Descendants of Erdrick

Descendants of Erdrick

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandRockCover Band

Established in 2009, Descendants of Erdrick is the premier video game rock cover band of Austin, Texas, incorporating tight arrangements, metallic revision, and the almighty flute.

Biography

Descendants of Erdrick is a band dedicated to re-imagining classic video game music in instrumental rock arrangements. Established in Austin, Texas in 2009, Descendants of Erdrick has since released a full-length album and played at national conventions such as Classic Gaming Expo 2k10 (Las Vegas, NV), E3 2011 at the Videogame History Museum (Los Angeles, CA), the 2011 Bit-Gen Gamer Festival (Baltimore, MD), and has been officially invited to perform at MAGFest 10 (National Harbor, MD) in 2012.

This band is fronted by guitarist Amanda Lepre and bassist Chris Taylor, and includes virtuosic guitar work by Mike “Lobos” Villalobos, commanding drumming by John Pike, and ethereal flute melodies by Lauren Liebowitz. Their first full-length album, Down Right Heavy, was released in July 2010 to positive reviews and has been featured on popular gaming-themed podcasts, radio and television shows, and has been further released on iTunes and other digital distributors. In addition to these traditional media, Descendants of Erdrick has recently been featured in a new video game, Battle Legend Infinity, created by GameSalad.

As with all other aspects of this band, the name "Descendants of Erdrick" is video game inspired, originally appearing in the Nintendo adventure game, Dragon Warrior (Dragon Quest in Japan). Avid fans of the Descendants of Erdrick are likely to note other references to classic videogames in their promotional art. Many of the visuals for this band include a mish-mash of references to games like Punch-Out!!, Metroid, and Street Fighter II (all of which contain music covered by Descendants of Erdrick).

Descendants of Erdrick is devoted to providing a thoroughly enjoyable rock show for both enthusiastic gamers and for music listeners whose gaming experience is more limited. The band’s repertoire spans many different styles of music and covers games ranging from “classics,” such as The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros., to more “epic” arrangements such as Chrono Trigger and the baroque-inspired styling of Castlevania. Descendants of Erdrick even boasts entirely unique covers, such as the cult classic “Dave’s Theme” from the game Maniac Mansion, a rendition that has impressed even the game’s original composer.

The ultimate purpose of Descendants of Erdrick is to captivate audiences of all levels through energetic and engaging performances with a style of music often heard but rarely performed.

Discography

Down Right Heavy
LP, 2010

But Thou Must
EP, 2010

Set List


Castlevania (NES)
Chrono Trigger (SNES)
Dragon Warrior (NES)
Final Fantasy 2(4) (SNES)
Final Fantasy 3(6) (SNES)
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (SNES)
F-Zero (SNES)
Journey to Silius (NES)
Little Nemo: The Dream Master (NES)
Legend of Zelda (NES)
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Maniac Mansion (NES)
Mega Man 2 (NES)
Mega Man 3 (NES)
Metroid (NES)
Ninja Gaiden 2 (NES)
Punch-Out! (NES)
Shadowgate (NES)
Sonic 2 (Genesis)
Super Mario Bros. (NES)
Street Fighter 2 (SNES)
T&C Surf Designs (NES)
Ultima - Warriors of Destiny (NES)
Wizards & Warriors (NES)