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Lord of the Rings Trilogy

‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy to Screen With Live Orchestral Accompaniment

Sci-fi nerds, rejoice. For the first time ever, Peter Jackson’s entire Lord of the Rings trilogy will be screening in America with live orchestral accompaniment. The Oscar-winning series, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels, will see its live debut in New York City at Lincoln Center in April 2015. Mark your calendars. As the New York Times reports, […]

In The Hollows Nat Baldwin

REVIEW: Nat Baldwin – ‘In The Hollows’

Artist: Nat Baldwin Album: In The Hollows Genre: Chamber Pop Label: Western Vinyl Nat Baldwin is a careful man. It’s difficult to imagine the Dirty Projectors bassist being anything but after growing up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, surrounded by trees and the type of community that rids politeness of stiff formalities. He forgoes beer onstage […]

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LISTEN: Betraying The Martyrs – “Liberate Me Ex Inferis” (Orchestral Rendition)

Sumerian Records’ Betraying The Martyrs made a name for themselves on their debut full-length, Breathe In Life, by performing in-your-face deathcore with a slight symphonic twist. With plans to soon announce their sophomore effort, the group are holding fans over by bringing out that aforementioned twist to the surface with an orchestral rendition of “Liberate […]

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Take a Wonderful Look into the Making of the Music of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Regardless of your thoughts on Star Trek Into Darkness (here is what we had to say), one thing is for certain: the score behind the film is absolutely gorgeous. Today we are excited to share with you a short 7-minute behind the scenes documentary about recording the score for the film. We get to see […]

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Monday Morning Mind-Melter: Destroyed Weapon Orchestra

That’s a cool band name right? It isn’t, but it could be. Trademark pending. Anyway, welcome back to Monday Morning Mind-Melters. It’s been forever and a day since the last entry, but this is the Internet and I do what I want. This caught my eye today and I thought I’d share. This is John […]

Serj Tankian releases Elect the Dead Symphony CD/DVD

Tankian will recreate Elect the Dead Symphony — which had its dynamic inaugural performance at New Zealand’s majestic Auckland Town Hall with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in March 2009

[Kind of] New Serj Tankian

SERJ TANKIAN TO RELEASE ELECT THE DEAD SYMPHONY ON MARCH 9, 2010 SPECIAL CD/DVD PACKAGE CAPTURES A LIVE SYMPHONIC INTERPRETATION OF TANKIAN’S SOLO ALBUM ELECT THE DEAD, PERFORMED BY TANKIAN AND THE AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Burbank, CA – On March 16th, 2009, Serj Tankian, a Grammy Award winner and one of rock’s most unconventional frontmen, […]