Front Line Assembly are no strangers to creating music for video games, having contributed music for
Quake II and then Quake III Arena in 1999. It’s been a long time though since they’ve delved into that industry. Looks like it was time once again as they are creating a complete soundtrack for the upcoming Carbon Games creation AirMech. Full description from Storming The Base below. Soundtrack comes out November 13th via Metropolis records.
Carbon Games has signed Front Line Assembly to create an original album for AirMech. The soundtrack is receiving the full studio treatment and will be packaged with exclusive in-game content consisting of FLA band member pilots and a limited edition AirMech designed with input from the band.
“For AirMech, the first thing I thought of was trying to get music that sounded like Front Line Assembly, so then I figured I should at least try and contact the band on the off chance they would be interested in talking with us,” says James Green, Game Director at Carbon Games. “I was thrilled when the news came back that they would be interested in working on a game project again.”
Front Line Assembly is one of the pioneering bands in the electronic industrial world and continues to be guided by founder Bill Leeb. The AirMech album has been under development since late 2011 in parallel with the progression of the game. Selections of the music will be deconstructed for use as dynamic music, which reacts to conditions during battle. The trademark structure of FLA’s music made this collaboration an exciting opportunity for both teams. This album is entirely instrumental, and stands as a compelling FLA album on its own.
“FLA is at it’s heart a true indie spirit band, and Carbon’s story of how and why we are making AirMech as an independent game developer really struck a chord with them and opened the door to serious discussions about how we could work together, ” said Green. “When they started asking about if they could be in the game and have some crazy sonic weapons, I knew it was the start of something really fun. I know we love hearing what they have come up with as much as they enjoy seeing the new stuff we add to the game.”