Friday 9 September 2011

Space Marine [the computer game] musical score

I may have mentioned in the past my favourite band - Pitchshifter you may or may not have heard of them but I've been a fan since the early 90's and have grown to love their industrial breakbeat electronica, so much so both my kids have middle names of Clayden after the two brothers who formed the band. No need to call social services the wife was fine with it too. Anyway back in 2002 a friend of the band, Sam Hayles took over designing their album covers [a job I'd love to have but he does it better ;) ] his first one Psi
is here:

But he also did their best album a live CD and remix compilation called Bootlegged Distorted Remixed and Uploaded

You can find more of his work, including the awesome playing card designs and other band album covers on his website Anyway, what's this got to do with the price of Termagants I hear you ask. Well I've been friends with him on Facebook for a while and my interest was piqued when I saw this status update:
Finishing editing up a video to be put on Youtube with several images of upcoming game Space Marine with musical score by Sonic Mayhem ! Awesome music.

And so I give you the 14 min compilation of the musical score:

I also found out that ex Pitchshifter guitarist and all round good-guy Matt Grundy also designed some tie-in components for the game. I guess I'm the only designer out there not asked to contribute :(


  1. Good knowledge!
    Sonic Mayhem... wasn't that the chap behind the Quake II soundtrack as well?

    Excellent blog by the way - first time I've commented on it :).

    Incidentally; I can't seem to find my own Mentos Cubes anywhere! Don't suppose you've seen them recently here in old Blighty have you?

  2. Thanks for getting involved Dusty Fox, not sure about Sonic Mayhem, you could be on the ball, I don't know.

    It would be typical about the Mentos if they no longer sold them in Britain. I've emailed the company to see if they're discontinued. I do have about 3 boxes left though, unprimed.