The latest hard rock release from Yes, Mayhem, 'Molly'

No, this is not technically anywhere near video game music per se, but when your band has talent like members of Metroid Metal, Xoc, Viking Guitar and more on your project, it doesn't really matter what music results, It's going to be fantastic and I'm going to talk about it.

I don't go talking about every non VGM album I hear, but I damn well will with this one. The tracks are so infectious, and speak to me on a primal level. the 90's is strong here, and I can't escape it. It's like a black hole of the exact sounds, instruments, tones, you name it. I'm sold. 

Some of my favorite tracks aren't even on the album proper. You better download this album right now to hear some Dope-Ass Owls.

Answering the question, “can a band be a band when they’re not all in the same area code or even time zone?” for the third time.
— Yes, Mayhem

Collection of retrogaming hip hop beats in 'Nintend-oh Instrumentals' by doughboytheproducer

A dope collection of beats from DoughBoy The Producer. Classic NES and SNES beats to nod your head to. Smooth hip hop instrumentals from Donkey Kong Country, DuckTales, Castlevania, and plenty more!

Head over to the Nintendo-oh Instrumentals datpiff page to check out the album. Be sure to follow Doughboy on his SoundCloud page as well

I plan to bump quite a few of these tracks on the SUBCON podcast, so listen out for them on the show as well!

NEW Instrumentals Mixtape including HOT Beats made with CLASSIC Nintendo Video Games! DMV producer #doughboytheproducer presents the highly demanded “NINTEND-OH Instrumentals” Mixtape!...FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY
— Doughboytheproducer

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'SIN' a heavy metal tribute to the music of Final Fantasy X by Knight of the Round

Man do I wish I had a metal podcast, I'd ask Tim Lydon of Year 200X fame if I could use the VGMMegacast name, and do it up right. Until that day though, I'll just be writing down my thoughts about great new metal albums like Knight of the Round here. 

SIN is a 4 song tribute to Final Fantasy X
— Knight of the Round

A loving tribute to the music of Yasunori Mitsuda in 'Piano Collections: Chrono Trigger' by Trevor Gomes

The debut game soundtrack by Yasunori Mitsuda is still considered one of the greatest in video game history. Trevor Gomes pays tribute to some of the memorable themes from the 20 year old SNES game.

“The Chrono Trigger Piano Collection takes the same sort of pristine, crafted quality of the Final Fantasy Piano Collections to a beloved classic that had not yet been explored on the piano to such an extent. The vibrance and creativity of Chrono Trigger translates to a piano album that is dynamic and versatile, with a fusion of classical, jazz, rock, Japanese pop and more, but in such a way that feels organic and essential. Each track has been carefully selected to create the most complete picture of the game possible in ten tracks.

While the arrangements have been written to give a sort of new life to the originals, at the heart of the Chrono Trigger Piano Collection is the desire to honor its source material and fill its listeners with the same bittersweet nostalgia that the game so immediately evokes.” - Trevor Gomes
— Materia Collective

Watch The Bystanders play Super Meat Boy

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A collection of animation inspired hip hop and more in Nerdcore Absolution Volume 3

Geek E. Inc brings us 10 tracks from a dozen hip hop artists, all in tribute to classic animated shows like Dragon Ball Z, Hey, Arnold, Reboot, and more. This compilation features some talented emcees such as Tekforce, Shubzilla, Ultraklystron and many more. Grab the full, ten track collection for $9, and grab the bonus deluxe songs while you are there too. 

Nerdcore Absolution Volume 3 is the 3rd album in a series of Nerdcore Hip Hop albums. First track debuts May 3rd. Get ready for the best songs you’ve heard. Artists on the album include TekForce, Ish1da, Kadesh Flow, SkyBlew, Shubzilla, Aramis, Wreck The System, Ultraklystron, and Eye Q. Get your copy today.
— Geek E. Inc Productions

Listen to SUBCON Podcast 49 Nintendo Switch preview

Listen to SUBCON Podcast 49 Nintendo Switch preview

I'm back with an all new year of talking video games and bumping dope VGM hip hop! It's an extra lengthy episode as I tackle all my thoughts about the upcoming Nintendo Switch. I also take a moment for Advance Wars DS, and Fina Fantasy VII. I also bump dope new tunes by Nonsenze, K-Murodck, Frivolousshara and more!

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K-Murdock returns with Hero Muzik Vol. II, an album of video game hip hop

The Hero returns! K-Murdock is back with a crew of the best emcees in nerdcore and underground hip hop. Readers of this blog will be familiar with names like Sammus, Mega Ran, and SkyBlew, and should come to know names like EyeQ, Kadesh Flow, and the rest of the artists on Hero Muzik Vol II.

I hit play and Murdock is already killing it with those stereo CT sounds, changed up just enough to get your head nodding. That beat flows through the entire album. Layered underneath some great verses from incredible emcees like Sammus, Mega Ran, Doug Funnie, and so many more. This is not an album to be slept on. Don't shut down like robo and let hundreds of years pass before you get down to this album.

Hero Muzik 2 is the second installment of K-Murdock’s “Hero Muzik” series which features K remixing music from his favorite role-playing games growing up; Volume 2 focuses on the ever-present SNES classic RPG Chrono Trigger. This album was a labor of love that took K over 2 years to complete and it was initially intended, like its predecessor, to be an instrumental album, BUT at the advice of his business partner/frequent collaborator Mega Ran, Hero Muzik 2 turned into a full-scale production project that prominently features various artists from the Nerdy People Of Color Collective (NPCC), which Ran & K are members of as well. Though this album boasts an assortment of features, much like the diverse cast of characters in the actual game, the underlying goal in Hero Muzik 2 is showcasing the breadth of amazing music from Chrono Trigger, which composers Yasunori Mitsuda & Nobuo Uematsu originally created, via K putting his signature “neo-sonic” touch on!

Feel free to check out/revisit Hero Muzik Vol. 1 at: neosonix.bandcamp.com/album/hero-muzik-vol-1
— K-Murdock

SUBCON Presents the Bad Buffalo Mix

Brand new mix of my favorite tracks from the SUBCON Podcast. This mix is dedicated to the countless hours consumed by many a brilliant RPG, including Earthbound, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Final Fantasy VI, and VII, and more! 

Head over to gamemusic4all.com/badbuffalomix for links to all the songs and artists featured on this mix! 

It's a hard dose of RPG inspired beats, remixes, and mashups from the SUBCON podcast Season 3. Listen to this one when you're becoming a great hero, or when trapped in the harsh but ridiculous desert.

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Chilean produced VGM compilation WORLD 1-1 from Pixel Quemado

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Pixel Quemado is a collective of video game inspired musicians out of Chile, and their first compilation is impressive. featuring both known and unknown talent for readers of this blog. I'm glad to be knowing all these artists and groups now though! This compilation is dedicated to those most memorable of opening stage themes. From Mega Man to Kirby, Doom, Metroid and more, reintroduce yourself to these classic games with these epic VGM rearrangements. 

it’s our first full-Length album of arrangements of video game music like Pixel Quemado, collective of artists of vgmusic from Chile. As its name indicates, this first job (hopefully the first of many! ) is made up just for tracks of “ Stage 01 “ or “ first stage / level “ of varied degrees classical and modern from undertale, metal slug, donkey kong country, doom, Metroid, Megaman, Kirby and more! :)
In this album included the talented YZYX Kbt Psycho Crusher,,,, Pokérus VGMusic Satou and other guests as from Jazztick Milton Jara and DarkSness Tributo Al SuperNintendo in arrangements that van From the experimental rock to metal heavier.
— Pixel Quemado

Capcom chiptune rock megamix '6-5-16 pt2' by c&sstockreports

This year, I have decided that the final Tuesday of the month on here will now be known as "Temp Sound Solutions Tuesday!"

This means I'll be talking about at least one temp sound solutions article every month. Near the end of every month I will highlight a classic tss album from his extensive back catalogue, or discuss the sure to be incredible new tunes shawn phase unleashes in 2017. 

This month we are playing catch up by talking about a 2016 release from c&sstockreports. Each c&sstockreports album features about twenty solid minutes of hard hitting drum work and incredible renditions of just some of whatever ridiculous amount of tracks Shawn Phase has nailed since the last album. 

6-5B features tons of Capcom classics, all getting the shawn phase treatment with over 20 minutes of intense drum work that will power you through even the toughest trials and most trying moments. Make sure you grab the high quality version from the c&sstockreports Bandcamp page for only $4!

Capcom cluster—-k. Gonna be a lot of Capcom songs in here dig what I’m sayin’? All that stuff from your youth.
— Shawn Phase