Sounds of the Mega-City
Sounds of the Mega-City
"Judge Dredd Megazine to feature exclusive track from Dredd-inspired album "

The next issue of the Judge Dredd Megazine is shipping with an exclusive downloadable track from a brand new album by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow and Emmy-nominated composer Ben Salisbury.

DROKK is the pair’s ‘soundtrack’ for Judge Dredd’s world, creating a soundscape befitting a nightmare 22nd Century megalopolis filled with criminals and crazies, and policed by authoritarian Judges.

Megazine 322 goes on sale 28th March in the UK and in North America on 11th April. Readers will be able to scan a QR code and exclusively download the first track from the album: Lawmaster/Pursuit.

A founding member of Portishead, Barrow is the producer/owner of the Invada Records UK label and a lifelong 2000 AD fan. Salisbury is a soundtrack composer with over 200 film and TV credits to his name, including three David Attenborough series.

DROKK was born out of a meeting in late 2010 with a screenwriter to discuss possible work on a feature film project. Although their involvement in the film did not continue, they were encouraged by early demos.

The issue also comes with an exclusive interview with Barrow about the album, his love of 2000 AD and the challenges of bringing Mega-City One to life with music.

This issue, priced £5.60, includes the debut of Snapshot, a new creator-owned series by Andy Diggle and Jock, as well as the first work for the 2000 AD stable by Leah Moore and John Reppion, who have penned a stand-alone Tales from the Black Museum story.

Michael Molcher

Wednesday 21st March 2012