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Once again, GameStop has fuelled release rumors by posting a North American launch date for Guitar Hero: Metallica: March 29 is the date you'll want to circle (lightly, in pencil) on your Lars 2009 calendars.Though that's obviously not a confirmed date, it is a plausible one. "March 29" is a little...

January 14th 2009 at 3:37pm 0 Comments

Last week, Metallica posted the first trailer for Buy Another Guitar Hero: This Time With Metallica Songs Guitar Hero: Metallica on its official site. The quality was dubious but the message was suitably loud and clear: you will "ride the lightning" in 2009. And, by "ride the lightning," we of cou...

December 22nd 2008 at 4:21pm 0 Comments
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Well, we've certainly been talking about it for awhile now and finally it's made official. Guitar Hero: Metallica has dished out its first trailer and, well, it's definitely something. The trailer promises the band's "fiercest songs," which we hope means "tunes from the first 5 albums." You know, w...

December 19th 2008 at 4:16pm 0 Comments
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So what if the Metallica edition of Guitar Hero still hasn't been officially announced? The band itself has been talking about it all willy-nilly; it's been in Game Informer; there was even a teaser in Guitar Hero World Tour. And now ... well, the trailer is out. Not from its publisher, Activision,...

December 19th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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We may have known about the first tracks and gameplay features for upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica, but when is it going to release? Well, according to a report by USA Today, Metallica says we should expect it early next year. Also, you'll be playing as a band that emulates Metallica, following the...

December 16th 2008 at 6:13pm 0 Comments
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We all knew it was coming, but now Guitar Hero: Metallica is 100% official. Speaking to USA today, Neversoft's Alan Flores and Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett discussed the game and some of its features. The story of the game is that players are members of a band that tours with Metallica,...

December 16th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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It's a Christmas miracle! Someone's actually admitting out loud that Guitar Hero: Metallica exists! The band spilled a ton of details to USA Today, including word on the game's difficulty (considerable) and the story, which casts you as a band, inspired by Metallica, following them around the world...

December 16th 2008 at 11:10am 0 Comments
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With all the recent chatter about Guitar Hero World Tour, you can be forgiven if Guitar Hero: Metallica slipped from your radar. It's still very much coming, though, and the latest issue of Game Informer has fresh details and the first tracks, from both Metallica themselves and the other acts that...

December 12th 2008 at 2:37pm 0 Comments
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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich recently told KBS Radio why the band decided to offer its music on Guitar Hero while denying it to Rock Band. Ulrich's somewhat cryptic reasoning: "We had to make a decision, and it was one or the other, and we felt that Guitar Hero were more suited for what we were loo...

October 23rd 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Now isn't this tie-up worthy of all the "awws" you can muster? The poster child for anti-Napster propaganda has teamed up with Skullcandy to deliver a pair of cans to commemorate the band's ninth (and surely most awesome) studio album, Death Magnetic. Two limited edition models will be made availab...

September 19th 2008 at 11:17am 0 Comments
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According to one audio engineer, the best listening experience for Metallica's new Death Magnetic album may be the one you create for yourself ... in Guitar Hero III. Engineer Ian Shepherd compared the two on his blog, and said that the version from the game has a lot less clipping and more dynamic...

September 17th 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments