Ovid’s Withering: Really Into Video Games

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Tampa symphonic metal cats, Ovid’s Withering dropped a killer album late last year with Scryers of the Ibis. It seems they were dissatisfied with the lack of sweet Sega Genesis noises on the record because they’re releasing a 16-bit re-imagining of Scryers of the Ibis titled Scryers of the Ibits.

It’s no secret how we feel about video games at the Toilet ov Hell. We like them. A lot. It seems that the dudes in Ovid’s Withering may have played a picked up a controller or two as well. In addition to their 16-bit record, you can jam on their excellent Legend of Zelda medley.

They also have this Diablo II inspired shirt design that I may have to definitely cop.

Ovid's Withering Diablo

Listen to all of their jams and preorder Scryers of the Ibits here. The preorder package is completely bananas (it includes a sculpture!). Give your money to these dudes instead of EA.

 

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  • Scrimm

    The vocalist’s other bands Monotheist ad 7 horns 7 eyes are pretty killer too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka_GoWFV0EY

    • I dig 7 Horns 7 Eyes. I hadn’t listened to Monotheist before right now. This sounds like it’s right up my alley.

      • Scrimm

        The ep is all good. I haven’t heard the whole full length, but what I have heard was good too.

    • YourLogicSucks

      Just did a quick wiki search on 7 Horns 7 Eyes, and I am pretty sure I grew up in the same town as one of the guitarists (well he is listed under former members now). Weird small world moment.

      • Scrimm

        I had a good one last week when I saw a childhood friend on cops.

  • Tyree

    Man… all I play is Nintendo wii golf. I need to broaden my horizons a bit more.

    That’s a crazy tune by the way. Damn!

    • PlayStation Move Disc Golf. nothing else is needed in life.

      • Tyree

        Lol, Never even heard of it.

      • Steve Smithwick

        You’re really stumping hard in support of Disc Golf, I’ve seen you mention it a few times.

        You know what’s better than that? NBA 2k14. Yup.

        • if you don’t watch it @stevesmithwick:disqus, i’m going to mention it again!!!

          i’ll have to try NBA 2k14, since i don’t play sports IRL

          • Steve Smithwick

            Yo, my PSN ID is PiercenBaker, add me, fool.

      • Negrodamus

        The Last Of Us Remastered is pretty frickin’ sweet I must admit. Several ToHers put me onto that one.

    • PlayStation Move Disc Golf. nothing else is needed in life.

  • Howard Dean

    Some days you’re cruising through the rural countryside in your Silverado with your gal at your side, reminiscing about high school sports, homecoming, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and mudbogs. That’s a Joe Diffie kind of day. Crank it up! Third Rock from the Sun!
    Other days, you’re standing in line at the local shitstain convenience store when some fiery-eyed, meth-addled bumpkin enters stage right and demands everyone unloads their pockets. His cheek packed with Red Man and his Valvoline fingers wrapped around the handle of a snubnosed .38, he turns to face the slackjawed floosy who just haplessly walked into the seventh circle. At that moment, you pull out your Leathermen, thumb open the most convenient blade, and bury it in meth-man’s brain stem.
    That’s a Destroyer 666 kind of day.
    Byyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sURBvP4YtiA

    • Anthrallica

      I met you when I was in middle school outside the capitol building…

      • Howard Dean

        Alright! Another rabid Dean supporter!
        Byaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhs! for everyone!
        In Montpelier or Washington, D.C?

        • Anthrallica

          Montpelier, my home town.

          • Howard Dean

            Byah! Nice.
            [breaking character]
            I’m also from Vermont originally. I live just over the river in New Hampshire now. No sales tax! No income tax! Live free or die! Byaaaah!

          • Anthrallica

            fucking love New Hampshire, best liquor stores ever.

  • Gurp

    DORKS

  • W.

    I’m one of those Zelda fans who purchased a copy of the Hyrule Historia.

    • It’s got really cool drawings of scrapped characters

      • W.

        Indeed. I wish they would have kept a little more diversity in Skyward Sword…

        Don’t get me started on Zelda. I won’t shut up about it.

        • Spear

          A lot of those Fi concepts were way cooler than her final design. Probably still would have been a shit character regardless of appearance, though.

  • Best console of all time = the Sega Genesis and all of its peripherals. There will be no arguments.

    • ALL of its peripherals? Including the 32X?

      /was a SNES man

      • I liked the SNES too. To be fair the SNES stock controller was way more intuitive…especially for Mortal Kombat.

        • Scrimm

          I gotta go with the original nes. I still use mine all the time.

          • Fucking Ninja Gaiden used to make me wanna break the controller.

          • Scrimm

            Me too man, me too. I never did beat that fucking game.

          • Scrimm

            Me too man, me too. I never did beat that fucking game.

    • DREAMCAST!!!

      • I picked up a DC a couple of years after it was obsolete. One of my best purchases. I remember being blown away by the water graphics in Sonic Adventure. And I’ve probably wasted weeks of my life with Crazy Taxi.

        • Tommy P

          Get Soul Caliber. Best fighting game EVER!

          THE SOUL STILL BURNS

          • Ivy.

          • Tommy P

            Excellent choice, but Cervantes all day every day

          • Steve Smithwick

            You’re both wrong. Kilik makes that ass hot.

          • Tommy P

            Yeah ok, I don’t even need Cervantes for him, just get Hwang to kick you into next week. Or just out of the ring.

          • The last time I stated my preference everyone got mad at me.

          • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

            It was Voldo, wasn’t it?

          • It was…

          • LOL @ somebody getting mad at Joe, the Internet’s good guy.

          • W.

            That’s because you play as the one character that makes everyone uncomfortable.

          • Fromwisdomtohate29

            I would tear bitches up with Maxi.

          • NDNOvHell

            Power Stone 2!!

          • Tommy P

            I never owned that game, but oh man was it fun when I got to play it

          • NDNOvHell

            Such an awesome game! I never owned it either though.

        • in college, it was Virtua Tennis (four player doubles) and Mickey’s malt liquor. every weekend.

        • W.

          Sonic Adventure was a gamechanger. I still know so many of the songs form SA 1 and 2.

      • Scrimm

        I loved draconis for that system.

      • I never had it. I gave up on Sega after getting burned on the Saturn. I had it for like six months and then there were no games anywhere. (Plus no backwards compatibility like previous consoles.)

        • oh man, i wanted one of those so badly! Virtual On was so near and dear to me (from the arcades), it was almost unthinkable to have arcade games IN MY OWN HOME!

    • Fromwisdomtohate29

      The Neo Geo would like a word with you Jay (and I owned and loved a Genesis, but still).

      • I have to take into consideration the sheer amount of games on the Genesis though.

  • Beunhaas

    Playing Diablo 2 on Hardcore mode is a surreal experience. It completely changes your approach.

  • Beunhaas

    Playing Diablo 2 on Hardcore mode is a surreal experience. It completely changes your approach.

  • Justin von Grav

    fuck metal sucks, im finding new bands on here i like daily.

  • YourLogicSucks

    A very non-metal band I enjoy “The Reign of Kindo” makes 16 bit versions of their albums too. Check ’em out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkcZdhamaew

    • Tommy P

      I don’t like their 16 bit versions of the music, but I love their albums and they are a very solid live act, would highly recommend.

      • YourLogicSucks

        Yeah I don’t understand the gimmick either. I keep missing them when they come to Chicago. One of these days I’ll get my timing right.

        • Same here, every time a band is in chitown it’s like they somehow choose the worst possible time to play. I missed summer slaughter because of work :/

          • YourLogicSucks

            That’s rough, I am close enough where I can do mid-week shows and not be a mess the next day, but it’s still a pain.

          • I’m like a 20 min drive from downtown without traffic (no such thing) but they just keep picking times I cant schedule.

          • chicago traffic can go fuck itself, few things scare me more.

          • I do everything in my power to avoid having to drive downtown. I had to drive there while undercover working for Dish Network (fuck that company so goddamned hard with a fucking letter opener) and I was in high stress mode watching these psycho drivers come inches from hitting me. That and I saw a car actually do a reverse 180, not sure why.

            Edit: Almost forgot that this was during rush hour in the middle of a severe T-storm.

          • Son of a bitch, Allegaeon is gonna be in Joliet tomorrow but I have to work :/

          • YourLogicSucks

            Actually never got around to listening to them. I’ll boost them to the top of the list.

          • Negrodamus

            I’m kind of a baby about mid week shows, have been for years.

    • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

      Wow. This is great stuff! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

    And once again, I find myself nursing a chubby while sitting at my desk at work. Thanks, guys. I always thought I’d get fired for just not working.

    • “nursing a chubby”??? you want to contribute a how-to article for ToH any time soon?

      did it just get weird in here? yes.

      • *Sighs* mcnulty….interrogation room.

        • just set up a cot.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            has no bearing, but fucking funny.

  • M Shadows!

    M Shadows
    !

  • old_man_doom

    Scryers of the Ibis is FUCKING GREAT. Seriously, if you haven’t checked out their debut, take some time to do so.

  • Count_Breznak

    Meh, bet noone of em was even listed on the HC ladder.

    • Aaron Rodriguez

      actually, I was. Elemental dr00d yeeeee. highfive

  • Aaron Rodriguez

    this is awesome, thanks for the kind words!