Introducing Epic North Music
Epic North Music is a new Viking trailer music company stepping in, with the release of their very first album, entitled Rising Storm.
“It is the realm of ice and snow, of Thor and Old man overlord, of bear skinned llamas and weather hardened men. Into this world Epic North was born”, the company says on their site. “Epic North Music is the only trailer music collective that survives the subzero temperatures of the arctic. This band of wolf riding northern sound warriors produces high impact motion picture advertising music.”
Epic North Music is the pet project of a Finnish film company, Time Films. As Miro Laiho, CEO of Time Films explains, “TIME FILMS is a Finnish film / commercial production company founded a year ago in June 2012. We focus on top audiovisual quality and telling stories that move people. Now we have expanded our business to trailer music by gathering the most talented Finnish film composers around a single project : EPIC NORTH.“
Very recently, Epic North released Rising Storm, featuring nineteen tracks composed by Paul Houseman, Tapsa Kuusniemi, Karri Neenberg, Matias Puumala and Peter Roe. “On our first album, the genre is mostly epic, hybrid, choral, action…” Miro Laiho says. “There’s also an adventure piece and a horror piece, as well as a magical fantastical piece. Many of the tracks have electronic elements as well.”
Rising Storm’s best track is definitely “The Viking”, an epic and powerful composition with Scandinavian influences that pay tribute to the northern origins of the company. On making more music of this genre, Miro says: “We have received very positive feedback on “The Viking”, so probably we’ll try to capture some more of this ‘Scandinavian Sound’.”
Finally, a second opus is already in the works. “We have already started to produce our second album (no title yet) as well as a trailer sound-FX / ambient -project called FROSTBITE. They both will be released at the fall of 2013. Our mission is to make them even bigger and more epic than the first album.”