RE: Discoveries – Full-Length 8-Bit Metal Album

marks the release of RE: Discoveries,
the first full-length album from the 8-Bit Metal project. One part heavy/power
metal and one part chiptune, the 8-Bit Metal sound fuses electric guitars and
sounds from the Nintendo Entertainment System to render original music and
lyrics centered on classic video games from all eras. This one-man project is
manned by an hobbyist musician and distributed freely as downloadable content
on the project’s website. <>

RE: Discoveries features
the following tracks, written, recorded and individually shared on the internet
over the course of three years:
1. The Heroes of Yesterday (intro)
2. In the Year 200X (Mega Man 2)
3. Thirteenth Zodiac (Final Fantasy

4. Saving the World Barechested (Contra)
5. The Founding of Booty Bay
(World of Warcraft)

6. The Duke Got Nuked (Duke Nukem Forever)
7. Bloodlines (Castlevania: Symphony of
the Night)

8. ‘Twould Be Best (Castlevania: Symphony
of the Night)
9. Moon Sugar (The Elder Scrolls III:

10. The Devil and the Incarnate (The Elder
Scrolls III: Morrowind)

11. Behind the Mask (Final Fantasy IV)
12. Beyond the Mask (Final Fantasy IV)
13. Hatred Eternal (Final Fantasy IV)
Bonus track (feat. Mitchell Emmen): Where All
Things End (Doom Castle) (Final Fantasy Mystic Quest)

In addition to the MP3 files, the RAR archive available for
download contains a booklet in PDF format and an album cover. A separate
Print-It-Yourself version is also available for those who still enjoy their
music on CDs. The booklet contains all lyrics and the author’s personal
comments on the games covered.

Game Music 4 All looking for contributors for Genesis/Megadrive compilation!

From GM4A:

Everyone, time for our next compilation! What we are looking for are
any and all songs about the Sega Genesis (or Megadrive, if you will)

192KBPS or better quality track

song can be made specifically for this album, or donated from previous work

I need your email address, and myspace URL if you have one

of songs from Sega Genesis games – Please let me know the game and
original song name so we don’t have ten covers of the first level of
streets of rage or something

Songs with Lyrics – The instrumentation can be a game song remix or original tune, as long as you are singing/rapping about the genesis or a game found on the sega genesis!

Songs are needed by October 1st! And the songs should be well and cleanly recorded, and be awesome!

PS If you are doing a sonic cover, pick something obscure, all the most recognizable ones are taken! Also, I want an SNES diss song somewhere on this compilation!

Heavy Troopa: Super Mario RPG Tribute Album

From GM4A:

Heavy Troopa is Ready to Launch!

This compilation is a tribute and celebration of the amazing and wonderful game Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars. this is a three disc album that recreates nearly all the songs and scenes from the 1996 Nintendo/Squaresoft game.

There are many amazing and diverse artists and bands lending their skill to commemorate this pinnacle of video game entertainment. We hope you remember all the wonderful memories you have from this game as you enjoy the album. As for folks who have never played the game, we hope this sparks interest in your mind about this wonderful and often overlooked classic!

Download the entire album in the Media section.

No Balls, No Glory: Super Dodge Ball soundtrack remixed

From Destructoid:

No Balls, No Glory
is an internet EP release by The Bad Dudes, a multinational group of
musicians that releases covers of video game music. This release
contains 16 remixed songs from Kazuo Sawa’s original score for the 1989
NES game, all arranged with each dodge ball team’s country of origin in
Project Producer Mustin said, “I’m excited about releasing this project in conjunction with Aksys games and their Brawlers release. I hope the music pays suitable tribute to the Super Dodge Ball video game we all played as kids.”

Donkey Business (Donkey Kong Country Mashup Album)

From blogspot:

This is my tribute to the Donkey Kong Country series on the SNES, but
mainly to the man behind the great soundtrack, David Wise. He is one of
my favorite musicproducers and have been a huge inspiration to me.

All the tracks on the album are based on a sample from the soundtrack.
Then I have mashed these samples to either hip hop or RnB acapellas. On
top of this i have added alot of my own production like drumloops,
basslines, effects, samples and synths. I also have to thank
“Pinkoloss”, an amazingly talented friend of mine, for making the
fabulous cover art. I recommend you to visit his blog (adress is above).

Download the album here:

Torrent: (if you can choose, please pick torrent)

Other Norwegian Recycling links:
Email: [email protected]

Powerglove Announces United States Tour (Dates Inside)

Recently overheard in a MySpace Bulletin:

Current mood: excited

Hey Everyone,

are embarking on a U.S tour in support of Metal Kombat for the Mortal
Man starting on May 17th, tour dates are listed on our page. Please
note that these are only HALF of the dates that we will be playing.
More dates will be listed as they are confirmed.

There will be madness
There will be beer
There will be games
There will be blood!

We’d like to say that this tour is happening
thanks to all of the support you have all given us over the years.
We’ve wanted to tour for years, but have been far too poor to do so.
Thanks to you touring is now possible, and we can’t wait to meet all of
you on the road.

Also hitting the road with us will be

– 4 stellar gods that love beer, and hate shitty cars.

Look What I Did
“Look What I Did are the missing link between the Beach Boys and Lightning Bolt” – METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE

See you on the road!


Mar 29 2008 9:00P
Middle East Upstairs w/ Peelander-Z Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 17 2008 8:00P
The Crush Lounge – ALL AGES Tulsa, Oklahoma
May 18 2008 8:00P
Big Papa’s Pour House – ALL AGES Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 21 2008 7:00P
The Compound – ALL AGES Corpus Christi, Texas
May 22 2008 8:00P
Fitzgeralds – ALL AGES Houston, Texas
May 23 2008 7:00P
The Darkroom – ALL AGES Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May 24 2008 9:00P
SoHo Bar and Grill (21+) Columbus, Georgia
May 25 2008 8:00P
Three Bears Cafe (18+) Marietta, Georgia
Jun 4 2008 7:00P
The Muse – ALL AGES Nashville, Tennessee
Jun 8 2008 7:00P
Whitesel Music – ALL AGES Harrisonburg, Virginia
Jun 11 2008 7:00P
Club Hell – ALL AGES Providence, Rhode Island
Jun 15 2008 8:00P
Jigsaw Saloon – ALL AGES Parma, Ohio
Jun 20 2008 8:00P
Phoenix Hill Tavern (21+) Louisville, Kentucky
Jun 22 2008 8:00P
Paulie’s (21+) Bloomington, Illinois
Jun 23 2008 7:00P
The Annex (18+) Madison, Wisconsin
Jun 25 2008 8:00P
House Of Bricks – ALL AGES Des Moines, Iowa
Jun 26 2008 7:00P
The Red Raven – ALL AGES Fargo, North Dakota
Jun 27 2008 8:00P
Norms Beer and Brats (21+) Superior, Wisconsin
Jun 28 2008 6:00P
The Warehouse – ALL AGES La Crosse, Wisconsin

Blake Dannen features zircon as ìMusic of the Monthî


If you’re in the eastern Pennsylvania area, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of Blake Dannen
– or more precisely, you’ve probably heard his voice. A radio
personality in the Lehigh Valley area for over a decade, Blake
currently resides on 99.9FM “The Hawk”, a classic hits station (check
out his host page here) at 2-7PM, as well as 93.3FM (WMMR) in Philadelphia.
I first met Blake (online, that is) via MySpace, where I saw he was
a fan of BT and The Crystal Method, two of my own favorite artists, as
well as a myriad of other bands from Led Zeppelin to The Clash. On his MySpace page,
he has a blog with a monthly feature called “Music of the Month” where
he features and interviews musicians from a wide range of genres. I was
honored to hear that he wanted to have me as the featured artist for

So, the interview is now up: just click here
to get to Blake’s page, and then go to the blog. It’s pretty in-depth –

if you’re curious about how I ended up producing music and remixing, I
think you’ll find it interesting! You can also read entries for
previous months as well as lots of other great content. You’ll notice
“Mindbender” is his profile song, too… this guy is a class act :) So, definitely check out his page, tune into “The Hawk” if you’re in the area, and show your support for a great DJ!


Bed of Knives – Ethnic/Prog. Breaks by Hy Bound

Hybound wrote over @ OCR:

I did this song for the
Promo CD [sgx]‘s giving out with his physical album of Hero of the Grey
Area (which is great by the way). It started out as pretty much a
complete rip-off of Hybrid’s “We Are In Control” and then evolved from
there. Im going to actually include it on my first album that will
hopefully be coming out late next year.

I hope you enjoy it!

I’m gonna send you to my MySpace page, but you can download the 192 kbps original from there.

or, to download it…

Shnabubula releases yet another batch of chiptunes; This time in 16bit

Sam has release quite a few of these batches of chiptunes, and all of them so far have been amazing. This time the tunes are 16-bit, as oppossed to the usual 8-bit, meaning they’re something like what you’d hear on SNES as opposed to an NES.