Rock Band bringing classic Slayer tracks next week

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Harmonix is dipping back into the 80’s again with a three-pack of songs from Slayer for next week’s Rock Band DLC.  Three of the bands classic hits from the late 1980’s will be available, including “Raining Blood”, “South of Heaven” and “Seasons in the Abyss”.  Unlike this week’s Evanescence tracks, the Wii is included in the available DLC again.  In addition, the tracks will be playable in Rock Band Blitz, announced a couple of days ago and due out later this Summer,

Pricing will be $5.49/440 MS Pts/550 Wii Pts for the “Slayer Pack 01”, $1.99/160 MS Pts/200 Wii Pts per individual track and the usual $0.99/80 MS Pts/100 Wii Pts per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade.

Available on April 10th, 2012:
Slayer – “Raining Blood”  X
Slayer – “South of Heaven
Slayer – “Seasons in the Abyss
Tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

Cambridge, Mass. – April 6th, 2012– Harmonix today announced that tracks from Slayer are headed to 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™.

Rock Band provides the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums through the Rock Band music platform, which features more than 1,400 artists and more than 3,500* tracks via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at Rock Band’s gigantic music library dwarfs that of any other rhythm video game on the market. More than 100 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band Music Store since its launch on Nov. 20, 2007.

    Tracks downloaded from the Rock Band Music Store are compatible with the award-winning full-band Rock Band 3 experience, as well as the upcoming controller-based Rock Band Blitz, coming summer of 2012 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network!

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system and Wii™
    Formed in 1982, the influence of thrash metal pioneers Slayer can be heard in nearly 30 years of music’s heaviest sounds. On April 10, “Slayer Pack 01” brings three of the band’s most memorable tracks to the Rock Band Music Store!
    This brutal three-pack is led by “Raining Blood,” from 1986’s Reign in Blood. “South of Heaven” from 1988’s South of Heaven and “Seasons in the Abyss” from 1990’s Seasons in the Abyss pull together this three-pack of blistering metal classics!
    Players with the Fender™ Mustang™ PRO-Guitar™ by Mad Catz® or the Rock Band 3 Squier® by Fender Stratocaster® Guitar Controller can take advantage of a Pro Guitar and Pro Bass Upgrade for “Raining Blood.”

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system  (April 10th, 2012):
     Slayer – “Raining Blood”  X
     Slayer – “South of Heaven”
Slayer – “Seasons in the Abyss”

Tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
    $5.49 USD (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points™) for “Slayer Pack 01”
$1.99 USD (160 Microsoft Points, 200 Wii Points™) per song
    $0.99 USD (80 Microsoft Points, 100 Wii Points™) per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
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