Metal Meets Orchestral in Online Vehicular Combat Game

Gamers who log on and play Gala-Net's free online game, Upshift Strike Racer, will drive to an original soundtrack that came from the creative minds of Hollywood film and TV composer Kevin Manthei (Xiaolin Shodown, Halloween H2O) and Anthrax lead guitarist Dan Spitz. When playing the vehicular combat game, which is currently playable in Beta form and goes live in August, gamers will hear seven original tracks that Manthei said "mix choral inspired orchestra with heavy metal guitar riffs to invoke a sense of adolescent frenzy."

Manthei and Spitz took some time to talk to GameDaily BIZ about their first collaboration and discuss how creating music for the burgeoning video game industry is something they'd like to do more of.

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