Lakeshore Records in partnership with Ubisoft are set to release Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Original Game Soundtrack in a limited edition gatefold sleeve double album in “Red with Yellow Splatter” and “Teal with Black Smoke” vinyl featuring music by BAFTA Award-winning Danish music artist Jesper Kyd, the beloved composer of the Ezio trilogy as well as the first Assassin’s Creed Jesper Kyd and Sarah Schachner, the celebrated composer, musician, and producer of the acclaimed scores to Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Unity. The albums also feature vocal contributions by Norwegian musician Einar Selvik. The album will be released on May 28 and available at major retailers.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on Stadia, Amazon Luna and Ubisoft’s subscription service, Ubisoft+.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers players the captivating experience of playing as Eivor, a legendary Viking warrior, driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in ninth century AD. Players can relive the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped dual-wielding combat system and experience new gameplay features such as raids, assaults, and the settlement, as well as a revamped progression and gear upgrade system.
Jesper Kyd (VINYL 01)
1A Out of the North
2A Leofirth’s Honor
3A The Bounteous Earth
4A Kingdom of Wessex
5A Son of Fjord
6A Absence of Light
7A Leaving Valhalla
8B Kingdom of East Anglia
09B Shadow – Walker
10B Valhalla Nights
11B Silent Ambush
12B Animus Anomaly
13B Ezio’s Family – Ascending to Valhalla (featuring Einar Selvik)
ear upgrade system.
Sarah Schachner (VINYL 02)
01 The First Departure
02 The Swarming
03 The Fate of East Mercia
04 Asgard Hall of the Aesir (feat. Einar Selvik)
05 Blood Red Sails
06 Frozen Lands
07 Wave Walker
08 The Sceptred Isle
09 The Bearded Axe (feat. Einar Selvik)*
10 The Tree of Life
11 Trust the Currents
12 Father of Gods
13 Rivers and Fjords
14 Fury of the Northmen
15 To the Next World
ABOUT JESPER KYD
BAFTA award-winning Danish composer Jesper Kyd is one of the most celebrated composers in video games, renowned for his experimental approach to crafting unique soundtracks and creating iconic music for blockbuster video game franchises including ASSASSIN’S CREED, BORDERLANDS, DARKSIDERS, HITMAN and STATE OF DECAY. Constantly pushing musical boundaries and transcending genre expectations, Kyd’s recent releases include ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA, BORDERLANDS 3, STATE OF DECAY 2, WARHAMMER: VERMINTIDE 2 and the internationally acclaimed dark fantasy film TUMBBAD on Amazon Prime.
His film and television scores also include the #1 Chinese box office fantasy action adventure CHRONICLES OF THE GHOSTLY TRIBE, based on the best-selling novel ‘Ghost Blows Out The Light’, and the SyFy TV anthology series METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES based on the ‘Metal Hurlant’ graphic novels (‘Heavy Metal’ in the US).
Kyd has received top honors for Best Original Score from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Critics Choice Film Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Game Audio Network Guild as well as nominations from Billboard, CNN, MTV Video Music Awards and Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Recently he was honored with the Nile Rodgers Global Creators Award for his innovative and unique body of work, joining the esteemed ranks of entertainment industry luminaries Spike Lee and Tony Visconti.
His music is regularly performed in concerts and festivals by orchestras worldwide including the Krakow Film Music Festival, WDR Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Symphony of the Shadows at Game Music Festival Poland, Video Games Live, Game On! Symphonic Concerts and the Assassin’s Creed Symphony World Tour.
ABOUT SARAH SCHACHNER
Sarah Schachner is an American composer based in Los Angeles. Combining her dynamic talents as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and synth artist, Schachner has emerged as a bold new force in film and video games scoring blockbuster titles such as ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed’. Her diverse musical background has given her a unique approach, flowing naturally between the experimental and the classic. She often blends authentic folk string instruments with analog synths, electronic production, and orchestra.
Hailed as “A rising star in the soundtrack world” (Game Informer), Sarah’s evocative time-travelling and intergalactic cinematic scores span multiple genres, from the ancient Egyptian mysticism of Assassin’s Creed Origins to the futuristic sci-fi world of Anthem, and back to the present day with Infinity Ward’s highly acclaimed ‘Modern Warfare’. She performed her alien-esque vocoder themes of Anthem live at the 2018 Game Awards.
Recent credits include: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019), Anthem (2018), Assassin’s Creed Origins (2017), Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Chef’s Table (Netflix), NASA Cassini Finale Music Project, as well as album work with Travis Scott and 070 Shake.
ABOUT EINAR SELVIK
Einar Selvik is a Norwegian composer, and the main musician and founder of the Norwegian musical constellation Wardruna, a project renowned for their innovative and genre-creating renditions of older Nordic traditions. By using the oldest Nordic instruments, poetry and poetic metres in a contemporary soundscape, Einar has managed to merge the scholarly with the pop-cultural, reaching audiences world-wide and stretching the limitations of musical genres. Einar has lectured about his work with historical music in Universities such as Oxford, Denver, Reykjavik, and Bergen; and his work is used to exemplify how music might have been executed in earlier times in Scandinavia by Top international scholars on Old Norse studies.
Einar and Wardruna have contributed extensively on the soundtrack and music for History Channel´s TV-series VIKINGS, where he also appeared in two episodes as a singer. The massive musical contributions to the show have exposed their music to a broad audience worldwide. Since then, they have performed sold out shows worldwide, including major festival headline appearances (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Roadburn, Rock oz Arenes, Rock the Coast and many more). Wardruna has previously charted in both Germany and the UK and topped the North American Billboard World-music chart for several consecutive weeks.
Einar was recently awarded the EGIL STORBEKKEN´S MUSIC PRIZE 2020. The prize is a national honorary award that was created in memory of the Norwegian musician, composer and cultural bearer Egil Storbekken. It can be given to people who have made an extraordinary effort in various work with Norwegian folk music, and especially the older folk instruments.
ABOUT ASSASSIN’S CREED
Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series has sold more than 140 million games worldwide. The franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series in video game history. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into numerous other entertainment media.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and The Division. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2019–20 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €1,534 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.
ABOUT LAKESHORE RECORDS
Lakeshore Records is a four-time Grammy Nominated record label, and the soundtrack arm of the Cutting Edge Group. Lakeshore Records is the global independent leader in top line soundtrack album releases, including such popular, critically acclaimed and classic soundtracks as Bridgerton, Drive, Stranger Things, The Old Guard, Cyberpunk 2077, When They See Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, Black Mirror, Star Trek: Picard, Bojack Horseman, Les Miserables, Mandy, Narcos, Logan, The Walking Dead, Napoleon Dynamite, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Red Dead Redemption 2, Legion, the Academy Award nominated Lady Bird and Academy Award winners Moonlight, Little Miss Sunshine, American Factory, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hurt Lockerand many, many more.
Lakeshore Records works with the most respected, award-winning artists and composers such as Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mary J. Blige, Hans Zimmer, Grimes, Common, Jonny Greenwood, Mica Levi, Willie Nelson, Alexandre Desplat, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Run the Jewels, PJ Harvey, Philip Glass, Aloe Blacc, Willie Nelson, Rhiannon Ghiddens, Daniel Lanois, Nicholas Britell, Ziggy Marley, Danny Elfman, Giorgio Moroder, Aska Matsumiya, Clint Mansell, Bootsie Collins, Thomas Newman, Kris Bowers, Cliff Martinez, Randy Newman, James Horner, Gunship, Mark Isham, Kathryn Bostic, Carter Burwell, Rolfe Kent, Josh Homme, Gustavo Santaolalla, Nina Kraviz, Dario Marianelli, Mark Mothersbaugh, The JBs, Gazelle Twin, Christophe Beck, Rachel Portman, Amanda Jones and many many more.
As a full-service boutique record label, Lakeshore Records remains dedicated to supporting a diverse roster of world-class talent, providing top-to-bottom music services & solutions, developing innovative marketing strategies & brand partnerships, hyper-specialized artist relations & development, and crafting the greatest records in the world.