An orchestral group known for composing music ''specifically'' for movie trailers. Headed by Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix.

Although they began as solely catering to movie producers, starting in 2010 they began also releasing commercial albums, most of them compilations of earlier work but, as time progresses, with more and more original material thrown into the mix.

Excepting their first two forays in commercial music, ''Invincible'' (2010) and ''Archangel'' (2011), which are both solely compiled of tracks pulled from their already-produced demonstration albums, each album they release to the public is a mix of pre-existing (demonstration) work and brand-new, album-specific (studio) tracks. ''Halloween'' (2012), ''Classics: Volume One'' (2013), and ''Miracles'' (2014) are (so far) their chiefly demonstration tracks, while their only (once again so far) mainly-original public album is ''Skyworld'' (2012). (The only track pulled from a demonstration album is "Dark Ages", from ''Nemesis'' (2007).)

Both founders have also made solo projects, such as Bergersen's ''Illusions'' (2011) and the upcoming ''Sun'' (2014), and Phoenix's ''Speed of Sound'' (2013). Recent years have also seen collaborations with, or even full albums from, composers other than the founders, though all come under the TSFH label. ''Open Conspiracy'' (2014), composed with Hitesh Ceon and Nick Pittsinger, fall under the first category, while Alex Pfeffer's ''Solaris'' (2013) and Michał Cielecki's ''Orion'' (2013) are the second.

The music of the group as well as Bergersen's and Phoenix's solo pieces [[https://www.youtube.com/user/TwoStepsFromTheMusic can be found in their official YouTube channel]].


!This group provides examples of
* GenreBusting: The group's general process is to make Epic Music from the base elements of whatever genre (NewAge, Industrial, Electronic, Synth...Dubstep...) strikes their fancy. Typically each album centers around a specific type or set of sounds - and from those sounds, they eke as full a range of emotions as is humanly possible. Bergensen really takes the cake with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxThZpslbhE ''Into Darkness'']], which possesses that singular ''Classical Epic Trance Rock Opera'' vibe...within a single song.
* OminousLatinChanting. All. The. Time.
* OneWomanWail: Very fond of it, either in mournfulness as in "Mercy in Darkness" or elation as in "After the Fall". Expect it if Merethe Soltvedt provided the vocals.
* SadBattleMusic: A not-uncommon element in their epic/dramatic themed albums. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j95HZucSj3U Exodus]], for one. It's sorrowful yet intense. Then we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPe4G9BiIc4 Black Blade]], which practically oozes doomed-but-valiant.
* [[SuperGroup Super Duo:]] Inverted; Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix started the group together but since then both founders have also started to release successful music independently from one another.
* VillainSong: [[http://youtu.be/dxNwZ0_xvP8 He Who Brings The Night]] could count.
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: The entire ''Skyworld'' album gives off this vibe but the TitleTrack is probably the most [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq2ANOkfsIA prominent]]

!!Their music has been used in trailers for
* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve''
* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}''
* ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
* ''Literature/{{Inkheart}}''
* ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''
* ''Film/{{Spider-Man}} 3''
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (specifically "Freedom Fighters")
* ''The Literature/{{Twilight}} Saga''
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE''
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' Series 5, 6 and 7 %%As stated on the soundtrack album, DVD releases and BBC's iPlayer
* ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
* ''Wrestling/{{WWE}} Night of Champions 2010'' (the same song was later [[RecycledSoundtrack recycled]] as the theme song for [[BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]])
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ("Dark Harbor" in the "Iron Throne" trailer)
* ''{{Merlin}}'' trailer for The Sword in the Stone Part
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' ("Heart of Courage")
* ''Videogame/MassEffect3'' ("After the Fall" and "Black Blade" for the "Take Earth Back" trailer, "Tristan" for the Wii U trailer,"Strength of A Thousand Men" for the Omega DLC trailer, "Am I Not Human?" for the "Rebellion" DLC trailer, and, rather appropriately, "Protectors of the Earth" for the launch trailer)
* The 2012 version of ''AnnaKarenina'' ("Nero")
* The matches in [[EuropeanChampionship Euro 2012]] ("Heart of Courage")
* ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'' ("Heart of Courage," "Love & Loss" and "Archangel")
* ''Series/ThePacific'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqIcCkvEVlw DVD and Blu-ray trailer]] ("Heart of Courage")
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