Call of Duty: Black Ops soundtrack detailed

Sean Murray of <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i>, True Crime Streets of LA, and World at War records "dark symphonic" score for upcoming shooter with 80-piece orchestra.

In less than one week Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops will invade retailers worldwide. The shooter will feature a celebrity voice cast, but that's not the only Hollywood connection the game will have.

Publisher Activision today announced details on the Black Ops soundtrack. Composer Sean Murray, who scored Call of Duty: World at War as well as True Crime Streets of LA and the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has returned for Black Ops.

Sounds like boots about to bust through a window.

In addition to naming the composer, Activision announced that the soundtrack will go on sale beginning November 9 priced at $11.99 for the entire 30-track release, and individually at $0.99 per song. The soundtrack will be available through iTunes and other digital distribution houses and will not be released on a physical medium.

The soundtrack for Call of Duty: Black Ops was recorded at the Warner Bros. Eastwood Stage in Los Angeles. Films like Disturbia, August Rush, and Watchmen were recorded there, as well as the video games Dark Void, Splinter Cell Conviction, and Medal of Honor: Airborne. Further, the "dark symphonic" score was recorded with an 80-piece symphony featuring "leading" Hollywood musicians.

Call of Duty: Black Ops comes to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, DS, and PC on November 9 worldwide. For more on the shooter, check out GameSpot’s Now Playing segment (below), which shows off an hour's worth of the game's multiplayer.

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why_we_die
why_we_die

@shafe-man honestly i heard Black ops soundtrack just today & it was surprisingly good , specially (06 Dwarka) i loved that track, actually loved the whole game & i think COD is back on track with Black ops ;)

why_we_die
why_we_die

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shafe-man
shafe-man

@why_we_die Haven't you heard the music? It's the best (or one of the best to avoid problems) soundtracks for Call of Duty game I've seen. It adds greatly to the atmosphere and mood of the levels.

why_we_die
why_we_die

No Harry Gregson Williams = No COD feeling . i am so glade that Harry wasnt involved in Activision's Garbage for the last 3 years .

lithus
lithus

All I care about is that they fix the spawn tubing like World at War allow players to vote against other players (I'm tired of people carrying on like a jerk/idiot and you still have to play with them) FYI codename-60091...you're coming off like a fruitcake, lay off the caps and exclamation points chief. And is it just me or does the guy on the right look like Jerry Mitchell from the "3 O'clock High" movie? He even dresses the same. lol

codename-60091
codename-60091

I AM BUYING THIS GAME FOR SURE!!!!! COD FRANCHISE HAD PROVEN TO ME THAT EVERY SERIES IS NOT BORING BUT FUN!!! EVERYONE BUY!!!

Sparten1009
Sparten1009

I thought COD4 tracks were really cool

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

Yeah, 'cos this guy is a great composer. Buffy and World at War have such memorable music, I hum it all the time... My arse...

tyskenfan
tyskenfan

I am gonna get this OST for my collection :D

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

Thats good to know, WaW had alot of good things, it's soundtrack was one of them. This game seems to be getting better every day now. Even better since it's only days away now.

herodotus2006
herodotus2006

This will no doubt rival Zimmer's work on "MW 2" which was surprisingly exceptional work from the over-used composer. However, as always Activision Blizzard know how to turn a profit by selling the soundtrack (whereas 2K and THQ gave "BioShock" and "DoW II" soundtracks, respectively away for free). @Gambit110 Keep up buddy. Pirate Bay has been shut down.

taino1128
taino1128

YES YES YES!!!! WaW's music was the greatest ever

Yathoom
Yathoom

@Gambit110 LOL!! and as of WAW music wasn't great at all. I don't know why it sounded like a horror movie or something?! I wish this edition of COD will have more energetic audio and music. who cares about the Vampire slayer when ur playing multiplayer online!? .. it goes well with vampire mode. but the intro to all of WAW's online maps were so ugly to the ears. Although i can't describe how eager i am to be playing blackops right now, this is the only thing i'm not so enthusiastic about "Music" in the game. The music in WAW was UGLY! ..

Gambit110
Gambit110

11.99 hahahahahaha. Two words for ya.....PIRATE BAY

Davedude666
Davedude666

I wish they had got Clint Mansell to do the soundtrack, his music is moving without being overwhelming, if you don't believe me look up Lux Aeterna on youtube.

SoNin360
SoNin360

I liked W@W's music, so I have some hope for the soundtrack in Black Ops. I also hope the campaign won't feel as dull as MW2 was at times, then again maybe I'm just growing tired of FPS campaigns...

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Ah yes, feels like an old friend coming to visit.. for like 6 months. And he's bringing zombies. And that's okay. Bwaaaaains.

Hoodstock
Hoodstock

Already know how I'm spending next Tuesday!

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

This one's just looking too exceptional not to buy. Used, mind you. Feels wrong to buy an Activision game new at this point...

lantonis
lantonis

Hahahahaa double rainbow:P

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

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yearof3000
yearof3000

Cetanu07@ too cheap to bungle it

Cetanu07
Cetanu07

awesome they need to put the soundtrack in with the hardened and prestige edition

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

i loved WAW music in the richstag when you rise the sovit flag on the german parlement the last level of the game.

Rebornpheonix
Rebornpheonix

I liked the WaW zombie DLC music from their trailer/music video things, other than that nothing stands out too much.

pudgexd
pudgexd

I like symphonic metal , lets see how this "dark symphonic" goes with the missions.

Animatronic64
Animatronic64

All I remember from World at War was some terrible Metal music that did not fit in with the atmosphere of the game (and I love Metal).

Kid2812
Kid2812

Cool. sounds wicked :D

tehepicpwnzor
tehepicpwnzor

World at War had one good piece of music, and that was the Russian Campaign theme. Other than that, W@W's soundtrack wasn't that great. Modern Warfare 2's, on the other hand... that was pretty legit.

Dragonsingh3000
Dragonsingh3000

was hoping Hanz Zimmer would do the score to the game, oh well

X-7
X-7

Wow. The music won't be memorable then. WaW had some of the WORST game music. 8 bit Mario was better.

mihael88
mihael88

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