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Metallica Finally Confirms Guitar Hero Metallica Game

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Metallica has finally confirmed the heavily rumored all-Metallica Guitar Hero game. Here's the announcement from the band:

"Yes, we know, it's the worst kept secret in rock-n-roll but we're here now to finally confirm that there will indeed be an all-Metallica Guitar Hero game released in the first half (!?) of 2009. Guitar Hero Metallica allows you to play as us in either single instrument or band career game modes in your choice of some famous settings (Tushino Airfield anyone?) or new venues with in the round staging. Included are 28 Metallica songs along with a few from some of our buddies like as Alice in Chains, the Foo Fighters, Slayer, Machine Head and Queen. There is also an all new Expert+ difficulty setting featuring two bass drum kick pedals (!!!) along with all the gameplay modes from Guitar Hero World Tour.

"Over the next few months, we're going to be updating you with track listings, more features, of course how and when you can get the game, and some cool previews of the game right here on the site. As you've heard us say before, keep checking back for more details!"

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

...............................(can anyone say bandwagon??)........................

# Dec 14, 2008 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jenny writes:

band wagon or baaaaaaaaaaaaaand wagon... ? :)

j/k I still love Metallica

# Dec 14, 2008 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. godlike writes:

WOW, I finally have a reason to put down my real guitars and start playing this game.... This is gonna be so cool... I can hardly wait..!!

# Dec 14, 2008 @ 10:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Fuck_A_Name writes:

bind wegon. nope. can't say it. maybe somebody else can help you out.

no but seriously, this was bound to happen. I mean it's metallica. the only two things that market themselves better than they do are SLipknot and Star Wars.

However....
featuring two bass drum kick pedals

I, as a player of rock band/guitar hero whatever-the-f***, have been waiting for that since the game's inclusion of drums. First they added cymbals, now we get double bass...one step closer to Guitar hero:Meshuggah.

# Dec 14, 2008 @ 10:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MetalMilitia223 writes:

wow, thats it, metallica is dead to me

# Dec 14, 2008 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jenny writes:

People shouldn't make a big deal; after all it's just a game.

# Dec 14, 2008 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. americanpatriot1 writes:

At least you won't have to worry about songs with a ride cymbal in them, Lars' hasn't worked since 1985.

# Dec 14, 2008 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cynic writes:

Good post as usual Jenny! While something wells inside me to say something about the ridiculous nature of guitar hero games, I spent most of my teens learning to play Metallica discography on guitar. If people can feel that same feeling with a game, I'm happy for them.

Now Playing: Brenoritvrezorkre - "Aaprab Vergz Varbadre"

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 12:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. 6(sic)6 writes:

Heh, i'm not surprised they decided to do this. Though personally, I don't like guitar hero. It seems like it makes people assume they have talent when they really don't.

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. DemonMyhre writes:

Bandwagon. Though for some people this is probably a godsend. I think I'll be staying away, but I'll wait for a few more details.

NP: Jeff Loomis - Devil Theory

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 12:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. btbamfav20 writes:

lol this is funny, at least now they're putting in the double-kick FINALLY!!! but all metallica....? *barf*

they're good and all, but an ENTIRE guitar hero/rock band is just too much... Aerosmith failed hard, so will this. PERIOD.

Now listening to: Murder Worship - Cannibal Corpse

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. b.bristowe writes:

I like metallica from time to time especially their older material. But I don't think I could play a game dedicated to everything they have.

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. b.bristowe writes:

On another note. I am all for guitar games, and love playing guitar more than anything I can possibly imagine. But guitar hero is a pretty killer way to listen to some tunes and hang out.

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 2:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. fuck writes:

third post, but im stoked for the double bass.

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 2:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. psythe writes:

"...Guitar hero:Meshuggah"

omgomgomg!! I just came.

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 5:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Xavez writes:

haha Guitar Hero "Necrophagist". holy sh**, double bass to that. Or even play guitar to that.

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 6:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Gunface138 writes:

I'd rape and kill for Guitar Hero Meshuggah/Necrophagist. GH3 had sh**ty songs, from what I remember. Moar metal in GH, I mean that's what it's made for.

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Leprosy101 writes:

thats terrible Gunface how could you say such a thing, the only guitar hero game i would ever cream over would be Guitar Hero:Death

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Charlie writes:

who cares if metallica is making a gh game..i think it will be fun..and no not everyone thinks they have talent because they can beat a song on a video game if they do there stupid..it just makes me want to learn more..but i dont have money for a bass..

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ballin-dew writes:

am i the only one that lol'd at "our buddies in Slayer."

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Chazz writes:

Can't wait to check this out! I hope there will also be like either a Guitar Hero: AC/DC, Guitar Hero: The Offspring or Guitar Hero: Sepultura.

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Guttersniper writes:

I wonder what slayer song they'll use, they have raining blood already. I'd like to see Spirit in Black or Flesh Storm.

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. psythe writes:

GH3 had rad songs. Most of them weren't metal, sure, but most of them were still pretty rockin.

World Tour has three Tool songs... FAVOURITE!

Danny Carey is a bastard behind the drums tho, difficulties double plus.

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. King arthur writes:

Guitar hero : st anger

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Jenny writes:

^don't mess with me like that man! That's not even funny! *sigh*

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Manny Mann writes:

I hate lars ulrich...

# Dec 15, 2008 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^don't we all...

# Dec 16, 2008 @ 12:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. murder667 writes:

you know whats always made me laugh. im a guitar player and i see these kids sit four hours and hours learning these songs, ya know if they spent that much time on a REAL guitar they could actually learn something musical lol.

just my opinion GH is just a fad

# Dec 16, 2008 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. americanpatriot1 writes:

Yeah, but it's still fun though. It sucks just a little for left handers though.

# Dec 16, 2008 @ 5:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Mr Grumpy writes:

Can't wait for the MotorHead g/h, Where Lemmy actualy rams a plastic bass guitar fair up your a$#e. F,n p***ies.

# Dec 16, 2008 @ 6:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Leprosy101 writes:

Gutiar Hero:Death anybody?

# Dec 16, 2008 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^As long as I get my Guitar Hero: Dillinger Escape plan, sure.

# Dec 16, 2008 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. psythe writes:

Guitar Hero: Opeth. Enough said.

# Dec 16, 2008 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Netromancer writes:

I'd buy that for a dollar. Although I prefer the drumming, doubt I could actually keep up with Martin Lopez or Axe.

# Dec 16, 2008 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. androphobic writes:

guitar hero meshuggah would be f***ing sick! hah necrophagist would be down to. haha put in some all shall perish, trivium (ascendency) and some f***ing decapitated, you got the best f***ing game ever. they should make a guitar hero band sh** thing dedicated purely to f***ing metal. rock? f*** that. time for some god damn kreator!

# Dec 16, 2008 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Jackrum writes:

played guitar hero, got bored of it after i finished the easy levels.. if i want to play a guitar based game then i'll actually go and learn how to play the guitar

# Dec 17, 2008 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. psythe writes:

Easy levels? I'd have got bored after one song! You need to at LEAST be on the medium levels to have fun, man. I'm no expert, but I recommend the Hard difficulty.

# Dec 17, 2008 @ 2:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Jackrum writes:

i only played the game to see what the fuss was about. i got bored...

# Dec 17, 2008 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Blackened Radio.com writes:

I'll admit it does take some talent to play Guitar Hero on expert at 100%, but it takes the same degree of talent that's needed to beat Gears of War on "Insane" mode. Guys who are really good at Guitar Hero are really good at games and not musical instruments. I think most of them are aware of this, if not they're being foolish. At the end of the day, Guitar Hero isn't going to put food on the table, but a successful band will; provided the pirates don't get to you.

# Dec 17, 2008 @ 8:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Blackened Radio.com writes:

Also, I always hear people complain that if you play Guitar Hero you're wasting time that should have been spent learning an actual guitar. That's not really a valid argument, because you have over a million people on Xbox Live playing "Call of Duty" but no one's giving them sh*t about putting the controller down and learning to shoot a real gun. I for one wouldn't want those Funyun eating b*stards to know how to use real weapons. Just a thought.

# Dec 17, 2008 @ 8:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Gunface138 writes:

There was a hacked version of Guitar Hero that was all metal songs, but it was lacking some really good bands that really shouldve been on there. But it was like download only and super illegal and stuff... so ya.

# Dec 17, 2008 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Leprosy101 writes:

Blackened Radio.com has a good point about the kids playing call of duty.
Seriously people how cool would that be Guitar Hero:Death and you play as chuck schuldiner while your with past band members like Rick Rozz or Genn Holgan

# Dec 17, 2008 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. ayers writes:

DEATH owns all

# Dec 21, 2008 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Leprosy101 writes:

finally thank God someone agrees with me

# Dec 22, 2008 @ 2:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. ahapaxlegomenon writes:

Guitar Hero Necrophagist makes me weep (with joy). I'd love to see the marketing campaign for that one :P

# Dec 22, 2008 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. G writes:

Guitar Hero: Master of Puppets (yes, all the songs off the album) That's it!

# Dec 22, 2008 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. A Guy writes:

I think that gh metallica is going to be f***in sweet. I have beat all the guitar hero on expert and i'm going to beat this one. Gh metallica is going to kick a$$ and i don't care who says sh** so f*** u and go eat sh**!!!!!!!!!!

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. murder667 writes:

people still play this game? lol l really didnt think anyone played this much anymore, i know it was huge when i was in high school lol

anyway. how about guitar hero: CANNIBAL CORPSE!!!!!

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Netromancer writes:

Prefer Rock Band myself. But thats only because I can actually play drums and I enjoy the f*** out of hitting things :)

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

Guitar Hero Amon Amarth! That would be amazing. M667-CANNIBAL CORPSE! The double bass pedal would be fun for me...
N.P-Metallica(I know, I know:)-Hit the Lights

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. XWigglesX writes:

GUITAR HERO: NAPALM DEATH! Imagine playing You Suffer!

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 6:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. DaveTheViking writes:

Guitar Hero:Orange Goblin (with free bag of weed)

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 7:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Txmetalhead writes:

lol - that is funny Viking - cool! Orange Goblin rules. I agree - they really must release a metal version for either GH or Rock Band...it would kick mega A$$!!

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 9:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Leprosy101 writes:

Guitar Hero:Death Metal this way most of the bands that we want will be on there

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. That_One_Guy writes:

Lmao @ DaveTheViking's post..

Guitar Hero: Meshuggah?!?!?! f***ing orgasmic, lol.

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. BrunoHockalugie writes:

I think Guitar Hero: Hansen would make more sense.
This game is about as rock and roll as that "MMMBop" song.
Actually, "MMMBop" has this game beat by mile..................

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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