Listen to soundtrack preview for Outlast Trials, vinyl release details announced

Outlast Trials launched into Early Access on PC earlier this year and players are enjoying it, with over 27,000 Steam reviews falling into the “Very Positive” category. If playing the game isn’t enough, you can soon listen to the game’s soundtrack on Spotify, Apple Music, and more streaming services starting this week.

More specifically, The Outlast Trials soundtrack will be available to stream on October 25th, just in time for Halloween. Additionally, in collaboration with Laced Records, developer Red Barrels has pulled back the curtains on a limited edition vinyl release for the game’s music. We’ll have more details on all of that below, but in the meantime, Game Informer A preview sample of Outlast Trials, which you can listen to now, can be exclusively provided:

Starting October 25, pre-orders will go live Laced Records For the limited edition “Bloodshed Red” double LP vinyl release of The Outlast Trials. The standard edition features traditional black LPs and is available at third-party retailers. The entire 35-track soundtrack was “specially mastered for vinyl and pressed to heavyweight LPs,” says Red Barrels and Laced Records. All vinyl releases come in printed inner sleeves with a liner notes insert, the vinyl is housed in a “wide-spinned outer sleeve with artwork from the Red Barrels team”.

Here’s a look at the Laced Records limited edition vinyl release for The Outlast Trials:

Outlast Trials’ soundtrack comes from Deathloop, PUBG and Halo composer Tom Salta. Red Barrels says that Salta used dark organic and synthetic textures as well as orchestral compositions to create the game’s score.

“Salta’s composition of inelegant diegetic music — eerie pastiches of mid-century styles — creates an unsettling contrast that deepens the overall experience of the score,” reads the press release. “The Outlast Trials soundtrack is a spine-tingling journey through the essence of fear and despair.”

Salta says that scoring The Outlast Trials checked another item off his bucket list: creating a horror score.

“I’ve been fascinated by horror since I was 8 years old, building haunted houses out of chairs and blankets for my parents to crawl into,” he says. “This love continued into my adult years, where every Halloween I would build a visionary haunted house for all my friends, complete with props, lights and a musical soundtrack.

“My goal for the score for The Outlast Trials was to use the language of music to immerse people in the emotional dimension of the nightmare, supporting all the terrifying experiences the players will face. Thanks to Francis Bruce’s incredible vision, guidance and encouragement, I was able to loosen up and break out all the stops, exploring ways to create a signature theme and musical tapestry. will haunt players for years.”

Outlast Trials audio director Francis Bruce says Salta’s soundtrack is an integral and unforgettable part of the game’s horror experience. He says it offers a “sonic experience that heightens every emotion, from spine-tingling tension to heart-pounding suspense.”

You can listen to a taste of that score in the video above ahead of the soundtrack’s full release this Wednesday, October 25. And if you’re interested in the vinyl release, it’s available for pre-order now.

Outlast Trials is available on PC through Early Access. It is the third installment in Red Barrels’ Outlast series, and is a prequel to the first two games set during the Cold War. For more, read on Game Informers Read the last review and then Game Informers Review of Outlast II.


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