Bonus Rock Band 2 DLC due Nov. 4

Purchasers of new copies of game get free 20-song set of "emerging artists" from Christian alternative to Japanese metal on Election Day.

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Rock Band 2 comes with 84 songs on the disc, but Harmonix has been promising Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii gamers an additional 20 downloadable tracks for no extra charge. After much speculation, the company confirmed today a November 4 release for the full slate of songs from an "emerging artist lineup."

To access the songs, gamers will need the DLC redemption code found inside the packaging of new copies of Rock Band 2. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to save the songs to the systems' hard drives, whereas Wii users may need an SD card to store downloaded content. Once redeemed, the code locks, denying those who rent or purchase used copies of the game access to the DLC, given that the songs will not be sold separately.

As with the on-disc setlist, the new downloadable tracks represent a wide variety of musical genres and countries, from progressive Japanese metal band X Japan to Portland, Oregon's Christian alternative act Kutless.

A full list of the tracks follows below (artist/song):

The 88--"Sons and Daughters"
Authority Zero--"No Regrets"
Between the Buried and Me--"Prequel to the Sequel"
The Cab--"Bounce"
The Chevelles--"Get It On"
The Cocktail Slippers--"Give It To Me"
Dealership--"Database Corrupted"
Endeverafter--"I Wanna Be Your Man"
The Ghost Hounds--"Ashes to Fire"
Hollywood Undead--"Young"
Kutless--"The Feeling"
The Len Price 3--"If I Ain't Got You"
Lesley Roy--"I'm Gone, I'm Going"
Opiate for the Masses--"Burn You Down"
Semi-Precious Weapons--"Magnetic Baby"
Shaimus--"Like a Fool"
Thenewno2--"Crazy Tuesday"
Tickle Me Pink--"The Time Is Wrong"
Underoath--"Desperate Times, Desperate Measures"
X Japan--"I.V."

Discussion

206 comments
jrlaszlo123
jrlaszlo123

lolz @ DJheartattack i hate guitar hero as well.

WC_EEND91
WC_EEND91

I wonder when Rock Band 2 will hit Europe

roge666
roge666

@gundam691: i totally agree with ya!

Unheard-Volume
Unheard-Volume

The Underoath song "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures" is probably my favorite track on this list!!! Drum part is AMAZING!!!

TeflonDon50
TeflonDon50

some of these are a blast on guitar, "like a fool" and "get it on" are my favs in this list i wish the strats werent so faulty tho and like broke all the time because of the gameplay (forcing you to rapidly strum the strumbar for the finishers in some songs till it gets loose and breaks, the whammy bar disconnecting inside the controller, etc.)

zutolor
zutolor

Free songs GREAT. I had rockband 2 ever since September 14 and still haven't played one of these songs lol

DJHeartAttack
DJHeartAttack

I really don't know what you people are complaining about. 1). Some of the best bands I've heard of are on here (Kutless, Underoath, Hollywood Undead, Endeverafter) 2). They're FREE and QUALITY SONGS! Why does everyone think that free = bad? 3). Chances are, you're the either the rock and rollers who peed their pants when the ACDCL pack came out OR you're the pop posers who are STILL mad that Metro Station and the Jonas Brothers aren't up there with Zakk Wylde, Ted Nugent and Sting on GHWT.

soulcaliber2
soulcaliber2

Endeverafter is a pretty good band. Other than that I don't know any of these.

bropie
bropie

I hope we get that in AUS when RB 2 comes out : |

D3dr0_0
D3dr0_0

I think some of them where good the one I play the most is IV from X Japan.

adio0202
adio0202

i still havent even gotten my songs and its now december n still havent gotten my email for it anyone know why

gundam691
gundam691

X Japan is awsome, but only one japanese song thats just a low blow!!!

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

not heard of, one of the songs, guessing its US only, I hope so if thats the list lol

tengu7667
tengu7667

Not complaining. Stating my opinon. So free = suck? And everyone should just accept it? Between the Buried and Me--"Prequel to the Sequel" is the one song i do like though.

SocialAnXieTy
SocialAnXieTy

tengu7667: You're complaining about getting 20 free songs that could have easily had a $30 price tag. Honestly, how can you be so selfish? Besides, there are some fun ones, you probably just haven't played them all. Jesus, people are way too closed minded these days.

tengu7667
tengu7667

These songs suck. It's like waiting to get head from a hot chick only to get a handy from her ugly friend instead.

MrBeast
MrBeast

People are idiots... free songs. Please complain more. Like everyone is going to know all songs. Taste in music is so diverse anyway - like them or hate them. Free songs = shut up and use them or dont.

hatchetman696
hatchetman696

This really sucks... partially the reason I didn't want to buy Rock Band 1.

Drkoolbeanz
Drkoolbeanz

Umm... looks like they punked us on our free bonus tracks today and the Stratocaster still sucks - I should've just burned it after all...

punch37
punch37

still waiting on my songs

Pete5506
Pete5506

I dont have my songs yet

SpeedMan72
SpeedMan72

kutless yay! the only band ive hurd of :P

sean_christopher
sean_christopher

Saw endeverafter in concert w/Poison and Cinderella(I know, I know....Hey I'm old) Really good!!

SocialAnXieTy
SocialAnXieTy

@GreggD: I didn't hear you complaining when L' Via L' Viaquez by The Mars Volta ended up on GH:WT, right? Right?

GreggD
GreggD

@IceDefenseGod: Yes, because everybody will be able to sing it, right? Right? :|

yayo3
yayo3

Thats cool They should put some spanish bands like MANA there the best

Vimanesba
Vimanesba

OMFG!!!!! I.V. by X JAPAN!!!!!!!!!! I SOOOOO WANT RB2 NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This will be awesome!!!!!!!!!

Buttchouda
Buttchouda

Bands I've never heard of...Could be great, could be terrible, I'll download them but delete them if they suck. I'd still prefer to have more Bang Camaro or Black Sabbath, but these could be good.

SocialAnXieTy
SocialAnXieTy

I love how everyone's giving me negative karma for liking UnderOath. The lot of you probably actually like the AC/DC package, lolz.

King_Lee123
King_Lee123

No way, Underoath! "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures" is an amazing song, one of their best on the new record IMO. Just seeing that makes me want to get my hands on this set list. They really need more songs that use this kind of deep singing, really gets your voice in tune after a while. Fun stuff

Anteraan
Anteraan

Well, considering HMX makes us PAY for crappy songs (Oh, I'm sorry, "bonus" songs) on the discs, this is no surprise. I'll be curious to see if there are any quality vocalists in this group. Considering HMX' track record, my money is on one or two...maybe - quite possibly less than that. :P It (Rock Band/RB2) is still a kick-ass product though.

SocialAnXieTy
SocialAnXieTy

Philadendron: They're 20 songs. For free. You're honestly complaining? And anyone who looked past UnderOath's "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures" clearly don't appreciate amazing instrumentals, much less downright awesome drum paths. That track alone makes it worth a $5 price tag, much less getting it for nothing in return.

threedown
threedown

well i listened to all of these songs, and i wont be taking any of my harddrive space up with this crap, theirs alot of great unknown bands out there, these arent any of them!

Philadendron
Philadendron

Super lame. 20 songs that nobody knows. Thanks a lot.

Keving7
Keving7

what is this?????????? oh well i guess ill give each song 1 listen but im just glad they arent putting it in the game, like F-ing awful bang camaro

ChronicBlade9
ChronicBlade9

That's not Chevelle, that's "The Chevelles". Completely different band there buddy.

rockstar_88
rockstar_88

The list sold me the moment I saw "Chevelle". I think that alone will attract A LOT of people.

Ita3rd
Ita3rd

Looking forward to playing some Kutless, although they could've picked a better song.

Sedoras
Sedoras

X Japan? Cool, they should have chosen Art of Life though :D

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

I knew it would be obscure crap... wow they left off Freezepop. I'll save my storage space for good DLC that comes out. Lame.

David_Kniffin
David_Kniffin

I download everything that comes out and these will be no exception. There's only about 4 songs in the entire DLC catalog that I regret, so I'd say it's worked out pretty good for me. I will definitely be giving all of these free songs a fair shot.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Wow hate to say this but thats all new to me

FreeBallz
FreeBallz

"The Stephen & The Colberts' and Vesuvius' tracks were free and I enjoy playing them... True they're not rock anthems but who cares, they're free!" yes, but those songs were suprises, and people were expecting these twenty songs, thinking that they would be some classic songs, but instead, Harmonix kissed up to MTV and got some B.S. stuff for the emo kids to listen to. Its like your best friend buying a you a cake in THEIR favorite flavor.

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

Wow, my sister would have payed me 20 bucks to download an X-Japan song. *lightbulb*