SoundRadar Episode 6 - Kingdoms of Amalur with Grant Kirkhope

The combined work of Todd McFarlane, Ken Rolston, R.A. Salvatore, Grant Kirkhope, spearheaded by Curt Schilling is almost here. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (and the soundtrack) will be released February 7 on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but in the meantime, check out the exclusive video below and listen to the latest episode of SoundRadar!

For those interested in purchasing the soundtrack, it will be available in digital and physical formats on iTunes and Amazon, and Sumthing Else Music Works.

The Host and Guest

The Content

Grant Kirkhope joins us to talk about his work on the upcoming Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, his stint at Rare and his role as an audio director. 

Also, here's an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the music and sound in the game!


For a chance to win a copy of the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning soundtrack, answer the following question.

What instrument does Grant Kirkhope play?

Email your answers to for a chance to win! We have multiple copies of the soundtrack and one lucky winner will get a copy of the game.

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Post date: January 23, 2012
SoundRadar length: 00:32:22
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  • Fuzunga - January 24, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    Not gonna lie, I can hear some Banjo-Kazooie in there. I guess you'd call it his "sound". Not sure what he's talking about with the overblown stuff, though. I've always thought his music was like that.
  • Zageron - January 24, 2012 2:58 a.m.

    Grant Kirkhope plays the trumpet. Thank you so much for publishing and orchestrating this interview. I really appreciated the insight, and the change to hear Grant speak about his work on the game!
  • Crimmy - January 23, 2012 5:17 p.m.

    GRANT MOTHEREFFING KIRKHOPE! Can't wait to listen!
  • Kakashi2672 - January 23, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    Love this podcast, good work Sophia. BTW Kirkhope plays the trumpet.
  • winner2 - January 23, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    Knowing a guy like this is making music like that for this game really gets me hyped, cannot wait to pick it up
  • firelegendmush - January 23, 2012 1:39 p.m.

    I didn't know Kirkhope was working on this game. That's very exciting.
  • Bladex206 - January 23, 2012 12:44 p.m.

    Hi Sophia! I miss you on The Hotspot! Very nice show. This is going to be a very fun game.
  • GR_SophiaTong - January 23, 2012 1 p.m.

    Hi Bladex206, tell Magrino to invite me ;) (he won't but you can give him crap about it)
  • anchgu7 - January 23, 2012 12:19 p.m.

    Another great episode of SoundRadar. Keep it up Sophia! I'd have to say that this was my favorite episode by far. Grant Kirkhope was very entertaining to listen to, you could definitely tell the passion he has for this line of work. Oh, and Kirkhope plays the trumpet.
  • StonerMk2 - January 23, 2012 11:32 a.m.

    Wow! I must say i hope to god they release a soundtrack for this game! The music is absolutely awesome. I dont normally buy or listen to game soundtracks, there is only one to this day ive bought and love and thats the Halo 2 soundtrack, but this one id LOVE to own and listen to outside the game.
  • GR_SophiaTong - January 23, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    Read a little further and you might even get a chance to win the soundtrack :P The soundtrack is coming out the same day as the game, on February 7th. Grant talks about it on the podcast.
  • BladedFalcon - January 23, 2012 11:15 a.m.

    wow! Nice! and the game's not even out yet! :D And well, having tried the demo. I gotta say that what appears to be the main theme (That tune that inevitably appears in the character creation screen, but that also appears in other parts of the game.) is instantly recognizable and catchy. having a vibe of both something magical and slightly creepy, which is what I'm guessing the composer was going for. Looking forward to listen to this later, definitely! ^^

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