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World of WarCrafts: Player-composers create sounds of Azeroth


World of WarCrafts spotlights art and creativity by WoW players, including fan art, cooking, comics, cosplay, music and fan fiction. Show us how you express yourself by e-mailing lisa (at) wow (dot) com with your not-for-profit, WoW-inspired creations.

The atmospheric listening music for this week's World of WarCrafts comes to us from Rehmaar of <Knights of Valiant Fury> on US Destromath-H. This original, orchestral-style composition, "Knights of the Valiant Fury Overture," is dedicated to the composer's guild. "We are a radical bunch on the Horde side of Destromath, but we have an awesome time playing together and this is my gift to them," writes Rehmaar. "The piece captures what it means to be a member of our guild and depicts the struggles and glory our characters face in Azeroth." How's that for some faction and guild pride?

Join us after the break for two entirely -- and we do mean entirely -- different musical takes on Azeroth.

Lion's Pride Dance Mix

Next up this week is the latest from our friend Vedrim, who brought us the popular "Bound By Bone" Marrowgar remix. It may take you a moment to recognize where this dance mix is headed -- but hang in there 'til 0:56, and we think you'll catch a theme that will make you feel both festive and well rested.



Catch our interview with Vedrim in this previous World of WarCrafts.

ThunderBrew Brewing Co. presents ... That Guy

What happens when you combine some rollicking general forum threads with a bored musician, silly lite beer commercial parodies and relentless mockery of WoW player stereotypes? You get a whole page of tongue-in-cheek musical caricatures of the WoW types you love to hate. From Mr. Suddenly-Has-to-Go-Right-After-a-Wipe Guy to Mr. Telling-the-Guild-He's-a-Girl Guy, you'll probably recognize a guildie or two in this batch of parodies.

"It all really started a few years ago in Blizzard's general forums," says creator Quintin of <Quintessential> (US Dragonblight-A). "There were several threads filled with posts of creative lyrics in the style of the popular lite beer radio commercials. I happened to have a modest recording studio at my home in Georgia, and I knew several musicians in the area, but there was never a good time to bring it all together. So I turned to the magic of Google. I found a great music bed, deep in the cached archives of Google, that was exactly what I needed. It was a drum and keyboard instrumental music bed, apparently created by three like-minded guys wanting to have some silly fun making parody beer commercials."

"Meanwhile, a guildie, Amonrah, had been working with the lyrics," he continues. "I think he wrote a few of the parodies that we did from scratch, but the majority were inspired by, if not direct copies of, what was posted in the general forums. There were many edits, but most were simply for timing, phrasing or cadence. Amonrah and I recorded all the vocal parts. He did the announcer parts, and I did the singing parts. I've never claimed to be a singer. I'm much more comfortable being a recording engineer. So I just threw a lot of effects and reverb on my vocals and let it fly."

We think it flies pretty high. This ThunderBrew's for you!



World of WarCrafts spotlights art and creativity by WoW players, including fan art, cooking, comics, cosplay, music and fan fiction. Show us how you express yourself by e-mailing lisa (at) wow (dot) com with your not-for-profit WoW-inspired creations.

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