Nick Phoenix

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Nick Phoenix
Born 1967
Origin England London, England
Genres Trailer music, Neo Orchestral
Occupation(s) Composer
Years active 1997 – present

Nick Phoenix is a London-born composer and a co-founder of the trailer music production company Two Steps from Hell. He has written music for a number of high profile trailers, with over 1000 noted scores and placements in total.[1]

Since 1997, he has been involved in composing film trailer music and producing virtual instrument libraries for East West Records.[1]

In 2006, he formed Two Steps from Hell with his business partner, Thomas Bergersen, and the two publicly released the album Invincible in 2010. Several additional commercial album releases have since followed, including Archangel and SkyWorld,[2] each of which has charted on the iTunes top 100 in the Soundtracks category.[3] Phoenix also performed in a 2013 live concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall alongside Bergersen, confirming at least one future concert planned for Europe.[4]

In 2013, he released a solo hybrid electronic/orchestral album titled Speed of Sound.[5]

His band, Crater Mountain, released its classic rock-genre debut album Hillbilly Starship in 2014,[6] with plans to begin live performances in the fall of that year.[7]

The 2014 release of his first published written work, "Colin Frake on Fire Mountain," was accompanied by a Two Steps From Hell soundtrack release featuring music composed by himself and Thomas Bergersen.[8] A similar arrangement is planned for the second book, which is currently being written.[9]

Discography[edit]

Two Steps from Hell[edit]

Demonstration albums[edit]

  • Volume One (2006) [First album, featuring various genres]
  • Shadows and Nightmares (2006) [Horror genre album]
  • Dynasty (2007) [Epic genre album]
  • All Drums Go to Hell (2007) [Heavily percussion-oriented album]
  • Nemesis (2007) [Epic genre album mostly composed by Thomas Bergersen]
  • Pathogen (2007) [Electro-metal album largely composed by Nick Phoenix]
  • Dreams & Imaginations (2008) [New Age album]
  • Legend (2008) [Epic genre album, with some tracks composed by Troels Folmann]
  • Ashes (2008) [Horror genre album]
  • The Devil Wears Nada (2009) [Mostly light and humorous album]
  • Power of Darkness (2010) [Epic genre album]
  • All Drones Go to Hell (2010)[10] [Also known as Mystical Beginnings;[11] New Age album]
  • Illumina (2010)[10] [New Age album]
  • Balls to the Wall (2011) [Percussion album, with some tracks composed by Alex Pfeffer]
  • Nero (2011) [Epic genre album, with some tracks composed by Alex Pfeffer]
  • Cyanide (2013) [Percussion and electro-metal album]
  • Crime Lab (2013) [Industrial electronica album][12]
  • Open Conspiracy (2014) [Epic Hybrid album also featuring Hitesh Ceon and Nick Pittsinger, as well as Thomas Bergersen][13]
  • Quarantine (2014) [Sci-fi Electronica album][14]

Public albums[edit]

  • Invincible (2010) [Compilation of some of the most popular Two Steps From Hell tracks]
  • Archangel (2011) [Compilation of more of the most popular Two Steps From Hell tracks]
  • Demon's Dance (2012) [Compilation of tracks previously unreleased to the public, available only on the Two Steps From Hell application for iOS and Android]
  • Halloween (2012)[15] [Compilation of well-known horror tracks from several demonstration albums, with several other-genre tracks as well]
  • SkyWorld (2012)[16] [First public album featuring almost entirely new music]
  • Classics Volume One (2013)[17] [Compilation of previously unreleased tracks. First public album available in lossless audio]
  • Speed of Sound (2013) [Hybrid sci-fi genre solo album][18][19]
  • Colin Frake on Fire Mountain (July 2014) [Soundtrack accompaniment for an original Nick Phoenix-penned e-book. Also features music composed by Thomas Bergersen][20]

Crater Mountain[edit]

  • Hillbilly Starship (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About". Two Steps from Hell. 
  2. ^ "Music". Two Steps from Hell. 
  3. ^ "Home". Two Steps from Hell. 
  4. ^ "Two Steps From Hell In Concert". Screen Watch. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Speed of Sound by Nick Phoenix". 
  6. ^ "Hillbilly Starship released". Nick Phoenix via Facebook. 
  7. ^ "Nick Phoenix comment on live gigs". Nick Phoenix via Facebook. 
  8. ^ "Colin Frake". Two Steps From Hell. 
  9. ^ "Colin Frake Book 2 comment". Two Steps from Hell via Facebook. 
  10. ^ a b "Two Steps From Hell – All Drones Go To Hell & Illumina". Trailer Music News. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "All Drones Go To Hell". Two Steps From Hell. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  12. ^ "Crime Lab on ExtremeMusic.com". Extreme Music. 
  13. ^ "Open Conspiracy on ExtremeMusic.com". Extreme Music. 
  14. ^ "Quarantine on ExtremeMusic.com". Extreme Music. 
  15. ^ "Halloween description". Two Steps From Hell. 
  16. ^ "Skyworld description". Two Steps From Hell. 
  17. ^ "Steven R. Gilmore's Facebook post". Steven R. Gilmore. 
  18. ^ "Music – Albums". Two Steps From Hell. 
  19. ^ "Speed of Sound on Amazon.com". Two Steps From Hell via Amazon.com. 
  20. ^ "Colin Frake". Two Steps From Hell.