Guitar Hero 3 first tracks

Guitar Hero 3 first tracks

Some fresh details on Guitar Hero 3 have emerged from a press release.

GH3 will contain a number of new features, including multiplayer battle mode, boss battles, a load of unlockables and authentic rock venues. Downloadable content will be available on multiple platforms, hopefully Wii will be one of them.

The game's being developed by Neversoft, the company behind the Tony Hawk series. Deals have been struck with all major record labels so there will likely be a good array of songs. Some of the tracks available have already been unveiled:

  • Cherub Rock (Smashing Pumpkins *woop*)
  • Knights of Cydonia (Muse *woop*)
  • Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
  • Sabotage (Beastie Boys)
  • My Name is Jonas (Weezer)
  • Rock And Roll All Nite (made famous by Kiss)
  • School's Out (made famous by Alice Cooper)
  • Slow Ride (made famous by Fog Hat)
  • Cult of Personality (by Living Colour)
  • Barracuda (made famous by Heart)
  • The Metal (Tenacious D)

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Zendalf said:

Amazing, I love all of those bands, but tell me why did you have to put Marylin Manson as the picture? *shudder* nasty.

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Buzzshow said:

It's on a good start. Keep your fingers crossed for Paridise City yet.

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eric said:

I've never heard of any of these songs but I have heard most of the singers before. I hope they get some well known songs that ROCK.

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Splintercell4ever said:

Wow, whoever thought Tenacious D would be related to Nintendo. They have very SUBSTANTIAL differences.

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Scooby Jew said:

Muse? Weezer? Beastie Boys?! Oh, what! Try Children of Bodom, Wintersun, Kalmah, Ensiferum, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Sonata Arctica, Iron Maiden, bands like that. Good bands that actually challenge guitar players. Oh wait, I forgot, you can't say "challenge" in modern games. It makes the losers feel sorry for themselves, look inward, and fix their lives. Modern society can't have that. They'd rather have them "express" themselves in their own pathetic ways. In short: I think those bands are horrible and games should be more challenging, that's what gives them a longer lifespan and that's also what makes games great.

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pick patrol said:

I'm STOKED.

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Pandawan said:

I agree Scooby, although I might not agree with every band you listed. I was very disappointed in GH2's list of songs, very minimal guitar oriented bands. I'm hoping for another killer Megadeth song (seeing as GH2 had Hanger 18 maybe Holy Wars?) and a few more hard rock/metal songs like the original GH.

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DragonFoxCoon said:

Tenacious D? What? Jack Black ought to be happy about that.

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BonbonJoe said:

Scooby, to be honest I think Muse is a really good band. Some of their songs are easy, yes. But they're pretty much all catchy (use whammy) and great songs. AC/DC please.

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Elementrat said:

I love Metal. I hope GH3 is chock full of it. I also lol'd at Tenacious D's song "The Metal" being the chosen song. How ironic. Also ironic: The lack of real Metal bands being announced. And Splintercell4ever, this game isn't exactly being developed with Nintendo in mind. While it will be released on Wii, their first market is still Sony. They are just porting it onto Wii as well.

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BrothaZ said:

Alice cooper and tenacious d. Finally I know these songs unlike gh2 where they were never heard of. Thank god.

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DJames said:

*shudder* guitar? Yuk man, they should make a dj hero with tracks like ballanation that let you mix your own songs. That wouuld pwn! I'd buy it as soon as it hits the shelves.

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cmk said:

Wooo! That's so freaking sweet. I'll own you all online. Maybe!

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Zendalf said:

Dj hero?! Please that is the most pathetic thing I have ever heard of. Look guys, gh2 had like 100+ songs, this is just an original touch of what may be on here. Be looking for some zeppelin. Also I doubt that they would put stuff like Children of Bodom because of their evil lyrics. It would be cool to have some Michael Angelo Batio songs on here. Nitro I mean. Or psyopus. If you haven't heard of psyopus, look them up. And Genghis tron. Not my favorite bands but friggin awesome.

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The Hamburgler said:

That's an.. what's the word.. INTERESTING list. Paint it Black is one of the greatest songs ever. Rock and Roll all nite, School's out, slowride and barracuda are classics. The Metal is ok (although there are much better D songs to choose). The rest are "play it once" songs just to unlock the next set.

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DAB said:

When will we get to preorder this game?

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ASLAN said:

They should put some indie music on there and some metal.

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Want said:

Needs. Vertigo by U2 ! Wantwantwant.

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Ayato said:

Tenacious D? The game is doomed! But yeah, metal would be real nice.

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Elementrat said:

Where is the Metal? (Teh_real metal Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk).

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shobenator said:

Scooby Jew is my hero. Great bands! COB is a definite. Some 3 Inches of Blood would be nice. Songs in which a guitar is actually used a lot.

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Sirius said:

Guitar hero 2 was alright, but 3 sounds like it's going to be a blast. The best radio on radio is sirius. Get sirius, and you will never ever list to regular radio again.

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CoCa said:

Um they should just put like 40 Coheed and Cambria Songs on there, would be the best guitar hero game ever.

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your ROCK leader said:

They should have nirvana and metalica.

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brenbil said:

How bout paradise city, enter sandman, master of puppets and crazy train? Where are they?

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yytt said:

Where the hell is Megadeth! How about crazy train or welcome to the jungle.

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S5kickflip said:

Not bad but I was hoping for eruption and some classic dc zepplin and aerosmith.

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Zac said:

How bout some Dream Theater? John Petrucci is a great guitarist! I would also like some Metallica, Megadeth etc. Something I don't want is Stairway To Heaven. It's a good song and all but I think it would be incredibly boring.

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freakin idiots said:

Metallica will never have songs on guitar hero because they are stupid remember they are the guys who got rid of napster, metallica is just a bunch of idiots but I am hoping for some paradise city I was excited with sweet child o' mine, so yeah.

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Zendalf said:

Oh yeah! Coheed and Cambria would totally school. Especially Welcome Home cause of the kick ass solos at the end. Keeping secrets would be cool too. And definitely everything evil. High five Coca.

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joe said:

The list is ok. Maybe some acdc or zepplin. Some songs to rock to.

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Alex said:

My god they need some better songs. Some more like: Skin - Breaking Benjamin, Here With You - 3 Doors Down, She - Taproot, Anthem - Zebrahead, At Your Funeral For A Friend - Legion Of Doom, Last Night - Skillet, I Dare You - Shinedown, Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace, Home - Daughtry. And so on.

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clownsman said:

Dammit guys, muse is the best band ever. But I wonder why they put knights of cydonia as the song. They should have put plug in baby.

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whiiz said:

Led zeppelin, go joe! Also some modern music like marilyn manson's "the beautiful people". I love that song.

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woohoo said:

Jukebox hero!

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buffon said:

They should put songs like: guns and roses paradise city, civil war ones like that and also songs from groups like magnum, bon jovi, iron maiden. As well as the song from kiss called crazy nights.

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chris said:

How about we actually have some system of a down.

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zack said:

I would love to have some acdc, led zeppelin, metallica, gnr and some modern alt like old school mcr.

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aaron said:

How about songs that have badass solos and riffs. Something like dragon force. How about some of today's modern rock? I like the oldies for sure but how about songs teenagers and younger people listen to these days. I bet it would sell more because a lot of younger people love this game more than grown ups.

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shplz said:

People people, this isn't the full list. The last two games, they said in the original statement maybe 2 good songs and the rest were crappy. But when the full list came out they had all the good stuff, this is the crap list, more is on the way. Metallica ain't happening, lars will see to that.

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paulina said:

Everyone would love to see some tool, metallica, system of a down, and rammstein. But especially TOOL. Get metal. A lot of metal.

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cory said:

Hell yeah on the CoCa! Please god don't put 3 doors down on there, or daughtry, good idea on the zebrahead though. More metal I say. Some human abstract, more all that remains, avenged sevenfold, as I lay dying, at the gates. Maybe some atreyu, children of bodom, definitely some dragonforce (those guys are fast as hell, it would make a good finale song), cradle of filth, darkest hour, some more dethklok (best metal band out right now), more lamb of god. Maybe some disturbed, please let there be metallica, parkway drive, vanna, I killed the prom queen, and to end it all PLEASE put escape the fate. That would be the best guitar hero ever. Just let them have a metal edition! Long live METAL.

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The Censor said:

Ok to everyone complaining about the list, they have to please everyone (the oldie lovers, metalheads, and everyone else) while at the same time keeping the rating down. Many system of a down songs have lyrics that people wouldn't let their kids listen to and I bet that goes the same for a lot of bands that you listed. Just keep that in mind while you suggest songs.

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yeah said:

Whoever said young people don't listen to old bands is completely wrong. If you've ever been to any of the concerts you would see that.

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james said:

I agree with the above post, we need U2's VERTIGO!

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You all said:

If you think the songs on gh2 were unheard of you are an idiot. Danzig, Stray cats, megadeth, dick dale. All well known, as well as most of the others.

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dik said:

I hope GH3 has some floyd, I don't care what song.

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Meow said:

CoCa you read my mind, Coheed and Cambria would make this game even more awesome. Definitely want to see some metallica on there and more metal bands with crazy solos and catchy riffs.

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super silver7 said:

They should put some carlos santana on guitar hero 3.

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Jemm said:

They seem pretty good, although something AC/DC, Metallica would be nice- classic metal not modern grunge crap. Also, is it me or do they pinch a LOT of GTA songs (not that this is bad, as they are usually good): GH- You Got Another Thing Coming, Bark At The Moon. GHII- Mother, Strutter, Them Bones, Killing In The Name Of, Madhouse, Free Bird. GHIII- Slow Ride, Cult Of Personality, Barracuda.

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Orez said:

What? None of you guys mentioned Crazy Train!? By the way, it is currently the most requested song for GH3.

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Divinity Boy said:

Scooby jew, have you even heard knights of cydonia, or for that matter, any of Muse's songs? Six minutes of epic guitar action!

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Hmmm said:

Welcome to the Jungle will be there.

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j03 said:

Oh my god guitar hero 3 needs welcome home by coheed and cambria. That song has the best solo I've ever heard in my life.

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No Led said:

Since the few people who own the rights to the led zeppelin songs are very tight on selling them, there is virtually zero (0) percent chance that there will be Stairway, or any LZ song on GH3. Maybe at best a 5%. Besides, I personally like over the hills since it's not as horrendously long and painful to listen to. If you want to request songs, go check out Rockband. They're taking requests of what songs to put on, provided they can get the license. And for the record, I think that muse song is TIGHT (MV is the bomb).

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Ryan said:

This track sucks. Where's the metal? They did okay in GH2 with All that Remains, Shadows Fall, and Lamb of God. They need to get also some more recently made songs rather than old songs.

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Robbo said:

They're not bad songs, there's 11 there. How many more are they gonna put on? There was 40 plus bonus tracks on number 2 so I think people are gonna get what they want.

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dubblea84 said:

I think scooby jew is a moron. If you're a real guitar player then go play you're damn guitar. I'm sorry you think you are better than everyone else because you proclaim yourself to be a guitar expert. You are the loser.

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Corey said:

They definitely need more AC/DC, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, songs like that. Also a few more D songs. The Metal is a good song, but D's make some much better ones.

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noone said:

Nah I don't like the idea of metal. I think guitar hero should branch out to 2 different series: classic rock hero and metal hero.

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will said:

You've never heard of schools out for summer.

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Jamee said:

Hey I want you to have some damn MARILYN MANSON. I love that guy, he's the shit. Put some manson on there, me and all my friends would buy the game. I would buy like 8 of them.

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some dude said:

Tool would be awesome.

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Merna said:

Although a lot of Scooby's bands probably have good guitar riffs and shit but 90% of people that play Guitar Hero will not recognize them. They got to apply to the majority.

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Drew said:

They should have some Smashing Pumpkins, oh wait, there IS.

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matt said:

Hello? Hendrix.

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Alex said:

I would love to see some MM and more Hendrix and maybe Kashmir, Zeppelin, but ACDC? Come on. Maybe on the first set list, just as a warm up. Otherwise, we could just sleep through any songs of theirs later in the game.

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j said:

Eric up at the top. Why are you playing guitar hero if you haven't heard of any of these songs? Kind of ridiculous.

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tony said:

I wish they have something from sether or system of a down. Peephole is cool and remedy also.

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Dave said:

Eric, most of those bands are well known, have you been living under a rock in the woods? Kiss, Alice cooper, Rolling stones. Damn I'm excited for this one.

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Drew said:

Not too thrilled with the song list so far. I think an artist they need is Jet. Cold hard bitch or something. Are You going to be my girl would be a kick ass song to put on.

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Brandon said:

They should put on songs by Led Zeppelin, black sabboth, AC/DC, Kiss, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Ramones and all kinds of 60's and 70's songs not garbage like metallica, nirvana and any new bands.

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tyler said:

I'm liking it so far, but they got to put some more lamb of god, all that remains and megadeth in there.

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Danny said:

I like most of the songs right now, except why Weezer? Why? Nobody likes them. GH3 should get some SOAD (Know, Radio/Video, Vicinity of Obscenity?), MM, Floyd, Zepplin (Stairway to Heaven) and why not some foreign bands? Dimmu Borgier or Dir en grey would be pretty nice. OBSCURE/Saku, anyone?

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Dragoneye77 said:

Personally, I don't think bands like COB and Dimmu Borgier belong on a game like this. They don't have the right sound. Guitarists/bands who have the right sound to be on this game are people like Satriani, Clapton, ZZ Top, Floyd/Gilmour (although I don't foresee him ever being on this game), Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Guns 'n' Roses, AC/DC, Metallica (again, never going to happen), Zeppelin, Ozzy. Pantera was good on the first one, Zakk Wylde, Deep Purple, Dream Theater/Petrucci, Megadeth has been good on both of the previous games, The Stones, music where you can really appreciate the guitar work.

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Dox said:

They need to put some good classic rock and screw all the hardcore crap you metalheads are talking about.

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PHiRE said:

They're doing ok, great choice of bands with Muse and Smashing Pumpkins, but not really their best songs. Everyone has different tastes so hopefully the downloadable tracks will be varied. Personally I think they concentrate too much on "classics", most of us buying this game aren't 40 years old. Put 90's onward bands on there. Placebo, Radiohead, Cold, KoRn, Marilyn Manson, Nirvana, Bush, REM, Slayer, Arctic Monkeys.

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F-Zero X VC said:

I'm not so sure this would get in but: Slipknot, Zao, Strungout, Joe Stump, Peachcake, Apocalyptica and MAYBE some Technoish Freezepop.

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Mike A said:

Children of Bodom, Paul Gilbert, Dead Kennedys, Dragon Force, Nine Inch Nails is something I'd like to see. Closer by NIN would be sweet considering you can technically play all the keyboard parts on guitar, and they do it on occasion. I'd like more wild songs on GH3. I hope they put some new bands nobody has heard of before on there, at least in a section like "unlabeled" or something, give the underdogs something.

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dinosaur said:

Alright muse is awesome. What they really need is Coheed and Cambria, maybe Welcome Home or Ten Speed or something. Incubus would be awesome having light grenades on there.

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tim said:

The guitar for this looks so sick.

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gnr baby said:

Where's the guns and roses man. Paradise city, welcome to the jungle. Anything, but you got to have gnr man, you just got to. It wouldn't be a good game without gnr.

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xxrockkstarrx said:

Hey Guitar Hero Staff, I was wondering if you guys could fit in a song that I think a lot of people would love to play in your game and more people would buy your game. The song "Prayer Of The Refugee" made by RISE AGAINST. I'm hoping this gets through to you and you could put it on the game. Thank you.

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bababababab said:

Slipknot.

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mac dre said:

I want to see some Carlos Santana, he's a rock legend too dammit.

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lucifer(tim) said:

If you think children of bodom or dimmu borgir don't deserve this game, you are way wrong to the max. Children of bodom is amazing and dimmu borgir are way technical. More metal.

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Saint Clare said:

Dragonforce. Fury of the storm. Enough said. By the way guys this is 30 out of 70 seventy songs so wait or the whole list. Don't like the game? Don't buy it.

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Zendalf said:

Dimmu borgir sucks. They have like no talent and are pretty creepy. The only good thing about them is their drummer's consistency and endurance playing the double bass.

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Wii Wii said:

Hey, don't be hating on the black metal zendalf. Dimmu is ok. I just don't like the fact that they sing gayly. We need Cannibal Corpse. Now that's metal.

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Wii Wii said:

Most of you guys don't even know what you're talking about. I'm in a death/black metal band and I know what's good. I say Zeppelin to Cannibal Corpse. All metal. NO PUNK. I hate that crap.

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