Video game music peddler Sumthing Else has announced plans to release the soundtrack to THQ's Red Faction: Armageddon. The soundtrack was composed by Brian Reitzell, whose portfolio also includes film soundtracks for 30 Days of Night and Stranger Than Fiction. The soundtrack will be available via iTunes, Amazon MP3, retail and the Sumthing Digital website starting May 31. Amazon currently has the CD available for pre-order at just under $15.

Red Faction: Armageddon itself will hit shelves on June 7.
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SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Unique Album Experience Arranged by Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist and Music Producer Brian Reitzell

New York - May 10th, 2011 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc. proudly presents Red Faction®: Armageddon™ Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the highly anticipated sci-fi action video game developed by Volition Inc.®, an internal studio at THQ Inc. The soundtrack album was written, arranged and sequenced by composer and music producer Brian Reitzell as a truly immersive listening experience. Red Faction: Armageddon Original Soundtrack is scheduled for release on May 31st, 2011 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and for digital download at www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes® and other digital music sites.

Formerly a recording and touring musician for bands such as REDD KROSS and AIR, Brian Reitzell is also known for composing innovative, emotional film scores such as "30 Days of Night," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Friday Night Lights," and most recently "Red Riding Hood," as well as music supervision and scoring on several Sofia Coppola films including "Lost In Translation."

"Brian intended for this to be a 'record' in the truest sense - to be its own standalone experience start-to-finish," said Stephen Hodde, Lead Audio Designer, Red Faction: Armageddon. "He's spent a lot of time arranging these compositions so that the record presents the game's content, but also follows its own emotional arc."

In Red Faction: Armageddon, half a century after the Red Faction® resistance freed Mars, the red planet again becomes a battleground. Colonists struggle for survival in the underground mines after the surface is rendered uninhabitable. When Darius Mason, grandson of revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, unknowingly releases a long-dormant evil, Armageddon is unleashed on Mars. As settlements are torn asunder, only Darius and the Red Faction can save mankind. The battle will take them to the core of the storm-blasted planet through ice caves and lava flows until they are face to face against the unspeakable threat. Red Faction: Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new, groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity's last hope for survival.

Red Faction: Armageddon is set to explode onto the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on June 7 and will ship internationally on June 10.

For more information on Red Faction: Armageddon, please visit www.redfaction.com.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com and www.sumthingdigital.com.

About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, Red Faction, Red Faction: Armageddon, Volition, Inc. and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Since its creation in the late 1990's by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos, Epic, Gearbox, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and THQ. Their catalog of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Halo: Reach, Homefront, Alan Wake, Halo: Legends, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Too Human, Brothers In Arms, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Unreal Tournament III, Freedom Fighters and many others.
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