Rock Band bangs out Metal Track Pack

Harmonix compiles 20 anti-ballads from the likes of Motorhead, Nazareth, Rage Against the Machine for latest stand-alone retail expansion.

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October 13 may just be the hardest rocking day in gaming history. Already pegged as the launch date for Double Fine Productions' metal-mad action game Brutal Legend, the day will also see the launch of another hard n' heavy headbanger from Harmonix.

They're not playing Pat Boone.

The developer today announced that the Rock Band Metal Track Pack will see retail release October 13 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Wii. The pack will sell for $29.99, and gamers will be able to play the songs directly from the stand-alone disc, with PS3 and Xbox 360 owners also able to download the tracks to their hard drives for inclusion in Rock Band or Rock Band 2.

Like previous retail Rock Band releases, the Metal Track Pack compiles an assortment of previously available downloadable songs along with a handful of selections that aren't yet in the game's online store. This collection's six temporary exclusives include Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog," Motorhead's "Killed by Death," Blue Oyster Cult's "Transmaniacon MC," Hawkwind's "Master of The Universe," I Mother Earth's "Levitate," and Rage Against the Machine's "Bulls on Parade."

The full list of tracks follows below.

Band--Song (* denotes a song temporarily exclusive to the track pack)

All That Remains--"Two Weeks"
At the Gates--"Blinded By Fear"
Black Tide--"ShockWave"
Blue Oyster Cult--"Transmaniacon MC"*
Bullet for My Valentine--"Waking the Demon"
Children of Bodom--"Are You Dead Yet"
Evile--"Thrasher"
Godsmack--"I Stand Alone"
The Haunted--"D.O.A."
Hawkwind--"Master of the Universe"*
I Mother Earth--"Levitate"*
In This Moment--"Forever"
Judas Priest--"Screaming for Vengeance"
Lacuna Coil--"Closer"
Lamb of God--"Laid to Rest"
Motorhead--"Killed by Death"*
Nazareth--"Hair of the Dog"*
Queens of the Stone Age--"3's & 7's"
Rage Against the Machine--"Bulls On Parade"*
Yngwie Malmsteen--"Red Devil"

Discussion

94 comments
the_punkface
the_punkface

htere are like, 5 good songs, and the rest???? needs disturbed and A7X

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

That's it? Just those for like what? 30 quid? If there were more, I'd welcome it. I would like more Metal and its branches like symphonic power metal, progresive metal, death metal etc. Give me Opeth, Leaves' Eyes or Nightwish and loads of others then I'd be sucker enough to buy it. Til then, no thank you.

cyrillkr
cyrillkr

they sould make the list again it sould be like this 1)Napalm Death - Suffer The Children 2)Death - Zombie Ritual 3)Morbid Angel - Maze Of Torment 4)Exodus - The Toxic Walts 5)Testament - Over The Wall 6)Megadeth - Wake Up Dead 7)Obituary - Slowly We Rot 8)Autopsy - Ridden With The Disease 9)Deicide - Lunatic Of God's Creation 10)Vio-Lence - Phobophobia 11)Pantera - Rise 12)Kreator - Pleasure To Kill 13)Sodom - Outbreak Of Evil 14)Master - Pay To Die 15)Metallica - Ride The Lightning(GH Metallica didnt had that one) 16)Terrorizer - Fear Of Napalm 17)Carcass - Exhume To Consume 18)Massacre - Symbolic Immortality 19)Possessed - The Exorsict 20)Cannibal Corpse - Meat Hook Sodomy 21)Entombed - Left Hand Path 22)S.O.D. - Milk 23)Venom - Black Metal

joder666
joder666

Many of them aren't ''Metal'' at all, its a waste of money if you ask me.

mariomareno76
mariomareno76

wow another one were i dont now most of the songs why arnt they coming out with rockband battle of the hair bands like warrent,poison,def leapord,skidrow,whitesnake etc. Id buy that in a heartbeat. lets cross are fingers for a micheal jacksons greatest hits rockband cant wait for beatles :)

Dejay11chris
Dejay11chris

I'll rent this, but definitely won't buy it.

necronaux
necronaux

20 songs for $30? And a bunch aren't even "metal" -- I'll pass.

Romeric87
Romeric87

What? surely most of these 'metal' tracks have already been released on either rock band or guitar hero. I'm steering well clear until they bring out something along the lines of Rock Band/Guitar Hero Meshuggah. Music like that would really make the most of the game (especially on guitar and drums). But since the games are slowly becoming karaoke machines, I guess the proper metal will all be left behind. Sort it out Harmonix

Komodo742
Komodo742

WTF. This is not metal it is total B.S. The only realy metal they have ever released was about a month ago and even then most of it was deathcore. I want Tech Death. Wheres Gojira, The Faceless, Necrophagist, and Born of Osiris which are supposedly deathcore but wtf. I already own all the songs on there availible to the public right now. New stuff please...

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

will they release a Rock Band 3 anytime soon or it just DLC and Beatles?

CosmicTerror
CosmicTerror

Revision of the set-list. My first comment was due to the fact that Brutal Legends set-list makes this look like a joke. All That Remains - Two Weeks...decent metal At the Gates - Blinded by Fear...metal for sure Black Tide - Shockwave...meh, not very heavy kinda sounds like Avenged 7 fold Blue Oyster Cult - Transmission MC...not heavy, classic rock / I wouldn't call it metal Bullet for My Valentine - Waking the Demon... screamo trash Children of Bodom - Are you Dead Yet...metal, but it's the worst CoB album along with Blooddrunk Evile- Trasher...metal, sounds like Slayer Godsmack- I stand alone... numetal garbage The Haunted - DOA...metal, but it's pretty bad Hawkwind- master of the universe...classic rock, not metal I mother earth - levitate... not heavy, alternative In This Momeny- Forever...alternative Judas Priest- Screaming for Vengeance...metal Lacuna Coil- Closer...ambient goth rock Lamb of God- Laid to Rest...metal Motorhead- Killed by Death...metal Nazareth- Hair of the Dog...soft-metal Queens of the Stone Age- 3's & 7's...lolwut Rage Against the Machine- BoP...heavy rap-rock, loud enough to be metal Yngwei Malmsteen- Red Devil...metal Still a pitiful list compared to Brutal Legend, but there are some good bands in there.

Bardock47
Bardock47

I would like some more Megadeth.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

I don't know about queens of the stone edge being metal, but a good pack nevertheless, although I'm still waiting for Nightwish, I doubt that'll come anytime soon.

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

I really hope they release some more Old school Metal on RB2 for DLC. The Wii has yet to get the Screaming For Vengeance album from Judas Priest!

InnerSenses
InnerSenses

Besides if I didn't already own all of these songs as DLC, I would probably buy this pack... All of these songs are really fun to play. Although I don't understand why 3's & 7's is there, I'd hardly define it as "metal"...

InnerSenses
InnerSenses

@timboutillier At least Harmonix are giving the gamers the chance to download the songs to RB2... And judging by the fact the majority of songs are already DLC, I think the purpose of the track pack was to provide DLC to people who don't have credit cards or can't buy the DLC itself?

Silver_bLooD
Silver_bLooD

Some Manowar would be...Old skool metal..or Viking Metal your pick... Thank Gods no DragonForce.

dav_528
dav_528

damn... hoping for some trivium, a7x or atreyu. maybe some more atr cos i luv em aswell already downloaded there songs anyways.

oblivionroxx
oblivionroxx

still crossing my fingers for Iron Maiden: Rock Band...I wouldn't want anything more

GETAGIRLFRIEND
GETAGIRLFRIEND

(Brock / Turner) I am the centre of this universe The wind of time is blowing through me And it's all moving relative to me, It's all a figment of my mind In a world that I've designed I'm charged with cosmic energy Has the world gone mad or is it me? I am the creator of this universe And all that it was meant to be So that we might learn to see This foolishness that lives in us And stupidity that we must suss How to banish from our minds If you call this living I must be blind.

GETAGIRLFRIEND
GETAGIRLFRIEND

(Brock / Turner) I am the centre of this universe The wind of time is blowing through me And it's all moving relative to me, It's all a figment of my mind In a world that I've designed I'm charged with cosmic energy Has the world gone mad or is it me? I am the creator of this universe And all that it was meant to be So that we might learn to see This foolishness that lives in us And stupidity that we must suss How to banish from our minds If you call this living I must be blind.

GETAGIRLFRIEND
GETAGIRLFRIEND

hawkwindddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd. for freeking sakes......... my character name in the game was WHEREISHAWKWIND and i got banned from that website with the song requests for life because i typed hawkwind. hahahahaha finallllyy the wind is flowing through meeeee haha time to get stoned again.

HotRodGTG
HotRodGTG

some of these song aren't ever metal at all, do they even know what metal is.

fu_q_2
fu_q_2

only a few decent songs here, the qotsa and rage tunes were on gh3. it'd be fun playing yngwie malmsteen though, that guy knows how to shred!

timboutillier
timboutillier

Where's the same people trashing EA that trash Activision for milking their franchise?

CTBradums
CTBradums

...wow. Really? $30 for 20 songs? Most of those aren't even new content, they're just bundled in with a few new ones with a big price tag. No thanks. I already have the decent songs downloaded, so I don't think I'll pay $30 for the few that I don't. I can hear it a thousand times a day on the radio instead.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

@ TR5978 haha completely agree. I even bought that Evile song just for lack of nightmare/impossible songs that i hadn't played to death. But I WOULD like to see some recent metal? A7X's Waking the Fallen or City of Evil anyone? Bullet For My Valentine's The Poison or Scream Aim Fire? Idk, theres just some better sounding stuff out there that would make them more money... or at least more of MY money.

stargate8
stargate8

wheres METALICA METALICA METALICA come on concert in october in TORONTO oh ya

Tr5978
Tr5978

Expert-difficulty enthusiasts of Rock Band should already have a lot of these songs. If they don't have it on RB, they probably have it on a GH game. That brings down the value of this pack a bit.

AirPortugall
AirPortugall

I would like to get this but i've already downloaded a ton of these songs..i wish they released a track pack that was 100% exclusive songs that weren't in the music store yet...then i'd buy it.

ShadowXStorm
ShadowXStorm

No Disturbed or Five Finger Death Punch :( Nor Slipknot!

Rafandrews
Rafandrews

Good songs, not much metal, rather mainstream. but meh its all good...

DaIamar
DaIamar

You must be joking niggа. Bullet for My Valentine, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against the Machine...yeah, so much metal it hurts. Ever heard of Helloween or Dream Theater?

Jhoalot
Jhoalot

Rage against the machines, only hearing that awakes my interest in this track pack!

fikkel
fikkel

metal pack haha!? more like metalcore and mainstream metal that i don't give a crap about... pass!

drew0987
drew0987

If they're going to add death couldn't they have Death or Possessed? Morbid Angel? Any 80's death metal band? 90's death was okay, 00's death is just the same repetitive thing.... Sadly STILL NO BLACK METAL AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. Where's Mayhem's Chainsaw Guts**** already? Or Venom's Countess Bathory, or Bathory's Necromansy, really any first wave black or death I'd be happy with, WHY DO WE GET THIS CRAPPY SCREAMO BEFORE BRILLIANT, ORIGINAL, GENRE DEFINING CLASSIC METAL? The thrash department is also seriously lacking, 1 freakin Megadeth album, 1 Slayer single, and a few Metallica singles isn't good enough, it's been years, you had Anthrax in 2 gh games Harmonix, where the hell are they? Give us more real metal already. I'd rant about classic heavy metal but I'd be here all day. These games have been out FOREVER..............

drew0987
drew0987

Led Zeppelin uses distortion, heavy riffs, and fast solos, yeah they are UNARGUABLY metal you idiot. "screamo" isn't metal, it's metalcore, huge difference. Oh, but in this moment's "forever" is NOT any kind of metal, sorry. godsmack is numetal btw, which is really just heavy and almost always talentless pop in that it follows the simple "verse, chorus, verse, chorus" formula and never includes anything in the song's structure you could consider complex, it's just "catchy." At least it's better than metalcore, which would cause this post to be deleted if I bothered to describe it truthfully. To call this track list "average" is giving it too much credit, there isn't a single first wave heavy, thrash, death, or black metal band in the entire list. How sad. I honestly don't think anyone could make a worse metal tracklist of 20 songs. Who wouldn't include Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth, Venom, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, or Led Zeppelin? Nobody. At least they got Judas Priest, Motorhead, and Blue Oyster Cult, but there is almost no classic metal out of all 20 songs.

The_Mad_Hatter
The_Mad_Hatter

Metal pack???? where??? if thats not metal is mental pack. i prefer Generic Rock as CalienteBurito says and not this, it has some great songs but not all. put some Manowar and some Iced Earth on the mix, and some Therion.

CalienteBurito
CalienteBurito

@The_Mad_Hatter Um... its a Metal track pack not Generic Rock Track Pack.... also I already have half of these songs so. . . . PASS!

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Hopefully they'll sell the songs individually... I don't want to pay $30 just for "Killed By Death" and "Transmaniacon MC" and maybe a few others. Wasn't really inclined to buy more DLC for this game, but they say "Motorhead" and I say "How much?"

The_Mad_Hatter
The_Mad_Hatter

oook, who choose the songs, i will like to see some Lifehouse, some 3 Doors Down and some Linkin Park, and if they can some Theory of a Deadman... thats because im never gona see some Nightwish and Leaves Eyes.

okassar
okassar

Hey,at least we're not getting "RB:Metal" I would take DLC packs and individual dlc songs over full blown genre/band specific games any day. ...but then again,RB:Beatles is even worse---LOL!!!!What were they thinking.It seems like a really "casual game," I hate anything "casual" in gaming,it's just completely stupid,I hope this doesn't sell at all and they stick to RB 3,RB 4...

HollywoodBJP
HollywoodBJP

Metal my ass! Come on, where is Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, Behemoth, or even some Slayer!?

Zeldafan221
Zeldafan221

Well yes most of this is not new. The point is to give people dlc for those who don't have it. Why are some people saying that some of these aren't metal? I think it's the people who were taught metal had screaming vocals (I was once one). That is wrong. In fact some people consider bands like Led Zeppelin heavy metal, while I don't agree with that there are some people who think that. (and Led Zeppelin says they hate being called metal) anyways, YAY some Blue Oyster Clut DLC, I have been waiting for more of that.

suicidalblues
suicidalblues

What an extraordinarily average song list. Yawn.....

snailz
snailz

no Manson? ARRRGGGHHHHHHHH