AEW has issued the following:
AEW Announces Upcoming “AEW Symphony: Series II” Release
— Classic crossover EP featuring unique interpretations of iconic AEW entrance themes, directed and arranged by AEW in-house producer Mikey Rukus —
November 22, 2022 – After making waves on numerous Billboard and iTunes charts with the release of AEW Symphony: Series I over the summer, AEW Music announced today that the follow-up EP, AEW Symphony: Series IIwill be released on all major streaming platforms on Thursday, December 1.
Created by AEW in-house producer Mikey Rukus, this unique series takes the iconic entrance music of AEW wrestlers to the next level by using classical, orchestral and symphonic elements to give fans a whole new listening experience. The first episode featured interpretations of the entrance music for Bryan Danielson, Kenny Omega, Ricky Starks, and the opening of AEW: Dynamite.
The initial release made waves outside of the AEW fandom, charting at #1 on iTunes’ Electronic Charts in the US, Canada and Kazakhstan, as well as #12 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Charts. Rukus, who is responsible for creating AEW talent’s entrance music and projects such as We Are One: A Celebration of Excellence and 8 bit mayhemco-produced the project with famed wrestling music composer Dale Oliver and his son Zane.
“My goal since day one with AEW Music has been to create an audio library that enhances our characters and storylines both on and off television. The AEW Symphony Series is a way to take our fans and listeners on a journey that goes beyond the 60 seconds each week that focuses on the music for those characters,” Rukus said. “It’s like playing a video game and completing side quests that pull you into the bigger picture, while at the same time creating a deeper connection to the main story and the people of interest. Our first episode was a huge success and we want that take it even further with Series II.”
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Series II features four new songs that reimagine some of the most popular AEW themes to date, including:
• Adam Cole’s All about Tha Booma cinematic, hybrid sci-fi presentation of Billboard Rock’s No. 5 chart.
• A prehistoric adventurean intense action-adventure story about the collaboration, dangerous moments and the breakup of Jurassic Express.
• Jade Cargills A storm is comingan epic rendition of the AEW TBS Champion’s entrance theme performed by Zane and Dale Oliver.
• Wake up with your minda terrifying yet inspiring combination of every version of the Dark Order’s themes, from the original to Anna Jay’s version, as well as a tribute to Brodie Lee, complete with accompaniment by Cantata Academy Chorale from Detroit, MI.
A pre-save/order link for AEW Symphony: Series II coming soon – follow @AEWMusic for more details. Fans can listen to Series I, as well as entrance music for their favorite AEW talent, on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and Bandcamp.
Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan in 2019, AEW offers an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent injecting new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry. “AEW: Dynamite” airs every Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on TBS and draws the youngest wrestling audience on television. The combative show “AEW: Rampage” airs every Friday from 10pm to 11pm ET on TNT. AEW’s multi-platform content also includes ‘AEW Dark’ and ‘AEW Dark: Elevation’, two weekly professional wrestling YouTube series, ‘Being the Elite’, a weekly behind-the-scenes YouTube series, and ‘AEW Unrestricted’, a weekly podcast series. For more information, visit Twitter.com/AEW; Instagram.com/AEW; YouTube.com/AEW; Facebook.com/AEW