Grassnose, Temp Sound Solutions, The Advantage, Air Fortress, Parasprinter, PAX, Video Armageddon 2, Spheres of Chaos

Betamod has recently released the newest album on their label. This one coming out thanks to Grassnose. The EP, titled Tamalian, includes four tracks. The tracks are...

1. Slender Approach
2. Waiting for Mom
3. Pedro
4. Purr Blazed

As the above flyer illustrates. Shawn Phase AKA Temp Sound Solutions will be playing at The Talking Head in Baltimore, MD this Thursday, August 24th. Other upcoming shows include The Advantage tonight in Boston, MA and tomorrow in Providence, RI. Also three shows going down on Friday. Air Fortress is at the K Street Cafe and Theatre in Portland, OR. The Advantage and Parasprinter have a show together at the American Legion Hall in Wallingford, CT. And finally, the big kick off of the much anticipated Penny Arcade Expo which lasts until Sunday.

News coming from our friends Year 200X that the date and the location for Video Armageddon 2 has been set. The concert, which includes the likes of This Place is Haunted, Year 200X, Powerglove, and Shawn Phase is set to go down on October 28th. All the latest information can be found at the Video Armageddon 2 myspace site. Also to be found on the site is an exclusive track by Year 200X named Life Force.
Great friends Spheres of Chaos have a new website. You can check it out at spheresofchaos.co.uk. They are also recording a brand new album which has a tentative street date of October. Joe Allen, Spheres of Chaos drummer, and co-host of Gamewave Podcast, guarantees ten tracks of great video game metal.

20 Years of Metroid

It’s now the 20th anniversary of a game known as Metroid. Metroid made it’s debut on the NES oh so long ago. So get your friends together and reminisce about all the great times you’ve had with Samus Aran over the years. Remember how difficult Metroid was. How amazed you felt during the final boss fight with Mother Brain in Super Metroid. How about waiting and waiting for the Metroid 64 that never arrived?
While remembering all those great Metroid memories, from the original to the anticipation of playing Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and using Zero Suit Samus in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, why not listen to some great Metroid remixes that can be found all over this wonderful internet?
Check out all the remixes over at OverClocked ReMix including Metroid, Metroid 2: Return of Samus, Metroid 3: Super Metroid, and Metroid Prime. They also have their Relics of the Chozo project site up still, for anyone who can listen to ogg vorbis formatted music or anyone that uses torrent programs to download. Also many bands have their covers and remixes. You can hear these songs on the bands pages. Bands include

The Advantage (and here)
Ailsean
Armcannon
Brian Davis
The Final Sacrifice
theGREENzebra (i.e. the fellow that runs MAGfest; songs in ogg format)
Metroid Metal (of course)
Minibosses (the track at the very bottom)
NESkimos
Nintendoom (RIP)
Parasprinter (music video on youtube)
Virt
XOC
Two Playa Game (a song they said would never be put on their website.)

Also for those interested in the history of Metroid or just want to remember all the good times. 1UP has an article covering Metroid’s history entitled One Girl Vs the Galaxy. You also might want to check out Metroid Guide and The Metroid Database for more info about the series.