game-of-thronesWaterTower Music will release the third soundtrack album for the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. The album features selections from the score of the show’s third season composed by Ramin Djawadi (Iron Man, Pacific Rim, Person of Interest). Also featured is Kerry Ingram’s It’s Always Summer Under the Sea and The Hold Steady’s The Bear and the Maiden Fair. The soundtrack will be released digitally on June 4, 2013 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check out the (spoiler-heavy) track list and audio clips after the jump. Soundtracks for the first and second season have previously been released on Varese Sarabande. Game of Thrones currently air every Sunday night on HBO. The third season of the show is now also available for pre-order on Blu-ray and DVD. To learn more about the series, visit HBO’s show website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Main Title
2. A Lannister Always Pays His Debts
3. Dracarys
4. I Paid the Iron Price
5. Chaos is a Ladder
6. Dark Wings, Dark Words
7. You Know Nothing
8. Wall of Ice
9. Kingslayer
10. I Have To Go North
11. White Walkers
12. It’s Always Summer Under the Sea – Kerry Ingram
13. Reek
14. The Bear and the Maiden Fair – The Hold Steady
15. The Night is Dark
16. The Lannisters Send Their Regards
17. Heir to Winterfell
18. Mhysa
19. For the Realm

  1. Macejko says:

    I love it. I even like the themes I didn’t like in the show itself, like “Dracarys”, for example. I am constantly getting surprised how Ramin can work with the previously composed themes – rearranging them, changing them. Take for example “A Lannister Always Pays His Debts”. It changed “The Rains of Castamere” (which was very sad and moody tune) to epic and heroic new motif for Jaime Lannister. Or “Mhysa”, which is a new take on Daenerys’ theme. We already heard that theme in “Finale” (season 1) and “Mother of Dragons”. This time he used choir, and once again completely changed the way that theme feels (and it feels like something out of this world, as I already pointed out). And there’s so much more, like the raw, chilling brutality in “The Lannisters Send Their Regards”. I simply admire Ramin.
    But of course, the score is not absolutely perfect. It lacks some music I wanted to hear, like the theme playing when Catelyn talks about Jon Snow, or the music playing during Jaime/Brienne and Beric/The Hound duels. Also, there is Kerry Ingram’s song. I can’t help it, but it feels like an unnecessary, pointless filler to me.
    My final verdict is strong 8/10.