Rock Band: Five Years of Experiencing a Game Franchise That Rocks (Part I)

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Where were you in November 2007?  For many gamers (if not all), they started experiencing a game that would later become one of the best franchises ever put out by a gaming studio called Harmonix.  On November 20th, 2007, a game called Rock Band came out, which expanded on the guitar game play from their previous work on Guitar Hero and combined additional elements, such as drums and vocals.  In celebration of its fifth anniversary, I’m writing about my experiences playing a most beloved game series in the form of a two-part blog feature.  Part I will start from the time when I first heard of the game and will cover from the beginning and all the way through my experiences with LEGO Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band.

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Amazing Metal You’re Not Hearing – 7.18.12

Greetings once more from your KSSU Loud Rock Director and welcome to the second installment of AMYNH!

Black metal summer

I shan’t waste your time with a silly introduction this time, but I will instead plunge us right into another batch of lovely metal releases. This round includes bands from Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, and Helsinki (Finland).

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New this week to KSSU Loud Rock – 9.26.2011

Do I even need to talk about this album? New Mastodon! I’ll rave a little more since I kind of have to… It is Crack the Skye for fans of Blood Mountain and vice versa. Hell, there are even nuggets of Leviathan thrown in. It has all the melody of Skye but the songs are shorter and there are more of them. The heviness that may have been missed on the last album is back on tracks like “Blasteroid” and “Spectrelight.” Those unfamiliar with the band somehow should start here and work backwards and long time fans should enjoy most of this gem. [Read more…]