Warner Bros Records is set to release the soundtrack to the epic drama, 300, on March 6, 2007 - three days before one of 2007's most anticipated films hits theaters.
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel and adapted for the big screen by director Zack Snyder, 300 tells the story of the Battle of Thermopylae, a fierce battle that took place in 480 BC. 300 Greeks led by King Leonidas (played by Gerard Butler) stood up to the overwhelmingly massive Persian Army. Rodrigo Santoro and Lena Headey also star in 300.
Writer/director Zack Snyder reunited with Tyler Bates for the 300 score. Snyder and Bates had previously worked together on Snyder's 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead, and Bates also served as composer on See No Evil, Slither, and The Devil's Rejects. Bates scored 300 at the Beatles' Abbey Road Studios with vocal work supplied by Azam Ali (The Nativity Story).
In a press release issued by Warner Bros Records, Bates said, "My intent was to stay true to the inspiration of the film and that of the Spartans' freedom and will. The greatest challenge was to bead a musical thread throughout the film's ever-changing landscape of visual art, while sustaining its epic and emotional qualities. I had to approach it in a style as inventive as the film itself."
Offering his opinion of Bates' score, Snyder was quoted as saying , "It moves the film into mythology, cauterizing the images as you view them, making them something they could never be alone."
300 fans will be pleased to know Warner Bros Records is not only releasing 25-track CD, but will also issue a special edition deluxe-version Digipak (includes a 16-page booklet and three two-sided trading cards).
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Source: Warner Bros Records