"Power of the Horde" is the debut song by Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain, released with Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne on July 1, 2003, where it is featured during the expansion's credits. The song "appears" on the band's fictional 2003 album, also titled Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. A BlizzCon 2005 announcement jokingly asserts the song a "multimillion-selling" single, and the fictional album it derived from as best remembered for the "popular little computer game" that was included with it as a bonus feature, while these "facts" were quite the opposite in reality (the song itself included as a bonus to the highly popular expansion to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos).
"Power of the Horde" was adapted from one of the band's previously existing songs called "The Serpent and the Slave". Since there was not enough time to write entirely new music in time for the release of The Frozen Throne, Samwise Didier simply took the song's lyrics and altered them to be Warcraft-themed.
|"Power of the Horde"|
Storm, Earth and Fire, heed my call!
I am the son of the wind and rain,
Hear me brothers gather up the wolves, <howl>
Far Seer to the Warsong Clan,
I feel the fire burning in my veins,
Surrounded by the enemy,
Wolf brothers falling at my side,
"Power of the Horde" can be heard in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne's ending credits, or by playing it in the Warcraft III World Editor's sound manager, where can be found as "PH1.mp3," or by entering "TenthLevelTaurenChieftain" in the chat box, enabling a cheat which plays the song. This cheat can be used in both Warcraft III's Reign of Chaos mode and The Frozen Throne mode, but will only play in the former mode if the expansion set has been installed.
With Patch 2.1.2, the song was included in World of Warcraft, as well. It can be heard in the game by entering "
/script PlaySoundFile("Sound\\Music\\ZoneMusic\\DMF_L70ETC01.mp3")" in the chat box. The filename "DMF_L70ETC01.mp3" was the first indication of the band's name change, from "Level 60" to "Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain", keeping their Tauren Chieftain up to date as the highest level obtainable in The Burning Crusade; the prefix "DMF" refers to the Darkmoon Faire, the band's new location near Shattrath City. Since Wrath of the Lich King its called "Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftains". (However, as of the 3.2.2 PTR, the filename is still DMF_L70ETC01.mp3, in the same location)
If you have , you can take it to the Grim Guzzler, talk to the roadies on the lower level to bring the band in for a "Practice Session" to hear the song. It also plays nightly at 8pm server time.
- ^ Blizzplanet 2017-11-07. BlizzCon 2017 Heroes of the Storm Interview. YouTube. Retrieved on 2017-11-15.
- ^ Richard C. Moss 2020-01-27. How Warcraft III birthed a genre, changed a franchise, and earned a Reforge-ing. Ars Technica. Retrieved on 2020-03-13.