Soaring synthwave and guitars from Humanity, by MYRONE

If you are in need of some 80's style synth with some epic wailing guitar work, well then you are in need of MYRONE my friend. Check out Humanity, his latest work that will get repeated plays as you cruise around in the car you might own, or maybe on the bus. All modes of travel will be much better with this blazing album.

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Guitar based Mega Man 2 tribute by Krzysztof Słowikowski

Guitar based Mega Man 2 tribute by Krzysztof Słowikowski

Head bang to this fast paced heavy metal tribute to the Mega Man 2 soundtrack. Been quite a minute since the last time I got to write about an entire tribute to the Mega Man 2 soundtrack. There are many artists, bands, and remixers that have taken on the wall to wall classic that is the MM2 OST. There is plenty of room for more interpretations of this VGM standard though.

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Acoustic guitar renditions of classic VGM by Kain White

Acoustic guitar renditions of classic VGM by Kain White

Stirring acoustic arrangements of several classic game themes, including Ace Attorney, a few Final Fantasy titles, Super Mario RPG, all capped off with a few haunting Zelda remixes.

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The original Now Youre Playing With Powar by temp sound solutions, available now

It's the one that started it all! Remastered and available on bandcamp! The track mappyland is just a wonderful assault of beautiful sound that feels good to my ears. 

released in december of 2002, this album laid the groundwork for the NYPWP series, with thousands of video game covers to come. 4 bonus tracks are included in download. this is AFX 63.
— temp sound solutions

Darkman007's metal guitar tribute to classic games, 'Sounds from The Past'

Darkman007 covers classic NES, Genesis, and even a ZX Spectrum game in this hard hitting album. Ten tracks of classic game tunes including Battletoads, Vectorman, Dr. Mario and more. The full album can be downloaded for $8 on Darkman's Bandcamp page.

Youtube - www.youtube.com/watch?v=og3ZTAd7GsU

Start recording the album on January 18th 2016. This album means a lot to me, it’s like a starter for further creative development after almost 2 years of musical emptiness. Moreover, playing such tunes automatically increase their skills in the sense of a tool, in particular guitars, because all quite unconventional and ingeniously simple.

But unusually for the same progressive rock. For example, it should be noted reefs that turned the recording Dr. Mario or Mission Impossible. These tunes have given me a new sense of the guitar. It is excellent!

P.S.:

Include cover art and scetch!
— Darkman007

A bunch of songs by The J. Arthur Keenes Band in 'Fuzzy Posters & Pain (demo)'

There is something blindingly brilliant about The J. Arthur Keenes band. Ever since I heard Pamplemousse I fell in love with the whole band. Some of my favorite songs in my life  are because JAK took forum requests for song ideas. Luckily there is yet more to be heard from the mighty JAK Band. 8 unreleased tracks from a never before released collection of songs written in 2013, probably. 

I still remember a rare chance of hanging out with Danimal Cannon, and my ringtone was a classic from Pamplemousse, naturally. When Dan heard it, we discussed the album, which had recently come out on the now retired Pause netlabel. He said he didn't care for it! GASP To each their own of course, but my amount of shock at someone not liking The J. Arthur Keenes Band debut showed me that I really think this guy-roup is amazing.

I don't need to write about the album. Hit play. This album sells itself.

The great lost J. Arthur Keenes Band album — a bunch of songs written and recorded in about a week in the winter of 2013, I think? Now available for the first time to the hungry public.
— The J. Arthur Keenes Band

ThePlasmas release Battletoads & Double Dragon tribute album of heavy metal remixes

Looking for trouble. 

Check out this short, over the top tribute to the music from sidescrolling beatemup classic Battletoads & Double Dragon. The Plasmas turn one of their famous medleys into an album of bit size arrangements to enjoy in any order you wish.

Hex.a.decimal, retro game rock debut by Megalixir

Returning for the first time. 

So I am going to try this again. The last time I covered Megalixir, the article was borked before it even went live. Basically, I've already reviewed Megalixir's debut album, but here I am again, apparently. Megalixir has saw fit to upload a new debut album featuring more retrogaming arrangements in that signature drum/guitar style. 

Perhaps if enough folks dig his tunes, they'll remain online, and if we are really lucky, how about reuploading that Kirby's Avalanche remix somewhere? I could use a theme song to my latest Let's Play series.

Hex.a.decimel is a collection of pieces inspired by video game themes. It captures the identity of the source material and articulates our collective translation.
— Megalixir

Listen to 'Sunken Ship' Leandro Arbreu's Dire, Dire Docks guitar arrangement from Super Mario 64

This guitar driven rendition of Dire, Dire Docks has me flipping out right now. It's great stuff. Is there an OCReMix of the year ballot? Leandro Abreu definitely gets my vote thus far.

DOWNLOAD IT FREE at OC ReMix! http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03193
ReMixer: Leandro Abreu
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• Game: Super Mario 64 (Nintendo, 1996, N64)
• ReMixer(s): Leandro Abreu
• Composer(s): Koji Kondo
• Song(s): ‘Dire, Dire Docks’
• Posted: 2014-08-19, evaluated by djpretzel
— OverClocked Remix

"Battle vs Team Plasma" (feat. Animatissimo) from Pokémon Black & White

Name: “Battle vs Team Plasma”
Songs: Battle vs Team Plasma, Battle vs Ghetsis
Game: Pokémon Black & White
Original Composers: Junichi Masuda
Arrangements: Pokérus

Recorded live for the first time at PokéRaymi 2015 in Lima, Perú. With the amazing musicians of “Animatissimo”!

Visit Animatissimo´s Page: https://www.facebook.com/animatissimo
— Pokerus

Check out Matt Bollenbach's VG rock EP 'Of Castles, Hometowns, Jungles & Danger

Legend of Zelda, Secret of Mana, Metal Gear, and Final Fantasy V? In four tracks, Bollenbach definitely makes the right choices. Get down to these intense rock remixes of classic Nintendo and Super Nintendo themes. I'm especially a huge fan of the MG Jungle cover on this EP.

It’s about time, right? Sorry for the delay...not that I think anyone was checking their computer every day to see if I had a new release or anything.

This EP is 2 new songs and 2 songs from my first album revisited. I really enjoyed the format of this album. Its given me the ability to play with some new songs but also fix things that have been on my mind for years. I’ll probably have another release or two very similar to this.
— Matt Bollenbach

Sharing The Game, the latest video game rock album by the VGMasters

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From São Paulo, Brazil comes the VGMasters and their sophomore release, Sharing the Game. This groups takes some of the hardest rocking songs from classic games, and makes them rock even harder. Mega Man X, F-Zero's Mute City, and Killer Instinct, and even King of Fighters '96 are represented in this ten track collection. 

Fans of guitar and classic Nintendo will find a lot to enjoy here. 

Learn what Sharing the Game is all about by grabbing the album for $7 on the VGMasters' bandcamp album page. And, ironically, even with this album cover, their bandcamp doesn't even link to the groups facebook page!

Watch The Altered Beasts perform an acoustic jazz guitar cover of the Super Mario Bros 2 Overworld Theme

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Absolutely beautiful cover of the music from Super Mario Bros 2 by The Altered Beasts, an offshoot of the amazing The OneUps VG jazz group. 

Considering they are part of the impeccable OneUps, it's clear that they know their instruments, and create an impressive jazz rendition of this well known, but sometimes overlooked theme from the odd middle child of the SMB family.

BUY THIS: iTunes (http://bit.ly/tabitunes) Loudr (http://bit.ly/tabloudr) CD (http://bit.ly/tabmes)

Guitar Duo project by William Reyes and Tim Yarbrough of The OneUps.

Listen to this metal rendition of Stage 1 from the original Castlevania by Ultimate D-pad

I can't pass up any metal cover of the original Castlevania music (nor any other type of cover to be honest). I believe the original Castlevania to have some of the strongest overall music of any game in the NES era. Comparable only to the best of the best soundtracks of the time.

Ultimate D-Pad gives the opening theme a go in this epic cover, which is also free to download, so you can headbang any time anywhere, even during a cursed, horrible night.

Full length funk rock album from Mutherpluckin' B - The Mushroom Variety Show

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Unbelievable free flowing funk rock jazz blues from the one and only, my favorite, and should be yours too, Mutherpluckin' B!

This album was years in the making and doesn't disappoint. Thirteen tracks of some of the funkiest VG remixes in the world. The album is masterfully formed into one master track as each individual song blends seamlessly with the next. Before you even know it, you've gone from the sewers of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the music of Mega Man and Super Mario.

I really can't get enough of this album, and I certainly hope to have the chance to write more on both this album and MPin' B in the future!

Unfortunately, this impeccable album can not be embeded. You can listen to the full album streaming on MPin' B's site. So you aren't empty handed though, I have uploaded the opening track, "Flyin' High (part 1)" from this phenomenal album.

Listen to a rock cover of Captain Toad's Theme by ShoujaNinja

A driving rock cover of the original Captain Toad's Theme from Super Mario 3D World.

Captain Toad Treasure Trackers drops later this week on December 5 for the Nintendo Wii U. GWill you be picking up Captain Toad when it releases? What did you think of the Captain Toad levels in Super Mario 3D World? Let us know in the comments, and get down to this funky jam in anticipation for Captain Toad!

Black Ice by Mega Beardo, a black metal tribute to ice stages in video games

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Ice cold guitar covers of classic video game music.

I'm a fan of the slipping and sliding of ice worlds in video games. Those precise frozen platforms that take both skill and knowledge to traverse. Mega Beardo pays tribute to these treacherous stages in his latest album Black Ice.

The album kicks off with one of my personal favorite ice worlds in all of gaming, that of Super Mario Bros. 3. The disturbingly titled World 666 begins with the same haunting vibe of the original before going full on metal for the next four minutes.

The rest of the album also includes black metal arrangements of music from Sonic and The Goonies II. Also, guest appearances by two other VGMetal rockers in Viking Guitar and the one and only Stemage.

The album is available now for any price, including free.

Watch the new music video for Pokerus' "Atsui Kodou" (feat. Iris) from Rival Schools

Guitar + Vocal tribute to classic 3D arcade fighter Rival Schools United by Fate.

Download Link on my webpage!
pokerusvgm.com

Name: “Atsui Kodou”
Song: Atsui Kodou (Opening Theme)
Game: Rival Schools
Original Composers: Takumi Ozawa
Arrangements: Pokérus, Iris (On Vocals)

”No soy muy fan de los Fighting Games, pero si hay 2 títulos del género que jugué MUCHO en su tiempo fueron Samurai Showdown y Rival Schools. Recuerdo que cuando conocí a Pamela (aka “Iris) y fui testigo de su talento en vivo, en el primer tema que pensé que le quedaría perfecto a su voz fue en el Opening de este juego, y parece que no me equivoqué . Muy afortunado de haber colaborado con una de las cantantes más secas que he conocido últimamente. Les recomiendo de sobremanera escuchar todo su trabajo, en serio!”

Espero que la disfruten y den sus opiniones. las críticas constructivas siempre me son muy útiles! :)

Visit Iris Youtube Page! youtube.com/irisyame
Visit my Webpage for more material! PokerusVGM.com

Hope you enjoy! :D
— Pokerus VGMusic

Original cover art 'Tiffany and her big gloves' by jaimito.