Things are about to get crazy on the East Coast! Mega Man rockersÂ The Protomen (check out our recentÂ Quick Lookto refresh your ears)Â and the video game metal band Powerglove have hit the road for the next two weeks, travelling to different venues throughout several states such as Massachusetts, Tennessee, New Jersey, New York, and Colorado for the No Survivors TourÂ 2012. Coming along for the ride, chiptune masterDanimal Cannon is also billed to be playing on the tour, forming an unstoppable trifecta of Â absolute awesome. For you Canadian fans out there, rejoice! The No Survivors Tour is coming to you on two separate occasions, stopping in Montreal and Toronto.
WhileÂ checking out the dates and locations to plan your next move, Â you can buy tickets in advance with the links below.Â Â We promise you won’t regret it.
Yeah, yeah. We know PAX East 2012 seemed like forever ago. And yes, we’ve probably covered everything from live streams of PAX East to some pretty cool live shows. But we figured that we can give you a little nostalgic run for those who went and for those who haven’t… well, we wanted to give you a more personal glimpse of the event itself. This week’s Quick Look features the awesome Danimal Cannon sharing his seemingly infinite knowledge on chiptunes. Yeah, that’s right. An hour of one of the foremost artists within the chip music genre talking about chip music. Chippy, right? Although intended for a more general audience, we think that it’d be good for you to refresh or maybe even be (gasp) schooled on the subject. Check out the video above and let us know what you think.
Nerdapalooza’s head honcho John “hex” Carter has just announced on the official website that the festival will be making a bigger and betterÂ comeback than ever before for 2012! Nerdapalooza 2012 will take place on the weekend ofÂ August 3rd to 5thÂ at The SocialÂ andÂ the BeachamÂ in downtown Orlando, Florida. Both venues will be much larger than previous Nerdapalooza locations;Â The BeachamÂ will act as the primary stage, holding over 1,200 attendees while The SocialÂ will act as this year’s secondary stage that will hold around 500 people.Â The line-up for Orlando’s biggest nerd festival is also looking amazing as Metroid Metal, Danimal Cannon, brentalfloss, the OneUps, and Random Encounter will be returning once again to rock your world, while other performances will be announced soon.
Touted as a ‘brand new experience’, the festival will be sure to please those who plan to return this year.Â The Friday Pre-Party is also coming back as a free event with live performances and free food & beer at the Social, with the main performances occurring at the Beacham starting Saturday, August 4th.Â Â Tickets for admission and announcements for discount hotel prices will also be made public on the Nerdapalooza website within the week, so be sure to check back or head on over to the official website to get your nerd on.
Established by the creators of the leading independent video game editorial siteÂ IndieGames.comÂ and online download service Desura, indie game bundle website Indie Royale releases game bundles every two weeks to help get the word out over games that are worth playing and support developers that are typically passed over in mainstream media.
This time around,Â Indie Royale has recently released a Spring Bundle of some of the most brilliantly designed indie releases, such as Unstoppable Gorg, Tobe’s Vertical Adventure, Slydris, Inferno+, Ballistic, and Depths of Peril.Â Oh, and these games are even available on most platforms. Yeah, that’s right. Even you Mac users receive a chance to get on this amazing deal. Â In addition to all these awesome games that you get, Danimal Cannon‘s critically-acclaimed chiptune albumÂ Roots is also available for the taking.
Along with his illustrious credentials as the monumentalÂ guitaristÂ inÂ not one, but two, of the most popular bands in VGM history,Â Daniel Behrens has made quite a name for himself. This reputation may be punctuated by the fact that Behrens’ solo work asÂ Danimal Cannon,Â withÂ his latest albumÂ Roots,Â has takenÂ the VGM community by storm. This may prove one of two things:Â Danimal Cannon is incredibly talented artist orÂ Danimal CannonÂ is actually a Norse god sent down by the heavens to teach us the ways of both epic shredding andÂ chiptunes indelibly made into a staunchÂ configurationÂ of a human being. While I would agree with the former, Danimal Cannon’s “Roots (IRL Mix)” may have most acquiesce to the latter. “Roots (IRL Mix)” takes orchestral metal to the next level, proving that Daniel Behrens is indeed a metal Thor incarnate.
Peep his latest song above and let us know what you think.Â While you can cop Roots for a mere ten dollars, Danimal Cannon’s “Roots (IRL Mix)” is available for free on Bandcamp.