Materia Collective, the Seattle-based video game music publisher, has recently released C-Busters: A Tribute to Megaman Classic, a collection of heavy metal and rock fusion remixes and arrangements of NES-era Mega Man game soundtracks by arranger Thennecan. The album includes popular tracks like “Dr. Wily” from Mega Man 2 and “Shadow Man” from Mega Man 3. The entire collection is composed of 15 tracks that run from the first Mega Man game all the way to Mega Man 10. C-Busters: A Tribute to Megaman Classic is fully licensed and is available now via Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.
Check out the full tracklist below.
01. Out of Necessity
02. Ruined Street
03. Air Man
04. Dust Man
05. Knight Man
06. Guts Man
07. We’re the Robots
08. Main Title
09. Metal Man
10. Solar Inferno
11. Skull Man
12. Shadow Man
13. Dr. Cossack
14. Dr. Wily
15. For Everlasting Peace
“This is my first album, a dream come true for any musician, and I’m proud of it being “VGM” since videogames have been a decisive factor my whole life.
I decided to make this album a mix of all my influences as a musician, metal, jazz, latinamerican music, progressive rock, etc. And through this production process I found my own musical style, which is priceless.
Mega Man 4 is one of the first games I ever played, and it is one of my favourites to this day. Mega Man also represents an extremely faithful community of people which have been keeping it alive for decades in different art styles, influenced games and music, so I definitely wanted to make my own contribution to that community.
Also, with this album I wish to break barriers in my local music industry, which hasn’t been aware of the potencial and importance of videogame music at all. We’re musicians, and we make records too.” – Thennecan
The album can be purchased for $9.49 on Google Play or $9.99 on iTunes, individual tracks are $1.29 on either.
Brian Cowan loves playing video games, football, Magic, and pretty much anything else that he can use as an excuse to waste time. When he is not doing the above or working, he is usually writing or reading.