11 artists making Guitar Hero debut in Warriors of Rock

Neversoft welcomes Neil Young, Arch Enemy, Tesla, Anberlin, Queensryche, others to the music game family.

In the time since the original Guitar Hero exploded onto the video game scene almost five years ago, the music game has welcomed hundreds of artists to its virtual library. However, when Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock hits shelves September 28, it'll come with 11 artists who have never appeared in any of the franchise's many installments.

These artists (and the songs they're contributing to Warriors of Rock) are:

Unfortunately, there's still no sign of Led Zeppelin.

Anberlin - "The Feel Good Drag"
Arch Enemy - "Nemesis"
The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants"
John 5 - "Black Widow of La Porte"
Neil Young - "Rockin' in the Free World"
Orianthi - "Suffocated"
Queensryche - "Jet City Woman"
Red Rider - "Lunatic Fringe"
RX Bandits - "It's Only Another Parsec…"
Snot - "Deadfall"
Tesla - "Modern Day Cowboy"

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock boasts more than 90 on-disc tracks, as well as more than 500 songs for gamers to download from the Guitar Hero music store. Recently, an enthusiast gaming and music message forum got its hands on Warriors of Rock's alleged 93-song, complete tracklist.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is due out September 28 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's most recent impressions.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Discussion

54 comments
ichc1000x
ichc1000x

This game is still going to suck. I'm all for Rock Band 3.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Heh, I think someone is going through all the posts and giving everyone thumbs down. Also, it seems you aren't allowed to like Arch Enemy.

captain_am
captain_am

John 5, Arch Enemy (one of their best song, it will be awesome in drum expert +), Queensryche and Dillinger : Damn good metal, it promimises challenge

fatafreak
fatafreak

@Infamous. really? there isnt enough metal here for you? Arch Enemy, A Perfect Circle, Children of Bodom, Dethklok, Metallica and Ozzy, Rammstein, Slayer, and Slipknot arent metal? those are just the bands that are already announced with like 60+ more songs let to be announced. thats not enough metal? thats like the most GH has ever put in a game.

CanisLupus_
CanisLupus_

Although I can understand people not knowing some or all of the bands, I hate to read stuff like "Neil Young is the only good on that list" without even any kind of explanation. So let me tell everyone that even though, for example, John 5's music may sound extremely weird at times, he is a GREAT guitarist and that that song of his, by the way, is hard as hell and will certainly be a challenge :) Isn't it all about fun and good music? Don't complain, the game's setlist is actually very good, even if you don't agree for some reason :p

jimmy8118
jimmy8118

I like Anberlin, but I don't know the rest.

InfamousJihad
InfamousJihad

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SinfulTorture
SinfulTorture

Give me more John 5! Like July 31st or Dead Art in Airfield!

NanoElite666
NanoElite666

Oh hell yes, I love me some Arch Enemy. Would've liked something from Wages of Sin or Rise of the Tyrant, but "Nemesis" is good nonetheless. Also, Dillinger is going to be a hell of a track to play through.

twill3tts
twill3tts

Hope there are more Arch Enemy tracks to come

starbright_2012
starbright_2012

I am a recovering plastic instrument addict. Snot being on here is totally sick but I just can't relapse, sorry Activision.

ElMikeO
ElMikeO

I wish they'd just go back and make a game like Guitar Hero 3. Was it completely over-charted? Yes, it was, but thats what made the game so much fun. Now that they're trying to compete with Rock Band for realism, perfectly charted songs and the whole band experience, they're losing. Forget the full band experience, give us some more Guitar Hero 3 style gameplay!

zskrabs24
zskrabs24

Guitar hero would have to make a GH: Indie, post-hardcore, metal, experimental, progressive rock version before i even think about buying another one of their games. the setlist just seems soo random all the time. they pick the worst songs from some great bands and often times just pick the worst songs from bad bands. how about you do what rockband does and try and give us the songs we like. i don't play your $100+ game to find "NEW" music to listen to. i buy it so i can have fun with songs i know and love already from bands i know and love. if i wanna find new music i will go to purevolume.com and hit random artist for FREE. then download the music online, for FREE. Then just learn it on guitar for real, for FREE.

zskrabs24
zskrabs24

Anberlin is the only one worthwhile here, maybe orianthi but only because she is absolutely sick at guitar. GH just can't get it right with their song list.

Dan21278
Dan21278

@Ozzie23 I'm a really peacfull guy but how you expect me reposed when people send me PMs like this. This PM is from Ozzie23: @Dan21278 Are you as gay as you avatar looks? Just wondering. Most of your posts are gay anyway. No wonder you stick to Rock Band and ps3 lol How can you assume things about another person you don't even know? Since I have class and since I have a life I'm not going to even respond to such an idiotic comment. I don't sit at home and hide behind a user-name and insult people. I don't see the point of fighting on the internet with someone as ignorant as him. I just wanted to tell you what he been doing to me. And I've grown tired of the constant harassment. Thank you for reading.

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

Neil Young is the only good on that list

hememi
hememi

Slipknot will be the best on this game

robtheguru
robtheguru

Apart from Arch Enemy the rest are crap. Needs more "heavy" metal!

Krazykraz01
Krazykraz01

Anberlin's pretty much my favourite band these days...but the song's on Rock Band already.

shenron43
shenron43

I'm always happy about a new guitar hero game to play.

INF1DEL
INF1DEL

Forgive me for being ignorant, but what are the differences between guitar hero games besides the songs that come on the disc? I mean, you can use downloaded tracks on any version right? So how do they justify pricing it as a whole new game?

thetravman
thetravman

Cool, finally some Red Rider....could've been a better song though.

Undrtaker
Undrtaker

Queensryche!!!!!! Now gimme a full album download of Operation Mindcrime

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

you've never heard rockin in the free world? its one of the most overplayed songs in the history of reality?

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Never heard any of the songs that are on the list... This ought to be fun. /sarcasm.

BryanXTRM
BryanXTRM

Even though im a pretty good GH player, Am I the only one scared by Black Widow Of La Port? lol

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

Dillinger Escape Plan! Still not buying this though.

Sk8ter_213
Sk8ter_213

They should consider releasing a few John-5 DLC. His work is amazing.

MrBubbles59
MrBubbles59

I'm really happy to see "Rockin' in the Free World" on there. I love that song!

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Arch enemy is awesome. I have no idea who the others are.

themagicbum9720
themagicbum9720

i would like it if the took out arch enemy and added light this city or the agonist.

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

This artist's careers are just like this game franchise DEAD!

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

I dont even know any of these artists. Have they ran out of songs people want to hear?

otanikun
otanikun

Too bad only 4 or those 11 are worth mentioning, still, this is going to be the best Guitar Hero yet, unless they find a way to remake Rocks the 80's.

xHOJUx
xHOJUx

How you could have Warriors of Rock and not have GWAR is beyond me.

Ozzie234
Ozzie234

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Ozzie234
Ozzie234

Keep on rockin' in the free woooooooorld :)