Official Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Orchestral Album Now on Kickstarter

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Hot on the heels from the release of their initial album Resurrection of the Night, game composer group Materia Collective are looking to up the ante with their next album by including live recordings from a full orchestral ensemble, as well as a professional choir.

The follow-up album is also focused on the legendary game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and it’s subtitled Alucard’s Elegy.

Materia Collective notes the original album is but a teaser for what to expect in the new album, and that the first volume of it will be released next month to backers of the Alucard’s Album tier – the second volume will come afterwards.

“The music from Richter’s castle has been laid before you with Resurrection of the Night,” said arranger and producer Wayne Strange. “We intend to delve deeper into the anguish that Alucard must endure with Alucard’s Elegy. Because we are moving into more story-driven material we would like to make this experience a truly authentic one. That means hiring a professional choir, and, if our dreams are fully realized, a symphony orchestra. But enough talk, have at you!”

The team is hoping to raise $30,000 in funding to get a full choral recording, with a full orchestral recording at $100,000. You can find the album’s Kickstarter here.

Brandon Orselli


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  • Mr0303

    Not a fan of game merch needing a Kickstarter. One would think that the publisher would cover this, but crowdfunding is too good of a deal.

  • Joe

    See the article directly below this one regarding Kickstarter if you don’t want to burn your own money for someone else’s profit.

  • Arenegeth

    Why on Gaia’s fat ass, is there an arranged OST up on Kickstarter?

    Japan has being receiving OST physical CD releases (arranged or vanilla) since the mid-90’s at least (I should know I own some of them) and fans have being re-arranging and remixing soundtracks (for free) for as almost as long.

    Well at least the soundtrack will coincide with all these Castlevania games coming out, oh wait…

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Too many naive fools with shekels to burn.

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    Do they realize that starting a Kickstarter based on someone else’s IP without their permission isn’t the wise idea?

  • Anon630

    I’m sure we’re gonna find out.