- Alexandre Mourey (a.k.a. Chernabogue) is a French student in Law, webseries creator and director of the Vampire
Variations project. His main hobbies are making movies with his video association and remixing music, mainly doing orchestral,
heavy metal or electronic music. Being involved in several projects and always ready to help other people, he hopes to release
his own solo album soon. As a great fan of the Castlevania series and its music, it is natural he started and directed the
Vampire Variations project, with the aim to honor the fantastic soundtrack of the classic NES game.
- Nicholas Perry (20) is a self taught aspiring composer/audio engineer/arranger/guitarist born in Yuba City, CA, who is a
self pronounced Castlevania Fanboy since childhood. Castlevania is listed as one of the most influencial things in how he became who
he is today, how his musical tastes developed and such. He has a deep passion for video games and Video Game Music, noting that over
90% of his music collection is Video Game OST's and would someday like to become involved in making video games (without being a
composer, apparently he doesn't find working 20 hours a day appealing!) or an engineer/composer working in television, movies or anime.
His Ultimate Dream would be to finally learn proper Japanese and move to Japan to work at a company like GEM Impact under Norihiko
Hibino as an engineer or the like. (He still needs a job, so he can go to college) He would like to personally thank Everyone at Konami
(+Mecurysteam) ever involved in a Castlevania title, for giving him some of the best experiences of his life and so much influence and
Kagami Yoshimizu for his Manga "Lucky Star" relieving so much stress, self-pressure and letting him relax during his breaks/days off
during his last month of super crunch time making these songs (especially the medley!). And finally his parents for not killing him for
being up nearly every day until 5/6 AM working on music.
- Brandon Strader
- Brandon is very cool and he makes music. All different kinds of music. He once saved an orphanage from burning. Sadly, there were no
orphans in it at the time. Only guitars. He's the genius voice of a generation.
- Daemon9623 has had music in his heart and soul for as long as he can remember. After watching Black
Sabbath perform live he knew he wanted to become a musician, and at the age of 13 received his first bass guitar. It wasn't
long after that its six-stringed compatriot followed and Sean cut his teeth between the two instruments. At the same time he
obtained his bass, Sean also discovered the Minibosses while searching for Castlevania music on a lark. This opened a portal
into a world from which he would never escape (not that he wanted to), wherein the airwaves were dominated by music from and
inspired by all manner of video games. Sean originally was set to participate in the now debunk Rock-Out! project, but had
no means by which to complete his musical endeavors. Learning and arranging video game remixes took a back seat to original
endeavors when Sean formed his first band in and after high school, culminating in a pair of recording sessions at Audio Hammer
Studios with iconic metal producer Jason Suecof. He eventually left the group and continued to write original music, ultimately
being expressed through a variety of chiptunes including the Fleshfeast EP, the forerunner to Sean's upcoming album "They Came
From Beneath". It only took him 11 years to get his arrangement and recording skills up to par enough to have the drive to pay
tribute to one of the most influential game series of his life.
- Dj Mokram
- Like the legendary castle of count Dracula, Dj Mokram's music can take many incarnations. On a full moon, the deaf man
rises from his grave to experiment with new and horrid ways to crash his DAW. Soon after, the voice of a dozen VSTi screaming
in unison and choking on an outdated midi-interface, can be heard coming from below. What a horrible night to have a curse...
- Existence Zero
- Existence Zero is the studio project started up by Vish (ex By Courage By Arms bassist, frontman). Exploring various styles of
metal, writng and production techniques, taking influence from a range of melodic metal bands. Often featuring Mark and Jorge
from Playing in Circles on guitars and syntth duties.
This is the first forray made by into the vgm world by Existence Zero, exploring metal in the vgm world. Stemming from a love of music and video games. This is the first of many vgm remixes lined up by Existence Zero.
Vish - Bass, Additional synth, drum programming
Mark -Synth orchestration, guitar
Jorge - Rhythm & Lead guitar
Arranged & Produced by Existence Zero
- Guilherme Arcoverde (a.k.a. Guifrog) is a brazilian remixer who has been connected with music of various types for a long
time. As a child, he used to create songs mentally and formed a home rock band with his sister, in which he played the drums
and she, the guitar. If Guilherme was influenced by bands such as Guns N' Roses and Metallica at the beginning, he grew up
acquiring interest in much more varied, if not exotic, musical information - such as traditional greek, moroccan, south african,
japanese, irish, indian, argentine, peruvian and so on. There's also a high passion for electronica, and his style basically
consists of a mix between dance and world music. Guilherme's debuted in Overclocked ReMix with indian-influenced dance tune
"Shiva Nataraja", a mix from Diddy Kong Racing, in 2010; since then, he tries to approach the goal of having one different
track per chosen country to work with and send to OCR, along with the possibility of releasing an original album once the
time's propitious for it.
- Ken Crouch (a.k.a. Hat) was raised on a healthy diet of Music Lessons and Video Games. Although Baroque, Romantic, Celtic,
and Jazz are his comfort zones, he enjoys removing music from its normal context and blurring the boundaries of genre. He has
performed Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Country, Hip Hop, Dixieland Jazz, Big-Band Jazz, Orchestral, Concert Band, Choral, Klezmer,
Barbershop, A Capella, Small Chamber, and various other styles with a variety of groups. He has toured Southwest Asia, the
Eastern US, and the Bahamas. A few of his primary instruments include violin/fiddle, trumpet, guitar, mandolin, and penny
whistle. Hat is currently finishing his undergraduate work in the field of Ethnomusicology and enjoys recording new realizations
of old music.
- Lidawg has been learning music production and engineering for just over a year but has been playing and studying music nearly
his entire life. At age 7 he started learning the trombone and since has thoroughly enjoyed playing copious amounts of orchestral
and jazz music. It was in April of this year that he discovered the enjoyment of Remix after producing his first VGM remix and
music-video for a university assignment. Since then, he's been hooked and fascinated, reinterpreting video game music that he loves
and feels others should.
- Glenn Elliott (founder of Omigadrive): "When I was younger we didn’t have too many games, just an overabundance of consoles
for some reason. Two things I remember from being really young was my Mother (of all people) playing Castlevania II: Simon’s
Quest, and myself (trying) to play Super Castlevania IV for the SNES. Apart from the games themselves being fantastic, the one
thing for me was that the music was a complete ear worm, burrowing into my skull. I never forgot the music to those games and
still love them to this day so when the chance came up, I simply couldn’t resist working a version of The Theme of Simon Belmont.
Hopefully since I’ve gotten it out of my system it won’t be stuck in my head for another 20 years of life - but then there are worse
- Stemage is a song-writer and arranger from North Carolina. His most notable work is Metroid Metal. His original material is a
combination of pop, metal, and 90's influenced rock. In 2006, he released Strati, a collection of original compositions with
vocals, and his new instrumental concept, Zero Over Zero release August 16, 2011 at
http://stemage.bandcamp.com/. He also wrote the full soundtrack for "Alpha Squad" –
released on Xbox Live in 2011.
- Super Guitar Bros.
- The Super Guitar Bros are not actually brothers – they’re bros! Steve met Sam back in 2007 at a local coffee shop he was performing at
with a mutual friend. After seeing Sam’s incredible classical skills, Steve knew the two of them had to start making music. After their
first jam session together you could tell the two of them just clicked. They’ve been playing together ever since. Not only do they both
love making video game covers, they have been working on many original songs, which they plan to share further down the road.
- The Dual Dragons
- Dan and Frank Johansen, brothers in arms have been composing and collaborating side by side for many years, always inspiring
each other with team work and crazy ideas left and right. Being huge videogame music fans they used their advanced guitar,
arrangement and composing skills and formed the ReMix group The Dual Dragon which has done numerous metal remakes in many styles
within the genre. Having released solo albums and composed for some Indie games, their goals of composing for AAA games may be
getting closer to realization.
- Erik Peabody (a.k.a. VikingGuitar) lives a double life in California. One side of the coin is devoted to justice, honing his
body to be a (semi)perfect machine and fighting crime as a police officer. The other side reads copious amounts of horror and
fantasy fiction, and remixes video game music. Focusing primarily on unadulterated metal, Erik has released two full length
thrash albums under the title "Eye of I", as well as an album of video game music as VikingGuitar. Erik has collaborated with
Metroid Metal alumni Grant Henry (Stemage), Dan Behrens (Danimal Cannon), and Dan Taylor (Chunkstyle), as well as with George
Nowik (Norg) on various songs. Castlevania was an essential part of his video game upbringing, and he holds a special place in
his heart for the original linear sidescrollers in the series.