Monday, February 14, 2011

Castlevania: "Heart of Fire" Arrangement

Check out my arrangement of "Heart of Fire" from Castlevania below.  If you like what you hear, you can download the mp3 by clicking on the Download tab above. 

Like I said, I don't plan on doing a full album of Castlevania arrangements (probably).  I'm in the middle of one Castlevania album, so I don't need to get involved with a second one.  Although I must say, putting this arrangement together was way fun.  Thanks to youtube user CrossTruth for requesting this fun tune.  I hope to do more random arrangements like this in the near future.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What's That? New Mega Beardo Covers?

I did something that I really hadn't planned on doing: cover a Castlevania song.  I got a request on YouTube to record my version of "Heart of Fire" from the game, and I thought, "why the hell not?"  I've been spending what little free time I have for my music writing this Simon Belmont album (6 or 7 months of recording demos now).  I thought doing another quick Mega Beardo track would help break the writing cycle a bit.  

Doing this cover was a lot of fun, though it wasn't as challenging as a lot of the Mega Man 2 stuff.  I forgot how much fun it was to take a piece of music from these games, jam on it for a while, and see what sort of originality stems from it.  I hope you guys dig the little spin I put on this tune.

I'm putting a video together for it now.  I'll upload that to YouTube and then put the mp3 of the song on the Download tab of this site.  On a side note, I was quite surprised that this song hadn't been covered endlessly on YouTube like I thought it would be.  What gives?   

So apparently, I'm taking requests now.  Anything you guys want to hear?  Shoot me an email or comment below. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Live Descension Rate Footage

Live footage of Descension Rate playing "This City Could Never Last" can be found embedded below.  This was taken during our last show on January 30 at 123 Pleasant St in Morgantown, WV.  Admittedly, we were having a bit of an off night that night, but we still had a lot of fun.  It was our first time playing with such bands as Cast Off All Ties, False Profit, and Lenin/McCarthy, so we got to play in front of some new faces/ears.  We hope to play with these bands again soon.

"This City Could Never Last" will be included on our upcoming album.