Top Video Game Musicians Release Charity Album Novum Initium

on December 6, 2011 7:15 PM

A team of composers, producers and songwriters that worked on some of the most prominent video game franchises of the last few years partnered with the Sweet Relief Musician Fund to create the “Novum Initium” (“A New Beginning” in Latin) Album.

The Album includes 18 completely original tracks and is available starting today through several digital download services like iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and CDBaby for the quite affordable price of $9.99. Twenty physical copies of the CD autographed by the authors are being auctioned on eBay at this link, and would probably make the perfect Christmas gift for a videogame and/or music loving special friend.

All proceeds from the sale will be donated through the Sweet Relief fund to provide financial assistance to musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

You can head past the cut to find a complete track list with all the involved composers and the games they worked on.

  • “Lionheart” – Sam Hulick (Mass Effect™)
  • “Adagio Coda” – Brian Tyler (Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3)
  • “Adrenaline” – Jason Graves (Dead Space™)
  • “Awakened” – Otto Cate (MAG) & Aubrey Ashburn (Dragon Age™)
  • “Underwood” – Inon Zur (The Lord of the Rings: War In The North)
  • The Maelstrom” – Singlefrequency & Chad Seiter (Legend of Zelda™ 25th Anniversary Symphony)
  • “Shadows And Light” – Trevor Morris (Army of Two™)
  • “Chrysalis” – Neal Acree (World of Warcraft®)
  • “Trouble In Chinatown” – Tom Salta (Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands™)
  • “Dancing Outtakes” – Garry Schyman (BioShock®)
  • “Versailles” – Ed Lima (Doom® 3)
  • “Consequence” – Neil Goldberg (Shift 2: Unleashed™)
  • “Lacus Turbatus” – Gerard Marino (God of War®)
  • “Espionage” – Mark Griskey (Star Wars™: The Old Republic™)
  • “House Of The Vine” – Mick Gordon (Shift 2: Unleashed™)
  • “The Left-Hand Path” – Cris Velasco & Sascha Dikiciyan (Warhammer® 40,000®: Space Marine®)
  • “Bullseye” – Christopher Lennertz (Medal of Honor: European Assault™) & Timothy Wynn (Red Faction®: Guerrilla™)
  • “I’m With You” – Jack Wall (Mass Effect™) & Cindy Shapiro (Myst® III: Exile™)
It’s great music, by great musicians, for a great cause. What are you waiting for?
 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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