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.

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"

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