Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP Pays Tribute to Zelda

Friday, November 17th, 2017

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Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP

 

Materia Collective is proud to announce in their press release that Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP album has released. Arrangements on the album include music from Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, The Wind Waker, and Skyward Sword. The album was arranged by arranger and guitarist Joel Kent. The album revisits some of the greatest moments in the series. Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP is fully licensed and available at the following locations:

The album contains the following four tracks:
  1. The Lost Woods (Ocarina of Time)
  2. Dragon Roost Island (Wind Waker)
  3. Stone Tower (Majora’s Mask)
  4. Ballad of the Sky Goddess (Skyward Sword)

 

Joel Kent, the album’s arranger, reflected on the creation of the Octorock: The Zelda Metal EP album and his nostalgia and love for The Legend of Zelda series:

“I’ve been a huge Zelda nerd for as long as I’ve been able to hold a controller. 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.”

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.