’s writer/director, John Bergin, a veteran illustrator and writer who has spent his career pushing the boundaries in the comic book, animation, and screenwriting worlds.

Film Music Daily caught up with Mr. Bergin to ask a few questions about the From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition movie poster.

Lakeshore Records: From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition Key Art From The Film

The poster depicts a scene from the movie?

Yes.  The giant bio-mechanical creature featured in the illustration is called The Leviathan. You could say that it represents inevitability.  Like death, it is a massive unstoppable force barreling down on the story’s heroine, Cee.  It is completely indifferent to her plight.  Through most of the story, The Leviathan looks like what you see in the poster, but it transforms near the end of the story when Cee realizes inevitability isn’t necessarily dark.  It’s just nature.  Life.

How did you create the artwork?

Like every image in the film, I started with the original art from the graphic novel; a 14” x 17” charcoal drawing on illustration board with oil glazes.  I scan the originals and work over them digitally.  Photoshop, Maya, Cinema 4D, etc.

Lakeshore Records: Key Art Poster, From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition Film

Have you made other movie posters?  Do you enjoy this sort of work?

Yes, I’ve made many, many posters!  I’ve designed and illustrated hundreds of book and album covers.  Movie posters are very similar to making book covers and album covers. The challenge is to distill a story or concept into a single image.  Sometimes it’s a certain scene, sometimes it’s a single design element — like a color or a logo — that sums up an entire listening experience or a complex story.  On one hand you need to give the audience a clear indication of what they’re in for; on the other hand, I love making album covers and posters that tweak expectations with unexpected elements.  It could be a typeface or tone that, at first glance, seems completely out of place, but rewards the viewer with a nice “A-ha! Now, I get it!” moment after experiencing the story or music.

Related: From Inside Returns With A Special Edition Film Score

What are you working on now?

I have a new comic coming out soon. It’s called Wednesday. The book is being scored with two soundtrack albums by Geno Lenardo (Filter) and Daniel Davies (Year Long Disaster), who recently did the soundtrack for I, Frankenstein.

Where can we see more of your work?

I have a little gallery at stompbox13.com. You can check out my books there, too.

From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition scored by Gary Numan and Ade Fenton will premiere Fall 2014.  Stay tuned for more updates!

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Lakeshore Records To Release NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ Soundtrack, Season One & Two Score By Brian Reitzell

Brian Reitzell’s score for HANNIBAL is the greatest TV scoring job since Angelo Badalamenti’s TWIN PEAKS.” – Matt Zoller Seitz, editor-in-chief at rogerebert.com, and the television critic for NYMag.com. 

Lakeshore Records is pleased to announce our collaboration with Brian Reitzell, composer of NBC’s critically acclaimed series, Hannibal, starring Hugh Dancy, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne and Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter.  Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack albums for both Season One and Season Two of the TV series.  

Brian Reitzell is well known as the go-to Music Supervisor and musical collaborator on the films of Sofia Coppola such as Lost In TranslationThe Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette and The Bling Ring.  He is also known for his unique work as a composer on the film 30 Days of Night and the Starz television series Boss, featuring rare performances by Mark Holis (Talk Talk) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket) as well as a reworking of “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down” by Robert Plant and Band Of Joy. 

Lakeshore Records: Composer Brian Reitzell

In addition to his current television score work on Hannibal, Mr. Reitzell scored Watch Dogs a video game/soundtrack for Ubisoft Games, and released a solo album titled  Auto Music through Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound. 

Hannibal Season One, Volumes 1 & 2 will be available digitally on Tuesday, August 5th.  Hannibal Season Two, Volumes 1 & 2 will be released digitally on Tuesday, September 2nd, just in time for the Hannibal Season Two DVD release on Tuesday, September 9th.  CD release dates and track listings will be announced shortly!

Watch our interview with Brian Reitzell on his score for Starz’s Boss television series.

Read about more soundtrack composers on Lakeshore Records’ Composer Interviews page.

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Happy Birthday Benedict Cumberbatch! Don’t Miss Emmy Nominated ‘Sherlock’ Actor In ‘The Fifth Estate’ & ‘Creation’

Happy Birthday, Benedict Cumberbatch!  The British actor is having an amazing year: with an Emmy nomination for his role in BBC’s Sherlock on his resume, and being cast in some of the juiciest movies and TV series over the past 10 years, there’s no denying this actor is on fire.  And, if you need more Cumberbatch in your life, treat yourself to a double feature in honor of his birthday weekend: snag these soundtracks released by Lakeshore RecordsThe Fifth Estate (rent the movie on iTunes), scored by Carter Burwell (A Serious Man, Burn After Reading, FurIn BrugesSeven Psychopaths), and Creation (rent the movie on iTunes) scored by Christopher Young (Drag Me To Hell, Exorcism of Emily RoseThe Rum DiarySleepwalking, The GiftThe Uninvited, Untraceable).

Press Review: The Fifth Estate.

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The Fifth Estate (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

Creation (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

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Now On Netflix: ‘Hit & Run’ Is A Summer Romance Comedy For Car Enthusiasts | Download The Soundtrack!

If you haven’t experienced Hit & Run (watch it on Netflix), the 700-horsepower supercharged comedy starring Dax Shepard (NBC’s Parenthood, Idiocracy) and Kristen Bell (PulseScream 4), then you’re in for a treat.  Coupled with an equally energetic soundtrack, released by Lakeshore Records, the movie will be that summer amusement ride — embodied in a movie — that you’ve been waiting for.  The bonus of seeing Bradley Cooper (The Words, Midnight Meat Train) play a bad guy in dreadlocks and a pill-popping Kristin Chenoweth (Deck The Halls, Fox’s Glee), is all just part of the adventure.

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Hit & Run (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD


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Emmy Nominations 2014: Bryan Cranston, Lena Headey, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew McConaughey, Billy Bob Thornton +More Are Named – See The Nominees List!

The 2014 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations are in, kicking off a month-plus of anticipation and speculation before the awards ceremony, hosted this year by Seth Myers.  Take a look at our partial nominees list which underscore Lakeshore Records soundtracks in association with the actors.  Who are you rooting for this year?

Lakeshore Records: Bryan Cranston in "Drive"

Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Partial List)

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”(Stars in Drive.)
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (Stars in Howl.)
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective” (Stars in Defendor and Rampart.)
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (Stars in Mud and The Lincoln Lawyer.)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Partial List)

Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” (Stars in Save The Date.)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (Stars in Standup Guys.)
Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (Stars in Peeples.)

Lead Actor, Comedy (Partial List)

Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Stars in Reign Over Me.)
William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Stars in The Sessions.)

Lead Actress, Comedy (Partial List)

Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly” (Stars in The Heat.)

Supporting Actress, Drama (Partial List)

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” (Stars in The Cave.)
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (Stars in Drive and I Don’t Know How She Does It.)

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Partial List)

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (Stars in The Fifth Estate.)
Billy Bob Thorton, “Fargo” ( Stars in FasterThe Informers and The Ice Harvest.)
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” (Stars in Zodiac.)

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Partial List)

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven” (Stars in Bonneville.)

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie (Partial List)

Colin Hanks, “Fargo” (Stars in Untraceable.)

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie (Partial List)

Kathy Bates (Stars in Bonneville.)

Guest Actress, Comedy (Partial List)

Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live” (Stars in Megamind.)
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live” (Stars in The Heat.)
Joan Cusack, “Shameless” (Stars in Arlington Road.)

Read the full list of nominees at Variety.  The 66th Primetime Emmys will air on Saturday, August 25 on NBC.

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