The second season of Syfy’s Metal Hurlant Chronicles recently aired on the cable network, and we’re pumped to treat your ears to an exclusive stream of selections from Jesper Kyd’s 40-track album via Sumthing Else Music Works.
Some of you video game fans out there might be familiar with Kyd’s work – he provided the score for Vigil Games’ Darksiders II which mixed both traditional and electronic elements to help tell the story of Death’s journey to save his brother War. The Danish composer has also worked with IO Interactive on the Hitman franchise (earning a BAFTA for Best Original Music) and Ubisoft on the Assassin’s Creed series. More recently, he contributed to the soundtrack of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel alongside 2K’s in-house composers Des Shore and Justin Mullins). Basically, if you’ve heard his work, you know he’s a perfect match for the material, which brings the sci-fi anthology Heavy Metal to the screen.
If you need anymore incentive beyond the brooding audio clips, the current season is packed with sci-fi and genre luminaries fighting mutants, aliens, and cyborgs across the series. According the the show notes, season two includes:
[S]tars Michael Biehn (Aliens, The Terminator), John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Joe Flanigan (Stargate Atlantis), Michael Jai White (Spawn), Darren Shahlavi (Arrow), Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), and Kelly Brook (Smallville).
The Metal Hurlant Chronicles Season 2 soundtrack will be available via iTunes and digital download via Sumthing.com on September 30.