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Nothing Else Matters – Guitar Hero Metallica

Submitted by on Thursday, 29 January 2009One Comment

guitar_hero_metallica_logo_-_hiresMetallica, one of the most influential and successful heavy metal bands of the world.

Guitar Hero, one of the biggest and well known games in the rhythm genre.

Guitar Hero Metallica,  an immediate cash cow.  Not to mention an awesome game.

Never again will you be forced to pretend to play air guitar while listening to your favorite Metallica tunes, now you can pretend to play a little plastic guitar instead.  Or drums.  Or bass.  Or even try and emulate the main man himself, James Hetfield, while the crowd cheers you on.

Let us show you virtually all there is to know about the upcoming Guitar Hero Metallica; from the track list to the release date to the venues.  Oh yeah, there is also the ‘reveal’ trailer in full HD.  We would be unforgiving if you missed this one out.

After a less than stellar reception to Guitar Hero Aerosmith, Activision are back to give this one band Guitar Hero model another try.  If there is one band capable of pulling jaded Guitar Hero players and converted Rock Band enthusiasts back home it has to be Metallica.

March 29 is the date you will want to take that sick day or fake a death in the family, the all ‘Tallica Guitar Hero is coming at ya like an atom bomb.   Europe is next in line with an ‘early May’ release date.  All the features of Guitar Hero World Tour will carry over, much like all the GH III features carried over GH Aerosmith, allowing you to play as the band in either single instrument or band career game modes with a few subtle enhancements.

gh_screen2The all new Expert+ difficulty setting turns all game modes up to 11, especially the drum track.  With the use of a second bass pedal you can now fully recreate the note-for-note drum track translation in this new even harder than ever before game mode.  Now you too can be as cool as Lars, sans the real drum kit and millions of fans and dollars.  We can’t wait to fail ‘One’ in this new setting.  Honestly.

Different classic venues such as the L.A. Forum, Tushino Airfield, and The Hammersmith Odeon will be recreated to reflect Metallica’s most memorable tours, including themes from their album artwork to offer an authentic Metallica atmosphere.  Other Metallica exclusive goodies are:

  • Battle Mode attacks.  Briefly black out your fellow rocker’s note track or modify the amp overload to include the signature Metallica lightening.
  • After nailing a song, test your Metallica know-how by replaying the song with trivia pop-ups. The on-screen displays give information about the song being played, and with guest artist songs, information about how the band is tied to Metallica will be displayed along with details such as band history and lyrics.
  • Guitar Hero Metallica is loaded with tons of bonuses throughout the game, such as unlockable venues, commentary, videos and behind the scenes footage, giving all Metallica fans exclusive content to enjoy.
  • All the great features, gameplay and fun of Guitar Hero World Tour are brought to a new level with updates to the Music Studio featuring samples from James Hetfield’s ESP Truckster guitar and of Slayer fame, Tom Araya’s signature ESP bass guitar, GHTunesSM, and the Rock Star Creator.
  • Online game modes allow competing gamers to see who tops the charts in Face-Off, Pro Face-Off, eight-player “Battle of the Bands” and Battle Mode as well as the online Quickplay mode that allows up to four gamers to shred together regardless of physical location.

Good news if you purchased Guitar Hero III’s “Death Magnetic” album DLC, all ten songs will be compatible and are featured in the full game mode.  Time to obsess at the track listing!  We get 28 Metallica tracks versus 21 tracks of the non-metallic persuasion.  We cannot help but blame the lack of some of our favorite Metallica tunes on the metallic-less ones.  Metallica covered four of those in their 1998 Garage Inc. cover album, we would rather have those, and Mercyful Fate’s ‘Evil’ is part of the Mercyful Fate Medley already featured in the game.  Oh well.  Feel free to add your own nitpicking after reading the full tracklist:

Metallica Tracks

  • All Nightmare Long
  • Battery
  • Creeping Death
  • Disposable Heroes
  • Dyers Eve
  • Enter Sandman
  • Fade To Black
  • Fight Fire With Fire
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls
  • Frantic
  • Fuel
  • Hit The Lights
  • King Nothing
  • Master of Puppets
  • Mercyful Fate (Medley)
  • No Leaf Clover
  • Nothing Else Matters
  • One
  • Orion
  • Sad But True
  • Seek And Destroy
  • The Memory Remains
  • The Shortest Straw
  • The Thing That Should Not Be
  • The Unforgiven
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Wherever I May Roam
  • Whiplash

Other Artists

  • Alice In Chains – No Excuses
  • Bob Seger – Turn The Page4
  • Corrosion of Conformity – Albatross
  • Diamond Head – Am I Evil?1
  • Foo Fighters – Stacked Actors
  • Judas Priest – Hell Bent For Leather
  • Kyuss – Demon Cleaner
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Tuesdays Gone2
  • Machine Head – Beautiful Mourning
  • Mastodon – Blood And Thunder
  • Mercyful Fate – Evil
  • Michael Schenker Group – Armed and Ready
  • Motorhead – Ace of Spades
  • Queen – Stone Cold Crazy3
  • Samhain – Mother of Mercy
  • Slayer – War Ensemble
  • Social Distortion – Mommy’s Little Monster
  • Suicidal Tendencies – War Inside My Head
  • System of a Down – Toxicity
  • The Sword – Black River
  • Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back in Town

[Via Press Release and]