The new album Thrashlevania is Castlevania headbanging basically. It’s Castlevania done loud and fast, timed to arranger Louie Aronowitz’s 15-minute speedruns of the original game on the NES. Once again it’s from music publisher Materia Collective. Yes, those guys.
Thrashlevania: Fast and Furious
Aronowitz himself is a performer and musician who has been featured in the Tribeca Film Festival, The New York TV Festival, on Nickelodeon, and more.
Here’s what he had to say about Thrashlevania:
The biggest and most ambitious aspect of this record is that it’s timed to how I play through the game. I speedrun Castlevania in about 15 minutes, and wanted to organize the record in such a way as to press play and just leave it running while I go through it. It also has possibly the most difficult guitar parts I’ve ever played… maybe.
We dare say that completing the game in under 15 minutes is an achievement in itself:
The original Castlevania soundtrack was created by Kinuyo Yamashita, her debut work no less – it’s a legendary soundtrack that includes fan-favourites such as Vampire Killer, Wicked Child and Heart of Fire.
Experience some furious metal this Halloween and give Thrashlevania a listen for yourself here.
Dracula always had good taste in music, after all. Roll on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night…