We came, we saw, we invaded — PAX Online + EGX Digital was a blast!
During the 9 days of the online show, we spent a ton of time doing what we do best: sharing the games we make, putting out content, and hanging out with all of YOU. With everything online, we’ve never done anything quite like it before… But there’s a first time for everything, and we hope you had as much fun as we did!
And another thing we’d never done before but were excited about was a digital concert! Thanks to our friend Patric Catani (who you may already know) this was not only possible, but also INCREDIBLE. Patric recorded a live performance for us and for all of you, and it was killer!
Oh yeah… and now the replay is live in HD. Encore all you want!
This is the HD recorded encore video of the PAX Online + EGX Digital live musical performance of the Alien Hominid Invasion OST with Patric Catani himself. Patric has been collaborating with us for the last 10 years and has made music for BattleBlock Theater, Pit People, and now Alien Hominid Invasion.
Tip: Turn the lights down and the volume up for a maximum dance floor simulation experience!
Thanks again for coming out to PAX and EGX with us. We’ll be sharing more stats and recaps on social media in the coming weeks so you can see just how much you showed up for the invasion. (Spoiler alert, it was a lot, and you’re all monsters).
We just recently passed the 11th anniversary of Castle Crashers, which is no small day. We’ll be celebrating 11 years of Castle Crashers and the upcoming launch to Nintendo Switch and PS4 with the game’s music, and you’re invited to party with us!
Every week starting August 27, 2019 and running all the way through October 8, 2019, a musician will be covering one or more of the songs off the Castle Crashers soundtrack. You’ll be able to catch these covers on YouTube, or watch them streamed live on Twitch.
We’ll be updating this blog with the new dates and times each week, so be sure to check back. For now, we’ll kick off the celebrations with the schedule for the first two musicians:
The8BitDrummer is a drummer (big surprise there) who streams live covers to an exuberant audience on Twitch! We might be biased, but we’re particularly impressed with his cover of BattleBlock Theater’s Secret Stage music because he somehow managed to sing the entire thing.
He’ll be starting off the celebration strong and playing through the ENTIRE Castle Crashers soundtrack, so you won’t want to miss out on this madman’s performance!
FamilyJules is a rad guitarist that is best known for his video game music covers — in fact, he’s done well over 100! Of course, a part of that number is made up by Castle Crashers covers. If you’re feeling a craving for rock and bones, we recommend checking out his original Necromancer Theme cover.
He’ll be premiering an all-new Castle Crashers cover that will have you smashing that replay button!
Lara6683 is a musician from Australia who is best known for her talents on the piano and violin. She’s big on old-school video game music nostalgia, so celebrating 11 years of Castle Crashers seemed like the perfect fit!
Catch her live on Twitch on September 19th — she’ll be learning some of the songs from Castle Crashers, and playing them live!
The Game Brass puts a unique spin on video game music as a talented brass quintet! The quintet includes two trumpets, a trombone, a french horn, and a tuba. They have a fantastic rendition of a Castle Crashers classic lined up, lovingly titled “Four Brave Champions (and a Tuba).” We’ll let you figure out the rest from there.
And since tomorrow marks the start of October, be sure to keep an eye out for their extra spooky Halloween album Brasselvaniawhich also drops on October 1st!
You know them both by now — The8BitDrummer and FamilyJules have already performed separately, but now they’re coming together for a killer collaboration! With all that talent, this is definitely one you won’t want to miss.
Max is back with the talented Hyenaedon and one more Castle Crashers cover to round out our playlist! Even though it’s still Castle Crashers music, this song has a different tone for you to enjoy. This is Max’s second cover of the song, and it’s incredible to see how much he’s improved over the years. Check it out!
We hope all of the musical artists delighted your eardrums and tugged on your heartstrings by tugging on their instrument strings. All of the shows we had for this year have been completed, but you can revisit the sounds by tuning into our complete YouTube playlist!