'Through the Fire and Flames' shreds Rock Band next week

Guitar Hero's most difficult track makes its way to Harmonix's music game next week; songs from Jefferson Airplane; Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Santana also en route.

The highest score ever recorded in Guitar Hero was courtesy of English power metal band Dragonforce’s unfathomably fast "Through the Fire and Flames." The song premiered in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and will next week become available in the Rock Band library.

Expect the note highway to be much more crowded with Dragonforce's song.

Harmonix today announced next week's additions to the Rock Band tune catalogue. Dragonforce's "Operation Ground and Pound" and the above mentioned "Through the Fire and Flames" will arrive next week.

Also debuting next week is the Days of Peace Pack 01, which includes songs from Jefferson Airplane; Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Santana.

All cuts are master recordings and will be available as $2 individual purchases on March 29 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. Tracks denoted with "X" have Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions available to them for $1 extra. Additionally, the Days of Peace Pack will be available as a bundle for 550 Wii points/440 Microsoft points, or $5.49.

Days of Peace Pack 01
• Jefferson Airplane – "Somebody to Love"
• Blood, Sweat & Tears – "Spinning Wheel"
• Santana – "Black Magic Woman" X

• DragonForce – "Through the Fire and Flames" X
• DragonForce – "Operation Ground and Pound"

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Petercairns
Petercairns

Neat, im happy to see Rockband still keeping DLC coming out, but it may have been good if it was somthing new. Or well still neat.

ThePurpleBubble
ThePurpleBubble

@FlameRiser First of all, I suggest you look up Santana - he is one of those guitarists who truly creates works of art. Secondly, "new" rock? Please define "new" rock, if you would. Though... Rock Band is in desperate need of some more Rise against and Shinedown... I guess they're sorta new... (Actually... just give me What a Shame for Shinedown, and Survive for Rise Against, and I'll be happy.) Anywho... To each their own, I suppose.

FlameRiser
FlameRiser

@thepurplebubble i turn 16 tomorrow and dont know any of these bands(expect dragonforce GH3) but i just wish they would put more new rock songs

Mitchell_1797
Mitchell_1797

that guy would be crushed that theres no more gutiar hero

Trogeton
Trogeton

LOL honestly COOL, but just like ALL tracks that go to rockband from guitar hero.. it's gonna be a WAY easier version of TTFAF, but WOW kinda late on this huh??

oneligas
oneligas

stop the toy guitar/music/dance games! the damned DLC blocks looking any other up new DLC on XBL due to it's insane number of DLC's

NickyWithATicky
NickyWithATicky

DragonForce coming to rockband! Both their fans must be ecstatic...

ThePurpleBubble
ThePurpleBubble

@FlameRiser I love Cage the Elephant and the Black Keys, so I mean no disrespect by saying this - what kind of childhood did you have that led you to know who those bands are, but not have any clue in the slightest as to who Santana (Or, provided your childhood wasn't all that long ago, Dragonforce) is? That being said... Some Cage the Elephant would be nice, as would be some Mumford & Sons. (Gogo banjo peripheral?)

SolanOcard
SolanOcard

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lotr_rocks_0
lotr_rocks_0

@Myself My bad on Grand funk Railroad. That band was on the leaked video that was supposed to be for this weeks DLC. Probably next week. The 3rd band this week is blood sweat and tears, which has another good song, and Spinning wheel was heavily rumoured to be included on the RB3 setlist, but got cut and now here it is :P

FlameRiser
FlameRiser

i love how they keep putting songs from bands no one knows holy crap they need to put cage the elephant and black keys

rigzzsy
rigzzsy

got a black magic woman

CreatureRising
CreatureRising

You guys need to understand that alot of the guitar parts in the song that were on the GH3 chart, were keyboard parts. The actual guitar isn't really that hard, its just the speed and such that gets some.

CreatureRising
CreatureRising

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retromikecm
retromikecm

"The highest score ever recorded in Guitar Hero was courtesy of English power metal band Dragonforce’s unfathomably fast "Through the Fire and Flames." I thought it was beat out by one of the songs in Guitar Hero: Metallica?

InnerSenses
InnerSenses

@mtait01 It will be harder if they use that awful new trill system... I swear I can't get a note in on the Crazy Train solo because of it.

mtait01
mtait01

i wonder if they can make it harder than on GH3?

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

the best thing about Guitar Hero....is now gone, congrats....your game is officially pointless to play

XENOmorph00010
XENOmorph00010

Now we'll actually have the intro and other silly sections put on the right instrument(s).

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Is it me, or has Santana been SERIOUSLY neglected in Rock Band and Guitar Hero?

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

Oh yes!! Time to set drums back up get some beers and my mates round

gregmachine
gregmachine

everyone who says its gonna be impossible to beat on the pro track does realize people play this song on real guitar all the time right?

booty56
booty56

Get Quiet Riot or Flock of Seagulls for dlc

ChiefMac88
ChiefMac88

These games were amazingly fun a few years ago, but I'm over them now. Especially since they seem to recycle songs a lot.

therokito
therokito

People seem to forget 1 big fact of this song when they thing of GH, the fact that it charted a TON of keyboards to guitar. And with keyboards in rock band....alot of those hard as hell notes will end up being charted to keyboard instead. But the fact that the song is still hard will remain, and the fact that pro mode will still be rediculously hard will remain too.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

This song is actually going to be impossible to beat now with Rock Bands Guitar HO/POs and Pro mode. I'm up for the challenge. The drums are goign to be insanely difficult on this too T_T

KingOfOldSkool
KingOfOldSkool

@fetusfart18 - Sounds like copper poisoning dude.. I'd get that checked out.

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

I taken poops that were more metal than Dragonforce.

darkspineslayer
darkspineslayer

Through the fire and flames with Pro guitar track? I see reports of bleeding fingers already

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

@cmarvel180 who cares? that doesn't mean rock band shouldn't have the song. get over yourself, fanboy

cmarvel180
cmarvel180

This is a clasic song for Guitar Hero fans i f...... hate the fact that rock band would have this song!!!

McDog3
McDog3

"Guitar Hero's most difficult track" ??? I beat it after 3-4 tries. Now Jordan on the other hand, I can still only pass on a good day lol

GenericMagnetic
GenericMagnetic

Dragonforce? Seriously? What, are we back in 2007 again?