The orchestra is powerful, the chorus Homeric, and both resonate in unison to propel us into an adventure full of mystery. A tale in which each of us is the hero and which gives rise to feelings of bravery, honour, self-sacrifice and grandeur. Since the 2000s, the virtuosity of Two Steps From Hell has touched hearts and thrilled crowds with an unparalleled sense of grandeur.
However, this epic was not really intended to become a stage phenomenon. It began in the shadows of film sets and was dedicated to Hollywood blockbusters, but its fame surpassed that of the films that it sublimated.
It must be said that the talent of Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix could hardly go unnoticed. The two would-be film music composers have almost instantly broken all records when it comes to writing for blockbusters and globally successful productions. Whether it's Harry Potter, Avatar, Twilight or Interstellar, they've always made their mark on the films of the past few decades.
And for good reason, their music strikes a chord in humans, touching forgotten passions and buried courage. Their epic symphonies call for the universal, for a goal that goes beyond us, and for emotions that can no longer be contained. On stage, the duo transports us into a universe of fantastic rides, legendary battles and wandering thoughts without ever falling into caricature. Gregorian chants, philharmonic orchestra, house music or psychedelic drums, the palette of these artists is like the journey they take us on: limitless.
Two Steps From Hell is first of all the association of two musicians. Thomas Bergersen, the Norwegian with a degree in composition and orchestration, and Nick Phoenix, the Englishman specialising in trailer music. The two were a perfect match and in 2006 they created their production company in the temple of cinema that is Los Angeles. Their lyrical and audacious themes quickly seduced the whole of Hollywood and the duo quickly composed for unforgettable films: Harry Potter, Avatar, Interstellar as well as for legendary video games and series such as the mythical Breaking Bad.
It's no secret that Two Steps From Hell's success is such that crowds are massively listening to their tracks on online platforms. In the face of this tidal wave, the band decided to release albums for the general public. This resulted in the brilliant and spellbinding Invincible and its legendary track, Heart Of Courage. This was soon followed by Archangel and Skyworld as well as the production of a debut concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2013.
With their seventh studio album, Battlecry, the band multiplies their fan base and enters the Billboard 200 chart for the first time at number one on the US sales charts for a classic album. It was a huge success for the band and one that would never be denied. Their next album, Unleashed, followed the same path, confirming Two Steps From Hell as the benchmark for epic symphony worldwide.
The pandemic that hit the world in 2020 did not stop Two Steps From Hell from touring Europe. Their crazy ride continued and in 2022 they finally reached the Old Continent to captivate the public with their Odyssey-like songs. At the same time, their latest album, Myth, is back on the Billboard 200 and by 2023, the band is ready to hit the road again. A glorious story with no end in sight!
The music of Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix takes me on a journey every time. I had the chance to attend one of their concerts in Paris and I was totally won over by this music which takes us on a grandiose adventure.
To attend a Two Steps From Hell concert is to take part in a true tribute to human nature and musical power. Their compositions are hymns, enhanced on stage by choirs and vocals, which immerse us in a fantastic tale of courage and sacrifice. You're bound to come away transcended!
Two Steps From Hell's objective is to create an indelible sonic association with the films they write for. But their fanbase goes far beyond film music. Their albums are also must-haves and their YouTube channel has millions of views.