Music from the Legend of Zelda series has been making fans' jaws drop and eyes mist since the original game hit the NES. I admit to still getting chills every time I watch the Twilight Princess attract menu play. Now Material Collective is releasing Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP. Arranged by guitarist Joel Kent, this tribute album includes metal arrangements from Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker and Skyward Sword.
I'm a little bummed that there isn't any Twilight Princess music in there. I'm also not sure if metal is a good mix for Zelda; Stemage's legendary Metroid Metal albums work quite well, but Zelda is a lot more symphonic. If you want to listen for yourself, you can log in to your Spotify account and check out the album here, and Meteria Collective has more info here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Legend of Zelda Rocks With Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP Selections from Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, and Skyward Sword get the metal treatment from guitarist and producer Joel Kent
SEATTLE - November 17, 2017 -
Materia Collective is thrilled to release Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP, a rocking tribute to The Legend of Zelda. Featuring arrangements from Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, and Skyward Sword by arranger and guitarist Joel Kent, Octorock revisits some of the greatest moments from across the series, injecting guitar riffs and shredding throughout.
Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP is fully licensed and available now.
The track list for Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP is as follows:
01. The Lost Woods (Ocarina of Time)
02. Dragon Roost Island (Wind Waker)
03. Stone Tower (Majora's Mask)
04. Ballad of the Sky Goddess (Skyward Sword)
"I've been a huge Zelda nerd for as long as I've been able to hold a controller,"
reflects arranger Joel Kent, "And I still remember my first experience with the series: watching the full moon rise over Hyrule Field during the opening cinematic of Ocarina of Time. When I start up the game and hear those opening chords it still gives me chills and probably always will. Journeying through the various titles in the series to Koji Kondo's melodies had as much an impression on me growing up as listening to my Dad's classic rock albums."
Learn more about Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP:
About Joel Kent
Joel grew up in Northern England and spent his teens studying classical guitar and playing in rock/metal bands. He relocated to Liverpool at age 19 to study and pursue being a full-time musician. Whilst studying classical music at Liverpool University and playing gigs on the weekend, Joel produced a variety of original music and remixes across all sorts genres. In 2016, Joel relocated to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music.
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About Materia Collective
Materia Collective is a Seattle-based videogame music publisher and label,
representing an international array of renowned video game musicians, composers,
and songwriters. The collective supports its members with the financial, legal,
logistical, and creative aspects of bringing videogame music into the forefront. The
company has become known within the industry as a representation of highly
innovative game music endeavors that move and inspire.
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