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Last year's chiptune album Preschtale gets remixed, baby

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. The album has in...

 
 
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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 from Those Who Fi...

 
 
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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 on Mega Man 3. B...

 
 
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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 team isn't don...

 
 
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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 recently shared the ...

 
 
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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, this time of ...

 
 
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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 hands of fate! ...

 
 
 
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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 album, Rockman Kai...

 
 
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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 lately, you'd think...

 
 
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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 that question! Bo...

 
 
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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 song collection...

 
 
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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 you select the co...

 
 
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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 smaller and with a...

 
 
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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 comic series). Next...

 
 
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Crack the whip in Belmont, the Castlevania concept album

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...

 
 
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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 spends every wa...

 
 
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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 boring tunes in th...

 
 
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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 Metroid Metal appare...

 
 
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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, 'Tears Don't ...

 
 
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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 entire Zelda ser...

 
 
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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. Cubone's wear...

 
 
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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 made this medley...

 
 
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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 listening to these guys...

 
 
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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 love for sh*tty c...

 
 




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