Frank Klepacki, Legendary Composer of Command & Conquer, Joins Tempest Rising Soundtrack
Real-Time Strategy Revival: A Nod to Classic PC Games
In an exciting development for the gaming world, the highly anticipated old-school real-time strategy (RTS) game, Tempest Rising, is enlisting the talents of the renowned video game composer, Frank Klepacki. Klepacki, celebrated for his iconic work on the Command & Conquer series, some of the most beloved PC strategy games in gaming history, is known for his killer guitar riffs and masterful command of rhythm and bass. His tracks, such as “Hell March” and “Grinder,” have left an indelible mark on the history of video game music.
This revelation came as part of the Realms Deep 2023 preview event, hosted by the game’s publisher, 3D Realms. It was unveiled that Frank Klepacki would be contributing to the soundtrack of Tempest Rising, and in a featurette, he expressed his excitement, stating, “I’m very excited to be one of the composers working on Tempest Rising.” He also acknowledged the gaming community, recognizing their role in making this collaboration a reality. Klepacki’s involvement is a testament to the passion and nostalgia that the project has generated.