The project started when Daniel Karlsson got an idea to re-arrange old Nintendo tunes into rock medleys. The influences are mostly from great seventies bands, such as Ekseption, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Thin Lizzy etc. Then Daniel shared the idea with his friend Oscar Wigner. He thought it was a great idea, so then they decided to start the band EpicNES. The next step was to find a bass player and a drummer, so Andreas Eliasson (bass) and Hampus Olsson (drums) joined the band. The band decided to start by arranging three songs (Castlevania, Metal Gear and Ninja Gaiden). The next step was to record the songs. To do this the band built a temporary studio in a barn in Hyssna, Sweden. The goal was to get a nice raw live feel to the recordings.


  • Daniel Karlsson - Keyboards
  • Oscar Wigner - Guitar
  • Andreas Eliasson - Bass
  • Hampus Olsson - Drums


  • Castlevania
  • Metal Gear
  • Ninja Gaiden