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Five Facts – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Original Game Soundtrack!


The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla game is out! Critics, gamers and soundtrack fans are loving the music in the game.

To celebrate game-titan Ubisoft’s assembling such a renowned team of talented musicians, including Jesper Kyd, Sarah Schachner and Einar Selvik, we wanted to list five cool facts about the music!

Check out five facts below and listen to the soundtrack, released digitally worldwide by Lakeshore Records on Nov. 13, 2020!


#1 Although Jesper Kyd and Sarah Schachner have worked on other Ubisoft game soundtracks, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the first time they collaborated on a title together.


#2 The ACV composers come from all backgrounds but have an interest in the Viking culture from the Danish Kyd who stated he saw this project as an opportunity to connect with his Scandinavian roots to Schachner who grew up with a full-sized replica of a Viking ship in her backyard, and for which her mom wrote a children’s book about called Yo, Viking!


#3 For the ‘Assassin’s Creed Main Theme,’ Kyd devised the initial vibe and melodic motif. Schachner expanded on the melody and structure, producing it into a full arrangement and Einar Selvik lent his voice.


#4 Some of the instruments used on the soundtrack include a Carnyx (ancient Celtic war horn), horse-haired bowed, bass and alto tagelharpa, tagelharpa cello, crwth (bowed lyre), animal hide drums, rebec, and metal drums.


#5 In interviews, Kyd and Schachner stated they wanted the theme to transport the listener to another time and place, filled with mystery and uncertainty, evoking Eivor’s journey – the drive, the bond with family, and the character’s search to find something.


Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]

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New Soundtrack: Listen To Pedro Bromfman’s Score To ‘Need For Speed: Heat’ For EA Games!

“Cop Trouble” opens with vibrant percussion that exudes a sinister tropicalia vibe, with the beats-per-minute increasing as each second goes by. It’s the perfect soundtrack for churning through the humid streets of Palm City or across an expansive semi-tropical wilderness. – Matt  Matasci, Mxdwn

Here’s music to really rev up your engines: Pedro Bromfman (“Narcos”) goes full throttle in his new score to the street racing game, Need For Speed: Heat, available now digitally on Lakeshore Records in partnership with EA Games!  Featuring 20 tracks of tasty pulse pounding electronic music, you won’t know what hit you until you fire it up.  Listen to the full album now on all major digital music services worldwide! See listening links and more below.

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EXCLUSIVE! Preview The Anthem Game Soundtrack, Score By Sarah Schachner

Sarah Schachner’s incredible score to Anthem – Original Soundtrack is out on Friday, February 22, available on all digital music services worldwide! The forthcoming game from EA and BioWare will also be released on the same day, available on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Origin on PC. Preview the album below ahead of the full soundtrack release from EA Games and Lakeshore Records.  Have you been listening to the track premieres? Let us know what you think of Sarah’s music below in comments!

Pre-order The Album: [iTunes]

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