Quantcast
Destructoid: Videogame News & Community

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



DESTRUCTOID, EST. IN 2006, IS AN INDEPENDENT NEWS COMPANY. WE ARE GAME CRITICS. OUR COMMUNITY IS RAW, VOCAL, AND HARDCORE <3
Support Dtoid by becoming a Huge Member


Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome








Dtoid is...

Hamza Aziz
Chief Executive
Dale North
Editor-in-Chief
Max Scoville
Video Warlock
Steven Hansen
Features Editor
Chris Carter
Reviews Director
Jordan Devore
News Editor
Andy Dixon
Community Manager
Niero G.
Founder

Editors
Meet the team

Our sites
Flixist
Japanator
Tomopop

Contact Us
Suggest News
Advertising
Privacy
Contact Us

5:00 PM on 08.11.2012

Great music acts rocked Nerdapalooza 2012 so damn hard

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...

Tony Ponce

3:30 PM on 06.19.2012

The Megas return with MM3-themed History Repeating: Blue

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...

Tony Ponce



Crack the whip in Belmont, the Castlevania concept album photo
Crack the whip in Belmont, the Castlevania concept album
by 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 is a rock opera that tells the tale of Simon Belmont and the challenges he must face on his march towards Dracula's lair.

I only learned about Belmont last night when Ryan tweeted that he has made it free to download through tomorrow, June 15. If you miss the cutoff and still want to cop the album, I doubt you'll have to pay may more than a few bucks, considering the physical CD only costs $6.

Speaking of the physical CD, it comes bundled with a copy of his first game-themed album, Mega Beardo: A Mega Man 2 Guitar Tribute. Released in April 2010, it is a more traditional, instrumental cover of the entire MM2 soundtrack, available for whatever you wish to pay. MM2 music has certainly been done before, but it's always nice to check out a new interpretation, especially if it's technically free. What's to lose?

Belmont [Bandcamp]

view full story + comments


6:00 PM on 06.11.2012

All hail Ken Masters with Psycho Crusher's rock cover

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 ...

Tony Ponce

8:00 AM on 06.10.2012

VGdrumming to Solar Inferno, the most metal Mega Man song

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...

Tony Ponce





2:00 AM on 06.03.2012

Marble Madness remix album by Grant 'Stemage' Henry rocks

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...

Jayson Napolitano

6:30 PM on 05.25.2012

Bullet For My Valentine headed to Rock Band this Tuesday

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...

Brett Zeidler

11:30 AM on 05.14.2012

Cory Johnson's post-rock Zelda album is complete

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...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 05.12.2012

Psycho Crusher's Lavender Town jam will forever haunt you

[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...

Tony Ponce

6:30 PM on 04.18.2012

Got 9 minutes? Enjoy the Video Game Rock Medley!

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...

Tony Ponce

9:30 PM on 04.10.2012

How come no one told me the Minibosses had a new album!?

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...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 03.17.2012

You do not f**k with Goldeen

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...

Tony Ponce

10:30 AM on 03.13.2012

And lo, the Dovahkiin raised his mighty axe...

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...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 03.10.2012

Earthworm Jim never rawked this hard

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...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 12.04.2011

Zelda goes post-rock in this mellow collection of tunes

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...

Tony Ponce

1:30 PM on 11.22.2011

Psycho Crusher is bringing the VG metal with a new album

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...

Tony Ponce