Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Neversoft
Release Date: Sept. 19, 2010 (US), Sept. 24, 2010 (EU)

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'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock' (ALL) Exclusive Tracks Nominated For Grammys

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2011 @ 6:05 a.m. PST

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will once again redefine music gaming with an all-new, story-driven Quest Mode, a completely redesigned rock-inspired guitar controller, the biggest on-disc selection of rock music ever in a Guitar Hero game and Quickplay+, which invites challenge-starved fanatics to test their rock skills.

Running on the powerful Guitar Hero engine that has been expanded and refined, coupled with the return of the critically acclaimed and fan favourite features like Party Play’s jump in/jump out gameplay, a host of Competitive modes and the ability to play any combination of guitar, bass, drums and vocals, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock offers the complete interactive and connected experience bringing friends and foes to the stage in the ultimate rock music adventure.

In Quest Mode, using any combination of instruments, players will embark on a larger-than-life, epic rock journey from the stage of CBGBs, the infamous punk-rock club in New York City, to the molten lava fields of rock treachery as eight Guitar Hero characters transform into rock warriors that must join together to use their unique, game-changing powers to help the Demi-God of Rock take down “The Beast” and save rock n’ roll.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock breathes new life into gamers’ current Guitar Hero music libraries providing literally hundreds of hours of replayability with the introduction of Quickplay+, which features 13 totally unique gameplay challenges for every on-disc track as well as most downloadable and importable songs from Guitar Hero World Tour forward. Gamers will complete challenges such as Band Streak, High Score and Power Challenge, which allows players to choose any two warrior powers they have unlocked to try and earn ridiculously high scores, to rank up and unlock more rewards and content than ever before. All-new Challenge Leaderboards have been created in order to capture the outrageous scores that are capable with Quickplay+.

Delivering the largest on-disc rock music set list to-date, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock features more than 90 tracks that include guitar shredding hits from bands such as Black Sabbath, Megadeth and Slipknot and larger than life anthems from Queen, Muse and KISS. Additionally, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth wrote and recorded “Sudden Death,” an original track for the game, which was inspired by Quest Mode’s storyline. Along with original songs, the set list also includes special re-records by famous artists and tracks from bands that are making their music video game debut.

Headline anthems from Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock – Megadeth’s “Sudden Death” and Soundgarden’s “Black Rain” – have been nominated for Best Metal Performance and Best Hard Rock Performance, respectively, at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards.Inspired by, composed exclusively for, and debuted in the game, “Sudden Death” marks the first time an original track created for a videogame has been nominated by The Recording Academy for the prestigious awards.

To commemorate these exciting nominations, Guitar Hero is offering a free MP3 of Soundgarden’s “Black Rain,” the previously recorded song that was finished for inclusion in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, exclusively to all of its over two million Facebook fans.  The free download will begin Friday, 14th January, 2011, at 05:01 am GMT and end Sunday, 16th January, 2011, at 16:59 pm GMT.  For more information on the free download, please visit  “Black Rain,” which debuted in a big way on both the band’s first new album in over ten years, Telephantasm, and in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock simultaneously, marked the first time an album has received RIAA platinum certification upon the day of its release. 

“From the first time I played Guitar Hero in Paris several years ago until recently getting my ass handed to me playing at an Activision event in San Francisco, this has been the most fun and most rewarding track I have ever written,” said Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.

“We congratulate and are honoured to have worked with the metal legends of Megadeth and rock icons Soundgarden on their GRAMMY nominated songs, which were both uniquely integrated with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock,” said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs, Activision.  “From reuniting the Sex Pistols with their re-record of “Anarchy in the UK” to delivering Metallica’s smash-hit Death Magnetic as downloadable content day and date with the record’s release, Guitar Hero continues to be the preeminent interactive music platform, pioneering the music gaming space by bringing new, exclusive content to axe shredders, drummers and fearless frontmen around the world.”

Complete Tracklist

  1. A Perfect Circle - The Outsider
  2. Aerosmith - Cryin'
  3. AFI - Dancing Through Sunday
  4. Alice Cooper - No More Mr. Nice Guy
  5. Alter Bridge - Ties That Bind
  6. Anberlin - Feel Good Drag
  7. Anthrax - Indians
  8. Arch Enemy - Nemesis
  9. Atreyu - Ravenous
  10. Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country
  11. Bad Brains - Re-Ignition (Live)
  12. Band Of Skulls - I Know What I Am
  13. Black Sabbath - Children Of The Grave
  14. Blind Melon - Tones Of Home
  15. Blue Öyster Cult - Burnin' For You
  16. Bush - Machinehead
  17. Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
  18. Children Of Bodom - If You Want Peace... Prepare For War
  19. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
  20. Deep Purple - Burn
  21. Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live)
  22. Dethklok - Bloodlines
  23. Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
  24. Dragonforce - Fury Of The Storm
  25. Drowning Pool - Bodies
  26. Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
  27. Five Finger Death Punch - Hard To See
  28. Flyleaf - Again
  29. Foo Fighters - No Way Back
  30. Foreigner - Feels Like The First Time
  31. George Thorogood And The Destroyers - Move It On Over (Live)
  32. Interpol - Slow Hands
  33. Jane's Addicton - Been Caught Stealing
  34. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
  35. John 5 Feat. Jim Root - Black Widow Of La Porte
  36. Kiss - Love Gun
  37. Linkin Park - Bleed It Out
  38. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me The Breeze (Live)
  39. Megadeth - Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
  40. Megadeth - Sudden Death
  41. Megadeth - The Day We Fight!
  42. Metallica Feat. Ozzy Osbourne - Paranoid (Live)
  43. Muse - Uprising
  44. My Chemical Romance - I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
  45. Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World
  46. Nickelback - How You Remind Me
  47. Night Ranger - (You Can Still) Rock In America
  48. Nine Inch Nails - Wish
  49. Orianthi - Suffocated
  50. Pantera - I'm Broken
  51. Phoenix - Lasso
  52. Poison - Unskinny Bop
  53. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  54. Queensrÿche - Jet City Woman
  55. R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
  56. RX Bandits - It's Only Another Parsec...
  57. Rammstein - Waidmanns Heil
  58. Rise Against - Savior
  59. Rush - 2112 Pt. 1 - Overture
  60. Rush - 2112 Pt. 2 - The Temples Of Syrinx
  61. Rush - 2112 Pt. 3 - Discovery
  62. Rush - 2112 Pt. 4 - Presentation
  63. Rush - 2112 Pt. 5 - Oracle: The Dream
  64. Rush - 2112 Pt. 6 - Soliloquy
  65. Rush - 2112 Pt. 7 - Grand Finale
  66. Silversun Pickups - There's No Secrets This Year
  67. Slash Feat. Iggy Pop - We're All Gonna Die
  68. Slash Feat. Ian Astbury And Izzy Stradlin - Ghost
  69. Slayer - Chemical Warfare
  70. Slipknot - Psychosocial
  71. Snot - Deadfall
  72. Soundgarden - Black Rain
  73. Steve Vai - Speeding
  74. Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
  75. Strung Out - Calling
  76. Styx - Renegade
  77. Sum 41 - Motivation
  78. Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy
  79. Third Eye Blind - Graduate
  80. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Listen To Her Heart
  81. The Cure - Fascination Street
  82. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Setting Fire To Sleeping Giants
  83. The Edgar Winter Group - Free Ride
  84. The Hives - Tick Tick Boom
  85. The Offspring - Self Esteem
  86. The Ramones - Theme From Spiderman
  87. The Rolling Stones - Stray Cat Blues
  88. The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
  89. The Vines - Get Free
  90. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
  91. Them Crooked Vultures - Scumbag Blues
  92. Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It
  93. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man (Live)

To maximize players’ shredability, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock delivers the next evolution in finger-fretting with an all-new, show-stopping guitar controller that was inspired and born from the game’s unique art style and specifically made for shredding.

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