Monday, July 25, 2011

Two RaiderFest 2011 entries surface online is holding a competition for the best original compositions, renditions or remixes of the Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones themes.

Prominent Tomb Raider fan-tribute composer Marcus Trogen is amongst the panel of judges. If you though it couldn't get any more serious; there's either an "Art of Tomb Raider" hardback (valued at $175) or a 12" Indy Sideshow Collectibles Figurine for the 1st place winner to chew their fingernails over.

It is surprising then that as of yet, there are few entries to be found upon the vast internet. If you're still considering making a submission (the competition is open until August 22nd), here's a taste of what you are up against:

The first is a beautiful piano performance by Matt L. from YouTube, reiterating Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness's main theme by Peter Connelly in their own interpretation. This smooth concoction includes an interesting variant, filled with staccato and arpeggios.

The second is a more electronic piece; a witty remix of layered material from Tomb Raider: Legend & Underworld, composed by Troels Brun Folmann & Colin O'Malley. It finishes with Mike Peaslee's combat soundtrack from Lara's Shadow, intertwined with Nathan McCree's original Tomb Raider motif from 1996.

If you'd like to share your currently unpublicised RaiderFest entry with us online, feel free to drop us a comment below.


  1. Hi I'm the one who entered the Angel of Darkness theme. It's not my final draft. I have a better version to come, recorded in much better quality. Please, notify me next time you might use my video. I am completely fine with it being on here though. Thanks for featuring it!

  2. Thanks Matt!

    Profuse apologies for not previously requesting permission; while YouTube is a public service, we hadn't at the publication time of this article finalised protocol pertaining to this issue (as our website was in its early stages).

    Don't hesitate to update us with the final draft, and good luck at judging time!

  3. Thanks H4RR7H! Happy you got back to me. I'm really glad about how popular this has gotten, for me. It's view count has blown up since I first posted it, and I hope that my improved version sounds much better. Your entry is amazing, by the way.


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