Bruno Maia: Brazilian Folk Metal Icon Releases Soundtrack for Revolutionary MMORPG Game.
Transport yourself to a world of magic and adventure with the beautiful melodies and medieval moods of the official soundtrack of “Tales of Shadowland”, conceived by the brilliant and creative mind of Bruno Maia.
Known mainly for his work with Brazilian Folk Metal band Tuatha de Danann, founded in 1994, Bruno Maia embarked on a new project, which has everything to do with the Celtic and Medieval music, main inspirations of him.
The creative musician was invited by Uzmi Games to compose the score for a revolutionary project, the MMORPG “Tales of Shadowland”, probably the biggest and most ambitious of its kind developed in Brazil.
Composed of 8 songs, the soundtrack was recorded and produced by Bruno Maia, at Braia Studios in Varginha/MG. A multi-instrumentalist, Bruno played keyboards, guitar, viola, bouzouki, double bass, several flutes, banjo, bodhran in addition to singing.
The songs also featured guest appearances by Leandro Caçoilo (Viper, Caravellus) on “Dreyah’, Mannu Saggioro (Soulspell) on “Gohrar'” and “The Calm before the Battle”, and Julie Gonçalves on “The Calm before the Battle”.
In the songs, we hear diverse influences that permeate the musician’s career and fit perfectly into the concept of the game, ranging from Clannad, Steeleye Span and Planxty, through Jethro Tull, Blind Guardian and Blackmore’s Night to Wardruna, Faun and Omnia.
The track ‘Great Battles’ had lyrics written by one of the creators of the game, André Ferreira, in honor of one of his partners in the game who died a victim of COVID-19, a fact that ended up delaying the crowdfunding campaign and consequently the launch of the project. .
The soundtrack of “Tales of Shadowland” is available on the digital platforms, and It can be checked and purchased at Band Camp at this link: https://brunomaia.bandcamp.com/album/tales-of-the-shadowland-soundtrack
To listen on Spotify visit the following link: https://open.spotify.com/album/3YO56q2MA2TwyWdDKgzd9X?si=DWOUJ6uDRuOdih4iPw-BjA&utm_source=copy-link
The music contained in the soundtrack has everything to please fans of the musician and his main band, as well as supporters of the Celtic and medieval sounds of groups such as Blackmore’s Night and Blind Guardian.
This partnership between the musician and the game’s developers will certainly bring results for both in the future, as it will arouse the curiosity of admirers of Bruno’s work in the game, as well as MMORPG players will get to know the music of one of the main composers of Brazilian Metal/Folk Metal.
About the game, “Tales of Shadowland” is a Brazilian MMORPG developed by Uzmi Games, a studio founded by director André Ferreira and youtuber Douglas Mesquita. The acronym MMORPG stands for “Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game”. Promising to bring back the golden age of MMORPGs, the game is inspired by the classics of the genre, but with modern graphics, #ToSMMO is an open world medieval adventure. The release date has not yet been announced.