A game music orchestra from Finland, Game Music Collective, was hit by a zombie attack in their latest music video.
Game Music Collective, renowned for their great live concerts, has released a new music video. This time the theme is zombies and the theme music is from the hit game Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies. The brutal horror-themed music video is for adults only and definitely not for the faint of heart. At the end of the video, Lukas Stasevskij, the founder and cellist of the orchestra, ends his days in a rather unfortunate way.
“I have a somewhat Tarantino-like attitude towards violence. It can be used as an element in art, but I oppose violence in real life to the fullest,” comments Lukas Stasevskij, the founder and cellist of Game Music Collective. “We also want to be responsible and that’s why we’ve released two versions of the video – one for adults only and a censored one with less violence.”
Collective’s game-related music videos have more than two million views on YouTube. As their latest video project, Game Music Collective filmed footage for war game themed music videos at the Parola Armour Museum in cooperation with the Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces. Their newest music video is the second one in the series as the first was released last December.
Game Music Collective is an orchestra of 20 musicians, complemented by a choir and other guest stars as needed. Game Music Collective Band is a band consisting of seven members from the orchestra. Game Music Collective’s first concert at the Finlandia Hall in September 2017 featured a wide range of game music from a variety of game series conducted by conductor Eero Lehtimäki. Since then, the collective has done a variety of performances and other activities related to game music.
Game Music Collective is also an active influencer on YouTube and regularly releases new video content. The video of Halo’s main theme has already been watched over 1.1 million times.
Game Music Collective has also just completed the recording sessions for game music composed by Ilmari Hakkola for the computer game Iron Danger which is due to be released next week.
Game Music Collective received a significant grant of 200,000 Euros this week from the Alfred Kordelin Foundation. The foundation was established in 1918 for supporting the work done for Finnish culture. This is to strengthen and deepen cultural work internally, and also to represent Finnishness amongst other nations.