Guitar Hero II B sides revealed

Bonus songs caught on camera by retail store employee; two-dozen songs added to game's already extensive list.

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The uncovering of songs in a game's soundtrack is hardly newsworthy--unless it's for an installment of Guitar Hero. The rock-god simulator from RedOctane and Activision is getting a new incarnation on the PlayStation 2 early next month and the Xbox 360 next year.

Guitar Hero II is already chock-full of rockin' tunes from big-name bands like Danzig, Wolfmother, Van Halen, Rage Against the Machine, but it appears a heap of cultish bands will also be included in the game.

On the Guitar Hero forums, a camera-happy retail employee snapped some pictures of all the songs available for purchase in the in-game store. While there aren't any bands that have mainstream success in the lot, there are several bands that have a devoted following.

The most eyebrow-raising inclusion is the theme song of Trogdor the Burninator--better known as a character from the popular Web comic Homestar Runner. Also on the list is Dethklok (from Adult Swim's Metalocalypse) and Buckethead--best known as the guitar god who plays with an empty bucket of fried chicken on his head.

Artist--Song
The Acro-brats--"Laughtrack"
All That Remains--"Six"
The Amazing Royal Crowns--"Mr. Fix-It"
Anarchy Club--"Collide"
Bang Camaro--"Push Push (Lady Lightning)"
Breaking Wheel (formerly known as Artillery)--"One for the Road"
Brian Kahanek--"Gemini"
Buckethead--"Jordan"
Count Zero--"Radium Eyes"
Dethklok--"Thunder Horse"
Drist--"Arterial Black"
Every Time I Die--"The New Black"
Freezepop--"Less Talk More Rokk"
Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives--"Soy Bomb"
The Last Vegas--"Raw Dog"
Made in Mexico--"Yes We Can"
Megasus--"Red Lottery"
The Neighborhoods--"Parasite"
Shadows Fall--"The Light That Blinds"
Strong Bad (of Homestar Runner)--"Trogdor"
That Handsome Devil--"Elephant Bones"
Vagiant--"FTK"
Valient Thorr--"Fall of Pangea"
Voivod--"X-Stream"

Discussion

224 comments
teebeenz
teebeenz

I was just thinking the other day some DethKlok would make it to GH one day....

RaiderVC
RaiderVC

This article is extremely unnecessary. If anyone is interested the fun songs are "Less Talk More Rokk", Brian Kahanek "Gemini", and "Mr. Fix-It" are all decent. If you did not know, these songs are unlockables in the game, so Jimbo6923, there are big bands that don't need to be unlocked, I am sure you can find the comprehensive list if you wish, but Guns n Roses, The Allman Brothers, and more are included.

Proman84
Proman84

I guess they thought it was worth mentioning again ;). Wonder if they got payed for that...

jimbo6923
jimbo6923

No Metallica? No Aerosmith? WTF? I've never heard of any of these... is this just more punk music that is enjoyed by those skinny emo kids that don't eat beef?

judge__judy
judge__judy

'Nice to see Red Octane put out another installment so soon. The tracklist here looks fantastic. There are a few good recognizable tracks, and a number I am not familiar with, but that is what makes this game great.' ROFL. You on crack?

ArfenZard15
ArfenZard15

Eh? Why is this under "latest and greatest" !? Isn't it a bit late seeing as well, it's already been released so people already know what the bonus tracks are?

OmicronPersei8
OmicronPersei8

Nice to see Red Octane put out another installment so soon. The tracklist here looks fantastic. There are a few good recognizable tracks, and a number I am not familiar with, but that is what makes this game great.

LexLas
LexLas

Yes greatest hits would be awesome !

gothrckr
gothrckr

They need to make a Rock Hero game or something which includes all the greats of classic rock and metal bands. The really big names that actually kick ass and everyone would want to play. (such as many listed before this post) However these songs are cool too. Strong Bad is one bad mamma jamma.

tigerfan1993
tigerfan1993

TROGDOR COME IN THE NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Riblion
Riblion

MADE IN MEXICO?! AGAIN? ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh crap. It's good to see Every Time I Die made it into the game after all, though. Honest Bob is good too.

fitbykeryder
fitbykeryder

Every Time I Die is amazing, they could have picked a better guitar song but The New Black will do for me!!!! The whole track list is simply amazing

TheDenverSound
TheDenverSound

id love to be able to talk about this on the gamespot GH2 forum, but it isnt working for some reason... whatever, buckethead rox my sox! trogdor and [adutltswim] r cool too

GohanIdz
GohanIdz

Just so you know, Metallica is Anit-Allowing Others to Copy thier music. They'd never be in a game like this unless the songs were released by thier label against thier will. I am glad that they have songs by unknwon death, prog, and heavy metal bands here -- nice to know that we don't NEED songs by sell out multi-platinum pop rock bands. Brings a tear to my eye actually -- kind of miss Zep though...

metalXIII
metalXIII

DETH KLOK!!!! Wow this has to be the greatest game ever!

Soldier_Shadow
Soldier_Shadow

is it wrong that i dont know any of these songs or bands? guess im used to the bigger names like Iron Maiden, Sabbath, Zeppelin, etc. oh well, i kinda wish we could play Stairway to Heaven, Crazy Train or Heartbreaker. oh well

Thewbacca
Thewbacca

WHERE THE &()^% IS THE MAIDEN???????

luzer26
luzer26

the light that blinds is an awesome song

subyman
subyman

Can't wait..... to burninate

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

Thatched-roof COTTAGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!! As if I weren't already buying this.

TreCoolFan
TreCoolFan

Trogdor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zap-O-Matic
Zap-O-Matic

Well it's official once i've seen DETHKLOK im sold MUST BYY!!!! i wish they would've had Duncan hills coffee jingle :(

ChucklesMginty
ChucklesMginty

OMFG It's got homestarrunner music in it!!!!! Now the game actually has everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Hat_of_Joshua
Hat_of_Joshua

Some additional info... Breaking Wheel had to change their name because of copyright conflicts with an older German band called Artillery. Also, Vagiant is the house band, akin to Monkey Steals the Peach, except Vagiant is all-female. The Last Vegas is the winner of this years "Be a Guitar Hero" competition, following Graveyard BBQ. And supposedly, Buckethead recorded this track specifically for Guitar Hero II. Oh, and Arterial Black and Trogdor together are better than the rest of the bonus songs combined (at least the one's I've heard, which is most). That's not a diss. Those two songs are absolutely amazing--for different reasons, of course.

veracity024
veracity024

wow im 22 and have never felts older... i knew almost half of the A sides... .none of these

CaptainLunchbox
CaptainLunchbox

"Thunderrr...........Horse!......Thunderr.............Horse!"

Ivoryblaze
Ivoryblaze

Hmmm going to have to check these out on iTunes if they have any!

nskk
nskk

TROGGGGGGGGGGGDOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!! TRRRRROOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGDDDDOOOOOOOORRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

Acharya77
Acharya77

THUNDER HORSE! DETHKLOK RULES!

pearlpunx85
pearlpunx85

shadows fall is awesome. they shouldn't even be on the b-sides- they are way more metal than any other band in the main game.

rctyke
rctyke

AWESOME!!! TROGDOR SONG IS IN THIS!!! TROGGGGGGGGGGGG DORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CyphenX
CyphenX

While there is a notable lack of Led Zep and Metallica, this is still great news.

McDog3
McDog3

So in Guitar Hero they had The Breaking Wheel by Artillery and now they have One For the Road by Breaking Wheel.......lol, looks like they liked that song so much they changed it to their name lol.

LordGamer0001
LordGamer0001

any song with a good guitar solo will work for me. but we do need a little zeppelin.

No_Gecko
No_Gecko

I want THE DARKNESS ... and maybe some weezer

o_sausage
o_sausage

wow that is terrible no good classic rock

masterchief375
masterchief375

Where's AC/DC's Back in Black.....i wanna play that so bad...

Lordofultima
Lordofultima

TROGDOR! LMAO. Oh yes, and Shadows Fall. THIS should be the real list, much more satisfying than the main songs.

azeos
azeos

Man, they needa add some lodger, if they did I'd buy this game if it cost me 150 (for my 360)

topcatyo
topcatyo

TROGDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!

need4spizzle
need4spizzle

sounds cool. I like the fact that theyve added some more no name bands.