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Vampire Variations Volume II

Vampire Variations: Volume II - A Tribute to Rondo of Blood and Bloodlines
Catalog Number KNGIA-0005
Release Date Oct 31, 2013
Publish Format Doujin/Indie
Release Price Free
Media Format 2 Digital
Classification Arrangement
Published by Nitro Game Injection / /
Composed by Konami Kukeiha Club / (akiropito / , Jigokuguruma Nakamura / , Sanoppi, Metal Yuhki / , Michiru Yamane / )
Arranged by AngelCityOutlaw, Chernabogue, Eino Keskitalo, Tuberz McGee, Mega Beardo, Lashmush, Stemage, Chunkstyle, goat, Timaeus222, aensland, David Trammell, The Nate Horsfall Experience (Cate Johnfall, Glate Elliotall, Grate Henfall, Hate Silvall, Nashua Horfeeze), Guifrog, Existence Zero (Vishal Soni, Mark Crabtree, Eric M Gillingham), Rexy, Gario, DaMonz, Mak Eightman, Afilion, Brandon Strader, SoundTakT, tibone

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 Sinfonía del Diablo 4:01
02 Mechanical Salvation 3:42
03 Richter's Graveyard Groove 3:38
04 Nosfearatu 3:04
05 The Damned Thirteen 2:57
06 Transylvania Sound Machine 4:13
07 Krush Kontrol 2:59
08 Phantasmal Hellfire 3:59
09 This Whip Was Made to Punish 2:50
10 Crux Fortitudo Mea 2:23
11 Circle of Illusions 4:28
12 Chocolate Rondo (I Kinda Love It) 4:50
Disc length 43:04
Disc 2

01 Red Pearl 4:05
02 Bonds of Dark Secrets 6:28
03 Unholy Water 5:27
04 Satanic Spire 4:12
05 Prussian Bones 3:52
06 Find Me 3:30
07 No Prayers or Queens 3:25
08 City of Angels 3:38
09 The Eighth Deadly Sin 5:12
10 Bloodthirst 3:10
11 Season of the Witch 4:42
12 For Love Is Immortality 2:45
Disc length 50:26

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Platforms represented
NEC PC-Engine, Sega Mega Drive (Genesis)

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Notes

Following the success of the first album in October 2011, Alexandre Mourey (Chernabogue) and KNGI.org are proud to present Vampire Variations: Volume II – a whole new tribute album to the Castlevania series, released on October 31, 2013.

This new album focuses on two major games from Konami's series: Rondo of Blood (PC Engine, 1993) and Bloodlines (Genesis, 1994), and on the music composed by Akiropito, Keizo Nakamura, Tomoko Sano, Mikio Saito (Rondo of Blood), and Michiru Yamane (Bloodlines).

But this time, we decided to put it to the next level: 2 albums, more than one and a half hour of music, more than 25 musicians and performers, and full album artwork. Everything was done by fans, for fans, to celebrate the games' anniversary.

The project's musicians were asked to arrange the tracks the way they wanted to, and to create their own vision of the soundtrack. The project features several different genres, including orchestra, metal, funk, electronic music, and many other. In order to respect the work of the artists, no final mixing or mastering was applied to the project.

The project's artwork was created to bring the universe of Castlevania to life, but also to give Vampire Variations its own visual identity. Unlike the first project, different covers were designed for the second one to allow listeners to chose the one they prefer.

I would like to thank all the people who made this happen, who trusted me, and who dedicated their work for the project. I truly hope you will enjoy this new musical experience, as much as I enjoyed directing this project. The Dark Lord is rising once again. Hold your crucifixes close. What an horrible night to be cursed once more...

- Alexandre Mourey (Chernabogue)


- Track information -

Disc 1: Rondo of Blood

1.01 Sinfonía del Diablo

Arranger(s): AngelCityOutlaw & Chernabogue
Source(s): Divine Bloodlines

1.02 Mechanical Salvation

Arranger(s): Eino Keskitalo & Tuberz McGee
Source(s): Requiem

1.03 Richter's Graveyard Groove

Arranger(s): Mega Beardo
Source(s): Cemetery

1.04 Nosfearatu

Arranger(s): AngelCityOutlaw
Source(s): Cross a Fear

1.05 The Damned Thirteen

Arranger(s): Lashmush
Source(s): Op.13

1.06 Transylvania Sound Machine

Arranger(s): Stemage & Chunkstyle
Source(s): Picture of a Ghost Ship

1.07 Krush Kontrol

Arranger(s): goat
Source(s): Former Room

1.08 Phantasmal Hellfire

Arranger(s): Timaeus222
Source(s): Dancing in Phantasmic Hell

1.09 This Whip Was Made To Punish

Arranger(s): Lashmush
Source(s): Slash

1.10 Crux Fortitudo Mea

Arranger(s): aensland
Source(s): The Den

1.11 Circle of Illusions

Arranger(s): Rize
Source(s): Illusionary Dance

1.12 Chocolate Rondo (I Kinda Love It)

Arranger(s): The Nate Horsfall Experience (Cate Johnfall, Glate Elliotall, Grate Henfall, Hate Silvall, Nashua Horfeeze)
Source(s): March of the Holy Man

All tracks based on Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. Music composed by akiropito, Jigokuguruma Nakamura, Sanoppi and Metal Yuhki.


Disc 2: Bloodlines

2.01 Red Pearl

Arranger(s): Guifrog
Source(s): Reincarnated Soul

2.02 Bonds of Dark Secrets

Arranger(s): Existence Zero (Vishal Soni, Mark Crabtree, Eric M Gillingham)
Source(s): Vision of Dark Secrets + Bonds of Brave Men

2.03 Unholy Water

Arranger(s): Rexy
Source(s): The Sinking Old Sanctuary

2.04 Satanic Spire

Arranger(s): Gario
Source(s): The Discolored Wall

2.05 Prussian Bones

Arranger(s): DaMonz
Source(s): Iron-Blue Intention

2.06 Find Me

Arranger(s): Mak Eightman
Source(s): Ardous Journey

2.07 No Prayers or Queens

Arranger(s): Afilion
Source(s): The Prayer of a Tragic Queen

2.08 City of Angels

Arranger(s): Brandon Strader
Source(s): Calling From Heaven

2.09 The Eighth Deadly Sin

Arranger(s): Chernabogue & Various Artists
Source(s): The Six Servants of the Devil

2.10 Bloodthirst

Arranger(s): SoundTakT
Source(s): The Vampire's Stomach

2.11 Season of the Witch

Arranger(s): Brandon Strader
Source(s): Together Forever

2.12 For Love Is Immortality

Arranger(s): tibone
Source(s): Requiem for Nameless Victims

All tracks based on Castlevania: Bloodlines. Music composed by Michiru Yamane.