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iam8bit to release The Banner Saga 2 soundtrak on vinyl

Iam8bit have opened for preorders for the vinyl soundtrack to the newly released The Banner Saga 2. Like the first game in the series this soundtrack has also been composed by Austin Wintory and like with the vinyl soundtrack for the first game, the artwork here is also done by Arnie Jorgensen.

The soundtrack will be on 180g 2LP vinyl with one record on cream colored and one on black vinyl. The release has been mastered specifically for vinyl at Telegraph Mastering and the release comes with a download for the digital soundtrack.

The release is up for pre-order now for $40 and is scheduled to ship in Q3, 2016. You can pre-order from iam8bit’s US store or their UK store.

The Banner Saga 2 - Mockup

Ghost Ramp to release the soundtrack to Nuclear Throne

Today Ghost Ramp announced via Twitter that they will be releasing the soundtrack to Vlambeer’s top-down rogue-like Nuclear Throne. The soundtrack is done by Jukio Kallio (also known as Kozilek).

Not much else about the release has been revealed and no indication on a release date, so for now we’ll have to make do with the digital version of the soundtrack which can be streamed via Jukio Kallio’s Bandcamp.

More Drift Stage releases coming from Ghost Ramp

In a Kickstarter update today Super Systems Softworks (the people behind Drift Stage) detailed upcoming merchandise plans in collaboration with Ghost Ramp. And that included a lot of good news for VGM vinyl fans.

It was revealed that the full soundtrack by Myrone will receive a vinyl pressing, it was also revealed that a second car-shaped 7″ with new music and design (the Keizai model), and finally it was revealed that the first car-shaped 7″, which sold out in pre-order, will be re-pressed.

There are no ETA’s on any of these, but the updated noted that the Keizai-shaped 7″ is being pressed right now, so I imagine we will hear more about it soon. The Keizai-release was also previously teased by Ghost Ramp who uploaded the cover art for it (see below).

Drift Stage (Keizai) - Mockup

UPDATE: Somehow I overlooked that Super Systems uploaded a mockup of the record – so feast your eyes on this:

Drift Stage (Keizai) - Mockup

UPDATE 2: The 7″ can now be pre-ordered via Ghost Ramp’s store. It’s limited to 500 copies and is scheduled to release on July 11.

A vinyl version of Black Materia by Mega Ran & Lost Perception is set to release on Record Store Day

It was teased via a small YouTube-clip from The Yetee back in January, but now it’s up on their website and it is set to release on Saturday – April 16th (Record Store Day 2016).

Black Materia is a rap/hiphop album by Mega Ran & Lost Perception in which they use background music and samples from Final Fantasy VII. The album was originally release on CD and digital back in 2011, but is now receiving a vinyl release as well. The vinyl version has been remixed and remastered with new orchestrated Final Fantasy VII arrangements by R23X.  A full remaster of the track “Avalanche” have been uploaded to Soundbutt. Additionally, the full unremastered album can still be streamed via Bandcamp, although the new version is bound to be somewhat different.

The album features completely new artwork done by Drew Wise.

The album will come out on a 140g 2LP via Yetee Records. It’s marketed as a limited edition, but there’s no word on how limited it is.

The Black Materia 2LP can be ordered from their website here (orders cannot be placed until April 16, though).

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Laced Records also set to release the No Man’s Sky OST on vinyl

Back in early March it was revealed that iam8bit would be releasing the soundtrack to the upcoming space exploration game No Man’s Sky on vinyl. Now, however, it turns out that they’re not the only ones as Laced Records have listed a vinyl version of 65daysofstatic’s soundtrack on their website which is up for pre-order now.

The release on their site is titled “No Man’s Sky: Music For An Infinite Universe” and will be a gatefold 180g 2LP with brand new artwork by Caspar Newbolt (note that the artwork on the listing isn’t the actual artwork which is still being made).

Additionally, a 4LP deluxe box set is also up for pre-order.

The 2LP version will include 65daysofstatic’s full OST while the 4LP set will include the OST + 6 soundscapes from the game.  Both versions will include an MP3 download for the full OST + soundscapes.

The releases are currently scheduled for a Q3 2016 release and can be preordered from Laced Records’ website. The 2LP version here and the 4LP box set here.

UPDATE: 65daysofstatic have uploaded a track from the soundtrack to Soundcloud. Click here to listen to ‘Supermoon’.

iam8bit to release the Ratchet & Clank soundtrack on vinyl

iam8bit announced today that they will be releasing Michael Bross’ soundtrack to the upcoming Ratchet & Clank game. The album will come on 180g translucent orange vinyl with new cover art by Mark Englert.

The record can be preordered from April 7th and is set to release in Summer 2016. It can be preordered via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK store here.

Ratchet & Clank - Mockup Front Ratchet & Clank - Mockup Back

Makeup And Vanity Set’s Brigador Soundtrack will be released on vinyl

The developers of Brigador (an early access isometric mech game) have made an announcement on Steam today saying that the game’s soundtrack will be released on 2LP vinyl later this year. The soundtrack is done by synthwave artist Makeup And Vanity Set who have uploaded a few tracks from the soundtrack to Soundbutt.

There are no specifics on a release date other than preorders are set to open “in the near future”. It will be released by Yewknee Records and Telefuture.

UPDATE: Volume 1 preorders opened June 2, 2016 and can be placed via Makeup And Vanity Set’s Bandcamp. It’s limited to 500 copies and is set to release in August 2016.
It’s a 1LP, however, Volume 2 is set to release later this year and will be a 2LP.

Brigador Volume I - Mockup

Mondo with huge Konami announcement, Quantum Break OST from iam8bit, and confirmation that the Enter The Gungeon OST will come out on vinyl

Last week it was confirmed that Mondo would release the soundtrack to Castlevania on vinyl, but today they confirmed via Mashable that they have many more Konami titles coming out. Hold on to your hats everyone because this is what they have in store for us – Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Super Castlevania IV, Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night, Contra, and – one of the most requested titles – Silent Hill!

So far it’s just been announced that the first release will be Castlevania, which will be available at the San Diego Comic-Con in July. This likely means that a release for the general public will be available online shortly after (which is what they did with their The Last Of Us release).

Following Mondo’s announcement today and Ship To Shore PhonoCo.’s earlier Konami announcement it’s safe to say that Konami are going all in on getting their soundtracks out on vinyl.

But this is not today’s only announcement. iam8bit also announced that they will be releasing Petri Alanko’s Quantum Break soundtrack on vinyl. The release will be on 180g white with colored splatter vinyl and will feature new artwork by Christina Mrozik.

The release is limited to 3000 copies and is set for a Q3 2016 release.

It can be preordered via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK store here.

Quantum Break - Mockup

And we’re not quite done yet. Finally, it was announced on Twitter today that Doseone’s soundtrack to the new indie title Enter The Gungeon will also see a vinyl release. No specifics have been revealed about that one yet, though.

The music to FTL: Advanced Edition will be released on vinyl by iam8bit

Today iam8bit announced that they’re releasing Ben Prunty’s music for the Advanced Edition of FTL: Faster Than Light on vinyl.

The release will come on 180g “cosmic splatter” colored vinyl (similar to their release of the original FTL soundtrack, however with yellow splatter instead of green) and will feature new artwork by Leif Podhajsky on a metallic foil record jacket. The release will also come with a digital download of the music. The release is limited to 1000 copies and is set to release in Q2, 2016.

There’s been some confusion about the tracklist content so just to make it clear – all tracks on this release are different from the ones on the original FTL soundtrack.

It can be pre-ordered today via iam8bit’s US site as well as their UK site.

FTL Advanced Edition - Mockup

Mondo to release the Castlevania soundtrack on vinyl

Yesterday Mondo launched their latest mixtape with teaser tracks from their upcoming releases on Soundbutt and it opened with the Prologue from the Castlevania soundtrack by Kinuyo Yamashita and Satoe Terashima. They later confirmed in a comment on Twitter that they will indeed be releasing the soundtrack!

So far that’s all the news there is, but this is big news as this have been one of the most requested OSTs to receive the vinyl treatment and one that’s previously been unofficially released.

UPDATE: The release can now be ordered via Mondo here (Mondo exclusive grey splatter) and via Amazon here (black vinyl retail version).