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Castellum Sanguis LXVIII: A Castlevania X68000 Tribute Album

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Release Date Oct 08, 2018
Publish Format Doujin/Indie
Release Price 5.00 USD
Media Format Digital
Classification Arrangement
Published by SindraVania Projects (distributed by Bandcamp / / )
Composed by Konami Kukeiha Club /
Arranged by Snappleman, Thennecan, Mega Beardo, ThePlasmas, Pokérus, VikingGuitar, Prime Legion, Darmock, Sixto Sounds, Ailsean, norg, Dan Taylor
Performed by Snappleman, Thennecan, Jon Poulin, Mega Beardo, ThePlasmas, Pokérus, VikingGuitar, Adam Henry, Prime Legion, Darmock, Katamari, Jason Farrell, Sixto Sounds, Prince uf Darkness, finbeard, Ailsean, norg, Yes, Mayhem

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 Black Mass 4:47
02 Vampire Killer 4:31
03 Creatures of the Depth 1:33
04 Thrashard in the Cave 5:38
05 Wicked Child 3:55
06 Bloody Tears 4:35
07 Tower of Gears 4:11
08 Moon Fight 3:07
09 Tower of Dolls 2:56
10 Etude for the Killer 3:40
11 Theme of Simon Belmont 4:44
12 You Goddamnded Bathead 2:52
13 Mother Earth 3:41
14 Load BGM 4:23
Disc length 54:33

Notes

"Welcome to Castellum Sanguis LXVIII; the tribute album project dedicated to the soundtrack of one of the more obscure Castlevania games, Castlevania X68000 (aka: Akumajou Dracula X68000).

The game was released on July 23, 1993 exclusively for the Sharp X68000. Though given the honorary title of Akumajou Dracula X68000, the game's actual title is the more simple Akumajou Dracula, which translates to Demon Castle Dracula. The unofficial subtitle was given not to associate it with the machine for which it was made but to differentiate it from the four other games that share the title Akumajou Dracula in Japan. The game ended up being re-released as Castlevania Chronicles for the Sony PlayStation in 2001.

As one of the least-known Castlevania soundtracks, I wanted to dedicate an entire arrangement album to pay homage to the music composed by Konami Kukeiha Club for the game's 25th anniversary. Thus, Castellum Sanguis LXVIII was born. Featuring a cadre of Castlevania-loving artists providing the arrangements of the game's original music, it is my sincere hope that this album will help gain the soundtrack of Castlevania X68000 the recognition it deserves.

Special thanks to Andreas Kotsamanidis (aka: Snappleman) for being my right-hand guy on this album and for his love of this game's OST that ended up ensnaring me as well. Also Erik Peabody for quality control and feedback."


Brenna Wilkes: Producer & Album Artist
Andreas Kotsamanidis: Mastering

"Black Mass"
Andreas "Snappleman" Kotsamaindis: Track arrangement & mixing

"Vampire Killer"
Andreas "Snappleman" Kotsamaindis: Track arrangement & mixing

"Creatures of the Depth"
Thennecan: Guitar, arrangement and production
Jon Poulin: Bass

"Thrashard in the Cave"
Ryan Postlethwait: arrangment, guitar, bass, programming, mixing, producing, whip-cracking

"Wicked Child"
Arranged & Produced by Mauricio Plasma

"Bloody Tears"
Arranged & Produced by Patricio "Pokérus" Thielemann

"Tower of Gears"
Erik Peabody: arrangement, guitar, bass, programming, mixing
Adam Henry: drums

"Moon Fight"
[Prime Legion]
Erich Beckmann: Drums
Christophe Blondel: Guitars
Mike Montemarano: Keyboards
Max Noel: Bass

"Tower of Dolls"
Darmock: Arrangement and bass
Katamari: Production, mixing and guitar
Jason Farrell: Drum production

"Etude for the Killer"
All the things by Juan "Sixto Sounds" Medrano

"Theme of Simon"
Andreas "snappleman" Kotsmandis: arrange+gutiars+keyboards+mix
Tony "pud" Dickinson: bass,
Chuck "finbeard" Simpson: drums

"You Goddamned Bathead"
Sean "Ailsean" Stone: Guitar, bass, drums, synths
Andreas "Snappleman" Kotsamanidis: Mixing

"Mother Earth"
George "norg" Nowik: Arrangement, Guitar, Bass, Programming
Andreas "Snappleman" Kotsamanidis: Mixing

"Load BGM"
[Yes, Mayhem]
James Moats: clavinet, percussion, vox
Grant Henry: guitars, vox
Dan Taylor: bass, piano, sound sculptures, vox
Kevin Lawrence: drums, vox
George Nowik: norgan
Arranged and produced by Dan Taylor
Special thanks to Claire Henry and Alex Taylor for piling on the gang vocals

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Platforms represented
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