Lakeshore Records and Plarium, a global leader in developing F2P mobile and PC games, announced today that the soundtrack for the upcoming limited animated series RAID: Call of the Arbiter will be released on July 21, 2023 for digital download and streaming. RAID: Call of the Arbiter – Original Series Soundtrack features original music by Jesper Kyd (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Warhammer 40000: Darktide). Kyd, an award-winning composer known for creating iconic scores to the most creative games, films and television series, provides an enthralling, vividly orchestrated backdrop to the 10-part limited series, which is based on the blockbuster mobile and PC game, RAID: Shadow Legends and premiered on YouTube May 18, 2023.
“I’m proud to share the soundtrack for the new RAID series in collaboration with Plarium,” said Jesper Kyd, BAFTA award-winning Danish composer. “The score was written to help bring new storylines to life for the most popular RAID characters and set the tone for what’s to come.” The new series RAID: Call of the Arbiter brings to life some of the most beloved champions from the game and uncovers new and deeper plotlines.
Watch Episode One of RAID: Call of the Arbiter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H32dvyCVkfk
Exclusive track quote from Kyd: “Episode 1 is the story of Galek. His music is a battle-hardened sound inspired by tribal warfare and Viking raider culture. This episode has a lot of brass and male choir to symbolize a more aggressive and testosterone-driven culture. The music for this episode follows Galek’s internal compass, his emotional journey as he goes through a life-changing moment to redeem himself and leave behind a life of hate.”
Lakeshore Records in collaboration with Plarium will create a continuous playlist of music as each episode goes live and ultimately release the album digitally on July 21.
https://lnk.to/RAID-COTA The dark fantasy mobile and PC RPG game RAID: Shadow Legends has over 75 million downloads across all platforms exceeding $1 billion in lifetime revenues. This new series will include surprises that tie to in-game rewards, and several other collaborations that deliver an immersive experience connecting the game and the series. Designed for a broad range of fantasy enthusiasts, it offers origin stories for some of the game’s standout characters. RAID: Shadow Legends is available to download on iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as PC through the Microsoft Store or the Plarium Play platform. To learn more about Plarium, follow @PlariumGames on YouTube, @Plarium on Instagram, and /Plarium on LinkedIn. ABOUT JESPER KYD BAFTA award-winning Danish composer Jesper Kyd is one of the most celebrated composers in media, renowned for his experimental approach to crafting unique soundtracks and creating iconic music for blockbuster video game franchises including ASSASSIN’S CREED (“Pioneer of the Assassin’s Creed musical universe” – Ubisoft), BORDERLANDS, DARKSIDERS, HITMAN, STATE OF DECAY and WARHAMMER. Constantly pushing musical boundaries and transcending genre expectations, Kyd’s latest projects include RAID: CALL OF THE ARBITER (animated series), WARHAMMER 40,000: DARKTIDE, DUNE: SPICE WARS, ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA, BORDERLANDS 3, and the internationally acclaimed dark fantasy film TUMBBAD on Prime Video. His film and television scores also include the #1 Chinese box office fantasy action-adventure CHRONICLES OF THE GHOSTLY TRIBE, based on the best-selling novel ‘Ghost Blows Out The Light’, and the SyFy TV anthology series METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES adapted from the ‘Metal Hurlant’ graphic novels (‘Heavy Metal’ in the US). Kyd has received top honors for Best Original Score from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Critics Choice Film Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Game Audio Network Guild as well as nominations from Billboard, CNN, MTV Video Music Awards and Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. He was also honored with the Nile Rodgers Global Creators Award at Canadian Music Week for his innovative and unique body of work, joining the esteemed ranks of entertainment industry luminaries Spike Lee and Tony Visconti. His music is regularly performed in concerts and festivals by orchestras worldwide including the Krakow Film Music Festival, Tenerife International Film Music Festival, WDR Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Symphony of the Shadows at Game Music Festival, Video Games Live, Game On! Symphonic Concerts, Assassin’s Creed Symphony World Tour, as well as a new commission – “From The Depths of History” Overture – composed and arranged for the Assassin’s Creed Symphonic Adventure World Tour ABOUT PLARIUM Plarium Global Ltd. is dedicated to creating the best mobile and PC experience for its community of over 450 million registered gamers worldwide. Our diverse portfolio includes 20 games ranging from hardcore RPGs to casual adventures, featuring acclaimed titles such as RAID: Shadow Legends, Vikings: War of Clans, Lost Island: Blast Adventure, and the Stormfall franchise. The App Store and Google Play regularly feature our games, with Facebook twice recognizing us as a top hardcore Facebook developer. Plarium employs more than 1400 specialists at its headquarters and eight offices and studios around the globe. Our games are available on iOS, Android, and PC. They are also available through Plarium Play, our optimized game launcher for PC and Mac players. Plarium is part of Pixel United, the global mobile-first games publishing business of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX code: ALL). Visit www.plarium.com for more information. ABOUT LAKESHORE RECORDS Lakeshore Records is a GRAMMY-winning record label, and the soundtrack arm of the Cutting Edge Group. Lakeshore Records is the global independent leader in top line soundtrack album releases, including such popular, critically acclaimed and classic soundtracks as Bridgerton, Drive, Stranger Things, The Old Guard, Cyberpunk 2077, When They See Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, Black Mirror, Star Trek: Picard, Bojack Horseman, Les Miserables, Mandy, Narcos, Logan, The Walking Dead, Napoleon Dynamite, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Red Dead Redemption 2, Legion, the Grammy-winning Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok, the Academy Award nominated Lady Bird and Academy Award winners Moonlight, Little Miss Sunshine, American Factory, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hurt Locker and many, many more. Lakeshore Records works with the most respected, award-winning artists and composers such as Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Nicholas Britell, Hans Zimmer, Grimes, Common, Jonny Greenwood, Mica Levi, Tim Hecker, Hildur Gudnadóttir, Sam Slater, Stephanie EconomouWillie Nelson, Alexandre Desplat, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Run the Jewels, PJ Harvey, Philip Glass, Aloe Blacc, Willie Nelson, Rhiannon Ghiddens, Daniel Lanois, Nicholas Britell, Ziggy Marley, Danny Elfman, Giorgio Moroder, Aska Matsumiya, Clint Mansell, Bootsie Collins, Thomas Newman, Kris Bowers, Cliff Martinez, Randy Newman, James Horner, Gunship, Mark Isham, Kathryn Bostic, Carter Burwell, Bear McCreary, Emile Mosseri, Rolfe Kent, Josh Homme, Gustavo Santaolalla, Nina Kraviz, Dario Marianelli, Mark Mothersbaugh, The JBs, Gazelle Twin, Mary J. Blige, Christophe Beck, Rachel Portman, Amanda Jones, Jeff Russo, Henry Jackman, Marco Beltrami, Ben Lovett, Keegan Dewitt and many many more. For more information visit: www.lakeshorerecords.comThe complete track list for RAID: Call of the Arbiter – Original Series Soundtrack is below: 01) The Arbiter’s Call 02) High Elves and Dark Elves 03) Kael and Elhain 04) Athel’s Calling 05) Galek’s Story 06) Jizoh and the Spider Queen 07) Gnut Joins the Fight 08) The Ancient Guardian 09) The Demonspawn Alure 10) Bad El Kazar 11) The Final Showdown To purchase or stream the soundtrack: