02 June 2017

Celebrate 10 Years of LOTRO With Commemorative Soundtrack from HUGEsound Records

Fans of The Lord of the Rings Online, rejoice! Now available as a digital download is "The Lord of the Rings Online – 10th Anniversary Commemorative Soundtrack", with composer Chance Thomas ("Riders of Rohan" and the upcoming Mordor expansion) at the helm.

The full double album can be purchased in its entirety for $14.99 from HUGEsound Records, or individual tracks can be purchased for $0.99. If you're a fan of The Lord of the Rings Online – or even just a fan of Tolkien-inspired music in general – you'll definitely want to add this album to your playlist!

Check out the interview with Chance below!

What's your favourite track from The Lord of the Rings Online? 
Let me know in the comments section below!

23 May 2017

Jonathan Burton "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Collectible Art Print

You may remember back in January I posted about a flash artwork sale over at Bottleneck Gallery (if not, check out Matt Ferguson's trilogy set here). (I absolutely love my set and promise to post images as soon as I can find a proper place to display all three prints!)

If you got your hands on that set, you know what an awesome deal it was; if you didn't, here's your chance to grab another unique piece of artwork inspired by The Lord of the Rings.

This officially licensed "Fellowship of the Ring" screen print by Jonathan Burton is one of 200 and features Isildur taking up his father Elendil's broken sword and facing off against Sauron during the War of the Last Alliance.

Grab yours now over at BottleneckGallery.com before they're gone!

19 May 2017

Middle-earth: From Script to Screen

Available now for pre-order is Weta's biggest volume of behind-the-scenes insight into two of the most popular film trilogies of all time. Middle-earth: From Script to Screen will be available in October 2017.

They said it couldn’t be done, but in an effort spanning a decade and undertaken in a distant corner of the world, a team of artists and creative visionaries laboured to bring the unfilmable to the silver screen. Under the direction of Sir Peter Jackson, their extraordinary efforts to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit generated almost 24 hours of cinematic wonder, and transported audiences to a world of astonishing beauty and power.

Richly illustrated with thousands of film frames, concept art and behind-the-scenes imagery, many previously unseen, Middle-earth: From Script to Screen follows in the footsteps of the Fellowship of the Ring and the Company of Thorin Oakenshield, visiting the realms and landscapes of Middle-earth and uncovering their secrets. Accompanying this stunning gallery, cast and crew reflect upon their experiences, share brand-new stories and insights into how the wildernesses and soundstages of New Zealand were transformed into a magical world of hobbits, Dwarves and Elves, resulting in one of the most spectacular achievements in cinematic history.

With foreword by Sir Peter Jackson and additional writing by KM Rice; illustrated with final film imagery, behind-the-scenes pictures and conceptual artwork, including places not seen in the final films, this monumental compilation offers unique and far-reaching insights into the creation of the world we know and love as Middle-earth.

For a limited time...
Order your copy from our website and receive an incredible set of prop replica set dressing pieces, created by 3Foot7 calligrapher and graphic artist Daniel Reeve for The Hobbit. These beautiful signs were created for the film for display on a Hobbiton noticeboard in the films; all seven replicas are printed double-sided on high-quality 160gsm woodfree paper, and presented to you in a unique envelope.

Visit Weta Workshop's website to pre-order your copy today!

01 March 2017

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Officially Announced

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is officially getting a sequel! Warner Bros. officially announced the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War yesterday following a retailer leak.

As with Shadow of Mordor, Middle-earth: Shadow of War will focus on an original storyline set in Middle-earth, following the ranger Talion as he attempts to thwart Sauron and defend Middle-earth – this time with the help of a new ring of power. (Personally, I'm a bit skeptical of this bit, as it sounds to me like bad fanfiction; but Shadow of Mordor was loads of fun, so I'm reserving judgment until I've actually played.)

Shadow of War is slated for a North American release on 22 August (25th for Europe) and will be available on PS4, Xbox One, Steam, and Windows 10. The first official gameplay trailer will be released on the 8th of March; for now, you can watch the official trailer:


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