Bit Gen Gamer Fest, Baltimore's massive homegrown day-long video game music festival returns for its 12th year to explode your mind with a monstrous lineup of 16 musical acts from all across the country, collected under one roof for a full day of video game music MAYHEM! Enjoy a diverse selection of bands ranging from metal, chiptune, hip-hop, rock, and more while punishing baddies and setting the high score on a curated selection of home console and arcade games.
Here is this year's brain melting lineup:
PowerGlove (Boston, MA) — THE Metal monsters return to Bit Gen, battle armor ON and Weapons of Rock at the ready to thoroughly melt your face off.
Bit Brigade (Athens, GA) — Entire game soundtracks performed live alongside a speed run of the game they are covering. What else could you want?
Knight of the Round (Indiana) — Paying homage to the memorable Final Fantasy soundtracks while bringing an assault of two crushing 8-string guitars, a grinding and thunderous bass, and aggressive polyrhythmic percussion with hard hitting blast beats.
X-Hunters (Philly, PA) — Metal/rock covers of Mega Man X, Donkey Kong Country, and others mixed in with some sick nasty instrumental originals.
Rare Candy (Baltimore) — Synth-driven rock tributes of all your video game music faves.
Steel Samurai (Baltimore) — Deep cut video game covers from some badass Bit Gen veterans.
The Mountain Chiefs (Philly, PA) — The Fucking Champs meet The Advantage with nifty 2 amp output rigs and guitars with bass strings on 'em.
Cowabunga Pizza Time (Baltimore) — Denim-clad rock n' roll ninjas slicing through party peeps with nonstop, high-energy rock tunes about kicking bad guys, ninja stuff, pizza, and partying.
Stupid Idiot (parts unknown) — VGM scene all-stars delivering a potent selection of video game music covers from the classics you might not remember until you hear em!
Random Battles (Baltimore) — Random Battles shreds old RPG favorites and rebirths them into the prog-metal wankfests they were always meant to be.
Garbage Masher (Baltimore) — Chiptune/rock instrumental power trio here to mash down the garbage.
Unicorn Hole (SC) — If ever the term «nintendocore» actually applied it would be for Unicorn Hole. All original songs, complete with lyrics about all your favorite games and game characters screamed over punishing metal/chiptune/EDM.
Crunk Witch (Maine) — Returning to keep everyone turned up to crunk, the witches come back to Baltimore to get the party started.
Michael Zucker (Boulder, CO) — Guitar-driven chiptune originals complete with mind-altering visuals (formally of This Place is Haunted).
Wreck The System (Baltimore) — Mixing up the program with some original hip hop about all things geeky.
DJ Super Sonic (Baltimore) — Going supersonic all over the ones and twos, this dude has enough chaos emeralds to keep your butt shaking.
Kenzie Black (Philly)- VGM remixer and animal activist Kenzie, is brand new to the video game music scene and Bit Gen! Spinning kigu gucci bass house, electro, and future bass beats, mixed with game music classics to raise awareness and funds to help animal shelters.