Hasbro's recent Investor Day event revealed a few interesting Transformers-related news items! Most noteworthy of those are the release of the official Transformers 5 placeholder logo we'll be seeing until a name is chosen for the film, and the return of `70s-early`80s toyline Micronauts as a subline of Transformers! Keep reading for more info and a link to the full presentation PDF.
Leading Legacy's RSD Black Friday line-up this year is a 2LP 12" vinyl 30th anniversary edition of Transformers: The Movie Soundtrack. In commemoration of the 1986 cinematic blockbuster, Legacy has created an innovative gatefold jacket that completely converts all four sides of the cover from an Autobot-themed jacket to a Decepticon-themed jacket. The Movie Soundtrack has never looked or sounded better! Read on for more details.
GeeWun 4EVER! That's what The Cybertronic Spree might say to you when asked about their favorite Transformers series.
Sorry Michael Bay, but your TFs just are not very cool when it comes to real 80s goodness. And that's what The Cybertronic Spree is all about. Reliving 1986's animated film music with great Mech-style robots and hard driving rock n' roll.
Watch this clip from Nerd Noise Night 2014 to see the band performing in some of the best G1 costumes around.
Soundtrack composer Kevin Manthei has posted a couple of music clips from the Transformers Robots in Disguise Episode 1. The clips include music for "Welcome to Earth" and "Running from Underbite" that give fans of the show a sample of some of the music we will be hearing in the new cartoon.
For whatever you might feel about the content of Age of Extinction in general, many agree that it at least had some nice music cues. While a score for the movie was available for a short time, the complexities of licensing forced its sale to be terminated after a fixed number of copies. If you missed out on that, you have another chance to listen to Steve Jablonksy's music for the film, including tracks that have never been released before
. There's over 80 in total, so click through for the link, and get your favorite headphones ready so you can listen to them all!
Just in via the Variety youtube channel is a new behind the scenes video from the Transformers Age of Extinction. Here we a look at what goes into the sound design on this movies. Not only does Michael Bay like everything to look and sound cool. He pushed the edge on it creating BIG sounds for GIANT robots. Watch the video with sound re-recording mixers Greg P. Russell and Scott Millan who talk about what is like working on the Transformers Age of Extinction film.
Rovios latest game, Angry Birds Transformers, boasts one killer soundtrack. You may notice that the tunes in the game sound similar to those from Transformers: The Movie. Thats no coincidence! Rovio teamed up with Vince DiCola, who composed the music from the 1986 animated feature, and music industry vet Kenny Meriedeth, who infused the tracks with the tasty analog synth sounds that defined the '80s!
Rovio has published a pair of new videos to support the upcoming Angry Birds Transformers. One is a nifty little retro-style animated video done more or less in the style of the original G1 animated opening. The second is a look at the music of the game, composed by none other than Vince DiCola
of 1986's The Transformers: The Movie!
Keep reading to see both videos!
Autobase Aichi has posted images of the cover art for the upcoming anniversary collections of Transformers music. Music Matrix 30th is a DVD featuring art of all the Japanese G1 Autobot Supreme Commanders, and the Song Masterpiece CD features Optimus Prime at ease, leaning on his ion blaster. Both collections will be released in Japan on September 17th. Keep reading to see both covers!
Autobase Aichi has posted links to two Amazon Japan product listings, both to be released on the 17th of September. The Song Masterpiece boxset is 4 CDs worth of (Japanese) Transformers related music. The Music Matrix 30th DVD isn't detailed, but we're going to suggest that it may be a selection of opening songs to Japanese Transformers series complete with the original animation. Keep reading for links to the preorder pages!
Composer Steve Jablonsky's score for Transformers Age of Extinction is now up on the iTunes store! It is 23 tracks long, and costs $11.99. Keep reading for a link and track listing, which undoubtedly may contain some spoilers!
Vulture.com has posted an article detailing the history of "The Touch," arguably the song that defined 1986's The Transformers: The Movie
and possibly even the character of Optimus Prime himself. Not originally intended for Optimus Prime but Sylvester Stallone, the song laid dormant for many years until Stan Bush's first appearance at BotCon coincided with Boogie Nights
' use of the song. Keep reading for excerpts and a link to the full story!
Transformers Age of Extinction music composer, Steve Jablonsky has announced he is launching a new official page on Facebook along with news that they are working on a soundtrack release for the movie: "If you see Age of Extinction I really hope you enjoy it. We will try to make the soundtrack available as soon as possible." Read on to see the full quote about his new official page and the soundtrack below.
Imagine Dragons have released an official video documenting their activities from the Transformers Age of Extinction premier in Hong Kong. Get a look at a bevy of scenes and appearances with the band from various events and performances in the video below.
Billboard is reporting that Electronic Dance Music (EDM) artist, Skrillex, is working on sound design for the Transformers Age of Extinction Movie. Move over boy bands, the times are changing and those crying sighs have lost out Dub Step the latest new EDM craze. Bay has drafted none other than Skrillex who says he will be adding the "Craziest Skrillex Sounds" to the new movie. Read on for the complete quote.
Steve Jablonsky has posted another image from the music recording session for the Transformers 4 Age of Extinction score that began last weekend in Hollywood, CA. Get a look at a show from the Dinobots theme music recording session showing the score cover on the studio mixing desk titled "6mDino1 v1.21." Which we think means 6 minutes of Grimlock theme. Steve leaves us with a short quote "They're coming...." Read on to see the image of Steve Jablonsky's Dinobots session score .
Thanks to Steve Jablonsky who has posted an image from the music recording session for the Transformers 4 Age of Extinction score that has begun. Get a look at the studio session showing the orchestra who are said to be a "lovely, emotional score to play. Beautiful and classy writing." by one of the session players. Read on to see the image and comments from Steve Jablonsky about the music.
Production house ReallySlowMotion Music & Sound Design who have done production for movies like Hercules, X-Men, Plnet of the Apes, Noah, Transcendence, Lego Movie, Spider-Man, Captain America, Pacific Rim and more. Announced they will be producing three new RSM albums for the Transformers Age of Extinction trailers. Get ready to hear eight tracks what will be featured on upcoming "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" movie trailers and spots.