Harmonix Helps CCP Games Celebrate 20th Birthday with Face-Melting Gift to Fans
CCP Games today announced that they have teamed up with Harmonix to bring several songs from their in-house band, Permaband, for free to Rock Band™ 4 to celebrate the company’s 20th birthday. CCP was founded on June X, 1997.
The songs, which will be available for free download for all owners of Rock Band 4 on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 this summer, include Permaband fan favorites like “Killing is Just a Means” and “Wrecking Machine.”
Permaband was founded in 2009 by CCP employees CCP ArnarV, CCP Guard, CCP Nova and CCP Arkanon, and their songs, videos, and live performances have become a staple of EVE Online fan events like Fanfest and EVE Vegas. The multi-talented group has released 5 genre-spanning songs over the years. All of the band’s songs can be downloaded from http://www.soundcloud.com/ccpgames.
The current Permaband lineup includes the following CCP employees:
- Sveinn “CCP Guard” Kjarval – Lead Community Developer – Vocals/Keytar
- Arnar “CCP ArnarV” Valdimarsson – Senior Video Producer – Drums
- Sveinbjörn “CCP Hunter” Hafsteinsson – Senior Virtual World Database Admin – Vocals
- Hinrik “CCP Nova” Haraldsson – Video Producer – Bass/Vocals
- Einar “CCP Grimmi” S. Hreiðarsson – Security Analyst – Rhythm Guitar
- Bergþór “CCP Strat” Smári – Software Engineer – Lead Guitar
- Hafdís “CCP Atomic” Hreiðarsdóttir – Associate Producer – Vocals
- Ólafur “CCP Hotpants” Á. Haraldsson – Cinematic Director – Keyboard/Bass