Time for another monthly episode of “On Stage Now”, a special podcast episode in which I feature the work of a musician’s covers and remixes.

Our guest for this month is Super MadNES, a tribute band from Southern California that plays covers of video game music in the style of 80s heavy metal. Consisting of four members (Nico Saavedra, Ryan Iyengar, Ryan Bradley, and Josh Seguin), these guys jam on the drums, shred their guitars, and smash the keys with fierce determination. Their shows are a sight to see, playing familiar tunes with head-banging, foot-stomping riffs and melodies.

Prepare to be blown away by the awesome performance that is Super MadNES!


Super MadNES (Personal Website, YT, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, Bandcamp)



Track Listing

“Princess Got Kidnapped!” – [Super Ghouls N’ Ghosts]
“Haunted Graveyard” – [Super Ghouls N’ Ghosts]
“Crucible of Flame” – [Super Ghouls N’ Ghosts]
“Ice Forest” – [Super Ghouls N’ Ghosts]
“Castle of The Emperor” – [Super Ghouls N’ Ghosts]
(above tracks are from their album “Blasters & Daggers” and originally composed by Mari Yamaguchi)

“Prayer” – [Castlevania III]
“Beginning” – [Castlevania III]
“Mad Forest” – [Castlevania III]
“Deadbeat” – [Castlevania III]
“Deja Vu – Vampire Killer” – [Castlevania III]
(above tracks are from their album “Gothic Warriors” and originally composed by Konami Kukeiha Club)

“Prologue” – [Final Fantasy V]
“The Decisive Battle” – [Final Fantasy VI]
“Force Your Way” – [Final Fantasy VII]
(above tracks are from their album “Fantasy Battle” and originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu)

“Maggie’s Quest” – from the album “Fantasy Battle” – cover of Zantilla’s chiptune “Maggie’s Quest”

Outro: “True Survivor” – from the album “Fantasy Battle”, featuring Lacey Johnson on vocals – originally from the movie “Kung Fury”, vocals by David Hasslehoff