TVD Radar: Godzilla: King of the Monsters OST vinyl in stores this July

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Waxwork Records in conjunction with WaterTower Music and Sparks & Shadows, is thrilled to present the Godzilla: King of the Monsters Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring music by Emmy® and BAFTA Award winning composer Bear McCreary (10 Cloverfield Lane, TV’s The Walking Dead), in two special deluxe triple LP vinyl configurations.

Written and Directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus) and starring Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Kyle Chandler (Super 8), and Ken Watanabe (Isle of Dogs, Inception), Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the highly anticipated next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse—an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history, the film hit theaters worldwide May 31.

Composer Bear McCreary’s (10 Cloverfield Lane, Happy Death Day, and TV’s The Walking Dead) music is a two-year-long labor of love dubbed a “Monster Opera” by director Michael Dougherty, and a crucial element to the film. Each “kaiju” is given a voice in this epic opera—Godzilla is presented with heroic, guttural vocalizations. King Ghidorah presented with dark, hypnotic chanting. Mothra by way of an ethereal female choir. Rodan’s voice is achieved by orchestral French horns pushed to their very limit to “scream” ripping roars.

Incorporated and adapted are both the legendary Godzilla theme by Akira Ifukube, and the immortal “Mothra’s Song” by Yuji Koseki. Also included is the McCreary-adapted eternal classic “Godzilla” by Blue Öyster Cult, featuring Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) on lead vocals, and musicians Brendon Small, Bryan Beller, and Gene Hoglan who form the Dethklok rhythm section of from TV’s Metalocalypse.

Clocking in at 98 minutes of music, Waxwork is proud to present Godzilla: King of the Monsters as a deluxe triple LP set. Housed in a unique, rarely manufactured heavyweight triple-fold LP ‘monster’ pack, and featuring 180 “Kaiju” colored vinyl, liner notes by composer Bear McCreary, and artwork by Christopher Shy.

About Bear McCreary | Emmy® and BAFTA award-winning composer Bear McCreary first launched into pop culture with his groundbreaking score to the hit series Battlestar Galactica, lauded by Variety as “the most innovative music on TV.” McCreary has twice been voted ASCAP Composer of the Year – Television by his peers. Other recent projects include the Universal / Blumhouse smash Happy Death Day; Netflix’s Rim of the World, Sony PlayStation’s award-winning game God of War; Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ long-awaited remake of Child’s Play, starring Mark Hamill and Aubrey Plaza; and the drama feature The Professor and the Madman, starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn.

McCreary frequently performs in concert throughout North America and Europe, including the Getty Center, the Hagen Philharmonic and Ballet in Germany, the Television Academy, and the Golden State Pops Orchestra. In July 2014, Maestro Gustavo Dudamel conducted a suite of McCreary’s music with the L.A. Philharmonic and L.A. Master Chorale at the Hollywood Bowl.

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