Three new game-inspired heavy metal tracks added to MegaDriver's massive free offering

A dude with a Sonic the Hedgehog guitar? Brazilian heavy metal game music covers? Over 150 songs, available as free downloads? How the hell did we not know about MegaDriver?!

Above: 'Axe Tales' by MegaDriver

A new promotional album from the band, titled 'Metal for Gamers,' was released as a free download today. The three-track recording apparently represents a new direction for the group, which has traditionally created instrumental metal covers of game songs. According to today's press release:

"The soundtrack from classical games, in its vast majority, is composed by instrumental music. Translate these tunes in 'Heavy Metal', with aggressive guitars, bass and drums lines, have been the job for MegaDriver in the past years. But the band felt the need to create something new. Metal For Gamers has three new songs and a differential: lyrics."

The tracks included in the new album are "Axe Tales," inspired by Golden Axe (hear it above); "Bloody Symphony," which features "aggressive themes" from the Castlevania series (hear it below); and "Mad Racer," inspired by the gameplay and soundtrack of Top Gear.

Above: 'Blood Symphony' by MegaDriver

But the new album is just the beginning - over 150 of the band's tracks are available for free on its website. Get your file savin' finger warmed up!

Apr 4, 2011


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  • CaptBloodboots - April 5, 2011 11:26 p.m.

    Heard some stuff from them last year (possibly longer,i dunno,my memory fails me) but their version of the Thundercats opening theme is epic XD Oh and their ff7 opening song is pretty awesome too
  • Eaxis - April 5, 2011 7:02 a.m.

    They are Mega Awesome!
  • FALLINGINFIRE - April 5, 2011 3:33 a.m.

    Pretty cool, I like the guys guitar tone, the drums are complex workings with simple beats, the bass is loud enough to hear, and the vocals are sweet. I like this band.
  • fetalspray - April 4, 2011 11:21 p.m.

  • StrayGator - April 4, 2011 9:32 p.m.

    I knew that Sega are big in south america but come on, entire albums dedicated to sega franchises and a single song for SF2 and FF each?
  • WTeen8 - April 4, 2011 8:56 p.m.

    2 Things, Insta-Download, and I want that guitar! Even though I don't have how to play a guitar that isn't made of plastic, and doesn't have colorful buttons.

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