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13 new Konami Famicom music compilations now available to preorder

Universal Music Japan have announced no less than 13 new vinyl compilations consisting entirely of Famicom and Disk System music from Konami games. The series is titled “Music From Konami Antiques ~Family Computer~” and was also recently released as a CD box set.

Vol. 1 will include music from Gradius, Salamander, Gradius II, and Cosmic Wars.

Vol. 2 will include music from Ganbare Goemon! Karakuridouchuu, Ganbare Goemon 2, Dragon Scroll: Yomigaerishi Maryuu, and Risa No Yousei Densetsu.

Vol. 3 will include music from Konami Wai Wai World, Ai Senshi Nicol, and Wai Wai World 2: SOS!! Parsley Jou.

Vol. 4 will include music from Rush’n Attack (Green Beret), Contra, Jackal (Final Command: Akai Yousai), and Super Contra.

Vol. 5 will include music from TwinBee, Stinger (Moero TwinBee: Cinnamon-hakase Wo Sukue!), and TwinBee 3: Poko Poko Daimaou.

Vol. 6 will include music from Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Moai-kun, and Kid Dracula (Akumajo Special: Boku Dracula-kun).

Vol. 7 will include music from Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, and Quarth (Block Hole).

Vol. 8 will include music from Lagrange Point, and Falsion.

Vol. 9 will include music from Esper Dream, and Esper Dream 2: Aratanaru Tatakai.

Vol. 10 will include music from Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru, and Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka no Zaihou.

Vol. 11 will include music from Meikyuu Jiin Dababa, Exciting Billiard, Getsu Fuma Den, and Arumana No Kiseki.

Vol. 12 will include music from Parodius! From Myth To Laughter (Parodius Da!), Yume Penguin Monogatari, and Crisis Force.

Vol. 13 will include music from Crackout (Nazo No Kabe: Block Kuzushi), Exciting Soccer: Konami Cup, The Adventures Of Bayou Billy (Mad City), Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Majou Densetsu II: Daimashikyou Galious, and Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa.

There are currently no cover artwork or details about the packaging announced, although it appears that orders placed through Amazon Japan will also include a 10″ print of the jacket art of the respective release.

They are priced at ¥4400 each and are all scheduled to release on March 27, 2024. They can be preordered via Universal Music Japan here (domestic shipping only) or CDJapan here.

Castlevania piano arrangement album from Materia Collective now available on vinyl

Materia Collective are now taking vinyl orders for a new Castlevania series piano arrangement album titled simply “Piano Collections: Castlevania”.

The release is a 180g 45RPM 2LP set available in two color variants – a “blood” red translucent with black swirl colored vinyl variant (Materia exclusive), and a black vinyl variant.
It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Boris Moncel.

It is priced at $40 and scheduled to release in Q1 2024. It can be ordered from Materia Collective here.

UPDATE: When orders for this first opened it was not listed as a preorder, but the Materia store page was since updated with an estimate of Q1 2024.

Piano Collections: Castlevania - Front, Red Vinyl
Piano Collections: Castlevania - Gatefold

Limited Run Games ready with Castlevania Game Boy Advance vinyl soundtracks

Limited Run Games are releasing the soundtracks to the three Castlevania games made for Game Boy Advance on vinyl – Circle Of The Moon, Harmony Of Dissonance, and Aria Of Sorrow.

Circle Of The Moon will be a single LP available in two color variants – a green and black split variant, and a green and black swirl variant (Konami Shop exclusive). It will be housed in a jacket with game art.

Harmony Of Dissonance will be a single LP available in two color variants – a red and black split variant, and a red and white swirl variant (Konami Shop exclusive). It will be housed in a jacket with game art.

Aria Of Sorrow will be a 2LP available in two color variants – a white and black split variant, and a white and black swirl with black splatter variant (Konami Shop variant). It will be housed in a jacket with game art.

Circle Of The Moon and Harmony Of Dissonance are priced at $30 and Aria Of Sorrow at $40 (although each is an additional $5 on the Konami Shop). The Limited Run variants are available as an open preorder from now and until September 10, 2023. They are all scheduled to release 8-9 months after preorders close.

Circle Of The Moon can be preordered from Limited Run here, Harmony Of Dissonance here, and Aria Of Sorrow here.

The Konami Shop variants are available here.

Castlevania: Circle Of The Moon - Front, LRG Variant
Castlevania: Circle Of The Moon - Vinyl, Konami Variant
Castlevania: Harmony Of Dissonance - Front, LRG Variant
Castlevania: Harmony Of Dissonance - Vinyl, Konami Variant
Castlevania: Aria Of Sorrow - Front, LRG Variant
Castlevania: Aria Of Sorrow - Vinyl, Konami Variant

Castlevania III Genesis-style arrangement Segakumajou Gensetsu up for vinyl preorder now

Respawned Records have opened up preorders for the vinyl release of Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse arrangement album “Segakumajou Gensetsu”, which reimagines the soundtrack as if it had been released on a Sega Genesis.

The release will be a single LP available in three color variants – a “vampire bite” red, black and grey swirl variant, a purple and black “galaxy” swirl variant, and a “whip” red with red splatter variant.
It is housed in a jacket with new artwork. It is a total pressing of 500 copies.

It is priced at $33 and is in-hand and scheduled to start shipping around December 1, 2022. It can be preordered from Respawned Records here.

EU folks can also preorder from Black Screen Records here.

Segakumajou Gensetsu - Front, Swirl Variant
Segakumajou Gensetsu - Vinyl, Purple Variant
Segakumajou Gensetsu - Vinyl, Splatter Variant

Super Castlevania IV arrangement Devil’s Curse up for vinyl preorder via Cartridge Thunder

Cartridge Thunder have opened preorders for a vinyl release of the Super Castlevania IV arrangement album Devil’s Curse.

The release will be a 2LP available in two color variants – a limited “Cross” clear and silver metallic pinwheel variant, and a blue and grey marble colored variant.
It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Alex Pei.

It is priced at $46 although it is available at $40 from now and until September 30, 2022. The “Cross” variant will only be available to order in this period as well.
It can be preordered via Cartridge Thunder here.

Please note that they only offer direct purchases to US customers and non-US customers will be able to preorder from October, 2022. If you’re outside the US and want to make sure to get a “Cross” variant you will have to contact them via the e-mail address on the store page.

Devil's Curse - Front, Cross
Devil's Curse - Back, Marble

Castlevania hiphop/grime album The Belmont Tapes up for vinyl preorder

Noir Grime are releasing the recently Indiegogo-funded Castlevania-themed hiphop/grime album The Belmont Tapes by Shubzilla and Bill Beats on vinyl.

The release will be a single LP on black vinyl. It will be housed in a regular LP jacket with artwork by Melissa Butler.

It is priced at $30 and is scheduled to release in April, 2022. It can be preordered via Bandcamp here.

The Belmont Tapes - Front

Ship To Shore ready with preorders for Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth

Ship To Shore PhonoCo. is now ready with preorders for their next Konami title – the soundtrack to Castelvania: The Adventure ReBirth. You cannot buy the game, but you can get its soundtrack on vinyl!

The release will be a single LP available in four different variants. A crystal clear retail variant, a red with black splatter variant exclusive to Ship To Shore, a clear with black smoke variant exclusive to Debug Records (and limited to 125 copies), and a red and black split variant exclusive to Black Screen Records.
It will be housed in a regular LP jacket with new artwork by Drew Wise. It also includes a heavy card stock insert with the cover artwork and liner notes by Jeremy Parish.

It is priced at $25 and is scheduled to begin shipping in late November/early December, 2019. It can be preordered from Ship To Shore’s store here, and from Debug Records here, and later today from Black Screen Records.

Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth - Ship To Shore Front
Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth - Debug Front
Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth - Black Screen Records Front

Mondo have opened preorders for Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and Rondo Of Blood/Dracula X

Earlier this week Mondo finally announced that they will be taking orders for the vinyl soundtracks to Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood/Dracula X.

Symphony Of The Night will be a 180g 2LP available in three different color variants – a limited edition of 1000 copies on bone white, gold, and black tricolor vinyl variant, a bone and silver swirl with white splatter vinyl variant, and a red translucent vinyl variant. It will come in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Jasmin Darnell.

Symphony Of The Night will include 41 tracks from the game including 7 tracks from the Sega Saturn version.

Rondo Of Blood/Dracula X will be a 180g 2LP with one record on red translucent with black splatter and the other on blue translucent with black splatter colored vinyl. It will come in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Oliver Barrett.

A limited edition of 250 red/blue split colored copies of this was previously sold at Mondo’s booth at San Diego Comic-Con, but sold out during the event.

The titles are priced at $35 each and are both expected to begin shipping in early November, 2018. They will be available from Mondo’s store on October 24, 2018 at noon CT.

Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night - Front Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night - Gatefold Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night - Records

Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood/Dracula X - Front Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood/Dracula X - Records

The Super Castlevania IV vinyl soundtrack will be released by Mondo this week

This release was originally announced quite a while back now, but today Mondo revealed that they will release Konami Kukeiha Club’s Super Castlevania IV on vinyl this week.

The release will be a 2LP cut at 45 RPM and comes in two different color variants – gold & bronze split and silver with red splatter. The split variant will be limited to 1000 copies. It will come in a jacket with new artwork by Jenolab.

Alongside this new release, Mondo will also have black vinyl copies of the sold out Castlevania III vinyl soundtrack for sale. Both releases will be priced at $30 and will go up for sale on July 21, 2017 at noon CST.

Super Castlevania IV - Front Super Castlevania IV - Back Cover Super Castlevania IV - Splatter Records Super Castlevania IV - Split Records

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse can now be ordered from Mondo

As announced on Mondo’s blog a few days ago, orders for Konami Kukeiha Club’s soundtrack to Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse are now live.

The release will be a 2LP on 180g colored vinyl. It comes in a gatefold cover with brand new artwork done by Sachin Teng. There will be two color variants – a split variant with colors based on game characters (limited to 1000 copies) and an orange translucent with black and white splatter (limited to 2500 copies).

Disc 1 on the album will feature the NES soundtrack, while Disc 2 features the Famicom (VRC6 chip) soundtrack. Both will be newly mastered for this vinyl release by James Plotkin.

Orders are open now via Mondo’s webstore and they are expected to ship out soon.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Front

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Gatefold Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Back Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Split Records Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Splatter Records