Travis Morgan releases genre-bending metal tribute to Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

The forgotten CVII

An hour long genre-bending aural journey covering the entire soundtrack to Castlevania: Belmont’s Revenge.
— Travis Morgan

Eight Melodies (16 Melodies), Earthbound/MOTHER - Vocal Cover by Lauren the Flute

Whew! I have wanted to cover this song for so long, but I wanted to do something very special with it. Earthbound is so special to so many people, including many of my very good friends, and I wanted to capture what it is that people love so much about MOTHER and Earthbound. I asked my friends to tell me what the game means to them because I wanted to write lyrics for the Earthbound "Eight Melodies" (since no official lyrics exist in English). Their answers just reinforced for me that I really need to give this game another chance. So soon I will be streaming my first full playthrough of Earthbound! I'm streaming it because I am afraid I might get frustrated or stuck and I am hoping that all the Earthbound fans I know will help me out sometimes.

Please come help me get to know this game you all love so much! I'll be on Twitch:
http://twitch.tv/LaurentheFlute

I hope you don't mind that there's no flute in this one. I thought it didn't need flute ... just the voice and the piano. When I realized that MOTHER's "Eight Melodies" and Earthbound's "Eight Melodies" could fit together so well, I knew I needed to do this! I'm feeling a little better about writing lyrics now that I've done it three times. I kept all of the original MOTHER lyrics from the official vocal album, and then I wrote the Earthbound lyrics myself. I'm not sure if the second half of the Earthbound melody is from the game, but there is a Japanese vocal cover that I love and have listened to a lot, and I borrowed the melody from that. But the actual arrangement here is my own arrangement, with inspiration from other places! (Yes, I did look at the MOTHER 3 "Sixteen Melodies" too, of course.)

Come say hi to me! I love to keep in touch with fans and friends. :)

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Check out my band, The Returners! We cover video game music.
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Listen to You Gotta Fight For Your Sprite to Party, A Secret of Mana rearrangement by The World is Square

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Lovely tune from the always impressive The World is Square, featuring Lauren Liebowitz on flute.

This track is from the Spectrum of Mana compilation, which celebrates 20 years of Secret of Mana.

Listen to this Final Fantasy VI medley from videogame cover band The Returners' upcoming album

Listen to the first single from The Returners upcoming album, Immune to SIlence. Set for release October 20th, but you can hear the opening track right now. By the time this incredible six minute FFVI medley is finished, you should be dropping the $10-15 for the pre-order package of your choice. Check out the albums official page for more details.