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New York (September 18, 2018) - Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, and Microsoft Studios, today announced the "State of Decay 2" Special Edition double-vinyl soundtrack is available to pre-order at Recently surpassing 3 million players, "State of Decay 2" is Undead Labs' sequel to the hit "State of Decay", which has sold more than 4.5 million copies worldwide. Featuring 29-tracks from the original game score composed and produced by BAFTA winner Jesper Kyd ("Assassin's Creed", "Borderlands", "Hitman"), the double-vinyl soundtrack is presented in a full-color gatefold with unique illustrations by Undead Labs. The album was personally compiled by Kyd and features 10 previously unreleased tracks.* Now available to pre-order, the "State of Decay 2" Special Edition Soundtrack will be released at retail and through Sumthing's new direct-to-consumer merchandise store on Black Friday, November 23. Download product images here.

Jesper Kyd's atmospheric guitar and analog synth score for "State of Decay 2" immerses players in a haunting landscape, replete with intense action cues but also moments of reflection and hope. "I wanted to bring out more of the human emotion in the situations you are playing through, and for the music to make the experience feel hopeful as you try to rebuild and expand your community," explains Kyd.

Describing his approach to the score's unique musical palette, Kyd added, "I recorded many instruments such as dobro guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitars, various live percussion, solo violin, solo cello. The live instruments are an important part of making the world of State of Decay breathe and come alive. The broken down post-apocalyptic world needs to be reinforced with the feel of rural Americana; we're in the American heartland and so the instrument palette was critical to accomplishing an authentic vibe."

Track Listing:

Disc 1 Side A:

1. State of Decay 2 Main Theme

2. Hot Summer Nights*

3. Into The Fire

4. Promised Lands

5. Disturbance at the Neighbors

6. Uncertain Neighbors*

7. Hope Runs Thin

Disc 1 Side B:

1. Starting Over*

2. Seek And Destroy*

3. New Opportunities*

4. Fields Of Red

5. Forgotten Yesterdays

6. Road Rage*

7. Memories*

Disc 2 Side A:

1. Hills Of My Hometown

2. Not Always Right

3. Time To Act

4. Homestead

5. Friendly Funeral

6. Sneaking For Survival*

7. Running From History

Disc 2 Side B:

1. The Hunt*

2. Unfriendly Neighbors*

3. Moving In*

4. Along The Perimeter

5. Zombie Brawl

6. What Might Have Been

7. Friendly Fire

8. Land of Plenty

*Previously unreleased.

"State of Decay 2" is the ultimate zombie survival game in an open world where you and up to three friends build a community of survivors. It's up to you to establish a base, develop your characters' abilities, and manage resources to survive as a group in a post-apocalyptic world where choices matter and every decision has lasting consequences. How Will You Survive?

"State of Decay 2" is available now on Xbox One and on Windows PC. For more information, visit the official website at

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit, like us at and follow us on YouTube and Twitter @SumthingDigital.

About Sumthing Else Music Works

Since its creation in the late 1990s by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crystal Dynamics, Crytek, Deep Silver, Double Fine, Eidos-Montreal, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Konami, Microsoft, Sega, Sony, Square-Enix and Ubisoft. Their catalog of titles includes the best-selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as many award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Warhammer: Vermintide, ARK: Survival Evolved, Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Eagle Flight, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Gears of War 4, Assassin's Creed series, WildStar, TRON RUN/r, Far Cry Primal, The Division, Grim Fandango, Broken Age, Bloodborne, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Fantasia: Music Evolved, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Infamous: Second Son, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Dead Rising 3, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Company of Heroes 2, Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Dragon's Dogma, Jet Set Radio, Journey, Borderlands 2, Darksiders II, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gears of War 3, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Alan Wake, Halo: Reach, Fable III, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Freedom Fighters and many others. Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.