prrk.jpg We at GSW got a rather fun press release today that we figured we'd reprint, since it deals with the delightful combination of Might & Magic and the Oscars. Seriously.

Here's how: "Award-winning composing partners Rob King and Paul Romero’s moody opus, Evil Theme, was selected for the Evil Faces of Cinema montage for the 78th Annual Academy Awards pre-show Oscar Countdown 2006, which aired Sunday, March 5, 2006 on ABC. Originally scored for the best-selling computer game, Heroes of Might & Magic III, the specially edited composition was featured with film clips of legendary evil villains of cinema including Darth Vader, Hannibal Lector, Freddy Kruger, The Exorcist, The Mummy, Bela Lugosi (as Dracula) and many other famous characters." Dude, Bela Lugosi!

In fact, sister site Gamasutra recently featured an audio gallery from the duo, which reveals, vitally, that "they had a Top 10 hit in Taiwan on EMI Records with Gigi Leung's "Short Hair"." Also, Rob "started out as the audio director for New World Computing and brought Paul in on the first Heroes of Might and Magic score." So now you know. Anyhow, Seacrest out.