The newest DLC for retro-platformer Shovel Knight, titled Specter of Torment where you take control of the ghoulish Specter Knight to traverse the game and new areas of the original campaign, has been out for Switch for a few weeks now and just dropped for PC/Steam. As such, the DLC’s soundtrack by the game’s composer Jake Kaufman has also released for the low price of whatever you want!
Specter of Torment nearly doubles the OST track list of the game’s previous DLC, Plague of Shadows, boasting 25 tracks featuring both new original tracks as well as macabre-tinged arrangements of previous Shovel Knight tunes. Kaufman worked on the Specter tracks almost exclusively during regular Twitch streaming, giving avid fans a preview of what was in store for the devilish DLC.
“This is the first time I’ve streamed the composition of an entire soundtrack from beginning to end! A whole bunch of people got to watch this music being written, and you can watch in our archives at youtube.com/mintpotion and follow us every day as we do our jobs at twitch.tv/mintpotion — it’s a really fun experience for everyone, and I love having company while I write music!”- Jake Kaufman, Shovel Knight Composer
You can stream the Specter of Torment soundtrack on Kaufman’s Bandcamp or purchase it for yourself at a voluntary rate. You can also follow Kaufman on Twitter to learn about future Twitch streams for upcoming Shovel Knight music and other musical projects.Tags: DLC, Game Music, Jake Kaufman, Retro, Shovel Knight, Specter of Torment, Yatch Club Games