Scott Hedrick is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. Best known for his guitar playing, Hedrick is a founding member of the metal band Skeletonwitch. Over seventeen years the band has released multiple Billboard charting records, and shared stages worldwide with rocks biggest names (Ozzy, System of a Down, Slayer, Danzig, Ghost, Mastodon, etc.)
Skeletonwitch’s music is prominently featured in video games, and remains a mainstay on satellite radio and streaming services. Their 2018 LP Devouring Radiant Light charted in the Billboard top 40 and was called a “diabolical joie de vivre” by Pitchfork.
Though enjoying a robust career in rock, Hedrick became increasingly eager to pursue other musical avenues. Possessing an obsessive passion for disparate styles of music (minimalist composition, free jazz, American primitive guitar, various ambient and world musics) his absorption of sounds was approaching the academic, so he made it official: Hedrick began studying at UCLA’s prestigious film scoring program in 2019.
Combining his myriad musical tastes with the theoretical and orchestration chops from UCLA, Hedrick is uniquely suited to realize specific sonic visions for projects in the world of film, television, and video games.
In 2020 acclaimed composer Nima Fakhrara (Detroit Become Human, Becky, The Night) brought Hedrick on board for a variety of film and video game projects. They worked together on the pandemic horror/comedy Untitled Horror Movie, thriller Takeback, and co-scored the action film Every Last One of Them. They are currently working on several projects as their creative relationship is ongoing.
2021 also finds Hedrick releasing his first solo album of ambient compositional material, composing for a Hulu docu-series, performing in the Netherlands alongside avant-garde sax/drum combo Dead Neanderthals, writing a new Skeletonwitch album, and freelancing as a composer for visual media.