Music: Two Steps from Hell

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), Miracles (2014), and Classics: Vol 2 (2015) are (so far) their chiefly demonstration tracks, while their only two (once again so far) mainly-original public albums are Skyworld (2012) and Battlecry (2015). (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 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 can be found in their official YouTube channel.

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Alternative Title(s):

Two Steps From Hell