Turbine has releases a behind the scenes trailer for the 4th expansion to the MMO Lord of the Rings Online. The video is the second in a series detailing the making of the latest expansion.
An interview with composer Chance Thomas regarding the orchestral score of the game and expansions sheds light on his view of the soundtrack. Because of J.R.R. Tolkien's idealized view of music, Thomas says he "approached the score as if he were walking on sacred ground." Through imagination and immersion, Thomas attempts to create a sound worthy of Middle Earth.