Somebody at Rogue Records America must be a big Fallout fan. Coming this June, Rogue Records will be releasing a mod (something that “modifies” the game) to the popular video game Fallout 4 to include their very own in-game radio station. The station will be titled ‘Rogue Radio’ and will features artists from the label, but they are also taking submissions to get on the station. They will be taking hard rock/heavy metal band submissions from now until May 30th.
“Bands of any size can submit their music (16-bit lossless uncompressed WAV file), along with a bio and Facebook link, via the Rogue Records Facebook support page at: https://www.facebook.com/
johnnyroguerecords or via email at: [email protected].”
Rogue Records America owner Dean Martinetti had this to say about it:
“The whole idea came about because I got to thinking on how we attain, collect, use and sell music and how it is changing. It’s only natural, in my opinion, to think about new ways of discovery as well. The idea to take our artists and put them into video games was really a no brainer for me; I’ve been in the game industry for 17 years. This was to just be a radio station for all our artists, and then I thought ‘I know a LOT of bands and I know of a lot of bands that are dying for exposure like this…I should see if they want in.'”
For those who aren’t familiar with it, Fallout 4 is a post-apocalyptic sandbox RPG video game that takes place in a world where cultural advancement pretty much stopped in the 1940s. That includes the music. While it contains many iconic acts such as Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, The Ink Spots, and more, there has not been much variation in the music from game to game, as they all have radio stations and all pull music from the same time period. It still has some good tunes though, you can check out Fallout 4’s Diamond City Radio station playlist here.