Hey, haven't been here in awhile. Anyway, just recently on Mary's official facebook page she posted this message to the many fans asking if she'd be in SH8
"Hey Gang. No, as far as I know, I will not be in Silent Hill 8. But... I am doing new stuff with Akira, which for me is even better! I'll keep you updated as we get closer to release dates of the projects. The stuff we're doing may be my favorite songs yet. This one in particular... Thanks!"
So it sounds like theyre doing a new album together? Its a bit too early to tell if itd be a full album... but if so, that'd be cool.
I find myself not really caring about her involvement as much as I am Akira. I'll miss those great instrumental tracks from him for SH. Mary is good, but after awhile it seemed like every SH game began to whore the vocal music like crazy, it would of been nice to return to instrumental. But Akira isn't there either, so... damn. My expectations with this new 'Dexter' guy are extremely low, as is with SH8 as a whole.
It is a bad move to lose Akira and Mary. Both have really made the music of Silent Hill, and without both of them, I question the soundtrack. Though I've heard this guy's good, it will not be the same without both of them.
On the bright side, II am looking forward to the project he and Mary are working on. Sounds interesting.
While I'm a huge fan of Yamaoka, Silent Hill is in sore need of updating. If we can't have Team Silent, start from scratch. Personally, I think new music could be brilliant. And as a major fan of Dexter, Daniel Licht is a fine choice (for Dexter, anyways...we'll see how he fares on SH8).