Fans of The Hauntedmight be excited to hear that their track “No Ghost” is coming to the Rock Band Network. The song comes from the band’s 2011 Century Media Records release Unseen, which I feel like I’m the only person on this planet to genuinely enjoy. Audition Mode performance of the track can be seen below.
2012 was a harsh year for The Haunted as singer Peter Dolving, guitarist Anders Björler, and drummer Per Möller Jensen all left the band due to various reasons. Only bassist Jonas Björler and rhythm guitarist Patrik Jensen remain. While the two maintain that the band will continue, it is unclear what the future holds. READ MORE
Harmonix music game guru Matthew Nordhaus was recently interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the future of the wildly popular Rock Band series since the company is no longer owned by MTV. The group is gearing up to release their first self-published game entitled Rock Band Blitz, which will be a rhythm based game that can connect seamlessly with previous Rock Band titles, allowing users to add to the downloadable games 20 brand new songs. Additionally, the weekly DLC updates that Harmonix releases will be compatible with Blitz.
The full interview can be seen at the link above and gameplay can be seen below. From what I can tell, it seems the rhythm needs to be kept with the trigger buttons on the controller and that jumping around is simply done with either the thumbstick or the D-pad. READ MORE
Evile, the band responsible for one of the hardest tracks in Rock Band history, are entering the studio this weekend to record their third album. The band will again be working with producer Russ Russel (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir). All of that aside, have any of you beaten ‘Thrasher’??? That song is ridiculous!
Okay, so it’s been quite a bit since I’ve done a Retro Review but I’ve been thinking of how I wanted to approach this. So I decided, I’ll do one at the end of each month but I’ll leave it to YOU, the readers, to decide what album to do next. To suggest an album, simply leave a comment below with what you’d like me to review. The only guideline is that the album has to be at least 10 years old. I know that my first Retro Review (Porcupine Tree’s In Absentia) doesn’t fit that guideline, but hey, I’m starting this anew. So from here on out, with each Retro Review, leave a comment, I’ll pick an album at random and that will be the next month’s review. But for now, on to ‘Slaughter of the Soul’.
Harmonix and MTV Games have announced that a five pack of songs from Alice In Chains will be added starting tomorrow (Xbox 360 and Wii on 1/12, PS3 on 1/14) to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, and Wii™
The band released Black Gives Way to Blue on Virgin Records Sept. 29, 2009, their first album in 14 years. Black Gives Way to Blue debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, and “Alice In Chains Pack 02” features two songs from this album, “Last of My Kind” and “Your Decision,” the latest single from the band’s new album. The pack also includes “Grind” and “Heaven Beside You,” from the band’s double-platinum, self-titled 1995 album; as well as “We Die Young” from their 1990 debut, Facelift.
Next week you can grab the first Slipknot song pack for Rock Band featuring three songs — “Psychosocial”, “Duality” and “Sulfur”.
Individual tracks are available for only $1.99 or you can get the whole pack for $5.49. The tracks will become available for download starting December 8 on Xbox 360 and Wii and December 10 on Playstation 3.
Wireless keg drum controller sold separately… READ MORE