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RBN on PS3 Next Week: KMFDM, Bang Camaro, Death Angel, Aiden, iwrestledabearonce

Rock Band Network: KMFDMHey look, it’s more Rock Band Network tracks for you PS3 owners!

Aiden Scavengers of the Damned $1.99 Aiden - Knives - Scavengers of the Damned
Bang Camaro Blood Red Rock $.99 Blood
Death Angel Dethroned $1.99 Death Angel - Killing Season - Dethroned
iwrestledabearonce You Ain’t No Family $1.99 You
KMFDM A Drug Against War $1.99 KMFDM - Angst - A Drug Against War

These will hit alongside those Bon Jovi tracks on Tuesday. Dig into a playlist after the break. Continue reading →

New to RBN: All That Remains, After the Burial, Riverboat Gamblers, Between the Buried and Me, and Much More

Rock Band Network: All That RemainsAnd here are the tracks that have hit the Rock Band Network on 360 since I’ve been away:

After the Burial Berzerker Berzerker - Rareform
All That Remains Hold On Hold On - For We Are Many
The Asbestos Jack and the Harlots Jack And The Harlots - Waking The Nightmares
Between the Buried and Me Obfuscation Obfuscation - The Great Misdirect
Chaotrope Baptized by Fire N/A N/A
Kay Hanley Think Bad Thoughts Think Bad Thoughts - Weaponize
Ludicra Veils Veils - Fex Urbis Lex Orbis
Mike Belotti & Theo Christensen Vacation N/A N/A
Nations Afire Curtain Call Curtain Call - The Uprising - EP
Riverboat Gamblers Robots May Break Your Heart Robots May Break Your Heart - Underneath The Owl
Robby Suavé Bean N/A N/A

There’s nothing really earth-shaking in there, at least not to me. Perhaps you disagree?

RBN on Wii This Week: The New Pornographers, Exodus, Reverent Horton Heat, Clutch, and More

Rock Band Network: The New PornographersAnd here’s the Rock Band Network tracks that hit the Wii store this past Tuesday:

Clutch 50,000 Unstoppable Watts 200 Wii Clutch - Strange Cousins from the West (Bonus Track Version) - 50,000 Unstoppable Watts
Exodus Riot Act 200 Wii Exodus - The Atrocity Exhibition - Exhibit A - Riot Act
Maylene & The Sons of Disaster Step Up (I’m On It) 200 Wii Maylene & The Sons of Disaster - III - Step Up (I'm On It)
The New Pornographers Crash Years 200 Wii Crash
Reverend Horton Heat Indigo Friends 200 Wii The Reverend Horton Heat - Revival - Indigo Friends
Skindred Stand for Something 100 Wii Skindred - Shark Bites and Dog Fights - Stand for Something
The Summer Set Chelsea 100 Wii The Summer Set - Love Like This - Chelsea
Terrorhorse Packet Flier 100 Wii N/A N/A
Winds of Plague Approach the Podium 200 Wii Winds of Plague - The Great Stone War (Bonus Track Version) - Approach the Podium

Yet another 9-song offering, but you Wii folks are still creeping up on PS3 owners pretty seriously. Dig a playlist of these tunes after the break. Continue reading →

RBN on PS3 This Week: Bang Camaro, Breathe Carolina, In This Moment, Kataklysm, Texas in July

Rock Band Network: Bang CamaroDig the offering of new Rock Band Network tracks that have appeared within your music store, PlayStation 3 owners:

Bang Camaro Revolution $.99 Revolution
Breathe Carolina Hello Fascination $1.99 Hello
In This Moment The Gun Show $1.99 N/A The
Kataklysm Determined (Vows of Vengeance) $1.99 Determined
Texas in July Uncivilized $1.99 Uncivilized

A playlist of four of these five tunes is after the break. Continue reading →

New to RBN: GWAR, Ween, Amberian Dawn, Converge, Graveyard BBQ, and More

Rock Band Network: GWARCower, puny humans! The greatest band ever to come from outer space via Antarctica has made its debut upon the Rock Band Network. Pay your obeisance lest ye be slaughtered!

Oh, also there’s some other pretty sweet new tunes up there now, too.

Amberian Dawn Fate of the Maiden 160 MS N/A N/A
Bluefusion Industrialized 80 MS N/A N/A
Cliff Lin The Countdown 160 MS N/A N/A
Converge Dark Horse 160 MS Dark
Graveyard BBQ Ride the Stache 160 MS Ride
GWAR Let Us Slay 80 MS Let
Lyrics for Monday Runaway 80 MS N/A N/A
Madlife Tantrums of a Giant 160 MS Tantrums
Nonpoint Bullet With a Name 160 MS To
The Roman Line Worst Case Ontario 160 MS Worst
Ween Gabrielle 160 MS Gabrielle

Now, a word of warning: Since RockBand.com is undergoing renovations, only a few of these have been officially announced. So as always, take care when downloading, because there’s a chance some of these may be pulled or replaced before officially releasing. But really, that doesn’t happen all that often.

So that I may decrease my chances of becoming fodder for the meat grinders, I enclose a video of “Let Us Slay” after the break. Oderus, please don’t hurt me. Continue reading →

New to RBN: All That Remains, (Damn) This Desert Air, Chaotrope, Shylo Elliott

Rock Band Network: All That RemainsA small pack of Rock Band Network tracks has gone live today, with three of the four coming from RBN veterans.

(Damn) This Desert Air Ghost I Own 80 MS Ghost
All That Remains The Waiting One 160 MS The
Chaotrope Ceraunophobia 80 MS N/A N/A
Shylo Elliott P.W.M.O. 80 MS N/A N/A

Harmonix originally announced nine songs going live today, but the other five are currently MIA in the Xbox store. Looks like another tech issue in the pipeline. But don’t expect it to be fixed before Monday; Harmonix is probably fairly busy launching Rock Band 3 (and jerkmurdering each other, I guess?) to fix it before then.

RBN on Wii Next Week: Bif Naked, Testament, Band of Horses, The Shins, Clutch, and More

Rock Band Network: Bif NakedIt’s a bit of a neutered week next week for the Rock Band Network on the Wii. Instead of the usual ten tunes, you Wii folks will only get eight — and what’s worse, one of them is for some reason a repeat from last week. (My guess is that even though last week’s announcement featured 11 tracks, Nintendo would only allow 10 to hit the Wii.)

But the good news is that there’s a lot of high-powered rock in these eight tunes.

Band of Horses The Funeral 200 Wii Band of Horses - Everything All the Time - The Funeral
Bif Naked Sick 200 Wii Bif Naked - The Promise - Sick
Clutch The Mob Goes Wild 200 Wii Clutch - Full Fathom Five, Audio Field Recordings - The Mob Goes Wild (Live)
Demon Hunter Collapsing 200 Wii Demon Hunter - The World Is a Thorn (Deluxe Edition) - Collapsing (feat. Bjorn "Speed" Strid)
In This Moment Mechanical Love 200 Wii In This Moment - The Dream - Mechanical Love
of Montreal Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse 200 Wii Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? - Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse
The Shins So Says I 200 Wii The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow - So Says I
Testament Henchmen Ride 200 Wii Testament - The Formation of Damnation - Henchmen Ride

As you should expect by now, the tracks will arrive alongside the tracks from the main music store…which next week happen to be brand-spanking-new Rock Band 3 DLC tracks.

May I present to you a playlist of all eight tracks? It can be found embedded after the break. Continue reading →