New Metroid and Kirby Covers Arrive From Video Game Metal Band Powerglove (VIDEO)
If heavy metal and the music from video games are your idea of a good time, there’s a chance you’ve already heard of Powerglove, a band that mixes those very two things. The hard-hitting instrumental covers of music from our favorite games can’t escape the grasps of the group. Their plan is to release one track each month, which will lead up to the release of their upcoming album Continue?. So far, two songs have premiered: “Heavy Metal Kirby” and “Kraid’s Lair”.
“Heavy Metal Kirby” was the first track to arrive from the upcoming album on February 28. A melodic metal cover of “Gourmet Race” from Kirby Super Star, the song definitely brings the power to listeners everywhere. The second track, “Kraid’s Lair”, which was released on March 31, is a medley of songs from the classic SNES title Super Metroid. Equally as metal as the first track from Continue?, Powerglove has the ability to make gamers feel a heavy dose of nostalgia and want to headbang all at the same time. The two songs can be enjoyed below:
This, of course, isn’t the first gamers have heard of Powerglove. The band has released two studio albums(Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man, Saturday Morning Apocalypse), two remix albums(TV Game Metal, Video Game Metal), and an EP(Total Pwnage). Continue? will be the group’s sixth record. The above songs can be streamed on YouTube and Spotify, or they can be purchased on digital outlets for $1.
No word as to when Powerglove will be touring again, but when they do, we can only hope they team up with Psychostick for another go-round. Who would you like to see Powerglove tour with? Which video game song should they be covering? What are some favorites? Drop those thoughts in the comments section below! As always, be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7. If it’s more reading that you’re needing, check out the following:
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