Video Game Music Cover Band “The Mad Gear” Unleashes New Video

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Having a burst of nostalgia gush through your bloodstream is the reason why most old-school gamers turn to playing the classics.  There is no other feeling like slamming an old cart into a video game console that you’ve had in your possession ever since you were a young gamer!  The graphics!  The difficulty!  The music!!  Oh yes, the music that these games possessed was pure magic and, for me, the most unforgettable part of my childhood.

Lucky for us gamers who still enjoy vintage games, bands like The Mad Gear provide retro video game cover music that can administer the dose of nostalgia we crave, but also add something a bit more modern to the mix.  The Mad Gear formed in 2014 outside of Nashville, TN with a mission to shine a light on some of the best video game music from the early to mid-90s. Their sound has been described as everything from ska to progressive to soul, so screw it – call it whatever you like. They have one album to their name – The Mad Gear Must Pay – released in the fall of 2016.

The Mad Gear’s new music video blends retro-gaming with a more modern trend that has taken over gamer culture.  If you’re lucky enough to have a retro game shop in your area you may have walked into the store a few times and witnessed a competition taking place.  With arcades being long gone, these shops are taking up the mantle and recreating the experience of playing alongside other gamers who enjoy the hobby.  The Mad Gear’s new music video “The World Warrior: Ken and Guile’s Theme” invites you inside a retro game shop that is holding a Street Fighter II tournament.  I don’t want to give too much away, but this video had me laughing my ass off!  Take a look at the new video below:

If you enjoyed what you heard make sure to check out The Mad Gear’s Facebook Page and Twitter for news and updates on the band.

Also, be sure to download The Mad Gear’s new EP “The World Warrior“.


Mike Vito has been a slave to gaming ever since playing his grandfather's Atari 2600. A collector of all things retro, his main focus is obtaining a full NES collection. Being a father has rekindled his spirit for Nintendo and he now spends most of his time teaching his daughter about the games of yesteryear. Check out his other work in Pat Contri’s Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the SNES Library. Follow him @veryevilash on Twitter Current favorite games: Air Zonk, NHL Hitz 2003, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, & Super Dodgeball.

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