Merry Christmas! Listen to Metroid tribute 'Kraid, Rest Ye Merry Mother Brain' by Doctor Octoroc

The galaxy is at peace. 

I don't know if Doctor Octoroc has any more copies of the album, all these years later, but I'm certainly glad I have my copy still.

Maybe I'll have done a video by the time this post goes up, because I'd definitely like to show off my copy, and talk a bit more about the album and other video game inspired holiday albums. 

Hopefully you have time off, and hopefully you are enjoying it and bumping some VGM!

Listen to the Christmas inspired Ninja Gaiden tribute 'Ryu, the Red Nosed Ninja' by Doctor Octoroc

You'll never be a Ninja with a nose like that. 

Throughout the month I'm going to be sharing tracks from my favorite video game inspired Christmas album, 8-Bit Jesus by Doctor Octoroc. Best Christmas VGM album ever! I'm going to bump this nonstop, 'It's A Wonderful Life' style!

Week in Video Game Inspired Music 5/24 - 5/30

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This is an appropriate comic, seeing as how Capcom is sponsoring our show in Los Angeles. WEST COAST WIGOUT 2 with awesome swag. If you are in the area, then find out more through this link. In other appropriate comic news we will also be hearing from Random AKA Mega Ran with his newest album Forever Famicom, which comes out June 1st. Of course a write up on it will be up here on GM4A as well that day! Now on to all the news that's fit to...be news?

Doctor Octoroc releases final two episodes of Dr. Horrible Sing Along Game

We come to the conclusion of the aforementioned Dr. Horrible Sing Along Game presented by Horrible's medical peer Doctor Octoroc.

The final chapters can be seen at the same horrible site as before. This time the 8 bit series is finalized and we see some awesome new homages to both Dr. Horrible and the NES games of our youth. Especially in the final scenes of the third act. Well what are you waiting for? head over and check out the final part of the series now! And if you haven't, make sure to grab the free soundtrack as well!

Doctor Octoroc - Dr. Horrible Sing Along Game album release and Part 1 video

Just yesterday, Doctor Octoroc released his tribute to another famous Dr. Presenting the Dr. Horrible Sing Along Game! This is a new album, as well as flash video paying tribute to the cult classic online short Dr. Horrible by Joss Whedon.

The full album of NES covers from the original series, as well as part 1 of the three part flash video are up right now and are great watching! So head over to The main page for the Dr. Horrible Sing Along Game and watch, and listen, and donate as well today!

Christmas Regifting: 8 Bit Jesus, An Overclocked Christmas, 8bits of Christmas and more.

So to put it bluntly, there is no new music here, hence the "regifting." Let us revel in the holiday spirit though, and call these albums something of a tradition. Also, if anyone is feeling in an especially gift giving mood...well you see that contact link over there.

We kick things off with one of my personal favorites from a good pal. Let us all get reacquainted with Doctor Octoroc and his album 8-Bit Jesus.

Doctor Octoroc - 8-Bit Jesus

Available through the album page on doctoroctoroc.com, 8 Bit Jesus is Doctor Octoroc's first foray into chiptunes, and the results are quite amazing. With over a dozen christmas inspired chiptunes. Personal favorites of mine are Have Yourself a Final Little Fantasy and Little Drummer Nemo, the latter of which you can get in the free nine song album sampler

Next up we can't forget the classic compilation from well known label 8bitpeoples.

The collection of 8 tracks which comprise The 8bits of Christmas include tracks from seminal artists like Nullsleep, Bitshifter, GOTO80, and several more. Well worth a download any time of the year in fact!

Finally we have a classic from the OverClocked Remix community.

Their tribute to the season is An OverClocked Christmas. This is ten tracks of ReMixed christmas tunes as only the OCR community can do it. Another great album worth checking out, and as with all OCR projects, completely free to download.

I would also like to point folks to the recently released 8 Bit Weapon/ComputeHer Christmas album It's a Chiptune Holiday. Or if you just want to relax with some great winter themed songs, head over to Slightly Dark's album list and scroll down to "S" to find all seven SlightlyDark Christmas Mix volumes, or check out the amazing Sea of Ice compilation released at the end of last winter on Pause.

Doctor Octoroc titles upcoming album - After These Messages

Good pal and unlicensed practitioner Doctor Octoroc has been hard at work on his latest album, and now comes to us with a title, as well as possible track listing! After These Messages is the long awaited chiptune follow up to last years 8 Bit Jesus (which would be a good album to fire up right about now). For the uninformed, Doctor Octoroc has taken the concept from 8 Bit Jesus, and decided to apply it to a more commercial affair. This time taking well known television show themes from the 80's and early 90's and giving them a lo-fi chiptune makeover.

As Doctor Octoroc puts it, imagine if classic sitcoms and television shows got game adaptions to the NES. Cheers would possibly be like Root Beer Tapper. Can you get the Fresh Prince from Philly to Bel Air over 6 levels? Can you collect all the evidence and convict the 8 bit criminal in Law & Order? These are the things you will be contemplating as you listen to the album.

Doctor Octoroc says that he shall be adding all the songs to an awesome flash player soon for you all to enjoy. so stay up to date over at doctoroctoroc.com for the latest!

Announcing the Game Music 4 All 3rd Anniversary Compilation: Third Form


After a long delay I am happy to announce that the long awaited Game Music 4 All third anniversary album is currently wrapping up! The album is a collection of brand new and exclusive tracks from some of the finest in video game inspired music. From VG Rock to remixes, from nerdcore hip hop to chiptunes and more, we cover all the bases of video game inspired music.

Third Form will feature over an hour of music from the many talented musicians who have supported GM4A over the past three years. Just a small sample of those are Player Two, Super Barrio Bros, Temp Sound Solutions, I Fight Dragons, 8 Bit Weapon and Elfonso! That is simply a handful of tons of talented musicians. More will be revealed soon, but for now, get ready for the upcoming launch, and enjoy some of that preliminary teaser art above from the great Doctor Octoroc. We hope to reveal more soon as the album gets closer to release!

Doctor Octoroc now taking Christmas time bead sprite commissions

The well known bead sprite crafting extraordinaire (also well accomplished musician) Doctor Octoroc has recently announced that he is back from hiatus and ready to start creating some more great custom bead sprites for the coming holiday season.

If you have that certain special game and art lover in your life, Dr. Octoroc prescribes his own special bead sprites as the solution to your Christmas gift dilemmas. Of course you can cut out the middle man and purrchase some awesome artwork for yourself as well. Head over to doctoroctoroc.com, check out some artwork (or commission your own), and place your order today. I myself have been the recipient of some of his work, and still have my awesome gameboy color and SNES sitting above my desk today! If you are undecided definitely check out some more of his different works below!

Here Comes a New Challenger II Turbo available now for free download and pre-order


Game Music 4 All and Scrub Club Records are excited to announce that the highly anticipated Here Comes a New Challenger II Turbo is now available for free download and also taking pre-orders for pressed copies!

Tracklisting

DISC 1
1. Dial-Up Town - Jay Tholen VS Shael Riley
2. Oh Yeaah - D-Form VS MC Chesire Grin
3. Battletoads and Double Dragon Medley - Nanaki's View VS Girlz Melon
4. Puppeteers - Superpowerless VS Conyeezy and Hairetsu
5. Secrets Don't Make Girlfriends - Nerd Army VS My Parent's Favorite Music
6. Rockin' The Rhymes - Arcane Addiction VS MC_Loki and Killa GHOZT
7. 8 Bit Flashback - Doctor Octoroc VS ZOMBIES! ORGANIZE!!
8. Barnstormin' Round - Matheus Manente VS MC Not A Rocket Scientist
9. Rhyme Pirates - Atarimatt VS Legendary Wizard
10. Blip - The Spork VS Epic-1
11. Final Solta O Frango Fantasy - killsaly
12. Sales Love - Spamtron VS TRS-1
13. It Is What It Is - Peppermint Pony VS Attack Slug and Thugmasta J

DISC 2
1. Jupiter Cafe - Nestroyer VS TYT
2. Give Zelda To Me - Norwegian Recycling
3. Bizarro Paradise City - Shael Riley VS Bizarro Stylus
4. Contra - ThePlasmas VS 8-Bit Duane
5. I Like Anime - majin wreck VS IllGIll, Magitek, Kabuto the Python, Emperor Pilaf, and Random
6. The Flow - DJ Snyder VS Dual Core
7. Revolution - Temp Sound Solutions VS Shinobi, Kabuto the Python, and Conyeezy
8. Love's Blade - Beethovenboy VS nameless
9. King of the Dirt - Bit Mummy VS King Nasty
10. Megaman X Medley - Videogame Orchestra VS Girlz Melon
11. I Don't Pay For Shit - IllGill VS mCRT
12. Blue Skies - Megatone VS King Pheenix
13. Sentimental Graffiti - Swampyboy VS Category

Special thanks to EMPulse for mastering, Doctor Octoroc for artwork, and Madhatter for website design! Also NoWhistlers for telling me about CDPosterShop.com who is pressing the album. More Special thanks to all the artists of course who made this project happen, as well as everyone who has supported this endeavor since HCNC1 last year. Even more special thanks to MisterB, Hex, Shinobi Onibocho, Chibi Ma, and Lo Tech for moral support.

Once again download it at gamemusic4all.com/newchallenger2

Here Comes a New Challenger II Turbo wallpapers from Doctor Octoroc


Musician and artist Doctor Octoroc has been hard at work finalizing the art and design for our upcoming compilation Here Comes a New Challenger II Turbo, and as a teaser of what is to come he has made available a new wallpaper to help you folks get excited about the upcoming release! Check it out at this link! I know the album is a bit delayed but we should have it out soon!

I also just want to mention, check out Doctoroc's bad ass 3D bead arts for F-Zero and the Vic Viper from Gradius. Very impressive work from two of my favorite games!

Doctor Octoroc releases preview tracks of upcoming untitled album


So Doctor Octoroc has been hard at work on his follow up chiptune album to 8 Bit Jesus, and has recently announced that he has some tracks available to preview on his website. You can check out the songs through this link. The album is currently untitled, but will be a full album of TV show and cartoon themes done in an 8 Bit style with the idea being "what if these shows were adapted into NES games?"

Check out the tracks and see if you can place them to each TV show! I think I got only 2 out of 5. Beat that!

Also on a related note, two other awesome things about Doctor Octoroc, he has recently made a stand alone sit for his previous effort, 8 Bit Jesus. So check that out if you are currently in the dark about that album, as the site has previews of every track on the album.

The second thing is that Doctor Octoroc was featured on G4TV alongside Nerdcore Rising and Get Lofi. Check out the footage below!

Christmas comes again: Doctor Octoroc releases hard copies of 8-Bit Jesus

Are you the type that likes to celebrate Christmas all year long? Or perhaps you just need a subtle way to remind a friend they still haven't given you a gift from the holidays? Well you are in luck, as Doctor Octoroc brings word that physical copies of his well loved Christmas album 8-Bit Jesus is out now! You can read all about it over at Doctor Octoroc's website for more info and pictures of the entire amazing case designed by Jude Buffum.

For the uninformed who may have missed it, the album is a collection of classic holiday songs made in the style of various NES games from Kid Icarus to Contra and back again. Of course if you never ordered a copy from the good doctor as every other person on earth seems to, head over to this link to place your order for one!

Doctor Octoroc - 8-Bit Jesus full album release


In time for the remainder of the holiday season Doctor Octoroc has released the full version of 8-Bit Jesus. You can visit doctoroctoroc.com to download the album in ZIP or my more beloved RAR file format. Or be full of class and donate 15 dollars for the physical copy with art by Jude Buffum (who also did the amazing We Are Error artwork for Year 200X)

Unlike many christmas songs these songs are very well done and I will probably be listening to them for a good time after the holidays are all over and done with. Definitely an amazing album that has been burning up the internet and for good reason!

So what are you waiting for? Go download/buy this album and get Little Drummer Boy in the style of Little Nemo and Silent Night in the style of Mega Man, along with 16 more songs!

Doctor Octoroc - 8-Bit Jesus Sampler release

In the mood for Christmas? What is that? NO!? Well then this album should get you in the mood. Doctor Octoroc has released his first foray into chiptunes with the festive holiday album 8-Bit Jesus. This is just a sampler though, which you can download at Doctor Octoroc's website. This teaser includes 9 chiptune covers of holiday classics, all of which done in the style of different NES games. The full album is looking to be released right around Christmas day, so keep an eye out for the full release! Until then rock these songs at your Christmas party or just in your car during holiday traffic.

LOSER: A Sega Genesis Tribute compilation release!


Hey, do you remember that compilation thing I started putting together a few months ago?

Well it is done! Head over to gamemusic4all.com/genesis to download the 39 track compilation dedicated 100% to the Sega Genesis! You won't regret it, unlike actually owning a Genesis instead of a Super NES!

Also huge thanks to all the artists who contributed tracks to this endeavor! It is, of course, the musicians who make the album, and are so supportive of these compilations I think up. Also thanks to Doctor Octoroc who will eventually be making album art for this compilation to replace the lameness I slapped together to open this post with. Another huge thanks to Shawn Phase of Temp Sound Solutions for undertaking the thankless (except for these thanks here) and difficult task of mastering and leveling a ton of disparate tracks.

I am tough on the Genesis folks (have been since grade school) but this album seriously rules, and I sincerely hope everyone enjoys it!

Pixelgasm

Did that title catch your attention? Well it better have because that is Doctor Octoroc's very goal! Pixelgasm is a brand new forum dedicated to pixel and sprite art of all sorts, including cross-stitching, pixel painting, and bead sprites. It was recently launched by Doctor Octoroc, and is, as he puts it, a place for "all VG inspired art that uses pixels as the base."

So head over and join the newborn but quickly growing Pixelgasm at doctoroctoroc.com/pixelgasm and check out some of the amazing work like the ones below, or even show off some work of your own!

Twilight Princess Link by Doctor Octoroc using Bead Sprites

Cross Stitched Link Guitar Strap by PaperRockScisorz

Here Comes a New Challenger album release date set

Looks like we will have over 30 artists collaborating on over 20 songs! Some of those artists are featured below in our epic flash trailer brought to us by Doctor Octoroc. Click "Play" below to watch the preview and learn the release date!



If you would like to post this flash on your website, myspace, etc, and I can't imagine why you wouldn't, then grab the Flash code below!