On Monday, I'm debuting my new Super Haters collaboration with Jared Catherine, creator of Incrediman Comix. It's called Mr. Magnifico Unchained. The most powerful hero in the Super Haters universe has gone nuts, and only Mind's Eye and Destruct-O-Tron can stop him!
Here's an mp3 of the Mr. Magnifico Unchained trailer music:
The songs used in my previous trailers had rich, involved histories with complicated evolutions. Sadly, that's not the case with this tune. The history of this trailer music is short and simple!
Since the trailer begins with a parody of the upcoming Superman Unchained series by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee, I thought it would be fitting to use a bit of the Theme From Superman by John Williams. I played the opening riff on my microKORG.
Then a I used a few noises from Freesound and spliced in the beginning of Destruct-O-Groove. I made Destruct-O-Groove last month to coincide with the debut of the free Super Haters eBooks. I split the song into four parts. You can download each section by visiting the webpage for the corresponding volume of Super Haters.
Mr. Magnifico Unchained a.k.a. Jared Catherine Guest Week begins on Monday, March 25, 2013 at SuperHaters.com. See ya there!
I made a trailer for our short story, using my Nik Furious music to set the mood:
Here's an mp3 of the Manga Haters trailer music:
This song has an interesting history. It was originally written and recorded in a few hours one afternoon in January 2012. Inspired by the capabilities of my new fretless bass and my excitement for the relaunch of the Glory comic book, I made an impromptu Glory theme song. You can listen to it here.
I emailed the track to artist Ross Campbell. Ross dug the song and shared it with writer Joe Keatinge, but that was it. I didn't do anything else with it until last November, when writer Kelly Thompson contacted me about putting together some music for a book trailer about her novel, The Girl Who Would Be King.
I spent a lot of my November working on songs for both Kelly and Kaylie McDougal's PonyGasm project. And while Kaylie's theme song materialized according to my vision, the guitar riff I'd spent hours writing just didn't gel when it came time to record the song for Kelly. So I decided to remix my Glory track into a theme for The Girl Who Would Be King trailer.
You can listen to that here.
Unfortunately, the song didn't capture the sound Kelly wanted and she used different music for her final trailer. But when the time came to make an exciting theme for my Manga Haters story, I knew I wanted to rework the remix into a shorter, tighter blast of energetic music that would accentuate the awesome action in Brandon's art. And the Manga Haters trailer theme was born!
UPDATE: That unused remix I did for Kelly? It's gonna get used. More news soon!
UPDATE 2: An extended, remixed version of this song is available on the Super Wet EP as the track called Brave.
E.D. made a trailer for our story and used one of my Nik Furious songs as the background music.
This is currently an in-progress song off of my next album, 7 Star Sky Flash Kick. It doesn't even have a name yet!
There'll be more Super Haters trailers in the future and they'll all have Nik Furious music. In fact, I'll be back with a new Furious trailer track in February.
UPDATE: An extended, remixed version of this music is available on the Super Wet EP as the song Le Fever.
I'll be reading from my Super Haters story arc, Fast Cash, featuring Destruct-O-Tron's twisted transformation into a fast food clown. And maybe, if the mood is right, I'll bring my guitar along and do an encore performance of Boner Pissin'.
This is my first ever reading (eep!) and my last scheduled appearance in Pittsburgh before I hit the ol' dusty trail for the west coast. So come hang out and watch me crash and burn!!