Whenever huge emotions, tense anticipation and breath-taking intensity are in the air, the sound of Two Steps From Hell is never far away. The world’s number one epic music producers and composers, namely Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix, are breaking every streaming and follower record with their California-based production company Two Steps From Hell.
5 BILLION STREAMS
With over four billion views on YouTube, one billion plays on other streaming platforms and four platinum albums, Two Steps From Hell are already one of the most successful music entities ever. With their bombastic sound characterised by ancient chants, titles such as “Protectors of the Earth,” “Heart of Courage,” “Victory” and “Archangel” set the heartbeats of millions of fans racing and perfectly complement the (film) images they accompany.
4 PLATINUM ALBUMS
Movie trailers for blockbusters such as “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aquaman” or “Jurassic World,” the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games and advertisements for many large companies all rely on Two Steps From Hell to guarantee their success.
The leading Epic Music composers are back with their irresistible live show on tour in Europe
After the great success in 2022, Two Steps From Hell Live will rock the stages again in 2023 with their energetic and irresistible live show - this time in the biggest arenas in Europe. To kick things off, Two Steps From Hell Live will perform for the first time ever at the most important heavy metal festival in the world and at the same time the biggest Open-Air festival in Germany, the W: O: A 2023 (02. - 5.08.2023), followed by live dates from September 2023 on in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium and the Netherlands.
It was only a matter of time before the composer duo Two Steps From Hell - who, with many billions of views on YouTube, Spotify and other streaming platforms, are among the most successful media music producers in the world - decided to go on tour. Their first live tour, long awaited by their fans, started in the summer of 2022 as a world premiere and thrilled audiences across Europe with highlights from the Two Steps From Hell sound cosmos. Two Steps From Hell Live reinterprets orchestral music: young, exciting and innovative. A whole arsenal of different musical themes unfolds, either with a Celtic touch, playing with rock and metal sounds or giving the feeling of diving into one's own movie through cinematic melodies. Besides their unique live band, orchestra and choir, the shows are accompanied by their creators: composers Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix, who never hesitate to take the lead on piano, violin or percussion. A show with strong, lively and uplifting music that awakens emotions and passions, taking you to fantasy worlds where anything is possible and where you are limited only by your imagination.
Everyone has heard the music of Two Steps From Hell, whether they know it or not. Anyone who likes movies, watches sporting events on TV, watches movie trailers, plays video games, listens to radio commercials, watches the Olympics, or just browses videos on YouTube, Instagram, or TikTok has a good chance of having already encountered Two Steps From Hell's music without perhaps being aware of it. Two Steps From Hell are masters in the art of stirring up emotions with their music that resonate for a long time.
Semmel Concerts and Tomek Productions are responsible for this new, unique show.
TWO STEPS FROM HELL | Aftermovie 50sec - "Thank you"
TWO STEPS FROM HELL LIVE | Aftermovie Tourstart Hof
TWO STEPS FROM HELL LIVE | Heart of Courage
TWO STEPS FROM HELL LIVE | Victory
TWO STEPS FROM HELL LIVE | Strength of a Thousand Men (Archangel)
TWO STEPS FROM HELL LIVE | Blackheart (SkyWorld)
TWO STEPS FROM HELL LIVE | Impossible (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
ARTISTS – TWO STEPS FROM HELL
Two Steps From Hell was formed back in 2006 when Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix joined forces to write original music for movie trailers. 13 years later, TSFH has been featured in hundreds of movie ads, including some of the biggest blockbusters of recent time, as well as thousands of TV ads and programmes. TSFH released their first public album, Invincible, in 2009, establishing epic music as a new and unique musical genre. There are now 14 public albums and millions of fans worldwide.
“What we try to do is create a strong melody that people recognise and is instantly memorable. That’s been our focus the whole way, to create something that’s really strong branding.” Thomas Bergersen
With their unmistakable and – in the best sense of the word – bombastic sound characterised by ancient chants, titles such as “Protectors of the Earth”, “Heart of Courage”, “Victory” and “Archangel” set the heartbeats of millions of fans racing and perfectly complement the (film) images they accompany.
A selection of Two Steps From Hell trailer music for movies, video games and TV series: Movies: Aquaman, Avengers: Infinity War, Justice League, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Dark Knight, The Fighter, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Tron: Legacy, Anna Karenina, No Country for Old Men, 2012, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World‘s End, Super 8, Inception, World War Z, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Lincoln, WALL-E, Up, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Hugo, The Town, Priest, Prince of Persia, Interstellar, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Neon Genesis Evangelion
Video games: Battlefield V, Resident Evil 6, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, PlanetSide 2, Killzone 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Elder Scrolls Online, League of Legends, The Witcher 3, F1 2013, Assassin‘s Creed IV: Black Flag, Uncharted 4
Television series: Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, I‘m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, Revolution, Homeland, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Merlin, Deadliest Warrior, Nathan For You, The World Wars
Thomas Bergersen born in Trondheim, Norway, 1980. He quickly developed an interest in music, started playing piano at age 6 and then later at 12 he discovered that he could make music on his computer. A whole new world opened up for him, and since thenhe has worked endless days and nights for 30 years, obsessing over, and honing his craft. At 16 he refocused his attention to mainly orchestral/choral music and over the following years his passion resulted in music that now has billions of streams worldwide.
In addition to his platinum selling albums with TSFH he has composed several platinum selling solo albums and collections including Illusions, Sun and Humanity (a series of 7 musical chapters -of which 3 have yet to be released). His music has been featured in countless Hollywood productions. Thomas is also a multi-instrumentalist, plays the piano, violin, electric violin, guitar and more. Parallel to his music career he has been at the forefront of virtual instrument creation, conceptualizing, recording and programming a number of orchestral virtual instruments for use in his own music. He is also a proficient computer programmer and speaks 6 languages. Together with Nick he has created one of the most successful trailer music companies in the world and contributed his talents to some of the world’s most successful virtual instruments including the Hollywood Series.
Nick Phoenix has had an unusual journey as a musician, sound designer, singer and composer. Nick was an instrumental part of a new genre of music called trailer music in the 90s. Until then, film score from previous movies was the only source for music that was used in movie advertising. Trailer music eventually developed into what we now know as epic music. At the same time, Nick was sampling orchestral and ethnic instruments, to use in his compositions.
Over the next 10 years, he developed some of the most successful virtual instruments ever released. Studying and deconstructing all those instruments had a profound effect on how Nick sees music. Nick teamed up with Thomas Bergersen in 2006 and together they created the epic powerhouse Two Steps From Hell. Nick’s orchestral style is complementary to what Thomas does. Nick feels like partnering with Thomas has elevated his craft. Listen through any of the albums, including the newly released “Myth” and the differences and congruences are evident. Nick spent his early years playing classical piano and playing in rock bands. He put aside his rock origins to pursue film/epic music, but has recently rekindled that fire. His new solo rock album entitled “Wide World” is currently climbing the Billboard charts in the USA.
Merethe Soltvedt is a singer, songwriter and composer who was born and raised in Norway and now lives and works in Los Angeles. She is a highly sought-after session vocalist for composers of film scores, documentaries, video games, movie trailers and cinematic pop/epic orchestral music.
Merethe has performed on several albums of "Two Steps From Hell" since 2006 and is considered as the main female voice of the successful music producer duo. Furthermore, she performed on the movie trailer for Steven Spielberg's film "Ready Player One" and recorded background vocals for Sir Ringo Starr. Merethe performed with "Two Steps From Hell" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2013 as well as in Prague in 2018. She also releases her own music and performs as a singer, songwriter, plays guitar and piano and composes vocal-based music for documentaries and TV. Thomas Bergersen about Merethe: Norwegian Merethe Soltvedt has the most angelic voice I have ever heard. Her voice is like sunshine, it inspires you, makes you feel wonderful.
Known for her distinctive voice in film, television and video game soundtracks, Inana is a sought-after soundtrack vocalist, vocal arranger and songwriter. Apart from various recordings with "Two Steps From Hell", Inana’s lead vocals are featured in many film, television and video game soundtracks and projects. She has worked as a vocal soloist with some of Hollywood’s top composers, including Oscar-nominated composer Marco Beltrami, Harry Gregson-Williams, "Captain Marvel" composer Pinar Toprak and Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory. Major credits include Disney’s "Mulan" (2020), Disney Freeform’s TV series "Motherland: Fort Salem" (2020), "Waiting for Barbarians" (2019) starring Johnny Depp, "The Widow" (2019) starring Kate Beckinsale, Comedy Central’s ongoing "Drunk History" TV series as well as the video game "League of Legends".
International credits include popular Japanese animated feature films and commissions for Google and Disney Japan, as well as Chinese video games, including "Moonlight Blade", which received a Hollywood Music in Media Award in the "Original Song - Video Game" category. Inana performs worldwide as a concert soloist, including the "Masterpiece Experience" in Romania, the eSports World Championship Finals of "League of Legends" in Beijing and "Fimucite - Tenerife International Film Music Festival" in Spain.
The Czech singer Kamila Nývltová, whose repertoire includes world and soul-pop, has become known to a broad audience in her home country due to the Czech X-Factor competition in 2008, where she was among the 5 finalists. Since then, Kamila has been a soloist at the Karlín Music Theater, the Broadway Theater and the Hybernia Theater in Prague and has played the leading roles in the musicals "Aida", „Cleopatra“, "Dracula", "Angelika" and the fairytale-like musical comedy „Snow White“. In 2010 Kamila released her debut album called "Kamila Nývltová", followed by two further albums in 2013 and 2016. In 2018 Kamila participated at the "Two Steps From Hell" concert in Prague and impressed the composers so much that they chose to engage her for their live tour. Kamila is also working as an actress and played in Czech TV series and movies.
Percussionist / Drummer
Greg Ellis is recognized as one of the most innovative and versatile drummers. He has performed around the world and recorded with musical artists from over 30 countries including Billy Idol, Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, KODO, Mahsa Vahdat, Tord Gustavsen, Yungchen Lhamo, Chiwoniso Mairaire, Juno Reactor and many more. Greg has released many critically acclaimed albums with his groups Vas and Biomusique and his solo project Kala Rupa. His drumming can be heard on more than 200 film, television and video game scores, including The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, 300, Argo, Iron Man, Body of Lies, Underworld, Transformers: Age of Extinction, God of War: Ragnarok, Assasin’s Creed, Far Cry, Guardians of the Galaxy and many more. He has also composed numerous scores for international film and television projects.
Multi Woodwind Soloist
Saulius Petreikis is a multi-instrumentalist from Lithuania and one of the few people in Europe who has a unique collection of musical instruments from all over the world, which he uses to create and perform his music. Saulius plays various wind instruments from all over the world. He can skill fully handle various horns, panpipes, whistles, Indian bansuri, Chinese, Nepalese, Irish and Scottish flutes, Persian ney, Armenian duduk, Australian didgeridoo and many more. Furthermore, he plays the string instruments Hawaiian ukulele and African kalimba, the percussion instruments shekere and djembe and even practices Tuvan guttural singing Tibetan overtone chanting. Saulius collaborates with various musicians, dancers and actors and has performed in Europe, the USA and China. In Lithuania Saulius mostly performs with his band "Saulius Petreikis World Orchestra" and participates in various projects with symphonic orchestras of Lithuania and Poland. Saulius has released 9 albums of his own music and has participated in more than 30 albums of other musicians.
Eliane Correa is a Cuban-Argentinian pianist, music director and composer based in London. Curator of the London Latin Jazz Fest and touring keyboardist for »The World of Hans Zimmer«, Eliane directs, arranges, plays and produces for a wide range of established artists both in London and internationally, as well as composes music for award-winning theatre productions and films. She initially became known for her Afro-Cuban funk fusion project WARA, which toured the UK and Europe extensively in the last decade, winning 3 LUKAS awards and releasing several critically acclaimed records. More recently she focused on her large-scale Cuban salsa band La Evolución, with whom she has recently released an album, and the Afro-Cuban jazz/soul ensemble En el Aire Project. Her unique sound equally reflects her Latin heritage and London musical melting pot experience.
Skye Emanuel is a Los Angeles based guitarist, music producer and composer. He was born in London, England in 1999 and started playing guitar when he was 13. Skye was heavily influenced by rock and blues music. At the age of 17 he received the "Ronnie Montrose Rock the Nation Award" for aspiring young guitarists from Guitar Player Magazine in 2017. Skye studied at The Blackbird Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating with a degree in audio engineering and now composes for television alongside session work and touring. His repertoire includes many musical genres including rock, pop, hip hop and blues.
Mariko Muranaka is an acclaimed standing cellist (acoustic/electric) known for her exceptional artistic perspective. She has garnered international recognition as the first Japanese solo musician to grace the stages of Cirque de Soleil. Based in the USA, Mariko captivates audiences worldwide with her performances. She has engaged in notable collaborations throughout her career, including joining Madonna in a Prince tribute at the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas in 2016. Additionally, she accompanied the popular American rock band STARSET on their U.S. and European tours in 2014, 2015, and 2018.Her illustrious career also includes touring with Madonna on the "Madame X Tour" from 2019 to 2020, where she earned acclaim as a scene-stealing musician featured in Rolling Stone Online Magazine. In 2020, Mariko performed alongside Karol G at the 21st Latin Grammy Awards, and in April 2022, she shared the stage with Carry Underwood at the 23rd Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. From November 2022 to March 2023, she had the honor of performing with Adele, followed by joining Hans Zimmer for the Hans Zimmer Live tour from March to June 2023.Furthermore, Mariko has arranged and performed on live TV shows for several years. Her recording credits span various artists, movies, and commercials. Mariko's talent, versatility, and captivating performances have solidified her status as a highly sought-after musician, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry.
Mia Asano, hailing from Denver, Colorado, is a remarkable electric violinist. With a classical background starting from the young age of five, she cultivated a passion for alternative music styles early on. Mia's repertoire encompasses a diverse range of genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, and Celtic music, which she skillfully performs on her seven-string electric violin. After graduating from the Denver School of the Arts and the esteemed Berklee College of Music, Mia spent a decade playing in orchestras, gracing renowned concert halls worldwide, from the illustrious Carnegie Hall to Vienna, Austria. Notably, Mia's global recognition has been amplified through her captivating social media videos, which have garnered immense popularity. Translating that success to her live performances, she has collaborated with esteemed artists such as Dragonforce, Lindsey Stirling, Tina Guo, Kiki Wong, MALINDA, Grace Kelly, Leo P, Talisk, Aurelio Voltaire, and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. In April 2023, Mia also co-headlined a sold-out tour alongside viral bagpiper Ally the Piper. Mia Asano's talent and magnetic stage presence continue to captivate audiences worldwide, establishing her as a dynamic force in the realm of electric violin performance.
TWO STEPS FROM HELL LIVE – AN EPIC MUSIC EXPERIENCE
In a dramatic new recording from Sony Classical Two Steps From Hell: Live – An Epic Music Experience, the creators of “the epic sound” through their California-based production company Two Steps From Hell, composer/producers Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix, redefine their transcendent music for the first time with a full orchestra, choir and rock band.
The full, 28-track Two Steps From Hell: Live – An Epic Music Experience was released worldwide on November 4.
Following successful European performances in summer 2022, Two Steps From Hell Live will rock the stages again in 2023 with their energetic and irresistible live show - this time in the biggest arenas in Europe, featuring the music heard on the new recording with Bergersen, Phoenix, orchestra, choir and soloists.
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This promoter and producer of live entertainment is part of EVENTIM LIVE and organises more than 1,600 events every year. They hold stakes in promoters in Germany and Austria, as well as several venues in Germany. In 2018 the company ranked second in the European Magna Charta Promoters list and fourth in the international Top 100, with almost 4.5 million tickets sold.
Semmel Concerts has vast experience with the production of film music events such as The World of Hans Zimmer and Disney in Concert.
Tomek Productions is based in Vienna/Austria and creates multimedia concert concepts, focusing on film and media music. With events like “Hollywood in Vienna”, which is broadcast worldwide on TV, as well as international touring productions, such as “The World of Hans Zimmer”, Tomek Productions has established itself as a market leader in the field of film and media music events.
The concerts are staged as a creative interplay between music, visuals, light and space, generating a harmonious, captivating and emotive ambience.
Two Steps From Hell was formed back in 2006 when Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix joined forces to write original music for movie trailers. 13 years later, TSFH has been featured in hundreds of movie ads, including some of the biggest blockbusters of recent time, as well as thousands of TV ads and programmes. TSFH released their first public album, Invincible, in 2009, establishing epic music as a new and unique musical genre.
There are now 14 public albums and millions of fans worldwide.