RBN Community Spotlight : March 2012

ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
edited March 2012 in The Rock Band Network
The March announcement thread starts now!

If you've been following the earlier thread you know we've gotten a pretty awesome band on board, and we're HOPING to be able to announce it today. There are still some things we need to lock in before announcing, so as of right now we can't announce this band. However, that might change during the day, and if it doesn't then we'll make a separate thread as soon as we're able to announce.

Also we were dropping some hints about a band we're working with. The hints were that they have been in GH multiple times, both as DLC and on disc, that this band was one that a few years ago no one would ever imagine them coming to the Rock Band platform, and lastly this band had Lex's favorite on disc Guitar Hero 3 song.

A few of you have guessed it, but we'll start off today announcing the band in question is An Endless Sporadic!

Being a Neversoft employee band, back during the heyday of the GH/RB rivalry no one would ever think that a 'Neversoft' band would come to their rivals platform.

We're working on four songs from them :
Impulse, Anything, The Triangular Race Through Space, and From the Blue/Point of No Return!

Here's a look at the first song we're working on From the Blue/Point of No Return :
http://youtu.be/HoftMI9rEYI

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements throughout the day!

As an aside, there's some nasty weather moving through here, so if there's no updates for a long period of time then blame mother nature. If this does happen I'll be back on as soon as possible to keep the announcements going!

Comments

  • edited March 2012
    Mega excited about AES, especially about Impulse and The Triangular Race Through Space. Those should have some great keys parts as well.

    And yes, Impulse was my favorite GH3 on-disc song, although Cliffs of Dover was a VERY close second.

    Also, that first track looks like a LOT of fun on all instruments (and it also looks very hard on keys).
  • Tykki-TemeTykki-Teme Road Warrior
    edited March 2012
    Damn, I didn't even remember what Impulse sounded like, been such a long time since I've last played GH3. A definite buy.
  • PankrazzoPankrazzo Road Warrior
    edited March 2012
    If you have some bigger names than AES lined up, you could actually steal HMX' thunder this week.
  • OscarvariumOscarvarium Rising Star
    edited March 2012
    Big announcement - A band that confirmed they were coming to RBN months ago? :p
  • machetemonkeymachetemonkey Opening Act
    edited March 2012
    Oscarvarium;4661672 said:
    Big announcement - A band that confirmed they were coming to RBN months ago? :p
    Psh this wasn't our big announcement. =P
  • machetemonkeymachetemonkey Opening Act
    edited March 2012
    Lowlander2;4661624 said:
    DIdn't that include a third part, TTRSS or something, back on the GH?

    Regardless, An Endless Sporadic is awesome.

    Look at the list of songs we're doing. "The Triangular Race Through Space" does that look at all similar to your (slightly inaccurate) acronym? Yup. The version on GH was a medley of these three songs in a 10 minute track. We're doing From the Blue/Point of No Return together in one track, and The Triangular Race Through Space in another. So don't worry, you'll still get the third part.
  • Lowlander2Lowlander2 FaIling Star
    edited March 2012
    I do worry, Tommy. That's my style.
  • johnnyboybladejohnnyboyblade Opening Act
    edited March 2012
    So far I'm liking 100 percent of the announced songs/artists lol
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited March 2012
    Pankrazzo;4661666 said:
    If you have some bigger names than AES lined up, you could actually steal HMX' thunder this week.


    We do have a bigger known band than AES, but I guess it just depends on if you're a fan of the band or not if you think we steal HMX's thunder today.
  • ConfuryConfury Unsigned
    edited March 2012
    I'll be PT'ing these songs, making sure they're both accurate AND fun. Glad to see they'll actually be hitting the store and not be in limbo.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited March 2012
    Oscarvarium;4661672 said:
    Big announcement - A band that confirmed they were coming to RBN months ago? :p

    Yeah this band isn't our big announcement. And it seems like a lot of people (that don't frequent scorehero) had any idea that AES was coming to the game.

    IF we do get to announce our big band today believe me no one knows that this one is coming to the game... at least I think not :P
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited March 2012
    Here's our second announcement for the day! :

    We're following up fan favorite Halcyon way's Building the towers album with 5 songs from their 2011 follow up Indoctrination.

    First track up is the title track Indoctrination :
    http://youtu.be/wfZpenzEGjY

    More to come!
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited March 2012
    I'm pretty pumped that we're getting GH tracks, even though I have no recollection of the band at all! XD

    Gonna listen to them, though. And hopefully like them! :D
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited March 2012
    Der_Lex;4661635 said:
    although Cliffs of Dover was a VERY close second.

    damn my guess was close then :p
    ThatAuthoringGroup;4661747 said:
    Here's our second announcement for the day! :

    We're following up fan favorite Halcyon way's Building the towers album with 5 songs from their 2011 follow up Indoctrination.

    First track up is the title track Indoctrination :
    http://youtu.be/wfZpenzEGjY

    More to come!

    more Halcyon is always welcome on my HDD :o
  • MourganDespanaMourganDespana Road Warrior
    edited March 2012
    Nice, may pick it up.

    I have friends who would love it.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited March 2012
    We've got a lot to announce today so we're just going to keep firing these off!

    Next up is melodic death metal band Not Above Evil!

    This four piece band from Manchester has an 8 song release you can pick up here :
    http://www.facebook.com/notaboveevil/app_204974879526524

    And here's a look (well a listen) to their song the Duel which we're working on now :
    http://notaboveevil.bandcamp.com/track/the-duel
  • AskariNariAskariNari Rising Star
    edited March 2012
    I'm wrapping up some things before I make any announcements, so I before I do that, I'd just like to recommend that anyone reading this who hasn't checked out "Starting To Appreciate" by Tutankamon do so, as I haven't seen a lot of people talk about it and it's a pretty good song that's been out for a while.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited March 2012
    I know we have an image of being a metal group, so here's a little something that is completely opposite from our usual offerings.

    Keys players...this one is for you!

    Sky Pie - Wabi Sabi :
    http://youtu.be/xbn7IqfQ-pU
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited March 2012
    Listened to everything that TAG announced except Halcyon Way, and I can't say I like them D:
    The vocals are either nonexistant or screamo (in case of The Duel). I think The Endless Sporadic songs would be infinitely times better if the keys section was used sparingly instead of being thrown out in the whole song. The keys sound cool, but if they're just massively thrown up like that it just tunes out and becomes noise.
  • machetemonkeymachetemonkey Opening Act
    edited March 2012
    AskariNari;4661810 said:
    I'm wrapping up some things before I make any announcements, so I before I do that, I'd just like to recommend that anyone reading this who hasn't checked out "Starting To Appreciate" by Tutankamon do so, as I haven't seen a lot of people talk about it and it's a pretty good song that's been out for a while.

    That's a HMX-released song, too, not RBN.
  • edited March 2012
    Cipher_Peon;4661841 said:
    Listened to everything that TAG announced except Halcyon Way, and I can't say I like them D:
    The vocals are either nonexistant or screamo (in case of The Duel). I think The Endless Sporadic songs would be infinitely times better if the keys section was used sparingly instead of being thrown out in the whole song. The keys sound cool, but if they're just massively thrown up like that it just tunes out and becomes noise.

    Because if there's anything we pro keys players would be looking forward to, it's more songs with sparse keys sections. ;)

    That keys instrumental looks and sounds interesting. Bloody hard, though.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited March 2012
    Just listened to IndoctriNation. Yeah, the vocals are pretty ehhhh, and the screamo bits add variety, but still aren't for me. The guitar is pretty cool, but I can't imagine myself buying it to play, because it doesn't really feel enjoyable.
  • HeyRilesHeyRiles Besse's Girl
    edited March 2012
    Just tell Red Bull to stop being a pansy
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited March 2012
    Der_Lex;4661846 said:
    Because if there's anything we pro keys players would be looking forward to, it's more songs with sparse keys sections. ;)

    That keys instrumental looks and sounds interesting. Bloody hard, though.
    Not sparse, but something that adds flair to the song. I can imagine that it would be fun to play, but it's not really fun to listen to because the endless repetition of the keys just drown everything out and make the whole entire song suffer and feel instantly forgettable. I can't honestly say I remember a lick of any of the 4 songs besides "massive amounts of keys that have no memorable parts in them at all because they don't let up." I am a firm believer of the phrase "variety is the spice of life" and it definitely applies to music too. Also, it reminds me of Selkies and I don't like that song. But that's just an "out there" statement.
  • SideshowNSideshowN Rising Star
    edited March 2012
    ThatAuthoringGroup;4661747 said:
    Here's our second announcement for the day! :

    We're following up fan favorite Halcyon way's Building the towers album with 5 songs from their 2011 follow up Indoctrination.

    First track up is the title track Indoctrination :
    http://youtu.be/wfZpenzEGjY

    More to come!
    I am of excite. Halcyon Way is some of the funnest 2X bass pedaling in the game. Thanks for bringing more into the game.
  • DLCquickplayDLCquickplay Unsigned
    edited March 2012
    Today we have chart previews for the remaining songs from an Unkindness' 4 Songs EP, offering some more pretty challenging piano-based alternative rock tracks.

    I put highlight timestamps next to the titles, if you can't watch the whole thing watching like 20 seconds from there will help you decide if you like it or not.

    A Death (0:14)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpclHcLKua4
    Fragments (4:17)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbKqXyjq0bo
    Words Cannot Express (1:29)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rME7FyyS_wk

    The plan is to get these into the system some time next week, feedback is welcome in the YouTube comments.

    All of those songs, including Foundation* (now available on Xbox and PS3!) you can download for free at http://anunkindness.bandcamp.com

    * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S95mIRwoRM
  • ASPKevASPKev Opening Act
    edited March 2012
    Hey guys, first announcement of the day.

    We're excited to announce that we're bringing the the female fronted rock band, Kandia, to the Rock Band Network! The song marking their RBN debut is their single, "Into Your Hands".


    "Pure - raw - melodic - sensual - rock music that goes into your ears, through your bloodstream and makes your toes tickle. This female-fronted band sends positive messages never leaving aggressiveness behind but always ironically sweetening it.

    On May 2009, Kandia entered the studio to record their debut album “Inward Beauty|Outward Reflection”. The album contains nine new songs and a remake from “Rise” - the song was chosen by Myspace fans to be re-recorded on the album.

    Their debut album also features Charon's frontman JP Leppaluoto on song “Reflections” , which allowed the band to capture the attention of this Finnish band admirers and enlarge the fan-base.

    Struggling to record their first video-clip ever, the band would release “Into Your Hands” video almost a year after the release of the debut album. Nonetheless, the video got exposure on MTV’s Headbangers Ball and counts over 35k views on Youtube. "



    Click here to see a preview of the song in game, and remember; if you are digging what you hear, make sure to hit up and follow these guys (and girl) on Facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/Kandiamusic


    Also, make sure you stay tuned, as we have some HUGE announcements planned for later in the day!
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited March 2012
    DLCquickplay;4661859 said:
    Today we have chart previews for the remaining songs from an Unkindness' 4 Songs EP, offering some more pretty challenging piano-based alternative rock tracks.

    I put highlight timestamps next to the titles, if you can't watch the whole thing watching like 20 seconds from there will help you decide if you like it or not.

    A Death (0:14)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpclHcLKua4
    Fragments (4:17)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbKqXyjq0bo
    Words Cannot Express (1:29)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rME7FyyS_wk

    The plan is to get these into the system some time next week, feedback is welcome in the YouTube comments.

    All of those songs, including Foundation* (now available on Xbox and PS3!) you can download for free at http://anunkindness.bandcamp.com

    * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S95mIRwoRM
    A Death: This is what I mean by variety in keys and letting up to make the cool parts even more interesting! Even though the keys don't stop playing, the interesting parts just stick out more in comparison to the regular keys playing! And the vocals are ok. They have potential for being awesome if the guy put some heart into it (and sang louder). And the harmonies are awesome. They come in extremely late in the song, but they definitely pop out for being cool.

    Fragments: The vocals and keys are very repetitive in the beginning of the song, but the POP moment at 1:29 helps that. But the thing is, the pop moment could use a lot more...EXPLOSIVENESS, ya know? That's why listening to these songs, I can tell this band has massive potential to become incredibly awesome. The vocalist definitely has potential if he only sang with his heart out and sang LOUDER and the instruments even mor- THERE IT IS! AT 3:05! IF THE VOCALIST COULD SING LIKE THAT CONSISTENTLY AND USE THE REGULAR VOICE AS VARIETY, THEN IT WOULD BE A MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT! Yes, this is exactly what I pictured how the band could end up. Everything I said about them and how I feel about them and want them to become pops out at 3:05. They're still in a shell, but it feels like they're punching through it.

    Words Cannot Express: The keys in this song are exactly what I would picture them in a song with... more instruments in them >_>
    The keys kick ass and the vocals are really tapping into that pool of potential. A lot more fun than the other songs to listen to, but I would think Fragments is more fun to play.

    I approve, DLCQuickplay :)
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited March 2012
    ASPKev;4661861 said:
    Hey guys, first announcement of the day.

    We're excited to announce that we're bringing the the female fronted rock band, Kandia, to the Rock Band Network! The song marking their RBN debut is their single, "Into Your Hands".


    "Pure - raw - melodic - sensual - rock music that goes into your ears, through your bloodstream and makes your toes tickle. This female-fronted band sends positive messages never leaving aggressiveness behind but always ironically sweetening it.

    On May 2009, Kandia entered the studio to record their debut album “Inward Beauty|Outward Reflection”. The album contains nine new songs and a remake from “Rise” - the song was chosen by Myspace fans to be re-recorded on the album.

    Their debut album also features Charon's frontman JP Leppaluoto on song “Reflections” , which allowed the band to capture the attention of this Finnish band admirers and enlarge the fan-base.

    Struggling to record their first video-clip ever, the band would release “Into Your Hands” video almost a year after the release of the debut album. Nonetheless, the video got exposure on MTV’s Headbangers Ball and counts over 35k views on Youtube. "



    Click here to see a preview of the song in game, and remember; if you are digging what you hear, make sure to hit up and follow these guys (and girl) on Facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/Kandiamusic


    Also, make sure you stay tuned, as we have some HUGE announcements planned for later in the day!
    I don't really like the vocalist, but the guitar and harmonies are really awesome. And I hear something that sounds remotely like keys in the background. Why aren't those charted D:
    And I completely disagree with lowering the guitar in the mix. It stands out really well and brings the song up. However, I do agree that the drums are a bit too soft.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited March 2012
    It's already in the system (actually it should be available on next Thursday's update), but here's the next Anarchy Club track we're working on :

    Rise and Shine :
    http://youtu.be/6vpDBVzF9vs

    AND we're working on Riddle Me This right now!

    http://youtu.be/9EEeJuY0MtU

    More to come!
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