Film, television and game composer Garry Schyman (www.garryschyman.com) has created a new, original score for the upcoming THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) sequel to the widely acclaimed hit Destroy All Humans!® Developed by Pandemic Studios, Destroy All Humans!® 2 is set in the 1960's and the game’s music is drawn from scoring styles of that period. Schyman’s musical influences for DAH 2 include John Barry's scores for the James Bond films of the 1960's as well as early Jerry Goldsmith and TV scores such as “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “The Twilight Zone.” The 60-minute score was recorded with a live orchestra featuring some of the best A-list studio players in Hollywood. A limited soundtrack album release of Schyman’s music will be available at Target with purchase of the game. A commercial release of the game’s soundtrack including Schyman’s score will also be available through Lakeshore Records.
Composer Garry Schyman, who also wrote the score for the first Destroy All Humans! game (nominated for three G.A.N.G awards including Best Original Score), commented, “For Destroy All Humans! 2 I immersed myself in the scoring of that period, listening to dozens and dozens of soundtracks from that time of many different genres. However, just as in the original Destroy All Humans! was set in the 1950's, with Destroy All Humans! 2 I never attempt to intentionally satirize the game experience with the score. Instead the humor comes from playing it dead straight and letting the irony of the 60's images, witty dialogue and straight orchestral scoring from the period create the fun.”
Andrew Cheney, Lead Sound Designer for DAH 2, said, “We were looking for a perfect marriage between the alien theme from the first game and an updated feel of the new decade, the 60’s. Garry hit this mark perfectly. His use of thematic elements throughout the score lends cohesion to the diverse atmospheres of DAH 2, but with unique twists and perfect understanding of the individuality of each site. Garry’s score has an energy and excitement that truly captures the 60’s without rehashing existing music.”
Schyman concludes, “When you score a DAH 2 landing site set in Japan with an alien and a Godzilla-like monster you end up with some very exciting music! It was a blast to write and record this score. I have to thank Pandemic and THQ for making these amazingly entertaining games and letting me loose in a sandbox to have fun!”
Schyman recently signed to the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency and is currently scoring another highly anticipated video game title. For more information on the composer visit www.garryschyman.com.
Destroy All Humans! 2 is scheduled to release for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft on October 17, 2006. For more information on the game please visit www.destroyallhumansgame.com.