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Los Angeles, Calif. - November 6, 2013 - Critical Hit is pleased to announce the release of their second music video, featuring a stunning performance of music from the Call of Duty franchise. The video celebrates the recent release of Call of Duty: Ghosts as well as Critical Hit's debut album, Critical Hit: Volume One, which features this striking rendition of "Battle for New York" from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3  and is now available for purchase.  

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 "Battle for New York" by Critical Hit


Additionally, Critical Hit is looking forward to their inaugural performance at Blizzard Entertainment's BlizzCon 2013 event on November 9, 2013. Those in attendance, and any who purchase a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, will see Critical Hit take to the stage as a part of BlizzCon's sound panel and witness the excitement of their first live performance first-hand. 

Critical Hit, a new videogame music tribute band fronted by World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes and featuring renowned game and music industry talent, recently celebrated the release of their debut album, entitled Critical Hit: Volume One. The album features 12 electrifying arrangements of gaming's most memorable musical moments and brings together a diverse blend of rock and orchestral styles.  

In addition to Call of Duty, Critical Hit: Volume One features:

01. Tetris: "Main Theme"

02. Angry Birds: "Main Theme"

03. World of Warcraft: "Legends of Azeroth"

04. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: "Zelda's Lullaby"

05. Halo 2: "Main Theme"

06. Pokémon: "Main Theme"

07. Super Mario World: "Bowser's Castle"

08. Final Fantasy X: "To Zanarkand"

09. Kingdom Hearts: "Hikari"

10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: "Battle for New York"

11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: "Streets of Whiterun"

12. Metal Gear Solid 2: "Main Theme"  

For more previews of Critical Hit: Volume One,  upcoming tour dates, and the most up-to-date information on the band, visit their official website:  

Purchase Critical Hit: Volume One at the following online retailers:

Physical version ($14.99) on

Digital version ($9.99) on iTunes, Amazon, Loudr


Press can download the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 music video and additional assets here:


About Critical Hit


Critical Hit was founded in 2013 by videogame industry veterans Jason Hayes and Michael Gluck. Their passion for videogames, music composition, and live performance led to the formation of Critical Hit, a band featuring the best musicians in the industry. Their debut album,  Critical Hit: Volume One, is currently available for pre-order.

Learn more about Critical Hit on their official website: 

Follow Critical Hit: Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube


About Critical Hit's Founders


Jason Hayes is an award-winning composer and member of Blizzard Entertainment's development team, where he works on titles in the popular World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises. Jason has also contributed to the soundtracks of Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

While his stirring videogame scores have reached millions around the globe, his desire to get closer to game music fans led to the formation of Critical Hit, a band that performs engaging arrangements of gaming's greatest hits.

Follow Jason Hayes on Twitter: 

Michael Gluck performed videogame and anime music piano concerts under the stage name "Piano Squall" to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is the first independent musician to publish a videogame and anime piano solo album, entitled GAME. Michael's music has been featured on major entertainment websites and publications, including IGN, MTV, and Newtype Magazine.