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The Adventures of DnB

Duane & BrandO's remastered LP is ready for yo' bawls


NES all up in this beast with LP of Devastation [Remastered]
Sep 30
It's been almost a year since the comedy rock-rap duo of "8-Bit Duane " Zuwala and "The Amazing BrandO" Lackey made peace with each other following a very intense falling out. Back in the studio as The Adventures of Duane &a... read
World 1-2: Encore

World 1-2: Encore offers more world-class game arranges


Follow-up to the amazing composer collab World 1-2
Sep 15
World 1-2 was pretty amazing. If you didn't snatch it up when it was first released, do realize that you have been missing out on a masterful collaboration of professional game composers and enthusiast arrangers, with contrib... read
Mighty No. 9

Rock and piano covers of the Mighty No. 9 theme


Since we can't call him 'Blue Bomber,' how about 'Mighty Mauler'?
Sep 07
Is anyone else playing and replaying the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter video and jamming out to the theme song? Because that is totally what I'm doing. It's so great to hear Mega Man 1 composer Manami Matsumae hard at work again,... read
Mega Man X medley

SICK NASTY! Check this rockin' Mega Man X fan medley


Covers tunes from X1 through X5
Aug 10
Self-taught Chilean guitarist Satou Brainchild was inspired by Video Games Live in Santiago to spend several months assembling a medley of tunes from the first five Mega Man X games, i.e. the PROPER series before Capcom f*ck... read
Anamanaguchi

Latest Anamanaguchi music video sends pizza into space


Endless fantasy or endless pizza?
May 25
You may have heard that chip rockers Anamanaguchi have a new album, Endless Fantasy, in the works. The musical neon riders previously uploaded a video for the song "Meow" off the album, and now they follow up with one for th... read
Guilty Gear Xrd

Arc returns to their roots with Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-


I can't believe it's not buttery-smooth sprite animation
May 19
When Arc Systems Works created BlazBlue, many assumed that Guilty Gear as we knew it was over. Guilty Gear 2: Overture certainly wasn't very encouraging. Well surprise surprise, Guilty Gear is back, with series co-creat... read
Chiptune metal

Pray at the altar of NES chiptune metal with Diad


Rock hard tasty abs
May 12
Chiptunes are cool and all, but you know me -- I gotta have that little extra edge. When chip music emulates face-melting metal, it's one of the nine most beautiful things in the world (maybe some day I'll tell you what the o... read
WTFLOL

Chiptunes = WTFLOL!? Non-chip covers of chip jams


Six videogame music arrangers make rockin' covers of original chiptunes
May 06
[Update: The album is live! Hit up the Bandcamp page to get your free jams!] If you are a big chiptune nut, you've probably heard me make mention of "Chiptunes = WIN," a chip appreciation group that has released three free co... read
World 1-2

Super game composer collab World 1-2 is out


A crossover jam of gaming's best musical talents
May 01
A couple weeks ago, Jayson Napolitano buzzed a gusher about World 1-2, a landmark music project organized by Mohammed Taher's Koopa Soundworks and Dj CUTMAN's GameChops net labels. They gathered some of the best music talents... read
Zelda metal

Link goes metal in Ledjent of Zelda


Bonus points for the sick NES guitar!
Apr 19
From Ryan "Mega Beardo" Postlethwait, the man who brought us the Castlevania concept album Belmont, comes a modern metal re-imagining of the original NES Zelda soundtrack. At a mere four tracks in length, Ledjent of Zelda ju... read
Kirby Super Star

Get milky with OC ReMix's Kirby Super Star album


KIRBY, KIRBY, KIRBY, HE'S THE STAR OF THE SHOW!
Mar 11
How can I help you, King DeDeDe?I NEED A MONSTAH TO CLOBBER DAT DERE KIR-BEH! Game music arrangement repository OverClocked ReMix has released Milky Way Wishes: A Kirby Super Star Tribute, a project that has spent a dizzying... read
Chiptune rock

Check out this sick 11-minute NES chiptune rock medley


Psycho Crusher takes you on a musical tour of the best of the NES
Mar 09
Guitarist Psycho Crusher, whose amazing rock arrangements I've shared numerous times in the past, originally composed this latest jam with the intent to play it live as a full band. Instead, he decided to turn it into a chip... read
Sound Card 012: Rocked and loaded!
Castlevania. Mega Man. And finally, Contra. With this, my holy trinity is complete. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the greatest run and gun videogame series ever, Allistair Pinsof ranked the top five Contra games. ... read feature

MAGFest Presents...

Mini-MAGFest! Game Over Austin on February 3


Five acts perform in Texas for one night only
Jan 29
MAGFest 11 has come and gone, but as James Hetfield once said, the memory remains. Why should we have to wait a whole year for the next event, though? Why can't MAGFest be every day, or at least every few weeks? MAGFest organ... read
Armcannon

Armcannon 3: LegVacuum 2 is out, is so money


Thunder, THUNDER, THUNDERCATS! HOOOOO!!!
Jan 08
Videogame / television cover band -- and real sexy American boys -- Armcannon announced back in November the impending release of their third full-length album. If you attended MAGFest this past weekend, you had a chance to p... read
Remix

Last year's chiptune album Preschtale gets remixed, baby


New mixes cover chiptune, electronica, metal, and more
Jan 02
A year ago, chiptune artist C-jeff produced a very spiffy chip album entitled Preschtale. The seven-track release was inspired by several progressive rock bands, and the result was very "space-y," for lack of a better word. T... read
Lords of Thunder

New VGM supergroup Lords of Thunder to debut at MAGFest


Inspired the face-melting shmup on TurboGrafx-CD
Dec 21
You won't just find old faves performing at MAGFest. Sometimes, new bands will take to the stage! Lords of Thunder is a supergroup that consists of Mike Villalobos and John Pike from Descendants of Erdrick, Mateo Marshall fr... read
The Megas

The Megas tease second MM3 album with a new single


"Fly on a Dog" off of the upcoming History Repeating: Red
Dec 21
This past June, after a four-year spell, Mega Man cover band The Megas finally unleashed the official follow-up to their debut album. Whereas Get Equipped was based on Mega Man 2, History Repeating: Blue was naturally based o... read

Mega Man music fans, We are ROCK-MEN! 2 is now available


Snake Man's theme is the Guile's theme of Mega Man
Dec 20
Mega Man junkies out there probably remember the release of the original We are ROCK-MEN! CD, featuring arranged rock songs across the Mega Man and Mega Man X series (plus one Mega Man Legends song). Well, it seems as if the... read
Goku = Cut Man

Goku is Cut Man! Cut Man is Goku!


15-minute preview of the arrange album ROCKMAN HOLIC
Dec 09
On December 19, yet another Mega Man tribute album will be dropping in Japan. Entitled ROCKMAN HOLIC, it is a 16-track collection of vocal arrangements that spans the entire Classic series plus a couple of X numbers. I recen... read

Pew pew pew! VGdrum busts through Mega Man X3


Our buddy Patrick Kulikowski covers the opening stage theme
Dec 01
Pixelitis' Patrick Kulikowski, who moonlights as the elusive yet ever-vigilant VGdrummer, is excited for Mega's 25th anniversary just like the rest of us. With his mad skills, he celebrates with another incredible drum cover... read

Armcannon's third album coming in 2013, brother!


Are you a real sexy American boy?
Nov 20
Ahhhhh... the elusive videogame cover band Armcannon! For years, I have tried to see these cats perform live, and time and time again, events transpire to prevent me from achieving my goal. I will not be denied by the cruel ... read

Torzelan opens hell's gate with Demon's Crest death metal


Arrangement of the Demon's Crest final boss theme
Nov 03
What would Halloween be like without a little underworld summoning? Thanks to one of Dtoid's most talented shredders, Torzelan, we all can jam out to the sweet sounds of unquenchable hellfire! "Red Retaliation" is a death me... read

ROCKMAN HOLIC promo has a kickass X vs. Zero battle


Also, HOLY F*CK IT'S GOKU!!!
Oct 26
A few weeks ago, I shared news of five upcoming Mega Man albums. Among those is ROCKMAN HOLIC, a 16-track vocal arrange album by the Japanese music label SOUND HOLIC. I really enjoyed the previous Mega Man-themed arrange alb... read

The 'muskethawk' is born! Assassin's Creed III rock cover


Forget Squall and his candy-ass gunblade
Oct 25
Hot on the heels of Corridor Digital's Assassin's Creed III short film is this rock arrangement by Warialasky -- consider it a spiritual follow-up to the Skyrim cover from earlier this year. With all this Ass Creed love late... read

There's always room for Final Fantasy cover music!


New albums by The World is Square, Those Who Fight, and Knight of the Round
Oct 20
In the span of a couple of months, three very different Final Fantasy cover bands released their first full albums. Is that too much? Well, if you had read the headline of this article, you would already know the answer to th... read

MM2 rock medley featuring the Plants vs. Zombies composer


Oct 07
Just the other day, this nifty little Mega Man 2 medley popped up. It's a rock arrangement with keyboard accompaniment of the Metal Man and Heat Man themes. On guitar is Ferdk, a videogame cover artist with a couple of free ... read

Psycho Crusher tears it up with Mass Effect's map theme


Sep 12
Cristián "Psycho Crusher" Escobar, fresh off his Ken Masters arrangement, has left the past behind and entered the world of contemporary software, where a blue-skinned lady / man / thinger will have sex with you if yo... read

Great music acts rocked Nerdapalooza 2012 so damn hard


Aug 11
Last weekend, August 3-5, a bunch of nerds made Central Florida our b*tch. I'm talking about Nerdapalooza, an annual celebration of geek music spanning nerdcore, hard rock, chiptunes, and other genres. Think MAGFest, only sma... read

The Megas return with MM3-themed History Repeating: Blue


Jun 19
During the four years since The Megas re-imagined Mega Man 2's soundtrack through the incredible Get Equipped, the band has been working on new material (as well as earning a very special reference in the Archie Mega Man comi... read

Crack the whip in Belmont, the Castlevania concept album


Jun 14
You like Castlevania, don't you? In November of last year, guitarist Ryan "Mega Beardo" Postlethwait released a concept album, Belmont, based on the original Castlevania. Similar to the works of The Protomen or The Megas, it ... read

All hail Ken Masters with Psycho Crusher's rock cover


Jun 11
HOW Y'DO, KEN!? SURE YOU'RE KEN! I'D LIKE SOME POUND CAKE! Psycho Crusher has pumped out a new rock arrangement based on, of course, Ken's theme from Street Fighter II. Ken is clearly superior to Ryu in every way, while Ryu ... read






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