Video Game Music Sensation The Living Tombstone Debuts AudioClash on Steam Early Access August 17
YouTube Star Jonathan Young Joins Cast of Free-to-Play Autobattler Inspired by Hearthstone, Dota, Pokémon
LOS ANGELES — July 21, 2021 — AudioClash: Battle of the Bands, the free-to-play rock music competition video game from Big Boat Interactive and The Living Tombstone, the electronic rock band with over 2.6 billion streams and backed by Warner Music Group, starts the show on Steam Early Access for PC Tuesday, August 17. Become the opening act by signing up for the closed beta at audioclashgame.com.
YouTube cover artist Jonathan Young, renowned for his metal renditions of anime openings, pop hits, and songs from animated movies, will join the playable roster of AudioClash alongside fellow YouTube star Charlie Green (CG5), whose video-game-inspired original songs have earned over half a billion views.
The Living Tombstone made remixes and original songs inspired by video games and TV shows. Then “Five Nights at Freddy’s 1 Song” reached over 200 million views. In the years since, TLT has garnered billions of streams, earned millions of fans, released a debut LP, and created five original characters—the Tombsonas. The next step for a band famous for making music about video games? Create a video game about making music!
Play the part of a band manager and assemble a team of musicians with eclectic personalities, looks, and powers. Recruit from the iconic Tombsonas, fictional rockers like half-human, half-reptile drummer Christi Vipera and heavy metal bodybuilder Ragnar Bludgård, and real-life stars like Jonathan Young and CG5. Transform them into a winning party using cards in the heat of battle. Make quick decisions between each round and watch the band go all-out against in competitive multiplayer with raucous medleys of rock, metal, punk, and more.
Inspired by the strategic depth of card games like Hearthstone, the character collection of Pokémon, and the intensity of autobattlers like Dota Underlords, AudioClash mirrors the love for gaming that set The Living Tombstone’s popularity ablaze. Dedicate your heroes to roles like tank and healer. Cast buffs with the drummer, deal critical damage as the lead guitarist, use support abilities as the singer, or absorb enemy hits as a bassist. Collect hundreds of customization items, from instruments to headgear, and level up the band with new ability-granting cards.
“When we considered how a band would battle, we thought about what each band member is doing at any given time, both for the audience and each other,” said Mike Arkin, CEO of Big Boat Interactive. “The vocalist leads the offensive, lifting everyone’s spirits. The bassist? Well, they’re the base, the foundation of the song—much like a tank in RPGs.”
“It’s really important for us to not just pay homage to video games—which quite literally made The Living Tombstone who we are—but to truly contribute to this amazing space with something new,” continued Sam Haft of The Living Tombstone. “I’m most proud of how every ability in AudioClash is tied to a small, unique piece of music. Over the course of a battle, players are literally arranging new tracks as they duel.”
AudioClash: Battle of the Bands debuts on Steam Early Access for PC Tuesday, August 17. Get into the venue early by signing up for the closed beta at audioclashgame.com and discover deeper cuts by joining The Living Tombstone on Tik Tok, Discord, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About The Living Tombstone
The Living Tombstone is a musical project which takes elements from the electronic dance genres of today and combines it with rock genre influences. Founded by music producer and composer Yoav Landau, and accompanied by songwriter and vocalist Sam Haft, TLT has grown a cross-platform following of over 10 million fans and over 2.6 billion streams.
About Big Boat Interactive
Big Boat Interactive is an independent development studio formed in 2007 by games industry veterans with over 90 years of combined experience and over 200 shipped titles. Big Boat developed the critically acclaimed redux of both Battlezone 98 and Battlezone: Combat Commander, and collaborated with Oddworld Inhabitants on the engineering of the recently released Oddworld: Soulstorm.