Deon van Heerden is a Cape Town-based composer and songwriter for video games, trailers and film, best known for his soundtrack work on games like Broforce, From Space and Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood and Teef. He's also written trailer music for games like Gorn, Stick It To The Stickman, Xenon Racer and Cricket Through the Ages.
Both as a composer, and as the front man for power metal outfit Strident, Deon revels in excess and creates with only one goal in mind: to entertain. A self-taught musician, with a Bachelor's Degree in Theater and a Master's Degree in English Literature, Deon brings a unique combination of skills to the table. Always taking an "audience-first" approach, he looks to evoke maximum dramatic and emotional impact, bolstered by his narrative insight and vast compositional experience.
Deon has achieved particular success in writing theme songs such as the Broforce Theme Song, Shootas, Blood and Teef, Stick it to the Stickman and, most recently, the theme for the upcoming Broforce Forever update. One of his contributions to Broforce, The Ballad of Rambro, was turned into a Golden Trailer-winning advert by Kert Gartner and Devolver Digital.
While best known for incorporating hybrid orchestral-metal, massive percussion ensembles and retro-futuristic synths into his soundtracks, Deon writes authentically across a number of genres and moods, and is as at home with a chamber orchestra or country ballad as he is with a Marshall stack. He's also the director and co-founder of audio production house PolyForge Media.
You can get in touch with Deon here!