Music Weekly: CASTLEVANIA: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood/Dracula X LPs!

Hello all! In celebration of the forthcoming CASTLEVANIA: REQUIEM for PS4, we are honored to present the soundtracks to CASTLEVANIA: RONDO OF BLOOD/DRACULA X and CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT - available for the first time on vinyl.

We also have all new colorways of previously released titles CASTLEVANIA, CASTLEVANIA II: SIMON'S QUEST and CASTLEVANIA III: DRACULA'S CURSE.

As usual, new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at NOON (CT) via mondotees.com.

NEW THIS WEEK

MONDO
CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT - ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK 2XLP. Composed by Konami Kukeiha Club. Artwork by Jasmin Darnell. Available on three different colorways: 2X 180 Gram Black, Gold, and Bone (limited to 1,000 copies), 2X 180 Gram Bone / Silver Swirl with White splatter, and 2X 180 Gram Translucent Red colored vinyl. Expected to Ship Early November 2018. $35

Mondo, in partnership with Konami, is proud to present the soundtrack to one of the most iconic and important video games of all time: CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT.

Originally released for Playstation, SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT is considered one of the most essential video games of all time and one of the parents of the genre now known as 'Metroidvania.' The story follows Alucard, the son of Dracula, directly after the events of RONDO OF BLOOD, and his investigation into the sudden reappearance of his father's castle.

This double LP features 41 tracks from the game (including 7 bonus tracks from the Sega Saturn version of the game) all remastered for vinyl and featuring all new original artwork by Jasmin Darnell. Available on three different colorways: 2X 180 Gram Black, Gold, and Bone (limited to 1,000 copies), 2X 180 Gram Bone / Silver Swirl with White Splatter, and 2X 180 Gram Translucent Red colored vinyl.


MONDO
CASTLEVANIA: RONDO OF BLOOD / DRACULA X - ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK 2XLP. 
Music by Konami Kukeiha Club. Artwork by Oliver Barrett. Pressed on 2X 180 Gram Colored vinyl (Disc 1: Blue with Black Splatter and Disc 2: Red with Black Splatter). Expected to Ship Early November 2018. $35

Mondo is thrilled to premiere the next in our on-going CASTLEVANIA soundtrack series with the PC-Engine title CASTLEVANIA: RONDO OF BLOOD, and the game's Super Nintendo port CASTLEVANIA: DRACULA X. 

Originally released only in Japan on the PC-Engine (a system known in the US as the TurboGrafx-16), RONDO OF BLOOD is one of the most widely missed chapters of the CASTLEVANIA saga. Better known now as the "prequel" to the hugely popular and influential title CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT (the first level of which is a re-creation of the final battle of RONDO OF BLOOD). The story follows Richter Belmont, descendent of Simon and Trevor, on his journey to save his girlfriend and her little sister Maria from the clutches of Dracula.

The game was eventually ported to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System a few years later but due to the limitations of the hardware, the port of RONDO OF BLOOD was re-made and re-named CASTLEVANIA: DRACULA X - a streamlined and more linear version of the game, featuring a soundtrack better suited to the system's capabilities.

Featuring artwork by Oliver Barrett and pressed on 2X 180 Gram vinyl (Disc 1: Blue with Black Splatter and Disc 2: Red with Black Splatter).

BACK IN STOCK THIS WEDNESDAY

CASTLEVANIA - ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK 10". Music by Konami Kukeiha Club. Artwork by Becky Cloonan. Pressed on Translucent Red vinyl. Expected to Ship Early November 2018. $20

CASTLEVANIA II: SIMON'S QUEST - ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK 10". Music by Konami Kukeiha Club. Artwork by Eric Powell. Pressed on Translucent Green vinyl. Expected to Ship Early November 2018. $20

CASTLEVANIA III: DRACULA'S CURSE - ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK 2XLP. Music by Konami Kukeiha Club. Artwork by Sachin Teng. Pressed on 2X 180 Gram Translucent Orange vinyl. Expected to Ship Early November 2018. $30

AVAILABLE NOW

SUPER CASTLEVANIA IV - ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK 2XLP.

Mondo is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the CASTLEVANIA franchise with the premiere vinyl release of the original soundtrack to the 1991 Super Nintendo Masterpiece: SUPER CASTLEVANIA IV. Two versions available. One featuring 180 Gram Split color LPs (Bronze and Gold Split - limited to 1,000 copies). Second version pressed on Silver and Red Splatter vinyl. Expected to Ship Early November 2018. $30