Tag Archives: Guitar Hero

Heavy Metal in Video Games – a personal Top 10 list

Posted by on June 27, 2022

  Music and video games have a storied history, much like music in movies. It’s hard to imagine games without their unique, distinctive soundtracks these days. While it all started from humble beginnings in the form of simple 8-bit and 16-bit songs (that still kicked a lot of butt), nowadays, we’ve heard it all in […]

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Youtuber hums Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Bark at the Moon’ to avoid copyright infringement

Posted by on January 27, 2016

The internet is such a wonderful place, full of creative people who make beautiful art like Decrepit birth’s drummer fart metal or Rob Scallon’s whaky banjo covers. The latest work of majesty released comes from youtuber GuitarHeroFailure who got tired of getting his videos taken down due to Youtube’s copyright infringement and decided to hum the song […]

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Guitar Hero Live to feature exclusive Avenged Sevenfold tracks, more songs listed

Posted by on June 18, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/BD0F3HNOT8A[/youtube] Initially, when Guitar Hero announced its track listing for their franchise reboot Guitar Hero Live, people weren’t too happy. We contributed to the general disdain of disappointed metal fans everywhere (but mostly on Facebook) when we revealed that the tracks on this particular roster would include an interesting array of songs from Ed Sheeran to […]

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Guitar Hero coming back with less frets

Posted by on April 14, 2015

For a while around 8 years ago or so, if you were playing a video game at home, it was probably Guitar Hero or Rock Band. Then the market got oversaturated, people got bored, and plastic guitars and drum sets littered sidewalks like tumbleweeds in a desert. Of course, now that next-gen systems are out […]

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Rock Band 4 is coming to PS4 and XBox One

Posted by on March 5, 2015

[youtube]http://youtu.be/Pc0RECohAZ0[/youtube] A few weeks ago, we reported that there was some interest and buzz about a new Rock Band game coming to next-gen consoles. It turns out that that’s indeed happening, as Harmonix, creators of the franchise, have announced that Rock Band 4 will be coming later this year to Playstation 4 and XBox One, the first […]

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Is the Rock Band franchise coming back?

Posted by on February 24, 2015

About ten years ago, the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchise were a new and exciting fusion of music and video games. Many gamers were turned on to music, much of it heavy, by playing the games. Dragonforce and The Sword were among the bands that got popularity boosts by having their music featured in the games. […]

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The most metal video games, according to gaming site

Posted by on February 10, 2014

A few years ago, we ran a list of our top five most metal video games. It took a while for website Game Trailers to come up with their own list, but they’ve just unveiled their top 10 most metal video games. They disqualified our #1 pick right off the bat (which was the Guitar Hero […]

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The Sword’s Kyle Shutt: “We Just Play The Songs We Want To Hear”

Posted by on November 19, 2012

Since their first album, Age of Winters, was released in 2006, The Sword have been carrying the torch for good old-fashioned riffy rock and roll. After three albums on Kemado, the Austin quartet got new management and signed with Razor & Tie for their latest album, Apocryphon. The album debuted in the top 20, shattering sales records […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Most Metal Video Games

Posted by on April 2, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Combining metal and video games is the most peanut butter/chocolate combinations ever. Both relatively appeal to younger males (and cool females, just sayin’). It’s also a way to brand a game as edgier than, say, Pokemon. While the inclusion of […]

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Darkest Hour Tracks Available On Guitar Hero

Posted by on April 12, 2011

Darkest Hour songs “Savor the Kill,” “Beyond the Life You Know” and “Doomsayer (The Beginning of the End)” are now available on the Guitar Hero Music Library. The Darkest Hour Track Pack is available for $5.49 or as individual downloads for $1.99, which is as good a reason as any to dust off your guitar controller.

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