‘Guitar Hero 5’, ‘Band Hero’ Add More Content for the Summer

It’s not all movies and TV here at The Flickcast. We also love to play video games. Some of us have also, at one time or another, been musicians or played an instrument or two. So, we’re obviously big fans of games that let us do both.

Case in point Guitar Hero and Band Hero, both of which allow you to feed your inner rockstar and jam to your favorite hot tunes. Now, that selection of tunes just got a bit hotter with the announcement from Activision that you will be able to get a whole slew of additions for both games this Summer.

Some of the new tracks and content for the games comes from bands like Queen, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Shinedown and more. All in it looks to be a great Summer of rock and roll gaming.

For the complete details, check out the official press release from Activison after the jump. Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero are available for XBox 360, PS3 and Wii.

THE GUITAR HERO® MUSIC LIBRARY GETS HOTTER THIS SUMMER WITH AN ASSORTMENT OF NEW ADDITIONS FOR GUITAR HERO® 5, BAND HERO® AND THIS FALL’S, GUITAR HERO®: WARRIORS OF ROCK

SANTA MONICA, CA – July 6, 2010 – Summer is in full swing and the only thing more blistering then the July sun, is the guitar solos, drum fills and vocal ranges in the 12 new additions to the Guitar Hero® music library. Compatible with both Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® 5 and Band Hero®, as well as forward compatible with Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock when it’s released this fall, these latest additions to the music library will feature tracks from GRAMMY® Hall of Fame Award winners Queen, heavy metal rockers Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed, and the Guitar Hero debut of hard rock band, Shinedown.

To kick things off, world-renowned British rock band, Queen, returns to Guitar Hero with an all-new three song track pack that will satisfy both Queen and Guitar Hero fans alike. Available for download beginning today, the Queen 2 Track Pack will feature three of their biggest hits, including “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Killer Queen” and “Somebody To Love.”

Before American rock band Avenged Sevenfold rips it up in the on-disc set list for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock when it hits stores this September, they’ll first bring three killer tracks to the Guitar Hero music library on July 13. The Avenged Sevenfold Track Pack will allow fans to shred along with three hit singles, “Afterlife,” “Almost Easy” and “Scream,” from their self-titled, fourth studio album..

Gamers looking to experience the hard rock, musical stylings of Disturbed should grab their axes, drumsticks and microphones and get ready for the Disturbed Track Pack on July 20, which features “Down With The Sickness,” the second single off their debut album, The Sickness, joins “Stricken,” the lead single off the bands third studio album, Ten Thousand Fists, and “Indestructible” the fourth single off their fourth studio album similarly titled, Indestructible.

Continuing to provide compelling ways for gamers to experience and interact with premier music like never before, the Guitar Hero music library is proud to announce Shinedown’s debut Guitar Hero appearance. Starting July 27, fans can enjoy the Shinedown Track Pack, which features “Devour,” “Second Chance” and “Sound of Madness,” three of the biggest hits off their certified Platinum album, The Sound of Madness.

The Queen 2, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and Shinedown track packs will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and for Wii™ for 550 Wii Points™. All songs in each track pack will also be released as downloadable singles for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. In addition to the in-game music store and Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 owners can expand their Guitar Hero music library using the Guitar Hero VIP Pass Music Store, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network.

For more information about Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and their entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit www.guitarhero.com.

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