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Battletoads 1991 and 2020 soundtracks to get vinyl release from iam8bit

iam8bit have just announced that they are releasing the soundtrack to the original 1991 NES release of Battletoads alongside the brand-new 2020 reboot of the series. They originally released the NES soundtrack back in 2015.

The release will be a 2LP on “Pimple” pink. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with 3D pop-up fist artwork by Alex Pardee.
500 randomly chosen preorders from iamb8it will also get a “Rash’s Toadally Rad Adventure” cassette tape.

It is priced at $43 and is scheduled to release in Q4 2020. It can be preordered from iam8bit here.
European customers can also order from Black Screen Records here.

Battletoads (2020) - Front
Battletoads (2020) - Gatefold

Fangamer to release Snake Rattle n’ Roll, Concrete Genie and Astro Bot records

Fangamer have been quiet with new releases recently, but that just changed as they’ve announced not one, not two, but three new soundtrack releases. First is the NES and Mega Drive/Genesis soundtracks to platformer Snake Rattle ‘N’ Roll, then the soundtrack to action-adventure Concrete Genie, and finally the VR platformer Astro Bot: Rescue Mission.

Snake Rattle ‘N’ Roll will be a single LP on clear with red and blue splatter colored vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Aimee Cairns. It will also include new liner notes by composer David Wise.

Concrete Genie will be a single LP on clear with pink, green, purple and blue splatter colored vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new art by Jeff Sangalli and Taylor Lambert and layout by Brian Carmody.

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission will be a single LP on white vinyl. It will be housed in a single-pocket jacket with new artwork by Chris Clancy and layout by Brian Carmody.

All three are priced at $25. Snake Rattle ‘N’ Roll is a preorder scheduled for late August, while the others are in stock and ready to ship.
Snake Rattle ‘N’ Roll can be preordered from Fangamer here, Concrete Genie here, and Astro Bot: Rescue Mission here.

Customers in Europe can also preorder these from Black Screen Records for €28 each.

Snake Rattle 'N' Roll - Front
Snake Rattle 'N' Roll - Gatefold
Snake Rattle 'N' Roll - Back
Concrete Genie - Front
Concrete Genie - Gatefold
Concrete Genie - Back
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission - Front
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission - Back

Banjo-Kazooie 4LP box set available from Fangamer

Fangamer have just announced that they are releasing a vinyl box set containing 41 tracks from the Banjo-Kazooie soundtrack.

The set will have 4 LPs on black vinyl. It will be housed in a slipcase box set with new art by Andrew Kolb with each record housed in a printed jacket. The set will also include a double-sided insert with liner notes by composer Grant Kirkhope.
Order placed through Fangamer will include a digital download of the full 164 tracks from the soundtrack.

It is priced at $59 and is in stock and ready to ship. It can be preordered from Fangamer here.
European customers can also order from Black Screen Records here.

They are also offering a Banjo-Kazooie themed felt slipmat for $9 ($7 if purchased with the box set) here.

Banjo-Kazooie - Front
Banjo-Kazooie - Records

iam8bit ALSO releasing Viva Piñata and Battletoads In Battlemaniacs for Black Friday

Because I’m typing faster than iam8bit can upload their store I completely missed out on the other two releases in the previous post on Conker’s Bad Fur Day so here goes!

Grant Kirkhope’s soundtrack to Viva Piñata and David Wise’s soundtrack for Battletoads In Battlemaniacs are also both getting released for Black Friday.

Viva Piñata will be a 2LP on “sweet and sour” pink and green colored records. It will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by Ashton Dame.

Battletoads In Battlemaniacs will be a single LP on “toad” multicolor starburst vinyl. It will be housed in a jacket with new artwork by Dima Drjuchin.

Both will be remastered for these vinyl releases and include digital downloads (sent via e-mail and only if ordered from iam8bit).

Viva Piñata will be priced at $35 and Battletoads In Battlemaniacs at $28. Both are scheduled to release in Q2 2018.

Viva Piñata can be preordered from iam8bit’s US store here and their EU/UK store here from Black Friday (November 24, 2017).

Battletoads In Battlemaniacs can be preordered from iam8bit’s US store here and their EU/UK store here from Black Friday (November 24, 2017).

Viva Piñata - Front Viva Piñata - Inserts & Records Battletoads In Battlemaniacs - Front

Black Friday will be a bad fur day as iam8bit brings Conker’s Bad Fur Day to vinyl

iam8bit just announced that they will have Robin Beanland’s soundtrack for Conker’s Bad Fur Day for sale for Black Friday.

The release will be a 2LP on black vinyl housed in a jacket with new artwork by Joey Spiotto. The soundtrack will be remastered exclusively for this release and it comes with a digital download.

The release is priced at $35 and is scheduled to release in Q2 2018.

It can be preordered from iam8bit’s US store here and their UK/EU store here from Black Friday (November 24, 2017).

Conker's Bad Fur Day - Front & Record

Killer Cuts to receive a vinyl release via iam8bit

Ultra Combo – the official Killer Instinct website – have announced that the soundtrack to the first Killer Instinct game will be released on vinyl via iam8bit. The soundtrack is composed by Robin Beanland and Graeme Norgate and is titled Killer Cuts.

There will be three different versions of the soundtrack – one on Sabrewulf purple vinyl, one on Spinal clear vinyl, and a limited edition Fulgore green vinyl version. What’s special about the Fulgore version is that it will only be for sale during the EVO weekend (July 15-17) and after that it will be sold out forever. Additionally, people who purchase the Fulgore variant are also entered in a draw to win the custom-made Fulgore puppet used for the cover art. A download code for the digital soundtrack is included as well.

The artwork on these is done by Cory Schmitz, Ben Sifel, Austin James & Seth Cuddeback, while the puppets for the artwork has been done by Chelsea Bayouth.

As a nice little touch the records end in a locked groove on side A which will play the “c-c-c-combo breaker” shout.

All 3 versions we go up for sale on Friday via iam8bit’s webstore at 9am PDT and are scheduled to release in October. They can be preordered from iam8bit’s US store here or their UK store here.

Killer Cuts - Mockup

The Battletoads vinyl OST goes up for pre-order tomorrow alongside the soundtracks to Banjo Kazooie and Perfect Dark

Iam8bit pulled a big surprise move today when they announced that not only will the (previously announced) Battletoads vinyl soundtrack go up for pre-order tomorrow, but it will do so alongside two other Rare soundtracks – Banjo Kazooie and Perfect Dark.

David Wise’s Battletoads soundtrack will have very similar artwork and the same vinyl color as the SDCC Comic Con exclusive version, but will not have an embossed cover or a sound chip. It will also feature different gatefold artwork.

Grant Kirkhope’s Banjo Kazooie soundtrack will be on 2LP and come one brown and one red vinyl record. Grant Kirkhope, Graeme Norgate and David Clynick’s Perfect Dark soundtrack will also be a 2LP and come on red and blue splatter vinyl.

Update: All three are scheduled to be released in November.

All three releases will be limited to 3000 copies each. See artwork and vinyl colors below.

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Battletoads OST to be released on vinyl

Entertainment Weekly have announced that the infamous game Battletoads will have its official soundtrack by David Wise released on vinyl.

The initial pressing will be limited to 300 copies available exclusively at this years San Diego Comic-Con with exclusive artwork by Nick Gazin (known for doing the artwork to Run The Jewels’ releases) and with light green-in-green vinyl color effect . The whole shabang is being handled by iam8bit, who have said that there will be a release available for the general public later on, which will feature different artwork.

See the arwork below

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