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Showdown’ track ‘Rise Up Dead Man’

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Port Sulphur Band have launched a music video for its atmospheric Hunt: Showdown observe ‘Rise Up Dead Man’ – test it out solely at NME.

Released again in 2018, ‘Rise Up Dead Man’ marked the debut of Port Sulphur Band, an in-house band of builders at Crytek – the studio behind gothic extraction shooter Hunt: Showdown. The darkish gospel observe was successful with followers, and the band has since adopted it up with two albums – 2021’s ‘The Sinner’s Songbook’, and ‘The Devil’s Match’ in 2022.

Today (February 26), Crytek and Port Sulphur Band are going again to their roots with a brand new music video for ‘Rise Up Dead Man’, which you’ll be able to take a look at beneath.

Speaking to NME, Port Sulphur Band singer-songwriter Nicolette Stewart shared that ‘Rise Up Dead Man’ was chosen to obtain a music video due to its iconic standing inside Hunt: Showdown‘s neighborhood.

“It’s been our soundtrack – as builders and as gamers – for the reason that starting, and with over eight million streams on Spotify, it’s a fan favorite,” they defined. “So once we began speaking about making a music video to have fun Hunt’s sixth anniversary, ‘Rise Up Dead Man’ was the apparent alternative.”

“For me, this was the one track it might have been,” agreed guitarist and composer Chris Green. “The video incorporates a new association of ‘Rise Up Dead Man’, the place you may hear extra guitar, piano, and drums subtly launched all through, constructing to the ultimate verse the place the entire band come collectively and explode out into the sunshine – our first actual look as greater than in-game fictions and behind the scenes builders.”

As Hunt: Showdown is about in 1895, a lot of Port Sulphur Band’s inspiration comes from the period’s blues, gospel and nation music. Their work additionally wanted to suit inside the recreation’s setting – a gothic extraction shooter, the place gamers combat monsters and fellow gamers within the Louisiana Bayou.

Hunt: Showdown. Credit: Crytek.
Hunt: Showdown. Credit: Crytek.

However, the music video itself was impressed by a time a lot nearer to our personal – particularly, shared Green, the “realness” of ’90s music movies like Nirvana‘s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and Blur‘s ‘Song 2’. “At the top of filming, we have been standing exhausted in a barn in the course of nowhere, soaked, soiled, lined in mud and soot, with two smashed guitars and a burned-out piano by our sides,” he provides. “You can’t get far more Hunt than that!”

Though lots of Port Sulphur Band’s songs are based mostly on characters and occasions inside Hunt: Showdown‘s world, not one of the band members discover the setting restrictive. “We are writing music with a really particular creative id and context,” shares drummer and composer Simon Lomet. “I do know some folks would possibly see that as a problem or constraint, however I discover that actually creatively stimulating.”

“An enormous half is that the music may be very genuine – it doesn’t come from exterior the sport, however developed and grew with it,” added bassist-composer Jonas Obermüller. “We’re all Hunt builders, and it helps to offer the music that distinctive Hunt feeling. Even the buzzing choir on “Rise Up Dead Man’, which I at all times imagined to be Hunters preparing for battle, is Crytek devs who we recorded and used to create the buzzing that types the bottom for [the song].”

“What’s difficult now’s writing music for the rest,” joked pianist-composer Dominik Zingler. “But to be sincere, when working as a sound designer on a recreation like Hunt: Showdown, you get a particular understanding of the sport’s world. All of us reside and breathe the totally different sides of Hunt which straight displays our music and songwriting.”

As for the sport itself, Hunt: Showdown turned six this month and is at the moment celebrating its birthday with a number of weeks of giveaways on Twitch. If you’re but to play the sport your self, you may take a look at Hunt: Showdown right here.

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