GH Metallica Demo Drops Today

Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R) Demo Takes Center Stage On Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace:

“SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gamers itching to get a taste of Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R) in advance of the game’s release need not wait any longer as Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced that the demo will be available today for free download on Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. In the demo, virtual rock stars across the globe can shred, drum and wail to Metallica’s explosive hits Sad But True and Seek And Destroy, as well as No Excuses from Alice In Chains and Stone Cold Crazy from Queen, both hand-picked by Metallica as featured guest acts in the game. Set in The Forum venue, highlighting the new in-the-round stage designs and custom camera angles, players can begin honing their skills in single-player and band Quickplay, head-to-head, Face-Off, Pro Face-Off and Battle gameplay modes.”

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Heavy Metal Frontman King Diamond to Join the Digital Cast of Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R)

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Heavy Metal Frontman King Diamond to Join the Digital Cast of Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R):

“SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Having united forces with rock ‘n’ roll legends Metallica for encore performances and recordings throughout the years, GRAMMY(R) Award-nominated heavy metal vocalist and Mercyful Fate frontman King Diamond will take to the cyber-stage with Metallica this spring in Activision Publishing Inc.’s Guitar Hero(R) Metallica(R).

Fans, stagehands and groupies alike will have the opportunity to shred and drum with or wail as the digital King Diamond during performances of ‘Evil.’ The song, which originally was recorded in 1983 and is one of the Mercyful Fate songs that comprise Metallica’s ‘Mercyful Fate’ medley, was re-recorded by four of the five original band members for Guitar Hero Metallica. The recording session was overseen by guitarist Hank Shermann in the band’s native Denmark; after which King Diamond laid down his vocals in Dallas, Texas, and mixed the song with J.T. Longoria.”

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