This year’s mixtape weaves in the overarching theme of fire and ice, providing listeners with an exciting line-up of heavy metal and hip-hop artists. Volume 2 will feature Method Man, Snoop Dogg and Yandel and will transcend genres by adding Grammy-nominated metal bands Anthrax and Killswitch Engage to the mixtape lineup.
I’m not a huge fan of concert movies, though, mostly because those movies spend a lot of time showing you how cool and/or normal the performers are and don’t spend enough time letting you actually see the concert. Or they’re stultifying dull. So, it’s no surprise that I fall on the Help! side of the movie concert house. As in, I like a fun, fictional story to go along with the musical performance.
The music video, directed by Tim Grey, takes Sonya Belousova and her piano on a musical journey through the kingdoms of Westeros, with stunning visual effects and costumes that are simply amazing.
Composer Bear McCreary is no stranger to creating music for space dramas. He wrote the music for Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, so why not the fanfare for the space shuttle’s final mission?