From sunny Santa Monica today, we learn from Activision that Guitar Hero gets three new track packs. Available for both Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and the regular Guitar Hero, these track packs feature music and downloadable playable tracks from Paramore, Middle Class Rut, Madina Lake, and "death metal legends" Darkest Hour. Activision is calling the track pack featuring Paramore "Emo Edge". Not entirely sure how accurate that is as Paramore is neither emo nor all that edgy, but hey! I don't write these things, do I?
The two track packs will be available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 440 Microsoft points, on the PlayStation Network Store for $5.49. or the Wii online network for 550 Wii points. The individual songs are also available as downloadable singles for 160 Microsoft point, $1.99, or 200 Wii points each, respectively.
SANTA MONICA, CA - April 12, 2011 - It is slowly getting warmer outside, but living room rock stars will be heating things up quickly this April with the announcement of three new downloadable Track Packs for Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock and the Guitar Hero® music library. Available now and featuring music from artists such as GRAMMY® Award nominees Paramore, alternative rock staples Middle Class Rut and Madina Lake, and melodic death metal legends Darkest Hour, these new downloadable offerings are sure to satisfy fans' musical appetites.
Guitar Hero veterans and three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated pop punk rockers Paramore join alternative rock band Madina Lake in their downloadable content debut with the four-song Emo Edge Track Pack. "Ignorance," the first single off of Paramore's 2009 record Brand New Eyes and "That's What You Get" the second single from the band's sophomore album Riot! coupled with "Hey Superstar" from Madina Lake's second EP The Dresden Codex and "Across 5 Oceans" from their upcoming record World War III, round out the offering.
Hailing from Sacramento, California and having taken the stage with some of the biggest acts in the world, alternative rock band Middle Class Rut make their Guitar Hero debut today with the Middle Class Rut Track Pack. Featuring their breakout single "New Low," "Sad to Know" and "Lifelong Dayshift" from their 2010 album No Name No Color, Middle Class Rut make a great addition to the Guitar Hero music library.
Epic melodic death metal legends Darkest Hour return to Guitar Hero with searing vocals, fast riffing guitar lines and intense double-bass drum beats in a three-song track pack. The Darkest Hour Track Pack features singles "Savor the Kill" and "Beyond the Life You Know" from the band's seventh and most recent album The Human Romance as well as "Doomsayer (The Beginning of the End)," the hit single off of their 2007 record, Deliver Us.
The Middle Class Rut and Emo Edge track packs will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and for Wii for 550 Wii Points. The songs in the Middle Class Rut and Emo Edge track pack will also be released as downloadable singles for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. The Darkest Hour Track Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $5.49, and released as downloadable singles for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 160 Microsoft Points and PlayStation 3 system for $1.99. In addition to the in-game music store and Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 owners can expand their Guitar Hero music library using the Guitar Hero VIP Pass Music Store, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network.
For more information about Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and the entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit http://www.guitarhero.com, http://www.facebook.com/guitarhero and http://www.twitter.com/guitarhero.
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