LOTRO confirms Chance Thomas’ return to score Mordor, says it will be his ‘darkest’ work yet

It was perhaps the worst-kept secret for Lord of the Rings Online’s upcoming Mordor expansion, but now it’s officially confirmed: Composer Chance Thomas is returning to score the MMO.

Saying that “it was a long time coming,” the announcement marks a reunion between Thomas and LOTRO after many years apart. Thomas was one of the key composers who wrote music for the base game and its expansions up through Riders of Rohan, but he’s been absent from the project since 2012. In the livestream, Thomas said that the lawyers had to wrangle things out to make a way for his return.

The composer said that the Mordor expansion will be a “different feel” than what he’s done for the game in the past — and will be quite dark, indeed. He’s currently reading through the design document and looking at various pieces of Middle-earth art to help inspire his composition. Thomas has just now started writing the score but said that there will be live orchestral recording of at least some of it.

Thomas and Standing Stone teased a second special announcement that will come next week. You can watch the full interview after the break!

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Melissa McDonald

Hoping for some macabre, gloomy cello passages. Remember the music in the original Resident Evil? Was perfect for exploring an old creaky mansion full of scary things.

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Michael18

Didn’t they say the other announcement will be made tomorrow?

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Tobasco da Gama

Hell, yes! It’s the most significant occasion in the whole history of the game universe, and it deserves to an appropriately epic soundtrack to go with it.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

:)

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Targeter

Well done.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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