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Better than 'Guitar Hero'? 'Brutal Legend' packs 100+ heavy metal songs

September 25, 2009 |  3:10 pm

Metalheads will have to learn to operate a game controller while throwing up the sign of the horns. The new Electronic Arts game, "Brutal Legend," has a pretty heavy soundtrack.

With more than 100 songs from 75 bands, the video game, which is scheduled for release on Oct. 13 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, has one of the biggest libraries of big-name licensed songs out of the box.

Jack Black voices the main character, who wields a flying-V axe (for you non-musicians out there, "axe" means guitar) and an, um, axe -- a literal axe. Metal legends Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Halford of Judas Priest lend supporting voice roles.

For a full track list, click "Continue reading."

3 Inches of Blood Deadly Sinners
3 Inches of Blood Destroy The Orcs
Accept Fast As A Shark
Angel Witch Angel Witch
Anthrax Metal Thrashing Mad
Anvil March of the Crabs
Anvil Tag Team
Apostasy Sulphur Injection
Bishop of Hexen A Serpentine Grave
Bishop of Hexen The Somber Grounds of Truth
Black Sabbath Children of the Grave
Black Sabbath Symptom of the Universe
Black Sabbath Never Say Die
Brocas Helm Cry of the Banshee
Brocas Helm Drink the Blood of the Priest
Budgie Breadfan
Budgie Zoom Club
Candlemass Witches
Carcass No Love Lost
Cloven Hoof Nightstalker
Children of Bodom Angels Don’t Kill
Coroner Skeleton on your Shoulder
Cradle of Filth Her Ghost in the Fog
Crimson Glory Queen of the Masquerade
Dark Fortress Insomnia
Dark Tranquility Cathode Ray Sunshine
Deathstars Blitzkrieg
Def Leppard Rock of Ages
Dethklok Mermaider
Diamond Head Am I Evil?
Dimmu Borgir Progenies of the Great Apocalypse
Dokken Mr. Scary
Dragonforce Through the Fire and Flames
Emperor Thus Spake The Nightspirit
Enslaved Frost
Enslaved Loke
Firehouse Overnight Sensation
Girlschool Bomber
Iced Earth When the Night Falls
Iced Earth Pure Evil
In Flames Goliaths Disarm Their Davids
Judas Priest Battle Hymn
Judas Priest The Hellion/Electric Eye
Judas Priest Leather Rebel
Judas Priest One Shot At Glory
Judas Priest Painkiller
Kabbage Boy



Free Your Hate

KMFDM Rip The System
King Diamond Cremation
King Diamond Welcome Home
Kiss God of Thunder
Lita Ford Betrayal
Marilyn Manson Beautiful People
Manowar Die For Metal
Manowar The Dawn Of Battle
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mastodon Oblivion Instrumental
Megadeth High Speed Dirt
Megadeth Tornado of Souls
Metal Church Metal Church
Michael Schenker Group Assault Attack
Ministry Stigmata
Ministry Thieves
Mirrorthrone So Frail
Motley Crue Dr. Feelgood
Motley Crue Kickstart My Heart
Motley Crue Live Wire
Motorhead Back at the Funny Farm
Motorhead In the Black
Motorhead Marching Off to War
Motorhead We Are the Road Crew
Nitro Machine Gun Eddie
Omen The Axeman
Ostrogoth Queen of Desire
Overkill World of Hurt
Ozzy Osbourne Believer
Ozzy Osbourne Mr. Crowley
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman
Prong Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
Quiet Riot The Wild and the Young
Racer X Technical Difficulties
Racer X Y.R.O.
Ratt Lay It Down
Riot Road Racin
Riot Narita
Riot Swords and Tequila
Rob Zombie Superbeast
Rotting Christ Ad Notics
Running Wild Riding the Storm
Sanctuary Battle Angels
Savatage Hall of the Mountain King
Saxon Wheels of Steel  
Scorpions Blackout
Scorpions Holiday
Skeletonwitch Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery
Skid Row Youth Gone Wild
Slayer Metal Storm/Face The Slayer
Slough Feg Warriors Dawn
Static-X Love Dump
Tenacious D Master Exploder
Tenacious D The Metal
Testament For The Glory Of
Testament More Than Meets The Eye
Tvangeste Birth of the Hero
UFO Rock Bottom
Whitesnake Still of the Night
Wrath of Killenstein Ignisis Dance

-- Mark Milian