Chernabogue, in association with Nitro Game Injection, is proud to announce the release of Vampire Variations: A Musical Tribute to Castlevania. This album, directed by Chernabogue, is a tribute to the NES game Castlevania with 19 tracks celebrating the 25th anniversary of Konami’s venerable series of platforming games, featuring some of the best names in the video game remix community: Stemage of Metroid Metal; regular Dwelling of Duels contenders BONKERS, VikingGuitar, and Brandon Strader; OverClocked ReMix artists The Dual Dragons, and many more. Vampire Variations is available for free download at http://www.vampirevariations.com.
This album was produced to promote the music of the Castlevania series and its 25th anniversary, was made by fans, for fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.; all original compositions are copyright their respective owners.
Director Alexandre “Chernabogue” Mourey says:
“It is with an immense pleasure and honour that I am able to present to you Vampire Variations: A Musical Tribute to Castlevania. Vampire Variations was created to celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of Konami’s landmark series, Castlevania. Fourteen musicians to arrange the mythic soundtrack of the original NES game that started it all. Four visual artists to recreate the unique atmosphere of the demon’s lair known as Castlevania. A wide variety of musical genres going from Rock and Orchestral to Jazz and Electronic music, including various references to other titles from the series. It has been a true honour and a privilege to create, direct and contribute to a such project. I would like to thank everyone who suported this venture, and to all people involved be they musician or visual artist. Now, be prepared for an Aria of Sorrow, a desperate Rondo of Blood to this Symphony of the Night! The Lord of Shadows rises from his grave and only one man can stop him…What a horrible night to have a curse!“
About Nitro Game Injection
Nitro Game Injection (http://www.kngi.org ) is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of video game music. It is a podcast with focus on original video game soundtracks, remixes, covers, chiptunes, doujin music, and game-inspired original music, as well as the communities that encompass these aspects. The show also regularly features interviews with game composers, audio personnel, remixers, and arrangement artists.
October 31st, 2011