Here Comes a New Challenger II Turbo is the ultimate collection of video game music. A sequel to last years album Here Comes a New Challenger. Inspired by the fighting games we have grown up alongside all these years We have worked hard on and finally released an album which pits different musicians, DJs, rappers, composers, singers, and more against one another to see what musical mayhem is produced in the aftermath. The one thing all these folks have in common is that they are avid video game fans and proud of it.
This compilation is two discs and 26 tracks of collaborations by video game inspired musicians. Some songs stay true to their video game roots with tracks like Contra, It Is What It Is, and 8 Bit Flashback. Some take it to different nerdy grounds with songs like I Like Anime, and the Star Wars inspired Rhyme Pirates. Still others take it to other territories like the ridiculous yet well done Bizarro Paradise City, and the hilarious ninja oriented Secrets Don't Make Girlfriends. Of course the album even has it's share of more serious songs like Revolution and Sentimental Graffiti. This doesn't even mention the ton of other tracks that all run across this gamut of amazing tunes that cover so many topics and styles of music.
The album has been six months in the making and I hope all the effort everyone has put into it shows. The concept behind the album is to show that no matter how you show your love for gaming and the culture surrounding it, we are all gamers at the end of the day, and that's that.
released May 5, 2009
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The goal of this album was to bring a wide swath of musicians from the worlds of chiptunes, rock, metal, electronica, hip hop, nerdcore, and even folk and comedy music to collaborate in the name of video games. I think the experiment more than succeeded. If you are a video game fan of any kind, there is a song for you on this album, I promise.