Sweden & Austin, TX (March 29, 2017) – Imperial North Music Agency, an A&R sync agency and digital record label that connects select musical talent with the games industry et al, and Operation Supply Drop, a leading military charity that supports active duty troops and veterans with games and entertainment to “make fun where there is none”, has partnered up for the release of Norman Wayne’s country-rock EP “THESE GUNS” on major music services including Apple Music, Bandcamp, Deezer, and Spotify.
By fusing country and rock, “THESE GUNS” achieves an authentic, driving and energetic sound. Its thematically considered lyrics capture the rebellious spirit of the American Volunteer Group that flew combat for China in World War 2. The song was custom-produced for the sync to be a natural fit for Ace Maddox’ air-combat action game FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA, in which it’s played during the end credits.
In addition to the original country-rock version of “THESE GUNS” featured in FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA, the EP release premieres the first ever “countrywave” remix by Adam Skog (aka Irving Force), plus a “Melbourne Bounce” 128 BPM EDM-remix presented by Operation Supply Drop & 8-Bit Salute.
“Many active duty troops and current generation veterans are as avid music fans as they are gamers,” said Glenn D. Banton, Sr, CEO of Operation Supply Drop. “INOMA’s release of Norman Wayne’s “THESE GUNS” highlights our evolving organization perfectly as music complements our existing games focus and helps increase public awareness for OSD and 8-Bit Salute, letting people out there know we support troops and veterans with many forms of entertainment. I also applaud Ace Maddox’ dedication in making the game FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA, making an oft-forgotten piece of important American military history relevant within a pop-cultural context suitable for our time.”
“It is a privilege to be working with Operation Supply Drop and their fundraising charity initiative 8-Bit Salute. OSD clearly take great care in their mission to provide stress-relieving entertainment for troops, veterans, army staff, and their families around the world.” said Björn Larsson, A&R and Music Supervisor at Imperial North Music Agency “Using games and music as psychological vehicles to offer deployed servicemen and women entertaining distraction and thoughtful recreation, while also having the capacity to aid mental combat recovery including PTSD, is a great cause.”
THESE GUNS EP is available for purchase as a digital download on Bandcamp and via streaming through major music services such as Apple Music, Microsoft Groove (Xbox Music), Deezer, Spotify, Google Play Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, KKBox, and more.
Official Lyrics Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZseOewpX0do
Download EPK: norman-wayne-these-guns.zip
Buy on Bandcamp: https://normanwayne.bandcamp.com
Stream on Apple Music: https://itun.es/us/Lv4Sib
Stream on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2nzEm8H
Microsoft Groove/Xbox Music: search “these guns”
THESE GUNS EP track-list:
- These Guns (Original Country-Rock Version) – Norman Wayne
- These Guns (Countrywave Remix) – Adam Skog
- These Guns (Melbourne Bounce Remix) – Operation Supply Drop & 8-Bit Salute
About Norman Wayne
Norman Wayne is a developing sync-act arranged and toplined by prominent Swedish guitarist and singer-songwriter Pär Hulkoff (Raubtier, Bourbon Boys) and produced in collaboration with INOMA.
About Operation Supply Drop
Operation Supply Drop is a 501c3 nonprofit organization building lasting networks with the larger community to drive mutual support for today’s active duty military, their families and the veteran population. In response to a growing need from our deployed troops requesting generationally relevant gear from back home, Operation Supply Drop was founded in 2010 with a focus on delivering “Video Game Care Packages Downrange.” As we grew and service members returned home to face various transitional challenges, our objective evolved to identify and address the underlying needs of these veterans and their families. Through six defined and complementary international programs, Operation Supply Drop builds and reinforces the veteran support ecosystem from Deployment through Transition and Community Integration with distinct significant impact each step of the way. To learn more about how you can make an impact visit: https://www.operationsupplydrop.org.
About Ace Maddox
Specializing in air-combat action games, Sweden-born Ace Maddox is an independent game developer currently making FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA. Ace Maddox’ distributed development team shares a common interest in combat aviation and vehicular games, and is formed by industry veterans with diverse backgrounds in the games and media industries. For more information, go to https://acemaddox.com or follow Ace Maddox on Twitter @AirCombatAction (hashtag #FTSOC).
About Imperial North Music Agency
Imperial North Music Agency (“INOMA”) is an A&R sync agency, digital record label and “for artists” visual design mill head-quartered in Sweden. INOMA currently specializes in cinematic, metal, folk, soundtracks, epic orchestral, ambient, synthwave, and rock. Follow @ImperialNorth on Twitter or visit https://imperialnorth.se to get in touch.