There’s absolutely nothing like the sweeping vistas of an orchestral soundtrack to help you slip the surly bonds of earth and touch the face of Azeroth in all its epic glory. One of the composers behind World of Warcraft: Cataclysm’s in-game soundtrack, David Arkenstone, took time not only leading up to expansion’s launch but again after last night’s game launch concert in Fountain Valley, California, to chat exclusively with WoW Insider about painting a new sonic palette for Azeroth.
Arkenstone is one of a team of Cataclysm composers headed by Blizzard’s Audio Director Russell Brower that tackled a whopping eight hours of new music for the expansion — about the same amount of music as was added with Wrath of the Lich King expansion, bringing World of Warcraft’s musical tally to something like 36 hours of in-game music. “I think it’s exciting for a player to get all this new content at one time,” Arkenstone says enthusiastically. “When you have all this music spread out across the word, composers, meshing … It’s hours and hours of music.”
Cataclysm music- Mount Hyjal
Cataclysm music- Grimtotem
Cataclysm music- Nordrassil
Cataclysm music- Pirates’ Surrender