THQ today announced that acclaimed film, television and videogame music composer Inon Zur will provide the original musical score for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War - Winter Assault, the upcoming expansion pack to Relic Entertainment's real-time strategy title Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War.

Winter assault, features a deeper single player experience and even more intense Dawn of War action and will also include a brand new, fifth race - The Imperial Guard.

Jonathan Dowdeswel, Relic Entertainment's producer for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, said, "Coming off of Dawn of War, we realized that we had underutilized the effectiveness of music to enhance the user experience in the game. For Winter Assault we wanted to strive for a much tighter connection between action, music, and story. We decided to work with Inon Zur and focus all of the music composition to relate directly to the Single Player campaigns. Each mission would have its own theme and mood. Inon did a great job of establishing those themes."

Dowdeswell added, "On top of all that, Inon offered to spend some time in our studio discussing exact music placement in our missions with our Lead Designer, which took the musical experience up another notch. It has been a fantastic working relationship. We're really happy with the results, and look forward to working together in the future."