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EVIL REIGNS with BadAss: Boss Themes: Volume III!!

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EVIL REIGNS with BadAss: Boss Themes: Volume III!!

March 8, 2016

Contact: press@ocremix.org

FAIRFAX, VA... EVIL REIGNS SUPREME!! OverClocked ReMix today released its 56th arrangement album, BadAss: Boss Themes: Volume III. Directors Pieter "pu_freak" van Os & Alexandre "Chernabogue" Mourey returned for this third (and final?!?) volume of epic and twisted tributes to the villains gamers love to hate. The album features 20 eerie & adrenaline-pumping arrangements of boss themes from a deep catalog of games in dark styles and genres including industrial, orchestral, rock, solo piano, dubstep, and metal.

BadAss: Volume III is available for free download at http://badass3.ocremix.org. This album series was made to show exactly how BadAss these antagonists are, and honor them with music befitting of their villainy. BadAss: Volume III was made by fans, for fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by any of the publishers or developers of the original games; all original compositions are copyright their respective owners.

"This time around, I wanted to change the genre and feel of the album a bit while still keeping it in line with expectations for a boss themes album, just like David L. Puga (director of BadAss: Volumes I and II) did with Volume II," explained director Pieter "pu_freak" van Os. "This means more orchestral influences (such as low choirs or strings) or more dissonance/eerie arrangements. And, man, did the artists deliver!"

23 artists from around the world collaborated on musical tributes to some of gaming's biggest (and smallest!) perpetrators, including:

  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil series)
  • Big Bertha (Wild Guns)
  • Colossi (Shadow of the Colossus)
  • Dark Bowser (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
  • Dark Samus (Metroid Prime series)
  • Deathevan (Breath of Fire II)
  • Grahf (Xenogears)
  • Kefka Palazzo (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Koopalings (Super Mario World)
  • Lavos (Chrono Trigger)
  • Machinedramon (Digimon World)
  • Mad Jack (Donkey Kong 64)
  • Magus (Chrono Trigger)
  • Metalhead (Vectorman)
  • Molgera (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker)
  • Orbot Purple (Vectorman series)
  • Rival (Pokémon Red Version)
  • Slash (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III)
  • Sturm (Advance Wars)
  • Zeromus (Final Fantasy IV).

BadAss: Volume III is OC ReMix's fourth album angled toward video game villains, and the third completely focused on the dark side of gaming history, continuing down the road paved by BadAss: Volume I and Volume II released in 2011 and 2013.

"As with a good trilogy, the first one is to introduce people to the concept and vibe, the second part is the meanest and darkest one, and the final entry is the epic finale," van Os affirmed. "This album won't punch you in the face with the raw power that Volume II had, but rather attack you mentally, by conquering your soul with bombastic powerful songs and driving you insane with the twisted ones. You WILL feel evil after listening to this. Find you inner Darth Vader or your inner Dexter and enjoy the epic conclusion of the BadAss trilogy!"

About OverClocked ReMix

Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of video game music as an art form. Its primary focus is ocremix.org, a website featuring thousands of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans.

 

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4 hours ago, CyberSkull said:

Cataloged it. I'll finish all the AR stuff later. ;)

I was about to say HEY NOW I'M ON MUSICBRAINZ TOO but apparently I already was with Lime of the Season lol

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On March 9, 2016 at 8:36 PM, Mirby said:

I was about to say HEY NOW I'M ON MUSICBRAINZ TOO but apparently I already was with Lime of the Season lol

Mirby was, but Taylor Lyndis was just added the other day. ;)

Update: Your Dwelling of Duels is now listed too. ;p

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