Tag Archives: Rock Band

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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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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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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Jake Dreyer’s “Harmony Of The Spheres” Now Available On Rock Band

Posted by on November 21, 2011

19 year old virtuoso/ White Wizzard guitarist Jake Dreyer’s song “Harmony Of The Spheres” is now available in the Rock Band Network. A video of the song being played in the video game has also been posted online by Offbeat Entertainment.

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Not Surprisingly, “Green Day: Rock Band” Contains No Metal

Posted by on April 13, 2010

It seems like an eternity since the rhythm video game franchises of Guitar Hero and Rock Band first came on the scene, but the idea isn’t even five years old yet (Guitar Hero came out in November, 2005). With Green Day – Rock Band being released on June 8, this will be roughly the 2,439th […]

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Clutch And Unearth Songs Made Available For Rock Band

Posted by on March 16, 2010

Clutch has made their songs “50,000 Unstoppable Watts” and “The Mob Goes Wild” available for Rock Band. In addition, Unearth’s “We Are Not Anonymous” is also available for the video game.

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Jimi Hendrix Rock Band Coming Soon

Posted by on February 17, 2010

Jimi Hendrix’s step-sister and head of his estate Janie Hendrix has revealed that a Jimi Hendrix Rock Band edition will be released by the end of the year.

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Megadeth’s ‘Rust In Peace’ To Be Made Available For Rock Band

Posted by on February 5, 2010

Megadeth’s Rust In Peace will be made available as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game. It will be made available for Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii systems on February 9 and for PS3 on February 11.

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Ex-Fear Factory Drummer Partners With Independent ‘Rock Band’ Network Programmer

Posted by on January 11, 2010

Alt-Strum Productions, an independent company who will offer a service to program artists’ songs for the Rock Band video games through the announced Rock Band Network, wrote in to announce a new partnership with Arkaea/ex-Fear Factory drummer Raymond Herrera. Herrera, a longtime pioneer in video game composing and crossover music marketing, will act as a […]

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