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Celebrate Years of RuneScape Music as Jagex Announces ‘Battleaxes and Ballads’, an Old School RuneScape Album with a Heavy Metal Twist

Enjoy heavy metal remixes of Old School RuneScape hits with ‘Battleaxes and Ballads’ – available to pre-order on vinyl and to stream today.

Thursday, 27 June 2024, Cambridge, UK. Get ready to rock as Jagex, along with Laced Records and Regen Audio, bring some of the biggest and most beloved Old School RuneScape tracks to vinyl with the new RuneScape: Battleaxes and Ballads album, available to pre-order on vinyl and stream on music services today.

With a new heavy metal twist, experience ten classic tracks from Old School RuneScape turned up to 11 as composer Mykel Dunn remixes iconic tunes, including “Autumn Voyage”, “Scape Main”, and “Sea Shanty 2”, in epic, battle metal performance.

Rock out to the full album now on YouTube, featuring unique pixel art animations to set the scene for each track, and pre-order the RuneScape: Battleaxes and Ballads vinyl LP, pressed to a solid red, heavyweight disc, and housed in outer and inner sleeves adorned with adorable pixel art created by OceanBytes.

Pre-order the vinyl now from Laced Records and receive a free digital download of the complete album. For more details, check out the Laced Store.

RuneScape: Battleaxes and Ballads is available now on all music streaming platforms or to download. Add it to your playlist here.

About Old School RuneScape

Old School RuneScape is the industry-defining collaboration between the community and developers. Embracing its nostalgic heritage, hundreds of thousands of active players control the direction of the game with an in-game polling system. Featuring adventures for solo play through to 100-player strong raids, Old School RuneScape caters for every brave adventurer. Old School RuneScape continues to innovate, introducing its first ever new skill in 2023 to commemorate its 10th anniversary, arriving later this year.

About Jagex   

A leader in creating deep and engaging forever games that empower our communities across PC, mobile and consoles. Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed over 300 million player accounts to its world and is a $1billion + lifetime revenue franchise. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond live operations; our titles are forever games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.
In 2022, Jagex expanded with the acquisitions of PipeWorks and Gamepires, bringing its expertise in building forever games to SCUM, a multi-million selling open-world survival title in Steam Early Access & other unannounced titles. Jagex employs more than 600 people globally, and is headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom. 

About Laced:

Laced is the world’s leading video game soundtrack record label, with over 200 releases to date across vinyl, CD and digital.

We create the best special edition vinyl sets on the market for games new and old, from the biggest blockbusters to the most intimate indies. Releases include music from IP as diverse as Ace Attorney, ARK, Assassin’s Creed, Bloodborne, Borderlands, Braid, Control, Cult of the Lamb, Dead Cells, Deathloop, Devil May Cry, Dishonored, DOOM, Fallout, Far Cry, Gears of War, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Hi-Fi RUSH, Hitman, Homeworld, Hotline Miami, Inscryption, Lords of the Fallen, Mario+Rabbids, Mega Man, Metal Gear Solid, Monster Hunter, No Man’s Sky, Quake II, Resident Evil, RuneScape, Serious Sam, Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, The Talos Principle, TEKKEN, Terraria, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon & Rainbow Six, Total War, Vampire: The Masquerade, Warhammer & Warhammer 40,000, Watch Dogs, Wolfenstein and Yakuza/Like a Dragon.

Partners include Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Creative Assembly, Croteam, Devolver Digital, From Software, Games Workshop, Gearbox Entertainment, Good Shepherd Entertainment, Hello Games, Jagex, Kepler Interactive, Konami Digital Entertainment, Merregnon, Microsoft, Motion Twin, Re-Logic, Remedy, SEGA, Sharkmob, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Ubisoft.

Laced offers full label services including product design, mastering, manufacturing, worldwide physical and digital distribution, and marketing. As well as operating a trusted, direct-to-consumer store internationally, Laced also supplies products to major and specialist retailers around the globe.

The record label lives alongside Laced’s other service offerings, including music composition, licensing, sound design, implementation, and music publishing administration for games and moving media. Laced is a part of Keywords Studios.