This week we are bringing Baltimore online and will be playing music from The X-Hunters, Those who Fight!, ArmCannon, Danimal Cannon, MegaRan</a>,Dj Cutman, The Megas, Cheap Dinosaurs and Metroid Metal all week long. Other acts include the comedy stylings of BrentalFloss and Bit Brigade . Bit Brigade has mastered the art of speed and is famous for playing each musical cue, cutscene and boss battle while master speed runner "Noah McCarthy" plays each game. The BitGenGamer Fest is in it's 7th year and has been host to well known acts such as The Protomen, Powerglove and Anamanaguchi. Formed by former front men to Entertainment System John DeCampos and Chris Baines it will be held at the SONAR on June 30th. The event consists of a two stage setup where the music will keep going as the staggering 13 bands will be up on stage and playing from morning till night. This is a one day only event and contains the biggest names with video game cover bands and chip-tunes.
Alpha Omega staff member Luis Moreno will be attending the event, so stay tuned to new updates and videos on our Alpha Omega Radio Youtube channel!
"DeCampos and fellow Entertainment System band member Chris Baines began the show with one goal in mind: to provide a venue where fans of video game music and art could come together and become part of a social event that celebrated gaming culture." BitGenGamerFest.com
Check out www.alphaomegaradio.com as we post interviews from BitGenGamer creator John DeCampos, "Diablos" or Big Mat from Those Who Fight and Danimal Cannon (Daniel Behrens) over the course of the week. As well there will be a special surprise this Wednesday when we release the interview with Those Who Fight!.
Here is Year 20XX's cover of "Star Stealing Girl" from Chrono Cross at BitGen 5, to give you an insight of what to expect at a BitGen event.
Alpha Omega Radio's Featured Composer for the week
Keeping in tune with the "Retro/Rock" theme we have selected Frederick "El Mobo" Motte from France as our featured composer of the week. Frederick has over 20 years experience as a video game composer for games such as Pack man: Escape through time, Dark Earth, Battleship (the Movie) for NDS/3DS/Wii, Bakugan : Rise Of The Resistance (3DS), The Nightmare creature series (N64, PSX and PC), The Fifth Element (PSX and PC) and many more! Not only does the man make video game music but he is also bass player for the prog metal band Plug-in. Plug-in recently released it's debut album in September 2011 "Highjack and features Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Patrick Rondat, Christopher Godin, Sylvain Coudret, Andy Timmons, Patrick Rondat and Mattais Eklundh. If you are into metal definietly check out El Mobo and Plug-in!
Also we have been lucky for Frederick to off us many unreleased tracks to several of his games. So check us out during our featured composer hour! From 8-9AM and 5-6PM PST every day all week long.
Alpha Omega Radio's Featured Indie Game of the Weekong
Our featured indie game this week is Robit Studio's Treasure Adventure Game. The game is an open world platform adventure game . Music composed is composed <a href="http://betaredrecords.blogspot.ca/">Robert Ellis</a> and this is his first video game score. You play as a young boy who lands on an island that was once part of giant continent destroyed by war between a demon and a wizard. He begins to explore, hunt for treasure, take on quests and travel across land and water with his boat and parrot. The game was created by Stephen Orlando for the past two years and one "Best Indie Adventure Game" by JaysisGames. You can download the game at Gog.com or on the developers website at Robit Studios.
Keep gaming and supporting video game music by check out these bands, listening to their music and going to their shows!
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-The AO Radio Team