Boston – January 3, 2017 – This November marks Rock Band’s tenth anniversary. As part of the year-long celebration, Harmonix announced today that it will be making some of the series’ most popular on-disc tracks available for purchase as DLC throughout the year. The festivities kick off when the following tracks become available on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 later this month for $1.99 per track:
  • The All-American Rejects – “Swing, Swing” (Appeared on Lego Rock Band)
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (Appeared on Rock Band)
  • Kansas – “Carry On Wayward Son” (Appeared on Rock Band 2)
Starting off the month’s DLC is “More Metal Pack 01”, the first of three packs to be released this month. The following songs will be available Thursday, January 5, as part of the More Metal Pack 01 on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $5.49 or $1.99 per track:
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “The Stage”
  • Megadeth – “Trust”
  • Slipknot – “Dead Memories”
The full list of songs coming to the Rock Band 4 DLC library this month is as follows:
  • 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”

Stay tuned to the Harmonix blog, as well as Rock Band’s Twitter and Facebook pages for gameplay reveals throughout the month.

Gameplay Notes
“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 difficulty 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!

About Rock Band
The latest entry into one of the best-selling and most beloved game franchises of all time, Rock Band Rivals adds online multiplayer, a new look and feel and a hilarious new campaign mode to Rock Band 4. The first Rock Band to be approached as a platform, Rock Band 4 has seen regular updates since its October 2015 launch, including the addition of several free, community-requested features like Practice mode and Setlists.

Last December, Oculus and Harmonix announced Rock Band VR, a completely new music simulation experience coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift.

For more information on Rock Band and to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, head over to the Rock Band blog or follow @RockBandon Twitter for updates.

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