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8:30 PM on 12.21.2012

New VGM supergroup Lords of Thunder to debut at MAGFest

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...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 12.21.2012

The Megas tease second MM3 album with a new single

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...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 12.20.2012

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

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...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 12.09.2012

Goku is Cut Man! Cut Man is Goku!

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...

Tony Ponce

10:00 AM on 12.01.2012

Pew pew pew! VGdrum busts through Mega Man X3

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...

Tony Ponce

9:30 PM on 11.20.2012

Armcannon's third album coming in 2013, brother!

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 ...

Tony Ponce





3:30 PM on 11.03.2012

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

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...

Tony Ponce

9:00 PM on 10.26.2012

ROCKMAN HOLIC promo has a kickass X vs. Zero battle

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...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 10.25.2012

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

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...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 10.20.2012

There's always room for Final Fantasy cover music!

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...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 10.07.2012

MM2 rock medley featuring the Plants vs. Zombies composer

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 ...

Tony Ponce

7:30 PM on 09.12.2012

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

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...

Tony Ponce

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]

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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