Madison Gate Records and SpaceLab9 announced today the worldwide release of The Raid 2 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The album hit digital retailers on March 25, with the CD format coming April 29, 2014, followed by a deluxe vinyl LP edition early summer 2014. The Raid 2 will arrive in U.S. theaters this Friday, March 28, and is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.
Composer Joseph Trapanese (Oblivion) returns along with Aria Prayogi and Fajar Yuskemal to provide a score equal parts electronic and orchestral, deeply layered and breathtaking, all while perfectly complimenting the frenetic on-screen action of The Raid 2. The 24-track album features original motion picture score with over an hour of music, plus the original song "Hush" written and performed by Indonesian jazz artist Arti Dewi.
"It is with great pleasure that I share with you the original soundtrack to The Raid 2, a creative collaboration with director Gareth Evans that was equal parts inspired, fun, and satisfying," says composer Joseph Trapanese. "I'm thrilled that Madison Gate Records and SpaceLab9 are releasing the album so that all the fans can relive this film's brutality and beauty."
"Partnering on The Raid franchise has been a truly exciting experience for us," says Madison Gate Records executive Shelly Bunge. "Having released the first Raid soundtrack, we jumped at the opportunity to release The Raid 2. Joseph, Aria and Fajar have produced an action-packed score that fits perfectly with the film and we're sure the fans will love it."
"We're thrilled to play a part in the release of this album for such an iconic series," states Spacelab9 label head Dave Amcher. "Creating a package to compliment such an intense and visceral soundtrack proved a challenge and we have no doubt that fans will have as much fun with the final outcome as we had putting it all together!"