March 29th, 2011
4:28 PM CST -
Next week Tuesday the first new Mortal Kombat music soundtrack in over 10 years, Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired By The Warriors, will be released. If you are on the fence, you can now actually preview the entire soundtrack on Amazon.com. Those looking to pre-order can order the physical CD on Amazon for $13.32 or the Amazon MP3 Album for $9.49.

To celebrate this we are going to have a small contest. We have over 10 Mortal Kombat Music Promo Cards from the Mortal Kombat Truck Tour. Each card has a code for three free songs from the upcoming soundtrack.

You can see some of the cards below:


To enter the contest, simply leave a comment on this story by 12 Noon Central Time on April 1st, 2011 telling us your favorite song from the album.

The randomly selected winners will have the unique code and song download instructions sent to them via Private Message. Please do not enter if you got the free songs already from the Truck Tour, this contest is intended for those no lucky enough to make the Truck Tour themselves. Only one entry will be counted per person.

Here is the full details on the album from the press release:


MORTAL KOMBAT: SONGS INSPIRED BY THE WARRIORS
TURNS THE VOLUME UP ON APRIL 5

Soundtrack Executive Produced by JFK of MSTRKRFT/Death From Above 1979

Burbank, CA (March 24, 2011) - WaterTower Music and Teenage Riot Records have unveiled the details of the album Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors. This collection of electronic music inspired by the upcoming Mortal Kombat game is being executive produced by JFK (of the DJ/ production duo MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979) and is set for release April 5th.

JFK has assembled a spectacular group of DJs and producers to continue the tradition of weaving electronic music into the Mortal Kombat aesthetic. He enthusiastically describes the project, saying "It's always exciting to have the opportunity to write music for something outside of the traditional means, especially when it is for a project like Mortal Kombat that has had such pop cultural significance for so long. It’s a great step forward for the ways that video games can interact with music across unique genres and mediums."

That same excitement has been echoed by the artists who are contributing to the project. "I've been a Mortal Kombat fan since Mortal Kombat 2 came out on Sega Genesis. This was completely a passion project for me, and I'm so honored to be a part of the Mortal Kombat legacy!" declares glitch-step wunderkind Skrillex, who contributes “Reptile’s Theme” to the project.

Celebrated producer Harvard Bass, who recorded “Helado (Sub-Zero’s Theme)” for the collection, adds emphatically "When I found out I was going to work on music for Mortal Kombat, I almost lost it. I've been a huge fan of the game and it was a privilege to be a part of video game history." And DJ and producer Congorock says “Mortal Kombat has shocked me since the first time I played it…for the album I went for something more atmospheric and less clubby, but still it feels like a dream coming true.”

MORTAL KOMBAT: SONGS INSPIRED BY THE WARRIORS TRACK LISTING:

1. Deathstalker (Scorpion's Theme) - JFK of MSTRKRFT
2. Mileena's Theme - Tokimonsta
3. Helado (Sub-Zero's Theme) - Harvard Bass
4. Liu Kang's Theme - Congorock
5. Goro's Theme - Bird Peterson
6. Reptile's Theme - Skrillex
7. Raiden's Theme - 9th Wonder
8. Johnny Cage's Theme - LA Riots
9. Baraka's Theme - Run DMT
10. Kung Lao's Theme - Felix Cartal
11. Kano's Theme - Them Jeans
12. Shao Kahn's Theme - Sound Of Stereo


Thanks to forum member fraysol for the press release and pebkac for a bunch of the codes we're giving away.

Update 4/1/2011: The contest is now closed, and winners are being contacted now. We posted up the results of the favorite song poll in the the contest comments.

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



March 29th, 2011 4:48 PM CST - Muazzam
I really liked it! There were some good songs, but my Favorite from the CD has to Barakas
March 29th, 2011 4:50 PM CST - Lunchbox
What little bits we've heard of Reptile's theme is awesome. I think I'll have to pick that.
March 29th, 2011 4:51 PM CST - Commander
Pat, Will the MP3's be available on iTunes, on April 5th, as well??? I just got a $40 gift card for iTunes, and I'd like to put it to good use. EDIT: Thanks for the info Pat. OT: My favorite has to still be Mileena's Theme by Tokimonsta. I've been hooked ever since I saw her Vignette. "Let's dance."
March 29th, 2011 4:54 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : Araknyd03
Pat, Will the MP3's be available on iTunes, on April 5th, as well??? I just got a $40 gift card for iTunes, and I'd like to put it to good use.
Yes it will be on iTunes as well. Now don't forget to edit your post to put your favorite song for the sampler contest.
March 29th, 2011 4:55 PM CST - Tim Static
Exclude me from the contest but the Skrillex Reptile isnt just the best track on here, its the best track ive heard all year long, period. That track is HOT.
March 29th, 2011 4:59 PM CST - MKForever14
Reptile's Theme is my Favorite.
March 29th, 2011 5:01 PM CST - DarkShadowx66
I agree with Tim Static, Skrillex's Reptile Theme is not only the best track on the album, its one of the best tracks ive ever heard anywhere. ever. O_O (but DONT exclude me from the contest haha)
March 29th, 2011 5:02 PM CST - mkfreddddi
I love reptiles most. I still haven't heard shao kahns but I hope its awesome too
March 29th, 2011 5:04 PM CST - Tim Static
Goro's is good too. Johnny Cage and Mileena are nice too.
March 29th, 2011 5:06 PM CST - GhostK
For me It's a cross between baraka's and reptiles, baraka's is high on atmosphere and is my favourite dubstep song ever, but it does tend to repeat a little to much, Reptiles on the other hand is more of a straight music track and bashes out one hell of a beat. However, my favourite has to be reptiles theme, it's just so damn good! the beat is intense and mixes up throughout the song, skrillex really made something that really does fit the character of reptile but also manages to churn out a great club track in the process, Unlike baraka's which is more for atmosphere and dubstep fans, reptiles can be enjoyed by anyone who likes a good tune. *goes to listen to reptiles theme once again* so damn awesome!
March 29th, 2011 5:10 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Here's what the cards look like. I'm adding it to the story now.
March 29th, 2011 5:11 PM CST - Eks
Holy ass. Kano's is absolutely horrible. Sounds like a remixed Village People song. I shan't participate in the contest simply because I'm not really feeling any of those songs. Someone else will enjoy it more than I.
March 29th, 2011 5:12 PM CST - DarkShadowx66
wow ok, just listened to Baraka's Theme, now I see why everyone is so torn between Reptile's track and Baraka's track, the whole album is sick, but Reptile's track and Baraka's track are both very fitting to the characters personality O_O the whole album is pretty incredible... haha but I stick with my first choice, Reptile's track is my fav. ^_^
March 29th, 2011 5:14 PM CST - Alisa
Reptile's, hands down. I've never had a piece of music make me dance like that!
March 29th, 2011 5:16 PM CST - flake01
great cd i like skrillex's reptile theme and smoke mk9 costume ueeEE
March 29th, 2011 5:17 PM CST - Khanada
I'll have to go with 3. Helado (Sub-Zero's Theme) - Harvard Bass as my favorite, I feel like it really captures Sub-Zero's essence - mystical and powerful, you can *hear* the chill in the notes. Reptile's Theme by Skrillex is a very close 2nd though, it has a different feel than the rest of the album and Skrillex is just, let's face it, awesome :D
March 29th, 2011 5:30 PM CST - Killer Ryno
Definitely either Reptile or Mileena, Reptiles because its made by Skrillex, FREAKING SKRILLEX!!!! If Skrillex made it, its automatically eldergod-like :P As for Mileena, it just suits her so well cause it has this smooth, relaxing, seductive feeling, but at the same time feels dark, and evil; just compliments her so well!
March 29th, 2011 5:31 PM CST - liukang234
A few people are saying that they like Baraka's theme. I think it's only ok, IMO. Reptile or Liu Kang's is my fav. But since Kang's whole one has already been listened to, I'm saying Reptile's is my fav so far. EDIT: I tried doing the worm to Reptile's theme. I may have given myself a concussion Also, Kahn's theme is a pretty good one 2.
March 29th, 2011 5:36 PM CST - Reptilian Assassin
There are a bunch of great tracks on this album! I love Reptile's, Mileena's, Liu Kang's and Goro's, but my favorite has to be Mileena's Theme.
March 29th, 2011 5:38 PM CST - ZoopSoul
Like Reptile's theme, personally. Reminds me of the Bill O'Reilly "%$#@ It, We'll Do It Live" techno song.
March 29th, 2011 5:47 PM CST - FATA666
Well besides Reptile always being my favorite character even through his de-evolution and loss of most of his good moves, I'm glad to see he'll be back in fighting form and that his theme song is definitely the best among the new tracks.
March 29th, 2011 5:49 PM CST - XanXic
I gotta say I love reptiles. It doesn't seem to fit reptile all that much but it's a good song.
March 29th, 2011 5:56 PM CST - chood1994
It's a tough choice, I like all of them... but to pick a favorite I would say Helado (Sub-Zero's Theme)
March 29th, 2011 6:00 PM CST - PrinceScorpion
Mileena's Theme I love techno It fits her perfectly as well, loved her Vignette with the track on it and Scoprion's track would be a close 2nd.
March 29th, 2011 6:05 PM CST - fraysol
The tracks I like are mileena,liu kang's and reptiles theme all three are catchy and makes me look forward to the cd and game even more.
March 29th, 2011 6:11 PM CST - Draxxon
I'm still a big fab of Mileena's Theme by Tokimonsta!!
March 29th, 2011 6:20 PM CST - Taj Gill
The whole album is great, I am definitely gonna buy the hard copy . As for the best songs, I will show my top 3: 1. Reptile's Theme (No question about this) 2. Liu Kang's Theme 3. Kung Lao's Theme Hopefully I win!!! Good Luck to everyone else!
March 29th, 2011 6:45 PM CST - Trash-MKX
fav - Goro's Theme - Bird Peterson
March 29th, 2011 6:49 PM CST - pwnurmom1217
helado hahaha im new
March 29th, 2011 6:57 PM CST - Ermac2011
I like the mileena one..made here bio video so intense..
March 29th, 2011 7:06 PM CST - Jade
I haven't heard the themes yet so I went to youtube and....is this the Raiden theme from the soundtrack? (I know it has some other artist listed or whatever....)
....because, if it is, WOW, I just dumped my pants at the awesomeness. This would be my pick. If it isn't the one on the soundtrack, does anyone know where I can listen to it without having to DL it? I tried to youtube 9th Wonder and nothing came up. Still, the song I posted is SICK, regardless. EDIT: Nevermind, just heard the real one on Amazon, still gets my vote! I do, however, think the version I found is way better.
March 29th, 2011 7:07 PM CST - Chris Salazar
My favorite song is the Reptile one. it rocks!
March 29th, 2011 7:14 PM CST - Gamer_of_the_Year
9TH WONDER!!!!! Meanwhile, REPTILE'S THEME IS THE MOST BADASS PIECE OF MUSIC I'VE HEARD FOR A CHARACTER IN LOOOOOONG TIME! Shout out to Skrillex!
March 29th, 2011 7:36 PM CST - PaperW8
Reptile's theme......Need i say more?
March 29th, 2011 7:42 PM CST - EzeeMacker
Hands down Baraka's, it was like an orgasm in my ear...
March 29th, 2011 7:44 PM CST - gunnergod13
i really liked reptiles theme i want that one
March 29th, 2011 7:57 PM CST - VictorMefer
This album has got some pretty good songs (Mileena, Liu Kang, Baraka, Reptile, Kano), and also some bad ones, unfortunately (mainly Sub-Zero and Kung Lao). My favorite is Reptile's theme, hands down. I had never heard of Skrillex before, but I'm certainly gonna search stuff about them after listening to this song. I's got an awesome beat, so sick, so fast, makes me wanna dance (which I actually did).
March 29th, 2011 8:17 PM CST - Marvelnerd
God i freaking love reptiles theme, thank god for the tv spot
March 29th, 2011 8:27 PM CST - Camilo Montoya
Reptile's Theme!
March 29th, 2011 8:30 PM CST - Outlander
Reptile's theme is definitely my favorite, with Baraka's coming in at a near second.
March 29th, 2011 8:35 PM CST - MAPS
My favorites are out of Reptile's, Mileena's, Liu Kang's and Raiden's.
March 29th, 2011 8:49 PM CST - Eng_86
After hearing every single track. My favourite has to be Reptile's theme because the artist has a history of great songs.
March 29th, 2011 9:08 PM CST - AlistairWonderland
I have a couple that I find really good...but my favorite has to be Reptile's Theme! Thanks for the contest and good luck all
March 29th, 2011 9:17 PM CST - The_Cold_Kombatant
It was definitely Mileenas at first but Reptiles is equally amazing. If I HAD to choose one over the other I'd go with Reptiles.
March 29th, 2011 9:19 PM CST - Lenin Ceballos
The theme i like the most is Liu Kang's theme by Congorock, it sound kinda heroic, but also neurotic, like Liu Kang is about to get tired of being the good guy and begin killing people left and right, but without the excuse of being a zombie like in MKD.
March 29th, 2011 9:34 PM CST - sistaofpeace1
I'm gonna have to say Mileena's theme. Can't stop listening to it!
March 29th, 2011 11:08 PM CST - Goddess
ok....i for one hate that they are leaving kitana out, where is her theme?? NRS is doing a terrible job showing off their only princess. now i know why kitana says "YOU WILL LEARN RESPECT" because NRS doesnt have any 4 my kitana :'( anyhoo, definitley mileena's theme
March 29th, 2011 11:27 PM CST - NothingRhymesWithCircus
I think it's safe to say that I think Reptile's theme by Skrillex blows the others out of the water. Mileena's is a close second.
March 29th, 2011 11:37 PM CST - Mike Riazy
Johnny Cage's just gets me pumped for some Mortal Kombat. Very 90's dance music/ modernized, I love it.
March 30th, 2011 12:20 AM CST - Draxxon
Mileena's Theme is my favorite!
March 30th, 2011 12:46 AM CST - Malo
Baraka, Mileena, and Reptiles theme are pretty good.
March 30th, 2011 1:07 AM CST - Jason Shearer
Mileena's theme.
March 30th, 2011 2:21 AM CST - MajorWeirdo
Soundwise I like Reptile's theme because it's so freaky. Title wise I would have to pick Sub-Zero's theme; Helado (ice cream in spanish) which is really well-found. :D
March 30th, 2011 2:28 AM CST - Debilitation
Reptile's Theme by Skrillex is pretty sick, defiantly my favourite. I remember watching the TV Spot trailer for the MK9 video, it had this song in it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK0823HP7oo Pretty sick video, gets me going every time I watch it.
March 30th, 2011 5:55 AM CST - WFMMK
I like Reptile the most.
March 30th, 2011 5:59 AM CST - 3nany
Although Retpile's Theme is sick, i'm still liking Mileena's more cuz it's just soooo heavy and gives u this UUUMMPH , you know ^^
March 30th, 2011 6:11 AM CST - nemesiswontdie
Mileena's theme is awesome, its a good jam but Reptiles theme so far by what I've heard of it is awesome. Theres so much going on in it that it seems like it'd take multiple listens to actually hear all of the sounds throughout the song.
March 30th, 2011 6:17 AM CST - Dirge Inferno
Not a big Johnny Cage fan, but his theme was my favorite.
March 30th, 2011 6:31 AM CST - Cinos
Baraka's Theme is good! Also Reptile's is crazy!
March 30th, 2011 6:38 AM CST - Robality
Oh man... I like Milennas, Lius, & Reptiles. Is say... Reptile for the win. ...Yeah, Reptiles theme is my favorite. Im lookin forward to hearing Shao Kahns also.
March 30th, 2011 9:41 AM CST - mrodz
Reptile's Theme - Skriyou have to like this song, no way you can not like it
March 30th, 2011 9:53 AM CST - BarakaOwnz
My favorites are Mileena's and Johnny Cage's and both are also the only ones that fit the characters.
March 30th, 2011 10:01 AM CST - leatherface76
I have heard "Deathstalker (Scorpion's Theme) - JFK of MSTRKRFT" and it's awesome. I can't wait for the CD.
March 30th, 2011 11:16 AM CST - uWillNeverWin
Mileena's Theme is by far the best in my opinion. Here's to free MK stuff! Thanks TRMK!
March 30th, 2011 2:21 PM CST - capcomdave
I've only heard the three released, and out of them, Liu Kang's theme is my favorite.
March 30th, 2011 3:14 PM CST - Madafaca
I'll go with Johnny Cage's theme from LA Riots! Wish I could hear a bit more from Mileena's, Liu Kang's & Shao Kahn!
March 30th, 2011 3:16 PM CST - Vigilante_FireDragon
My favorite theme songs out of the one I heard are Scorpion, Mileena, Liu Kang and Reptile, because the song fits them perfectly while you can kick ass at the same time. Plus, people can relate and fit in their shoes with their own struggles as well. The other song I least like is Sub-Zero. The theme doesn't fit him at all.
March 30th, 2011 3:33 PM CST - kergon
Deathstalker sounds best to me, from what I hear on the Amazon samples.
March 30th, 2011 5:35 PM CST - XtremeAce0
i really like reptile's theme. it has a nice dance feel to it. I think sub zero's theme would be pretty good too but you can't hear enough of it on the sample to make a judgment. Ace
March 30th, 2011 5:38 PM CST - Armon24
My favorite track or theme from the Album has to be Reptile's. It was so good it was used in the Mortal Kombat promo tv trailer. I like it's vibe and it actually fits him.
March 30th, 2011 7:10 PM CST - noob+saibot=<3
Baraka..even know i never won anything in my life xD
March 30th, 2011 7:34 PM CST - Eclipso
I like Mileena's the best so far, listen to it at work a few times a day.
March 30th, 2011 8:32 PM CST - William Johnson
I'm definitely digging Kung Lao's theme. Felix Cartal has always been a favorite of mine
March 30th, 2011 11:38 PM CST - Teizen
Mileena's Theme for sure
March 31st, 2011 12:49 AM CST - shutdown
pretty awesome tracks.
March 31st, 2011 3:17 AM CST - Slayer_22
Liu's theme is one of my favorites.
March 31st, 2011 4:03 AM CST - Greg Butcher
Mileena's Theme cause shes my favorite character
March 31st, 2011 9:44 AM CST - 3rMac Caged
I got a 3way tie, between Reptile, Liu Kang's and Mileena. For Honorable Mention I'd say Goro, Scorpion, and Johnny Cage. I'm sure the whole Album is gonna be a big hit, however, I will say the two tracks i find that need some work are Kano's and MOST DEFINATELY Sub-Zero's but as I said, the whole Album is gonna be bad ass
March 31st, 2011 9:45 AM CST - 3rMac Caged
It has nothing to do with it, but how do you have a Reptile Yu-Gi-Oh! Card, with Sub Zero in the picture :P *Double Post* Idk how to delete it, im new to the forum game
March 31st, 2011 9:47 AM CST - 3rMac Caged
Originally Posted by : Teizen
Mileena's Theme for sure
It has nothing to do with it, but how do you have a Reptile Yu-Gi-Oh! Card, with Sub Zero in the picture :P
March 31st, 2011 10:32 AM CST - GlaciusTS
Definitely has to be Reptiles theme. That theme is amazing!
March 31st, 2011 11:16 AM CST - Steveg
I'd Say my Personal Favorite is: Reptiles, It's just very upbeat and I'm big into the Dub that's thrown into it, and I like the old school voices that are laid into the track, can't wait to hear the whole thing. But in a close second is Kano's: It's a little optimistic for someone so bad but it's got a great little beat to it.
March 31st, 2011 11:57 AM CST - (M)ark (K)antor
Some amazing themes there but I've got to go with Reptile first and Baraka second
March 31st, 2011 12:45 PM CST - xrodney
Hi Patrick, you know what a big collector I am and i would really like to add this to my kollection, and being from <alta, it makes it difficult for me to get these king of things. Thankyou and hope I get one!! FATALITY
March 31st, 2011 3:31 PM CST - Blackcyborg
My favorite song from the few I have heard, definitely has to be Mileena's. Liu Kang's is decent too. Didn't really care much for Kung Lao's or Sub-Zero's. Baraka's and Reptile's are ok. Those are all I have heard.
March 31st, 2011 4:47 PM CST - PrinceScorpion
The whole soundtrack sounds like a rave. All up in the club getting freaky. Grinding up on someone then Shang Tsung pops up out of nowhere like "Let Mortal Kombat begin! Fight!" Next thing you know there is a fist flying at you, Liu is bicycle kicking Jax across the room. Cyrax is with his glow sticks like "Ah yeah this my jam." Mileena is like "Nom nom nom." Scorpion is looking at Sub-Zero; Sub is like "I'll kill you for killing my brother!" Toasty's like "How many ******* brothers do you have?! Nevertheless I love it!
March 31st, 2011 10:23 PM CST - Liu Kang93
Im really liking Reptiles theme so I might just go with that one
April 1st, 2011 3:57 AM CST - dre711
I've got my 3 tracks picked out, so hook me up guys!
April 1st, 2011 3:03 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Contest is now over, and winners are now being contacted. Here are the results of the contest poll in order of votes. Some people named more than one track, so those people got a vote for each song. 6. Reptile's Theme - Skrillex 40 Votes 2. Mileena's Theme - Tokimonsta 19 Votes 9. Baraka's Theme - Run DMT 6 Votes 4. Liu Kang's Theme - Congorock 5 Votes 8. Johnny Cage's Theme - LA Riots 4 Votes 1. Deathstalker (Scorpion's Theme) - JFK of MSTRKRFT 3 Votes 3. Helado (Sub-Zero's Theme) - Harvard Bass 3 Votes 5. Goro's Theme - Bird Peterson 1 Vote 7. Raiden's Theme - 9th Wonder 1 Vote 10. Kung Lao's Theme - Felix Cartal 1 Vote 11. Kano's Theme - Them Jeans 0 Vote 12. Shao Kahn's Theme - Sound Of Stereo 0 Vote
April 1st, 2011 3:20 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Also here is the list of winners, winners should have a PM from me with their code to download the three songs for free. #1 - Armon24 #2 - EzeeMacker #3 - mrodz #4 - Chris Salazar #5 - shutdown #6 - Teizen #7 - (M)ark (K)antor #8 - PrinceScorpion #9 - Lenin Ceballos #10 - pwnurmom1217 #11 - Draxxon #12 - Slayer_22 #13 - 3nany
April 1st, 2011 3:42 PM CST - Blackcyborg
Congrats to all the winners, enjoy the music guys!
April 1st, 2011 3:49 PM CST - AlistairWonderland
congrats to everyone
April 1st, 2011 4:13 PM CST - Commander
Congrats to the winners, and thank you Pat, for giving us another chance to win some kool MK stuff.
April 1st, 2011 4:24 PM CST - 3nany
:3 Thhaaaaaaaannnkkkk yoooooouuuu ^^
April 1st, 2011 8:06 PM CST - PrinceScorpion
Whoa! I never usually win anything haha guess it's my lucky day, thanks Pat!
April 2nd, 2011 8:39 AM CST - TheNeutralGamer555
Congrats for you people
April 2nd, 2011 10:14 AM CST - 3rMac Caged
Originally Posted by : PrinceScorpion
The whole soundtrack sounds like a rave. All up in the club getting freaky. Grinding up on someone then Shang Tsung pops up out of nowhere like "Let Mortal Kombat begin! Fight!" Next thing you know there is a fist flying at you, Liu is bicycle kicking Jax across the room. Cyrax is with his glow sticks like "Ah yeah this my jam." Mileena is like "Nom nom nom." Scorpion is looking at Sub-Zero; Sub is like "I'll kill you for killing my brother!" Toasty's like "How many ******* brothers do you have?! Nevertheless I love it!
I can see it now, Shao Khan is the Dj, and Sektor is in the corner with Jade sellin E-pills :P
April 2nd, 2011 10:57 PM CST - Lenin Ceballos
Thanks to Pat and to TRMK!
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