On this Very Special Edition of the Battle Bards, Lord of the Rings Online’s Bill Champagne sat down for an interview to talk about his tenure in this long-running MMORPG as its lead composer. From his surprising origin story to tales behind the scenes at Standing Stone Games to his favorite soundtracks, Bill gives the flip-side of MMO music production while still sharing the love that we all have for these scores!
Special note: Bill picked specific LOTRO tracks for us to feature on today’s show, which is a first for the program! Bill Champagne can be found on Twitter @BillChampMusic.
Battle Bards is a the world’s first, best, and only MMO music podcast. Biweekly episodes alternate between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, and Player.FM.
Episode 165 show notes
- “Where Dragons Dwell and Kingdoms Fell”
- “Life in Laketown”
- “Beyond All Darkness”
- “Valley Nourished by the Great River”
- “Dread and Drear”
- “Feast in the House of Grimbeorn”
- “Fury of the First Age”
- “She Who Walks in the Darkness”
- “The Remnants of Grárik”
- Outro (feat. “Lingering Shadow”)