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Happy New Year! Rock Band DLC Announced for January

Hey gang,

Happy New Year! We hope you’ve all had a blast rocking with the fam and melting some faces with grandma over the Holidays. We’re back in action with your Rock Band 4 DLC for the start of 2017! We’re also shaking things up a bit and announcing both artists and song titles for this month! Without further ado, here’s what coming in January for DLC:

  • The All-American Rejects – “Swing, Swing”
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “The Stage”
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “(Don't Fear) The Reaper”
  • Fun. - “Some Nights”
  • Kansas – “Carry On Wayward Son”
  • Lady Gaga - “Applause”
  • Lady Gaga - “A-YO”
  • Lady Gaga - “The Edge of Glory”
  • Megadeth - “Trust”
  • OMI – “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”
  • Slipknot – “Dead Memories”
  • Toto – “Hold the Line”

You may have noticed that some tracks in the list above are from previous Rock Band disc setlists. Another fun fact is that 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the Rock Band series! As part of our year-long celebration for Rock Band’s tenth anniversary, we’ll be making some of the series’ most popular on-disc tracks available for purchase as DLC in the near future. This month, you’ll see Blue Öyster Cult’s “(Don't Fear) The Reaper” from the Rock Band that started it all. DLC will also feature Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son” from Rock Band 2, and “Swing, Swing” by The All-American Rejects from the LEGO: Rock Band setlist. Stay tuned for more of your favorites coming to the DLC Library in the coming months.

More Metal Pack 01

This week, we turn up the brutality. Introducing the “More Metal Pack 01”!

“The Stage” by Avenged Sevenfold starts off our newest DLC pack. A whopping eight and a half minutes long, “The Stage” is a force to be reckoned with. With devil horn tiering on both drums and guitar, this is a Metal-lover’s dream. There is an extremely challenging intro for drums – we recommend getting into Practice Mode to nail those double kicks down. There’s plenty of tricky guitar parts outside of the song’s three guitar solos that will also need some special attention to perfect.

The next song in the “More Metal Pack 01” is “Trust” by Megadeth. Peaking at #5, the Grammy-nominated “Trust” would become the bands highest charting Billboard Mainstream Rock single. Another track in the pack with three shredding guitar solos, “Trust” will have plenty of movement throughout the tune for guitarists and their bandmates. Be careful in the second guitar solo, as the difficulty spikes for that one.

Rounding out our Metal-focused DLC is Slipknot’s “Dead Memories”. Culled from their platinum-selling album All Hope Is Gone, “Dead Memories” has multiple gameplay highlights. Drummers should take note of that tricky drum pattern during the bridge of this song. And, for you Pro Drummers out there, the chart is notably different for you due to a healthy mixing of toms and cymbals at the same time. Cymbals can really make all the difference!

The “More Metal Pack 01” will be available for $5.49. Each track can be purchased individually for $1.99.

  • Avenged Sevenfold – “The Stage”
  • Megadeth – “Trust”
  • Slipknot – “Dead Memories”

VIDEO: Rock Band 4 DLC Week of 1/5: More Metal Pack 01

We’ll be showing off this week’s newest DLC on our Twitch stream today, starting at 5pm ET. Tune in here!

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*Please note that this week’s DLC tracks will be available for purchase on Thursday, January 5th.