DanJohansen's News

Looking for great indie and industry game projects!

2013-01-17 09:08:43 by DanJohansen
Updated

It's 2013!! I'm going to try to make it a epic and relevant year full of ambition.
To start off, me and my brother have started a composing service mainly for video-games at The Dual Dragons

Taken straight from our website:

Got an action-game project that is in need of a energy packed adrenaline-rush soundtrack? Are you looking for someone who can deliver a beautiful symphonic soundscape with focus on strong melodies for your RPG? Or are you looking for a little of every possible wicked style in order to create something truly unique? No matter what your project is, you've come to the right place!

Our philosophy is that a focus on strong melody can enhance an experience a lot more than purely atmospheric music. The clue is to combine the two in perfect harmony to each given situation in a way that really makes each and every moment shine uniquely and become something truly memorable. This is something that will make players want to return to the experience again and again.

We are interested in taking on RIPE projects that are artistic and we strongly prefer to compose for story-driven games.
We believe that stories in games are very vital in order to create a memorable experience, so composing for such projects are what we are aiming for.

We do however look at all projects with an open mind, and are open to most genres, like JRPG's, WRPG's, horror, action, open-world, stealth and platformer etc.

Our only demands are that your project is READY for music and that it has top notch quality. Way too many contact too early in the developement, leaving the composers hanging for 1-2 years without much to do, which is very unproductive. So please make sure you're ready.

You can listen to a lot of variety of works here on my channel at Newgrounds, or check out our diverse demo-reel containing various styles, again, at The Dual Dragons

Looking for great indie and industry game projects!


Accepting commissions!

2012-06-27 08:40:09 by DanJohansen

So I've decided to focus on music full time and I am accepting commissions!
I can do most styles and I have a lot of examples of my work, but I'll categorize my three favorite styles:

Videogame music; Old school, retro style tracks or any other type of video game styles you'd like to request.
75$ pr. track. Example work:

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/486221 - Retro sidescroller VGM
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/490023 - Retro shooter VGM

Orchestral/Symphonic, world music; for movie, animation, modern games or other requested categories.
90-120$ pr.track depending on length. Example work:

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/489897 - Epic spirited piece
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/491990 - Deep moody piece
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/486545 - Unique Chinese flavored track

Rock/Metal music; instrumental power metal, thrash metal, high speed, low speed, heavy, speedy, you name it.
120$ pr.track. Example work:

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/486547 - Power metal
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/488128 - Progressive metal
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/391392 - Inst. power ballad
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/454113 - Prog. metal with vocals

So send me a PM if you want me to cook up something awesome for your project! Or send an e-mail to:
lunarheartheaven (at) yahoo.com

I can give you a better deal if you request more than 1 track.
Dan Johansen out.


Album is released!

2012-04-13 17:51:00 by DanJohansen

I am not a formal type of guy, and I am no fan of the mainstream way of doing things, I don't attempt to be stiff as fuck about the release of my album, so I'll say it simple.. my album is fucking released, I am proud of it, and I've put a damn good price on it so all people can afford it.

Rock on and help me kick some ass! So I can continue making music for anyone who enjoys it.

Get the album here:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/danjohansen
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/life-systems/id 514280288

Album is released!



Album is 90% finished guys.. all basic tunes are finished, got some fix ups here and there.. add 2 min to a track, and it's complete.. the album will be called: Life Systems, here is the track list:

Life Systems (Depleted)
Ghost in the Warmachine
The Deep Unknown
Dome Break Pt.1
Dome Break Pt.2
Black Hole Syndrom
Odyssey of Centuries
Solar Overdrive
Life Systems (Regenerated)

I'll let you know when it's finished!


Looking for composing jobs!

2011-12-30 09:33:39 by DanJohansen

I am currently looking for composing jobs, I'd prefer pay but hey, don't need to be if it's quality.
If you like what I can do, give me a PM if you'd like to have me make something for your animation, game or film.

I also do orchestral/symphonic, world music and a lot of different genres.

ROCK ON!


Shredding up some licks!

2011-03-08 14:06:49 by DanJohansen

Hi there dudes and dudettes out there, my latest track TerroRiffic is up and making noise crushing some speakers here and there I hope lol.

Anyways, hope you enjoy it, lots of awesome solos by my pal Kai Hernando in the tune, this has become one shredtastic collab, start headbangin!


Seppuku is up!

2011-02-08 13:32:55 by DanJohansen

My latest track composed some time ago but not released until now..
I read a lot about the Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment which was mostly used by the Samurai, and I felt like expressing the emotions that I get while imagining it in my mind. Enjoy!


New Track Up!

2011-01-05 13:46:36 by DanJohansen

Hi guys, thanks for listening to my previous tune, now check out my newest track Thy Hero Within, thanks!


New here.

2010-12-18 14:14:40 by DanJohansen

Hi there guys! Glad to join Newgrounds, let's keep on rocking!!!