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Two Steps From Hell – Inspiring Music

11 Mar

The name Two Steps From Hell may not conjure images of music that would inspire, but for the past week, it’s been doing just that.  As the wikipedia page describes:

Mass Effect 3

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Two Steps From Hell is a production music company based in Los AngelesCalifornia. Founded by Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen[1], the company produces music for movie trailers and top ten classical albums on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.

In particular, the group’s music has been used in trailers for such films as Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Star TrekThe Dark KnightThe FighterAvatarRise of the Planet of the ApesNo Country For Old Men2012X-Men Origins: WolverineX-Men: First ClassPirates of the CaribbeanThe MatrixInceptionDrive AngryThe Twilight Saga: EclipseThe Twilight Saga: Breaking DawnThe TownPriest and Prince of Persia, as well as video games such as Mass Effect 2Mass Effect 3Killzone 3, and Star Wars: The Old Republic and television shows such as Doctor WhoGame of ThronesBlue Mountain StateMerlin and Frozen Planet.

They have released two public albums, Invincible and Archangel. Illusions, formerly known as Nemesis II, was released publicly under Bergersen’s name.[2]

Their album Nero was released officially on 1st October 2011.

Their official website has a great deal more information about the group.  This music has really been helping a lot to inspire some expansive scenes in Rocket Fox.  An example below of their music, from Mass Effect 3, Two Steps From Hell – Protectors of the Earth.

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2012 in Fun, randomness

 

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4 responses to “Two Steps From Hell – Inspiring Music

  1. Darlene Steelman

    March 11, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Tim! What’s shakin’ bacon? Yeah… I was at the gym and had too much coffee and am in hyper “wowzah” mode right now..

    Two Steps From Hell is absolutely something that I would want to know more about based on the name alone.. now that I am listening to this, it sounds like awesome for the ear/mind as I pen a climactic scene in my WIP.

    Excellent choice. Enjoy the rest of your day.

     
  2. Tim

    March 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    That was pretty much my reaction when I first heard it. It really helped me get over the writer’s block I hit a couple of weeks back with Rocket Fox. To me, it means that the world (universe, star system) of Rocket Fox has to become bigger than how I’ve presented it. Ah well, that’ll come with the second draft.

     
  3. Mitch Allan

    March 12, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Hiya – thanks for the pingback!

    I’ve always loved the music Two Steps From Hell produce, and hearing them on the ME trailers was fantastic. I hope they continue to do well – the music is just so epic and inspiring.

    Thanks again 🙂

     
  4. Chase

    August 14, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    TSFH is probably my favorite group, well, for inspiring music anyways. back to my homework… D:

    (makes great background music xD)

     

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