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Thomas Bergersen is one of the main composers of Two Steps From Hell. Aside from Two Steps From Hell, he has released two solo albums (Illusions and Sun) as well as five singles (That's a Wrap, Into Darkness, The Hero in Your Heart, Children of the Sun, and Threnody for Europe) and composed the soundtrack for the movie "The Human Experience". On July 31st, 2018, he released a 45-minute symphonic piece entitled American Dream.

Biography Edit

From the Official Website Edit

"I was born in Trondheim, Norway and spent about 22 of my years there. Interesting place, Norway is. But I maintain that I was born in the wrong country, because the first word that came out of my mouth was a rather mangled permutation of "America", and I was born on the 4th of July. I decided early on that I wanted to express myself regardless of repercussions, and so I rebelled quite a lot. Against my parents, teachers, you name it. I couldn't stand authority and that was probably the reason why I started composing music in the first place. It was the perfect way for me to disobey rules and do everything like Frank Sinatra, "My way". I was 6 years old and my piano teacher did not share that view. It didn't last very long. I sure showed her!%#! or maybe not.. then again I remember she looked like she was about 90 at the time and if she's still alive she must be at least 250! Soo.. what else.. oh yeah.. "F" in maths ... Am I a bad person for not remembering her name? I was never good with names either. Maybe she's looking down from a litte cloud above, hands covering her ears and cringing as she listens to me butcher Bach's 1st inversion in C Major for the N'th time. Or maybe I make her proud?"

Composer Track List Edit

Public Albums Edit

Invincible Edit

  • Freedom Fighters (feat. Aya Peard (uncredited))
  • Heart of Courage
  • Moving Mountains
  • Enigmatic Soul (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Black Blade (feat. Francesca Genco)
  • Invincible
  • False King (co-composed with Nick Phoenix; feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Hypnotica
  • Protectors of the Earth
  • Undying Love
  • Tristan
  • To Glory

Archangel Edit

  • Archangel (feat. Francesca Genco (possibly))
  • United We Stand - Divided We Fall (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Love & Loss
  • Nero
  • Atlantis (feat. Stine Mari Langstrand)
  • Strength of a Thousand Men (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Magic of Love
  • Norwegian Pirate
  • Dragon Rider
  • Titan Dune
  • Army of Justice
  • He Who Brings the Night
  • What's Happening to Me
  • Friendship to Last (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)

Halloween Edit

  • Possessed Gramophone
  • 72 Virgins
  • Moving Shadows
  • Cemetery Waltz
  • This is Oh My Dear (feat. Monica Barta)
  • Welcome to Widow Woods
  • Something Wicked Lurks
  • Come What May
  • Hunter's Moon
  • Ghostly Presence
  • Bottomless Pit of Torment
  • Exhumed
  • Evil
  • Mmm Chicken
  • Diabolic Clockwork
  • Deck the Halls With Blood (feat. Monica Barta)
  • Burn Baby
  • Death Came Early That Year
  • Power of Darkness
  • She Rises
  • Decimator
  • Calamity
  • It Lives
  • Twisted Children
  • Black Assassin
  • Red Omen
  • Waltz of the Willows

SkyWorld Edit

Public Version Edit
  • All is Hell That Ends Well (feat. Molly Conole (possibly))
  • SkyWorld
  • El Dorado (feat. Merethe Soltvedt (possibly))
  • All The King's Horses (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Winterspell
  • Blackheart
  • Dark Ages (feat. Francesca Genco (possibly))
  • For the Win (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Sun & Moon (feat. Thomas Bergersen & Catrina Istre)
  • Blizzard (feat. Molly Conole)
  • Breathe (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
Extended Version Edit
  • Freedom Fighters (Remix)
  • Children From the War (feat. Molly Conole (possibly))
  • Requiem for Destruction
  • The Colonel

Classics Volume One Edit

  • Nemesis
  • Armada
  • Jump!
  • Sons of War
  • Clash of Empires (Amazon version only)
  • Strength of an Empire (all other versions)
  • Eternal Sorrow
  • Birth of a Hero
  • Sky Titans
  • Earth Rising
  • Ironheart
  • Clairvoyant (feat. Jenifer Thigpen (possibly))
  • Spirit of Moravia

Miracles Edit

Colin Frake on Fire Mountain Edit

  • Colin Frake
  • Prologue
  • Legend of Velkee
  • Fire Mountain
  • Gore's Theme
  • Light Comes Before Dark
  • He's the Giant
  • Hadrian's Demon
  • Talia's Theme
  • Reanne

Battlecry Edit

  • None Shall Live
  • Victory (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Rise Above (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Never Back Down
  • Stronger Faster Braver
  • Last of the Light
  • Release Me
  • Amaria
  • Flight of the Silverbird
  • Unforgiven
  • No Honor in Blood
  • Star Sky (feat. Felicia Farerre)
  • Star Sky (Instrumental)

Legacy Edit

  • Heart of Courage
  • Black Blade (feat. Francesca Genco)
  • Protectors of the Earth
  • To Glory
  • Archangel (feat. Francesca Genco (possibly))
  • Strength of a Thousand Men (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Norwegian Pirate
  • Dragon Rider
  • Hunter's Moon
  • SkyWorld
  • Winterspell
  • Blackheart
  • For the Win (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Jump!
  • Sons of War
  • My Freedom (feat. Merethe Soltvedt (uncredited))
  • Vengeance
  • Welcome to Amaria

Classics Volume Two Edit

  • Heaven & Earth
  • Atlas
  • Starfall (feat. Francesca Genco (possibly))
  • Salvation
  • Casablanca (feat. Thomas Bergersen & Aya Peard (possibly))
  • Fateful Night (feat. Thomas Bergersen & Francesca Genco (possibly))
  • Flameheart
  • Magika
  • The Immortals
  • Ride to Victory
  • The Colonel
  • Undefeated
  • Riders
  • Adventure of a Lifetime
  • Clock Tower Parade

Christmas Medley (feat. Felicia Farerre) Edit

Vanquish Edit

  • Pegasus (feat. Felicia Farerre)
  • New World Order
  • Enchantress
  • His Brightest Star Was You (feat. Felicia Farerre)
  • Evergreen
  • Stallion (feat. Jenifer Thigpen)
  • High C's
  • Dangerous (feat. Linea Adamson and Thomas Begersen (uncredited))
  • Inferni

Unleashed Edit

  • Unleashed (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Impossible (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Wild Heart (feat. Felicia Farerre)
  • Run Free
  • Never Give Up on Your Dreams
  • Secret Melody
  • Molto Piratissimo
  • Snow Angels
  • Westward
  • See Me Fight (feat. Linea Adamson and Thomas Bergersen (uncredited))
  • Unleashed (Instrumental)
  • Impossible (Instrumental)
  • Wild Heart (Alternate Choir) (feat. Felicia Farerre)
  • Run Free (Instrumental)
  • Never Give Up on Your Dreams (Instrumental)
  • Secret Melody (Instrumental)
  • Molto Piratissimo (Instrumental)
  • Snow Angels (Instrumental)
  • See Me Fight (Instrumental)
  • Unleashed (Uncompressed Mix) (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Impossible (Uncompressed Mix) (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  • Wild Heart (Uncompressed Mix) (feat. Felicia Farerre)
  • Run Free (Uncompressed Mix)
  • Never Give Up on Your Dreams (Uncompressed Mix)
  • Secret Melody (Uncompressed Mix)
  • Molto Piratissimo (Uncompressed Mix)
  • Snow Angels (Uncompressed Mix)
  • Westward (Uncompressed Mix)
  • See Me Fight (Uncompressed Mix) (feat. Linea Adamson and Thomas Bergersen (uncredited))

Solo Albums Edit

Illusions: Edit

Illusions

Originally called Nemesis II, this was Thomas Bergersen's first solo album. It was released in 2011, soon after Two Steps From Hell released its first public album, Invincible. Notably, it has more tracks with vocals than any other public album in the Two Steps From Hell discography, with 17, and more tracks with them proportionally, with 17 out of all 19. The album reached number one on the iTunes world music charts internationally.

Tracklist: Edit

  1. Aura
  2. Starvation
  3. Dreammaker (feat. Vladislava Vasileva)
  4. Hurt (feat. Kate St. Pierre)
  5. Ocean Princess (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  6. Gift of Life (feat. Merethe Soltvedt & Tina Guo)
  7. Rada (feat. Vladislava Vasileva)
  8. A Place in Heaven (feat Jenifer Thigpen)
  9. Merchant Prince (feat Merethe Soltvedt & Kate St. Pierre)
  10. Promise (feat. Merethe Soltvedt & Tina Guo)
  11. Femme Fatale (feat. Vladislava Vasileva)
  12. Homecoming (feat. Elista Torodova)
  13. Immortal (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  14. Remember Me (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  15. Sonera (feat. Colin O'Malley & Jenifer Thigpen)
  16. Reborn (feat. Kate St. Pierre)
  17. Age of Gods (feat. Francesca Genco (possibly))
  18. Illusions (feat. Kate St. Pierre)
  19. Soulseeker (feat. Elista Todorova)

Sun: Edit

Sun

This was Thomas Bergersen's second solo album and it was released soon after Colin Frake on Fire Mountain in 2013. A deluxe version is scheduled for release in 2016. This album includes Cassandra, which was originally released on Two Steps From Heaven. Additionally, In Paradisum is based on Gloria from that same album.

Interestingly, Final Frontier possesses no vocals in its physical version. However, when downloaded digitally, Merethe Soltvedt can be heard in the final half of the track.

Tracklist: Edit

  1. Before Time
  2. Creation of Earth (feat. Valya Mladenova Balkanska and Thomas Bergersen (uncredited))
  3. Sun (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  4. Cry (feat. Molly Conole)
  5. Our Destiny
  6. New Life
  7. Final Frontier (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  8. Starchild
  9. Cassandra (feat. Merethe Soltvedt (possibly)) (from Two Steps From Heaven, released under Two Steps From Hell)
  10. Colors of Love
  11. Always Mine (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  12. Dragonland
  13. Fearless
  14. Empire of Angels (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  15. Two Hearts (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
  16. In Paradisum

Other Work Edit

The Human Experience Edit

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Bergersen also composed part of the soundtrack for the movie "The Human Experience". Since then, however, he has stated that he would rather abstain from working in such a position, as it restrains his creativity and forces him to make his songs work for the media as opposed to the other way around.

Songs Composed Edit

1. The Human Experience - Overture

23. The Human Experience - Theme

29. Exaltation

41. The Hidden Rainforest

42. A Surprise Meeting

44. Emergence

Videohelper Edit

  1. Flight Through the Forest
  2. Revelations
  3. Wonderful Discovery
  4. Dark and Dangerous
  5. Pursuit and Escape
  6. A Secret Kept
  7. Into the East
  8. Emergence
  9. Night in Japan
  10. Yamamotos Plot
  11. Heavy Rainfall
  12. War
  13. Taiko Thunder
  14. Ashes
  15. Wonderous Events
  16. Roll the Graphics
  17. Opening Day
  18. Anticipation and Excitement
  19. Spirit of the Games
  20. Cheaters and Beaters
  21. Failure and Fatigue
  22. Maybe Next Time
  23. Award Ceremony
  24. The Hidden Rainforest
  25. Serene Savanna
  26. Where Danger Lurks
  27. Killer Primal Instinct
  28. Passage to Greatness
  29. Exaltation

Directors Cuts (as Joshua Goldberg) Edit

Dramedy Edit

  • Miracle Smile

Fantasy 2 Edit

  • Gothicular

Epic Adventure 2 Edit

  • Dark Conflict
  • Sacred Oath
  • Line of Fire

Ultimate Classix (as Joshua Goldberg) Edit

Fanfares Edit

  • Tinseltown
  • Revelation
  • Legend Lost

X-Series (as Joshua Goldberg) Edit

Bits & Bobs Edit

  • Global News

Film Scores, Volume 4 by Who Did That Music? Edit

  • Lillian's Theme

EWQL Hollywood Strings Demo Edit

  • Soaring Over Hollywood
  • Just Another Happy Ending

Blood and Glory: A Collection of Epic Battle Movie Trailer Music Edit

  • The Final Hour
  • Pirate's Loot

Fargo, N D: Dark Comedy Crime Drama Themes Edit

  • Frozenland Pt. I
  • Frozenland Pt. II
American Dream

American Dream Edit

Released on July 31st, 2018, this was the first symphonic piece ever released by Thomas. The "album" features the full, continuous mix as well as the eighteen "parts" that make up the full song.

Tracklist Edit

  1. American Dream (continuous mix)
  2. Prologue (0:00-3:02)
  3. Embarking & Setting Sail (3:03-7:23)
  4. Anticipation & Excitement (7:24-10:25)
  5. All Hands on Deck (10:26-14:59)
  6. Leisure Time (15:00-16:16)
  7. The Ballroom (16:17-18:42)
  8. Pay Your Dues (18:43-22:14)
  9. A Great Expanse (22:15-23:11)
  10. A Storm is Brewing (23:12-25:06)
  11. Taking the Helm (25:07-26:23)
  12. Missing Home (26:24-27:31)
  13. An American Vessel (27:32-28:33)
  14. Open Seas (28:34-31:00)
  15. Whales (31:01-31:29)
  16. Quien Eres Tu (31:30-35:01)
  17. The American Dream (35:02-38:12)
  18. Land of the Free (38:13-41:44)
  19. Home of the Brave (41:45-44:24)

Singles, Standalone Tracks and Collaborations Edit

  • Threnody for Europe (possibly featuring Molly Conole)
    • Made as a way to comment on Europe's current state of affairs.
  • Children of the Sun (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
    • Shorter instrumental version later edited to be released on Battlecry as None Shall Live.
  • Into Darkness (featuring vocals by himself)
  • That's a Wrap
    • Made entirely using his sample library.
  • The Hero in Your Heart (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)
    • All proceeds went to the victims of the typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines on November 7th, 2013.
  • My Soul, Not Yours (later released on Burn as Not Your Soul)
  • Where Are You? (featuring lyrics and vocals by himself)
  • You Are Light (feat. Felicia Farerre)
  • Imagine (feat. Sonna)
  • In Orbit (feat. Cinda M.)
  • Brightest Smile (feat. Natalie Major)

Vocalist Track List: Edit

Industry Albums Edit

Dreams & Imaginations Edit

  • Lux Aeterna

Legend Edit

  • Fateful Night (possibly; possibly with Francesca Genco)

Nero Edit

  • Casablanca (possibly; possibly with Aya Peard)

Public Albums Edit

SkyWorld: Edit

  • Sun & Moon (with Carina Istre)
    • First song he sings alongside another vocalist.

Miracles: Edit

  • Stay (possibly; not credited; with Merethe Soltvedt)
    • First song he sings with lyrics in the English language
  • Lux Aeterna

Classics Volume Two Edit

  • Casablanca (possibly; possibly with Aya Peard)
  • Fateful Night (possibly; possibly with Francesca Genco)

Vanquish Edit

  • Dangerous (with Linea Adamson; uncredited)

Unleashed Edit

  • See Me Fight (with Linea Adamson; uncredited)

Trivia: Edit

  • Bergersen is the only composer to have a public TSFH album released that only features compositions by him, specifically Miracles.
  • If one counts Bergersen as a regular vocalist, he holds the record for least amount of featured songs, with four (possibly seven).
  • He is originally from Norway.
  • His middle name is Jacob.
  • He also provides the lyrics and vocals for his "Into Darkness" single as well as another piece he released entitled "Where Are You?".
  • Here are his public song milestones (not counting Legacy, the Anthology albums or Unleashed's alternate mixes):
    • 50th song - Twisted Children (Halloween)
    • 100th song - Legend of Velkee (Colin Frake on Fire Mountain)
      • If one doesn't count the lyriced version of Compass, this honor goes to Fire Mountain.
    • 150th song - Run Free (Unleashed)
      • If one doesn't count the lyriced version of Compass nor the instrumental version of Star Sky, this honor goes to Secret Melody.