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Lords of Thunder

New VGM supergroup Lords of Thunder to debut at MAGFest


Inspired the face-melting shmup on TurboGrafx-CD
Dec 21
// Tony Ponce
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...
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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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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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
// Chris Carter
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...
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Goku = Cut Man

Goku is Cut Man! Cut Man is Goku!


15-minute preview of the arrange album ROCKMAN HOLIC
Dec 09
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Pew pew pew! VGdrum busts through Mega Man X3


Our buddy Patrick Kulikowski covers the opening stage theme
Dec 01
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Armcannon's third album coming in 2013, brother!


Are you a real sexy American boy?
Nov 20
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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Torzelan opens hell's gate with Demon's Crest death metal


Arrangement of the Demon's Crest final boss theme
Nov 03
// Tony Ponce
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...
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ROCKMAN HOLIC promo has a kickass X vs. Zero battle


Also, HOLY F*CK IT'S GOKU!!!
Oct 26
// Tony Ponce
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...
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The 'muskethawk' is born! Assassin's Creed III rock cover


Forget Squall and his candy-ass gunblade
Oct 25
// Tony Ponce
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...
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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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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MM2 rock medley featuring the Plants vs. Zombies composer


Oct 07
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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Psycho Crusher tears it up with Mass Effect's map theme


Sep 12
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Great music acts rocked Nerdapalooza 2012 so damn hard


Aug 11
// Tony Ponce
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...
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The Megas return with MM3-themed History Repeating: Blue


Jun 19
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Crack the whip in Belmont, the Castlevania concept album


Jun 14
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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All hail Ken Masters with Psycho Crusher's rock cover


Jun 11
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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VGdrumming to Solar Inferno, the most metal Mega Man song


Jun 10
// Tony Ponce
The music from Mega Man 10 is the strangest creature ever. On one hand, it assembles composers from each Classic Mega Man entry in an all-star jamboree. On the other hand, their contributions are perhaps some of the most bor...
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Marble Madness remix album by Grant 'Stemage' Henry rocks


Jun 03
// Jayson Napolitano
Okay, I never got through the second stage of Marble Madness. I think the NES/arcade classic is universally regarded as a hard ass game, but from what little I did experience, I loved the music. Grant "Stemage" Henry of Metro...
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Bullet For My Valentine headed to Rock Band this Tuesday


May 25
// Brett Zeidler
When I first saw that Bullet For My Valentine was coming to Rock Band 3, I somehow managed to confuse them with My Bloody Valentine (alt-rock darlings from the very early 90's). But then I saw the tracklist and thought, "Wait...
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Cory Johnson's post-rock Zelda album is complete


May 14
// Tony Ponce
Back in December, I shared a demo of an upcoming Zelda tribute album by Cory Johnson. Several months later, the album is complete and ready to occupy your music library. The finished album consists of 23 tracks spanning the e...
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Psycho Crusher's Lavender Town jam will forever haunt you


May 12
// Tony Ponce
[Header image by AzakaChi-RD-17] Pokémon, like many children's properties, seems all sugary and innocent on the surface. But dig a little bit deeper and you'll find a wealth of freaky sh*t that was best left untouched...
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Got 9 minutes? Enjoy the Video Game Rock Medley!


Apr 18
// Tony Ponce
The above full sequence of awesomeness comes courtesy of Swedish musician Fredrik Larsson, better known as FreddeGredde. Even if you don't know him by name, I guarantee you've heard this man's handiwork before. For one, he m...
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How come no one told me the Minibosses had a new album!?


Apr 10
// Tony Ponce
If you are a fan of videogame cover bands, you damn well better know who the Minibosses are. These guys are pioneers, going an tour with a set list of NES rock arrangements before pretty much anyone else. Hell, I was listenin...
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You do not f**k with Goldeen


Mar 17
// Tony Ponce
Goldeen -- just above Metapod and Magikarp on the list of Pokémon that are better off dead. "But they evolve into much more powerful creatures!" Yeah, they're still turds. But when you get between a Goldeen and its lo...
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And lo, the Dovahkiin raised his mighty axe...


Mar 13
// Tony Ponce
The Dovahkiin of the modern era can do more than just speak funny words to make candy canes rain from the sky. He is also blessed with the face-melting gift of the Dragon Shred! Warialasky, the team behind the real-life Gold...
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Earthworm Jim never rawked this hard


Mar 10
// Tony Ponce
It's been a while since Kris Escobar last released a new Psycho Crusher track. Now he's back and badder than ever with a sick Earthworm Jim cover that will make children weep and panties drop. "Groovy Junk" is, of course, ba...
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Zelda goes post-rock in this mellow collection of tunes


Dec 04
// Tony Ponce
I never get tired of checking out Zelda music arrangements, so when reader Colin pointed us to this rough-cut album, I had to give it a listen. This currently untitled collection of Zelda tribute songs by Cory Johnson gives a...
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Psycho Crusher is bringing the VG metal with a new album


Nov 22
// Tony Ponce
We shared with you the joy of Chilean VG metal band Psycho Crusher earlier this year. Live videos are cool and all, but wouldn't you enjoy some nice, clean recordings as well? Band member Cristián "Kris" Escobar is wo...
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Who wants to buy a guitar with Sonic's foot on it?


Aug 25
// Tony Ponce
Let's see... can I get away with one more Sonic post today? Have you ever been watching Sega music composer Jun Senoue absolutely tearin' it up on stage and thought, "Man, I wish I could be as righteous and tubular as him!" W...






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