Cambridge, Mass. – Aug. 20, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that Grammy® Award-nominated, multi-platinum American rockers Disturbed will add three more songs, and three new bands will debut next week in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.
With more than 400 artists, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, AC/DC and Green Day, who are exclusive to Rock Band, as well as more than 1,580 songs available through the Rock Band platform and 70 million songs sold through its download store alone, Rock Band is the undisputed sales and content leader in the interactive music space, providing the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums.
Rock Band DLC additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii
Since forming in 1996 in Chicago, Disturbed have sold more than 11 million albums worldwide, with three consecutive studio albums debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Next week, the group brings three more tracks to Rock Band, including “Another Way to Die,” “Asylum” and “The Animal.” These songs are from the band’s fifth studio album, Asylum, due out Aug. 31 on Reprise Records. As a special gift to fans, Disturbed will be including the documentary Decade of Disturbed with every copy of Asylum. The 75 minute-plus film candidly captures the band’s 10-year history with extensive behind-the-scenes and never-before-seen footage. To support Asylum, the band will hit the road to headline the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. The tour kicked off Aug. 17 and runs through Oct. 4. Tickets for UPROAR are on sale now. Please visit http://www.rockstaruproar.com for details. Check out the complete list of Disturbed songs available in Rock Band here: http://www.rockband.com/music/artists/disturbed.
Three hot new bands make their Rock Band debuts next week in a three-pack of songs from Universal Motown Republic. We Are The Fallen is comprised of original members of multi-platinum trailblazing band Evanescence, guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt along with drummer Rocky Gray, with enigmatic American Idol finalist Carly Smithson powering the vocal reins of the new group. “Bury Me Alive,” from We Are The Fallen’s debut 2010 album, Tear the World Down, will be added to the Rock Band Music Store next week. Canada’s The Veer Union made their mark in 2009 with “Seasons,” the single from their debut album, Against the Grain. “Seasons” reached No. 10 in the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, became the theme song for 2009 Stanley Cup winners, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and was also featured in all Major League Baseball postseason telecast, as well as NFL, NASCAR, ESPN, WWE Backlash, NHL and more. Next week, fans will be able to play this song in Rock Band as well. Rock trio Crash Kings formed in 2006 in Los Angeles and released their self-titled debut album in 2009. “Mountain Man,” the single from that album, charted on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and will be available for Rock Band gameplay next week.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (Aug. 24):
Disturbed – “Another Way to Die”
Disturbed – “Asylum”
Disturbed – “The Animal”
Crash Kings – “Mountain Man”
The Veer Union – “Seasons” +
We Are the Fallen – “Bury Me Alive”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Aug. 25)
These tracks will be available for purchase as “Disturbed Pack 03” and “Universal Motown Republic Rock Pack 01,” as well as individual tracks, on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii. Tracks marked with “+” will also be available in the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store.
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per song
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points) for Disturbed Pack 03 and Universal Motown Republic Rock Pack 01
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.
Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points™ purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.
With these additions, there are now 1,583 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 70 million paid downloads since its launch Nov. 20, 2007. The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.
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