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Iron Maiden Tracks Added to Rock Band

on May 30, 2009 @ 21:16

Harmonix Music, MTV Games & Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that 12 tracks from Iron Maiden will be added June 9 to the Rock Band® Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Wii.

Live recordings of “Aces High,” “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” “Fear of the Dark” and “Iron Maiden,” featured on Flight 666, are among those available for download in the Rock Band Music Store June 9. The other 8 songs were amongst those featured on the band’s Somewhere Back in Time World Tour during the first leg of which Flight 666 was filmed. This will mark the first time master recordings from Iron Maiden have been made available on Rock Band games.

“Metal fans have wanted this one for a long time, and we’ve answered them with some of the greatest Maiden songs, both live and recorded,” said Paul DeGooyer, Senior Vice President of Electronic Games & Music for MTV. “Iron Maiden is one of the most successful and widely recognized metal bands of all time, with more than 75 million albums sold, and counting. We’re very excited to offer these tracks, and we know fans will be thrilled.”

“Fans have been asking us to do something with Rock Band for some time and this seemed to be a perfect opportunity,” said Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood. “Our recent Somewhere Back in Time tour was perhaps the most enjoyable one we have ever undertaken, and certainly the most successful with almost two million people catching the shows round the World. So it just seemed a good idea to make some of the songs we played available now so fans can play along with the band on the tour. Then we shall see if they can keep up with the band!”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Aces High (live) - Flight 666 (2009)
2 Minutes to Midnight - Powerslave (1984)
The Trooper - Piece of Mind (1983)
Wasted Years - Somewhere in Time (1986)
The Number of the Beast - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Run to the Hills - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Can I Play With Madness - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
The Clairvoyant - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
Powerslave - Powerslave (1984)
Fear of the Dark (live) - Flight 666 (2009)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (live) - Flight 666 (2009)
Iron Maiden (live) - Flight 666 (2009)

The Iron Maiden tracks will be available for purchase as part of the “Iron Maiden Pack” or as individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks only for Wii.

Release Date:
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and in-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii
Thursday, June 11, 2009 - PlayStation Store
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