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Paul Terry is a composer, songwriter, producer, and bestselling author. He releases music via his independent label SkyBabyRecords.


His new instrumental project is Aptøsrs (pronounced like the "apatosaurus" dinosaur). Debut album Elders it out now, mixed by Adam Noble (Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, Don Broco), and mastered by Robin Schmidt (Pixies, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice). It includes the acclaimed single Rust Mountain.

Paul's latest book is his original fiction anthology Kolchak: The Night Stalker – Haunted & Hunted (available to order now). It features "five brand new Carl Kolchak tales full of dogged reporting and inescapable terror..."


As a composer, Paul's thirty original scores include: the award-winning Dave Stevens: Drawn to Perfection (the film about The Rocketeer creator/artist); Sidney & Friends, the 13-time award-winning feature documentary (which Paul also executive produced); thriller Hidden Valley Place (score mixed by two-time Grammy winner Sam Okell); Raindance Film Festival Award-nominated drama Emily (co-composed with MPSE Award winner James Bellamy), starring Felicity Jones and Christopher Eccleston; and the hit podcast Return of the Pod.


Under the alias of Cellarscape his albums include Exo Echo. This features 'Failsafe'—the theme song to NBCUniversal's docu-series Behind The Panel. The Independent Music Award-nominated Cellarscape album The Act Of Letting Go contains 'The Same Place', a duet with Anneke van Giersbergen, and 'Epinephrine'—its music video (written/directed by Paul) was officially selected for SXSW.


His other musical collaborations include Love Amongst Ruin (the band of former Placebo drummer Steve Hewitt), as the featured artist on their song 'Detonation Days'. He also duetted with Danish singer-songwriter Martha Meganie on her record Mistaken (produced by Grammy winner Flemming Rasmussen).

As an author, he has written or co-written (with Tara Bennett) numerous official books on film and television, including the multi-award-winning The X-Files: The Official Archives and the bestselling The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the forthcoming Marvel Studios: The Art of Ryan Meinerding. Paul's fiction credits also include comic scripts for LEGO Adventures and Wallace and Gromit Comic.

Paul lives in Los Angeles.

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