Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines score gets a remastered release

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As well as the Lacuna Coil and Ministry songs blasting out of clubs (and The Deb of Night's radio show), Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines had a memorable original score composed by Rik Schaffer, combining old world spookiness with Mission Impossible beats to hack to. And while you could always grab those mp3s from your Vampire/sound/music directory, now Schaffer's score is getting a proper release on vinyl, CD, and digital.

Schaffer has remastered all of the tracks for this edition, which Milan Records are releasing on October 25. The vinyl version looks especially slick, pressed on blood red vinyl marbled with a black smoke effect, inside a gatefold sleeve illustrated with a rundown cemetery (which presumably includes both a zombie-hunting caretaker and a secret door in the mausoleum leading to the Nosferatu Warrens). It also comes with a download card for the digital version and eight previously unheard tracks.

Schaffer has confirmed that he's returned to compose the score for Bloodlines 2 as well.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.