BALTIMORE - OCTOBER 28, 2022 - Game music label GameGrooves is pleased to present Encuentro de Sangre: A Metal Tribute to Castlevania. Combining the rich musical history of Latin American metal with the legendary gaming history of Castlevania, four amazing arrangers (Thennecan, Ferdk, ThePlasmas, and Pokérus Project) come together to provide their unique vision along with live performers and engineering by James C. Hoffman. Whether you're a miserable pile of secrets or an undead demigod, this album will be sure to send chills up your spine. Encuentro de Sangre: A Metal Tribute to Castlevania is now available everywhere:
"It's an honor to work with such incredible musicians, and I quite literally could not have pulled this off without Thennecan's help," comments GamesGrooves producer Allen Brasch. "I already knew that the Latin American metal VGM community was tight, but now I see just how close they really are. The musicianship on this album is beyond words, and this is the first album that I've ever produced with a dedicated mixing engineer, so I think it's a definite step up in terms of production."
Arranger and producer Thennecan adds: "Encuentro de Sangre feels like the natural evolution of VGM collaborative albums, the work of GameGrooves, and, of course, the arrangers. The individual capacities of each musician shine, as well as the collective, while having a consistency that comes from knowing and admiring each other's work for years. We also brought our life experiences as Latin Americans to the table too."
The full track list for Encuentro de Sangre: A Metal Tribute to Castlevania is as follows:
Beginning (Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse)
Aquarius (Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse)
Mad Forest (Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse)
Out of Time (Castlevania)
The Silence of the Daylight (Castlevania II: Simon's Quest)
Demon Seed (Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse)
Wicked Child (Castlevania)
Walking on the Edge (Castlevania)
Monster Dance (Castlevania II: Simon's Quest)
Within These Castle Walls (Castlevania II: Simon's Quest)
Dwelling of Doom (Castlevania II: Simon's Quest)
Vampire Killer (Castlevania)
GameGrooves is a platform (website/record label/podcast) that spreads the gospel of videogame music (VGM) with albums, articles, and interviews. Their mission is to celebrate the diversity, passion, and creativity of the VGM community. The VGM community may be niche, but it’s full of fans, composers, and cover artists that all share a similar passion.
Learn more: https://www.game-grooves.com/