Lakeshore Records will release soundtracks for two films that took viewers by storm: The Asylum and Syfy’s SHARKNADO composed by Ramin Kousha and SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE composed by Chris Ridenhour and Christopher Cano.  Both soundtracks will be released digitally on October 14th and on CD November 11, 2014. David Garber of Lantern Lane Entertainment negotiated the deal on behalf of The Asylum.

SHARKNADO stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in the Syfy movie-turned phenomenon.  When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace, and nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air.

“There were textural and melodic themes used throughout the films that were established early on the process of scoring and can be heard throughout the score,” described Kousha.  “Melodic elements were not as important as the textural items.  It was more important to create a mood for the film rather then specific characters.”

Upon its airing on Syfy, SHARKNADO became a television phenomenon – lighting up the Twitterverse and scoring a record 2.1 million viewers – on its THIRD airing and leading it to make the leap from small to big screen.  A sequel was soon announced.

For the sequel, “Anthony [Ferrante, director] wanted a classic score with traditional themes and big epic action moments,” said Ridenhour.   “We wanted a fresh start and created a score that established new themes for the characters and a more epic overall feel throughout.”

SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE moves the action to NY where Fin (Ziering) and April (Reid) head to promote the book April has written, How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters.  The Sharknado also returns and heads to NY, where Fin’s sister (Kari Wuhrer), her husband (Mark McGrath), and childhood friend Skye (Vivica A. Fox) all have to figure out how to survive.

“I felt that the opening scene on the plane really set the stage for the film,” said Cano.  “The music that Chris Ridenhour wrote for that scene really knocked it out of the park for me as well.  SHARKNADO 2 has a much bigger feel to me, probably because of it being in New York. For my cues I just focused on what seemed right for the sequel.”

“That whole scene is almost a small movie unto itself and had a lot of great tension filled, climactic moments,” agreed Ridenhour.  “The flavor of the film was infectious. I also enjoyed the subway attack music Cano wrote. That was the first big action moment set in NY and set a great pace and frantic energy for the rest of the film.”

The Asylum and Syfy Films present SHARKNADO, currently available On Demand and on DVD and SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE, currently available on demand and on DVD October 7, 2014.  The SHARKNADO and SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE soundtracks will be available digitally on October 14th and on CD November 11, 2014

Ramin Kousha is an Iranian-American film composer, who has scored over 30 feature and short films. From the early age of 7, he was exposed to the various lessons and sounds of classical piano music. Shortly after learning music theory and playing the piano in various orchestras in Iran, Ramin realized his passion for composing. This eventually led him to study and work for the well-known Iranian Classical composer Ahmad Pejman. At the age of 18 he decided to move to the United States in order to pursue his dream of film scoring and received a Bachelor ‘s degree in Music composition from California State University, Northridge in 2012.

Previous projects include; the documentary VICTOR WALK directed by Michael David Lynch, ABSTRACTION directed by Prince Bagdasarian starring Eric Roberts, Ken Davitian and Korrina Rico, the thriller FIVE THIRTEEN directed by Kader Ayd starring Tom Sizemore and Danny Trejo, and action-packed film PIZZA MAN co-scored with Nima Fakhrara, directed by Joe Eckardt, starring Frankie Muniz and Shelley Long. In addition to working with Hollywood directors, he has also worked with various filmmakers in Iran. His last project CHARSOO (official selection of Torino Film Festival) was directed by Farhad Najafi and starring Mohammad Reza Foroutan and Niusha zeyghami.

Chris Ridenhour is an LA-based film/TV composer known for his lush colorful, melodic orchestral action scores. His work can be heard on Syfy, Lifetime, STARZ, Showtime and The Asylum. After studying music composition and piano performance at Shenandoah University with William Averitt and Eugenia Evans, Chris moved to Los Angeles to assist his mentor, film composer Todd Hayen. After having worked on such scores as RUSH HOUR and OCTOBER SKY, Chris later formed the band The Divine Madness with his friends, composers Christopher Cano and Eliza Swenson. Later in 2008 Chris became the in-house composer at the Global Asylum and has to date scored over 80 films in every genre.  Chris’s recent projects include the Daniel Lusko drama, PERSECUTED, released nationally this past July.

A Los Angeles native, Christopher Cano studied music composition at Cal State Northridge before pursuing success as a songwriter with bands including The Mansions and The Divine Madness. In 2009 he got the opportunity to score his first feature length film, PLAYER, as well as the opportunity to assist his closest friend, and former band-mate, Chris Ridenhour with scoring The Asylum films LAND THAT TIME FORGOT and TRANSMORPHERS: FALL OF MAN. Since 2009 Christopher has worked on over 60 films spanning every genre from teen comedy to horror, and has developed a particular fondness for films involving sharks and bizarre weather patterns.

The Asylum is one of the world’s leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment, like SHARKNADO, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation’s top retailers and its network of international partners. Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime, and Animal Planet networks. This year, The Asylum makes its first foray into series television with Z NATION, a 13-episode action-horror series on Syfy



1. Sharknado
2. Storm’s Dying Down
3. Sharks, I Never Saw That Coming
4. I Never Saw THAT Coming
5. They Took My Grandfather
6. I Really Hate Sharks
7. Los Angeles Has Been Saved
8. It’s Too Dangerous
9. We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Chopper
10. He’s Got A Chainsaw
11. Sharks In A Tornado
12. That’s A Tiger Shark
13. They’re Behind EVERYTHING

Sharknado 2: The Second One album:

1. Fin In The Clouds
2. Calm Before The Storm
3. Storm Is Coming
4. The Call And Goodbye
5. Cab Ride
6. Home Run
7. Tastes Like Chicken
8. The Blaster
9. Stadium Attack
10. Tunnels And Attack
11. Shark And Gator
12. The Subway
13. The End Is Near
14. Taking Out The Garbage
15. Weather Reports
16. Shark Pizza
17. Hospital Escape
18. Jumping The Sharks
19. Elevator and Bike Run
20. Falling Sharks
21. Samurai Sharks
22. The Big Ending