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“Guitar Hero Metallica” Track List Unveiled

Posted in Guitar Hero, Metallica with tags on January 28, 2009 by gearsofrock

Here are the tracks slated for Guitar Hero Metallica, hitting the streets on March 29, 2009 for XBox360 and PS3 (Nintendo Wii and PS2 release date is May 31 according to

The game will feature an option for double bass drum action on expert+ mode. Note that the original Bob Seger, Diamond Head, Queen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd versions are incorporated into the game rather than Metallica’s covers. It is also great to see Slayer’s “War Ensemble” and C.O.C.’s “Albatross” on the list.

While the above are all excellent ideas, it is important to note that leaving Jason Newstead and Cliff Burton out of the game is a very poor idea. Maybe next time.

All Nightmare Long
Alice In Chains – No Excuses
Bob Seger – Turn the Page
Creeping Death
Corrosion of Conformity – Albatross
Disposable Heroes
Diamond Head – Am I Evil?
Dyers Eve
Foo Fighters – Stacked Actors
Enter Sandman
Judas Priest – Hell Bent For Leather
Fade To Black
Kyuss – Demon Cleaner
Fight Fire With Fire
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Tuesday’s Gone
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Machine Head – Beautiful Mourning
Mastodon – Blood & Thunder
Mercyful Fate – Evil
Hit The Lights
Michael Schenker Group – Armed and Ready
King Nothing
Motorhead – Ace of Spades
Master of Puppets
Queen – Stone Cold Crazy
Mercyful Fate (Medley)
Samhain – Mother of Mercy
No Leaf Clover
Slayer – War Ensemble
Nothing Else Matters
Social Distortion – Mommy’s Little Monster
Suicidal Tendencies – War Inside My Head
System of a Down – Toxicity
Sad But True
The Sword – Black River
Seek And Destroy
Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back in Town
The Memory Remains
The Shortest Straw
The Thing That Should Not Be
The Unforgiven
*Track list subject to change*
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Wherever I May Roam

“Guitar Hero Metallica” Release Dates

Posted in Guitar Hero with tags , on January 17, 2009 by gearsofrock

This week 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Metallica announced the North America street date for the much anticipated Guitar Hero Metallica video game.

Xbox 360 and PS3 will be released on March 29, 2009 [Pre-order here]

Nintendo Wii and PS2 release dates are not official yet but most likely will happen in May.

Update: Guitar Hero Metallica – Slayer Is In!

Posted in Guitar Hero with tags , , on January 1, 2009 by gearsofrock

According to drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Slayer will be part of the upcoming Guitar Hero Metallica video game.

“I’m super psyched we got Slayer in there,” Ulrich said. “Slayer’s got to be part of any heavy metal video game. There had been some issues with their lyrics. That gets into a whole slew of stuff like, ‘Microsoft won’t do it if this lyrical content is in there.’ There’s all this bullshit you have to deal with, but we stood up for Slayer, and we finally got Slayer cleared like a week ago.” []

“Guitar Hero Metallica” Confirmed For 2009 Release

Posted in Metallica, News with tags , , , , on December 16, 2008 by gearsofrock

amazon-metallica-death-magnetic1Metallica has officially announced and confirmed a 2009 release of an “all Metallica” Guitar Hero game which will include the full band in the style of Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band. GH Metallica is expected to have 28 songs and will include some Alice in Chains, Machine Head, and Slayer tracks. Additionally, there is some sort of super expert mode with DOUBLE BASS PEDALS on the drums! []

Guitar Hero World Tour

Addendum: Metallica released the official trailer for the game and it looks sick. Can’t wait to play it and review it. The game would be even sicker if they thought to incorporate Cliff and Jason as special characters to unlock.

Four Years Without Dimebag Darrell…It Just Sucks

Posted in Pantera with tags , , , , on December 8, 2008 by gearsofrock

Don’t forget to take a moment to honor and remember the legendary Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, as today marks the four year anniversary of his cowardly murder—play it loud and proud.

“Once you’re into it, you’re into it for a lifetime. And maybe it’s not the coolest thing when it comes to what’s on top of the charts, but that sh– that’s been on top of the charts — on and off, on and off, a million times — and we’re still standing strong. So we’ll be here forever. United and hard we f—ing stand.” -Dimebag []

Miscellaneous Rock Links: Ozzy Crowned, Guitar Wars, iPod Daddy Leaves Apple…

Posted in Def Leppard, News, Ozzy Osbourne, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with tags , , , on November 4, 2008 by gearsofrock

1. Ozzy Osbourne crowned “living legend” at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. Foo Fighters named band of the year and Slash wins the “11” award [].

2. Who will win this dirty gaming war this year — Guitar Hero or Rock Band? Well, the consumers will ultimately decide as they cast their dollar votes this holiday season [].

3. Do you know who originally pitched the idea for the iPod to Apple? Neither did I. His name is Tony Fadell and he is leaving Apple after 160 million units sold []

4. If you want to watch Metallica’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, then it will be on the Fuse network. The network and the Rock Hall justed inked a three year deal [].

5. As a rock guitarist with the choice of joining Def Leppard or Iron Maiden, which would you pick? Phil Collen chose Def Leppard and talked about it with Inside Out webzine [].