Aria's Ascent

by FamilyJules

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about

People all over the world were brought back to the dance pad to perform monster beat downs to the beat through the soundtrack of the award winning indie dungeon crawler rhythm game, “Crypt of the Necrodancer” by Brace Yourself Games. The game's composer, Danny Baranowsky (Canabalt, Super Meat Boy, and The Binding of Isaac), wanted to bring the game's soundtrack to the next level and decided to bring FamilyJules7x on board to shred every track as its own metal remix album. Featured in the game as the soundtrack for Aria, the NG++ character and most difficult challenge in the game's story mode, Jules' renditions are sure to have you headbanging while you shred dragons to blast beats and breakdowns.

Aria's Ascent features the 20 in-game tracks remixed and remastered with added parts in addition to 8 special bonus tracks including covers of songs not featured in the game. Get ready for the earth shattering vocals of YouTube's Jonathan Young and Jack Fliegler (ToxicxEternity), a blistering solo by Richard Bichler (RichaadEB), and the intense tear-jerking vocals of Adriana Figueroa (Adrisaurus). While these bonus tracks are exclusive to Aria's Ascent, many of the songs in the album can be heard in game as you traverse the world of Crypt of the Necrodancer, selectable from the settings menu as any character.

The tracks from Aria's Ascent have been referred to as "F*cking Awesome" by Gamespot and can be heard as the soundtrack of choice all across Twitch.tv. For even more Necrodancer goodness, check out Danny Baranowsky's crypt-crushing original soundtrack (dbsoundworks.bandcamp.com/album/crypt-of-the-necrodancer-ost) or the mind-blowing EDM remix album by A_Rival (rivalrivalrival.bandcamp.com/album/crypt-of-the-necrodancer-the-melody-mixes). Next time you go up against a colossal dancing dragon or charging minotaur, you might want to add Aria's Ascent to your arsenal.

credits

released April 29, 2015

All music Composed by Danny Baranowsky
Recorded, Arranged and Performed by Jules Conroy
Produced by Jules Conroy and Richard Bichler
Album Art by Darren Aragon

-Dance For Your Life-
Lyrics by Jules Conroy and Jonathan Young
Clean Vocals Performed by Jonathan Young
Scream Vocals Performed by Jack Fliegler

-Not Today-
Lyrics by Jules Conroy
Vocals Performed by Adriana Figueroa

Special Thanks:
Evan Dover, Evelyn Acevedo, Thunderforge,
Holly Wright, Andrew Aversa, Ryan Clark,
Cody Hargreaves, Nathan Anthony,
Lyle Burruss, A_Rival, Danny Baranowsky,
and Alex Lifchitz for letting me use your bass for Dark Means

Gear used:
Schecter Damien FR
PRS SE Custom 24 7
Gibson Explorer
Ibanez Soundgear SR405QM
Cordoba C7
Ernie Ball Strings
Dunlop Tortex and Jazz III Picks
Line 6 Pod HD Pro
Axe FX II XL+
Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0

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FamilyJules San Diego, California

FamilyJules, or Jules, is an American guitarist best known for his video game music guitar arrangements on his channel at YouTube.com by the same name. He plays various instruments including Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Cello, Keyboard, and Ocarina and studied Classical Guitar in college.
Check out his covers at www.youtube.com/familyjules7x
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Track Name: Dance For Your Life feat. Jonathan Young & Jack Fliegler
The cries
Of the one's that follow echo through the halls
Of the crypt walls

Can you now
Find the path through the dark and the mighty ones who dwell
in this dark hell

I'll tear your apart while you're dancing to the beating of your heart

You know you will never make it out alive
Your heart will keep racing but family can't survive

And every beat belongs to me
the Necrodancer

Pain
is the fate that follows you inside my halls
in the crypt walls

Will you fall
up against all the mighty ones I've brought from death
To take your breath

So steel your composure the time has to come to flee the crypt or

Dance as if death would match your steps
For now all depends on if you don't fall too far behind
for I will draw in and
I will put an end to the rhythm
of your heart so now dance for your life

Dance for your life
Dance for your life
You cannot hope to find your way on through
this labyrinth so

Dance
Not cuz you want to
I've taken control
of this whole army
Fight
Because your family is trapped by me and
You cannot not escape
or find refuge
Here, your beating heart controls your chance to
Find the ones you've come to save
see if you can find yourself
Inside my crypt of walking death, you will die
and join them if you can't survive and
Dance for your Life

Dance for me you're never free
So Dance
So Dance
So Dance for your
Life
Track Name: Not Today feat. Adriana Figueroa
I have one chance
Take one quick glance
This last sacrifice
I take one final

Dance and say listen my child, every
thing must come to an end my love, don't fear the crypt

All must end, but for you and your family, not today

Stop my heart, just please don't tear apart my
will to
make things right
After all the pain I've
caused to her and all the lives you stole for this you know
your lust for power was at a cost
The final end
A death that cannot be cheated like it was before

Fear not, daughter
Or grand daughter
You've helped me to bring peace
to our cur-sed

land for years so please fear not, daughter
I must go but know I leave for you
Please let me go

Everything must come to an end
Your time will come too
But it's not today

Stop my heart, just please don't tear apart my
will to
make things right
After all the pain I've
caused to her and all the lives you stole for this you know
your lust for power was at a cost
The final end
A death that cannot be cheated like it was before

Not Today