Guitar Hero Live Adds One of the Most Difficult Songs in Franchise History

"Through the Fire and Flames" arrives as part of new Shred-a-Thon marathon event.

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Guitar Hero Live fans looking for a challenge are in luck, as Activision has released Dragonforce's insanely difficult "Through the Fire and Flames" as its latest DLC song.

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This song, off the band's 2009 breakthrough album Inhuman Rampage, made its Guitar Hero debut with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The song also appeared in Double Fine's Brutal Legend and is available for Rock Band as a DLC song.

Jamie Jackson, the creative director and co-head of Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyleGames, said "Through the Fire and Flames" is one of the Guitar Hero community's "most beloved songs of all time."

The track arrives in Guitar Hero Live as part of a new GHTV channel called "The Shred-a-Thon." Now through Monday, February 8, "Through the Fire and Flames," as well as other difficult-to-play songs from bands like Megadeth and Lamb of God, will be put on an endless cycle for the marathon event.

The Shred-a-Thon:

  • Dragonforce – "Through the Fire and Flames"
  • Alter Bridge – "Cry of Achilles"
  • Megadeth – "Hangar 18"
  • Lamb of God – "Ghost Walking"
  • Trivium – "Strife"

For a close look at these songs, you can click through the images in the gallery above. After the event wraps up, "Through the Fire and Flames" will join GHTV's regular song library.

Here's what "Through the Fire and Flames" looked like in Guitar Hero III on Expert. My goodness.

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