Battle Bards Episode 221: LOTRO Before the Shadow


The power of the One Ring doesn’t just rule them all — it also brings Steff back from retirement! All three Battle Bards are here today to talk about Lord of the Rings Online’s enormous Before the Shadow soundtrack. From Hobbits to swans to everything in between, our radio dial is stuck on Middle-earth for now.

Battle Bards is 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 iTunesTuneInPocket CastsStitcher, and Player.FM.

Listen to Episode 221: LOTRO Before the Shadow (or download it) now:

Episode 221 show notes

  • Intro (feat. “The Silver Bastion,” “Valor of Yore,” and “Hidden Hearths”)
  • “Before the Shadow”
  • “Cranny and Nook”
  • “Mark of the White Hand”
  • “The Waiting Night”
  • “The Stoors Abode”
  • “The Shadow Rises”
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener Notes: Thuan, Zinn, and Katriana
  • Jukebox Picks: “Sunset Breakfast” from Tunic, “Lichdragon Fortissax” from Elden Ring, and “San Francisco Escape By Day” from Driver
  • Outro (feat. “A History Not Forgotten”)
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