Rock Band DLC For Week of 2-21-2012
Metal heads unite! Legendary head-bangers Megadeth will be bringing their riotous anthems to the Rock Band DLC library with a trio of songs that will surely bring a new level of energy to Rock Band parties out there.
I had the pleasure of seeing Megadeth perform live last year when I went to see The Big 4 over at Yankee Stadium in September, and while I wasn’t really an avid fan of the band (not that I didn’t like them, I just wasn’t really knowledgeable on their music), listening to their raw energy live was certainly something to behold, and I gained a new respect for the band afterwards.
In retrospect, I’m surprised I actually managed to walk out of that concert in one piece; those mosh pits were insane!
|For close to 30 years thrash metal pioneers Megadeth have wowed listeners with their brutal yet melodic sound, recording a number of platinum records and selling out arenas worldwide. On February 21st, “Megadeth Pack 01” brings three of the band’s tracks to the Rock Band Music Store.
1992’s Countdown to Extinction was an instant hit, debuting at #2 on the Billboard charts, thanks in part to the strong single “Symphony of Destruction,” the first track in this three pack of headbangers. The second track in the pack is “À Tout le Monde,” from Megadeth’s sixth studio album, 1994’s Youthanasia. This collection is rounded out by “Public Enemy No. 1” from the band’s latest record, 2011’s TH1RT3EN.
“This is an awesome game and fans get to play a cross-section of our best songs ever,” said Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. “I am going to have to learn my songs all over again!”
These three tracks add to an ever-growing library of Megadeth’s music that’s playable in Rock Band; their classic records Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? and Rust in Peace are also available for download in their entirety on the Rock Band Music Store. The band is currently touring North America, headlining the traveling festival Gigantour alongside Motörhead, Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii™ and PlayStation®3 system (February 21st, 2012):
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system February 22nd)
Tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points™) for “Megadeth Pack 01”