The Updated ‘Guitar Hero Live’ Playlist Is Like A Soundwave Best-Of

The newest game in pop culture’s beloved Guitar Hero franchise seems to have been striving to please everyone with its eclectic playlist. And although the first round of soundtrack inclusions for Guitar Hero Live featured a sturdy slew of revered guitar-driven acts such as System Of A Down, The Rolling Stones, Pantera and Rage Against The Machine, there were also a few quirky additions that left the metal community scratching their magnificently-maned heads.

Skrillex, Alt-J and The Lumineers were perhaps the most offensive acts to make the list. But today, the latest round of tunes announced for Guitar Hero Live should have those heads back banging again.

The ten new songs added to the soundtrack tip the scale firmly in favour of acts who actually make full use of electric guitars in their music, and reads like something of a ‘Best Of Soundwave’ compilation.

As well as festival alumni System, Judas Priest, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Alter Bridge, My Chemical Romance, Pierce The Veil, Black Veil Brides and The Pretty Reckless, who all featured in the first announcement, there will also be tunes by Marilyn Manson, Killswitch Engage, Of Mice & Men, Mastodon, Trivium, Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones (who headlined the inaugural Sydney & Brisbane Soundwave festivals in 2007) and Vista Chino, who performed at the 2013 event under their old name, Kyuss Lives!

Although not yet inaugurated into the Soundwave club, the updated Guitar Hero Live soundtrack also features two of the most kickass rock acts to make the lineup for this year’s Splendour In The Grass festival, Royal Blood and Marmozets.

As well as sporting a killer new soundtrack, Guitar Hero Live will also boast a bunch of new upgrades. It will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and mobile devices for the first time when it’s officially released, later this year.

Check out the updated playlist below.

Watch: Marilyn Manson – Disposable Teens

Watch: Killswitch Engage – In Due Time

Deftones – Diamond Eyes

Guitar Hero Live – Soundtrack

Royal Blood – Little Monster

Marilyn Manson – Disposable Teens

Killswitch Engage – In Due Time

Marmozets – Move Shake Hide

Of Mice & Men – “Bones Exposed”

Deftones – Diamond Eyes

Vista Chino – Sweet Remain

Bring Me the Horizon – Shadow Moses

Mastodon – High Road

Trivium – Strife


The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling

Blitz Kids – Sometimes

Ed Sheeran – Sing

Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)

Gary Clark, Jr. – Don’t Owe You a Thang

Green Day – Nuclear Family

The Killers – When You Were Young

The Lumineers – Ho Hey

My Chemical Romance – Na Na Na

Pierce the Veil – King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)

The Rolling Stones – Paint It, Black

Skrillex – Bangarang

The War On Drugs – Under the Pressure

Black Veil Brides – In The End

Rage Against the Machine – Guerrilla Radio

Judas Priest – Breaking the Law

Pantera – Cowboys From Hell

Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals

System of a Down – Chop Suey!

Alter Bridge – Cry of Achilles

Alt-J – Left Hand Free

Broken Bells – Leave It Alone

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground

The Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell

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