RBN Community Spotlight : May 2012

ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
edited May 2012 in The Rock Band Network
Ready for another day full of RBN announcements, game play reveals, contests, and who knows what?

Let's get this circus started!

First up if you've been following us from the beginning (before we were known as TAG even), you might remember that we initially had a huge list of artists that was working with us, and of course if it's time (as in they decided they didn't have time to devote to the process), the slowing sales/closing of GH, labels not wanting to play ball, or any number of other things, some of those original artists eventually fell by the wayside.

I've never given up on trying to get each and every one of that original list into the game, and today we can mark another one off that list.

So with that we're happy to announce that we're working with Bryan Scott (founder and former lead singer of the early 2000's band Union Underground) to bring tracks from his newest band Cult To Follow!

The first track we're working on is Leave it All Behind, and you can check it out here :
http://youtu.be/E8bXyzscqcw

We've got a lot more announcements and shenanigans to come through the day, and I know there's a lot of the other authoring groups with lots to announce so stay tuned!

Comments

  • TheDescentTheDescent Road Warrior
    edited May 2012
    Yeah! Cool start, but I hope that this month's announcement will top RATM... And since I like them, it'll be hard to beat...
  • RainbowKnife420RainbowKnife420 Unsigned
    edited May 2012
    I don't see how our announcements can't beat RAtM!
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited May 2012
    Never heard of them. I have high hopes for this thread.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    Next up we have some game play footage of a band we announced last month.

    This is the talented Astra Kelly with her songs Like Never Before :
    http://youtu.be/GV2Z-s-81sM

    And These Days :
    http://youtu.be/yj9p_yKRqvY
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    For those of you that are thinking...it's been a pretty mellow announcement thread so far...then this is the announcement for you.

    From French death metal band Benighted comes the brutal in your face track "Let the Blood Spill Between my Broken Teeth" :
    http://youtu.be/QNqJ5zNxRmE
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited May 2012
    I'm gonna be working like a very busy dog for the rest of today before we can make our second announcement. Turns out, Cloud Hosting is also Hard.

    But before I vanish, we have an artist to announce! And in keeping with our habit of doing new and interesting things that make life really difficult for us, we can announce the first J-Rock track for RBN! Or at least, the first all-Japanese-language track.

    The song: 雫 (Shizuku). A single from Esprit d'Air, who are from... London. Close enough. >_>

    They're actually rerecording and remastering the track for Rock Band, but there's an older take available to preview here. As soon as they re-record vocals and make new album art, we'll be able to put out the preview.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    Some game play from a band we announced last month, this is Fail Emotions with Wasted.

    Now being a Russian band, their English lyrics are just awesome.

    Like a bad translation of a NES game, the lyrics make a great song legendary. Singing these songs at your next Rock Band drink up will be the highlight of your party.

    http://youtu.be/IdEfLIWxZZ4
  • firedoom666firedoom666 Headliner
    edited May 2012
    FairwoodStudios;4729738 said:
    I'm gonna be working like a very busy dog for the rest of today before we can make our second announcement. Turns out, Cloud Hosting is also Hard.

    But before I vanish, we have an artist to announce! And in keeping with our habit of doing new and interesting things that make life really difficult for us, we can announce the first J-Rock track for RBN! Or at least, the first all-Japanese-language track.

    The song: 雫 (Shizuku). A single from Esprit d'Air, who are from... London. Close enough. >_>

    They're actually rerecording and remastering the track for Rock Band, but there's an older take available to preview here. As soon as they re-record vocals and make new album art, we'll be able to put out the preview.

    I have not even listened to the song yet but I am excited :)

    I can't wait to sing in Japanese

    私は日本語が大好きです

    *edit* the video finally loaded and I got to say... it is a definite buy... the singer sadly is the worst part though... I hope that is better in the re-record....
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    Nice catch Rob!
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    Guess who's back? Back again? Chad is back, with his Meatbat friends.

    You asked for it, we're bringing it!

    Here's an all new track from Chad Smith and the Bombastic Meatbats! This is Passing the Ace :
    http://youtu.be/wX8Qd8_96EU
  • Lowlander2Lowlander2 FaIling Star
    edited May 2012
    ThatAuthoringGroup;4729763 said:
    Guess who's back? Back again? Chad is back, with his Meatbat friends.

    You asked for it, we're bringing it!

    Here's an all new track from Chad Smith and the Bombastic Meatbats! This is Passing the Ace :
    http://youtu.be/wX8Qd8_96EU

    Victoly!!
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    Game play from one of the bands we announced last month in the form of aggressive female fronted metal.

    This is Walk of Shame from My Ruin :
    http://youtu.be/asGRhRzwgQg

    With chunky riffs, and lyrics dripping with venom, this track threatens to kick in your brain's teeth.
  • edited May 2012
    Wow J-Rock. A lot of people will be excited for that. I might even get it myself.
  • b4mvb4mv Opening Act
    edited May 2012
    MagicMurderBag7;4729774 said:
    Wow J-Rock. A lot of people will be excited for that. I might even get it myself.

    I'm very excited about it, I've been hoping for J-Rock ever since Rock Band Japan was announced. Also, I love your avatar. Community FTW
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    Here's another new band we're working with. Memory of a Melody :

    Memory of a Melody combines pounding, thrashy riffs with catchy, melodic vocals to create a type of metal with an undeniable mass appeal.

    Memory of a Melody is a 5 piece from San Antonio, TX. Having paid its dues working club shows, touring, and opening for immensely popular touring acts, the band has quickly risen to local dominance through high energy stage shows and an unforgettable array of songs.

    After much demand by fans for an album, MOAM enlisted producer Bryan Scott to begin work on their debut record “Things That Make You Scream." An album that boldly attacks the blandness of modern rock by wrapping pounding rhythms, and intricate guitar work around catchy, hard-edged vocals. The diverse collection of songs masterfully demonstrates the band's ability to pummel and thrash while fitting in perfectly with radio rock.

    The first track we're working on is the title track of the album "Things That Make You Scream." :
    http://youtu.be/jaEyLZWWUUA
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    More game play footage from a band we announced last month.

    A fan favorite that the community demanded more from, and we were more than happy to oblige.

    Here's Vangough with Drained :
    http://youtu.be/iQWMSuiqveA
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    Contest time!

    This one deals with Facebook and likes, and all that social media who haw.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/That-Authoring-Group/150911748269887

    There's the link to our page, and if you haven't liked us then go do so now.

    Why you ask? We're doing the countdown to 1000 likes contest.

    Every time we hit another 100 likes we're going to pick one of the page's fans at random to win all kinds of cool stuff. Signed CD's, T-shirts, posters, Microsoft points, all leading up to the 1000 like where we're going to give away a Yamaha acoustic guitar to one of the thousand fans that like our page!

    So get on their and start liking us! You like us, your friends like us...we just want to be liked! :D
  • edited May 2012
    ThatAuthoringGroup;4729818 said:
    More game play footage from a band we announced last month.

    A fan favorite that the community demanded more from, and we were more than happy to oblige.

    Here's Vangough with Drained :
    http://youtu.be/iQWMSuiqveA

    Not as key heavy as I would have liked from the band with one of my favorite RBN keys chart but ill still get it.


    And consider your facebook paged liked.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    We're bringing more of our previous bands back to bring you as much awesome music as possible.

    We're working on three new tracks from techno/industrial/punk band Left Spine Down!

    Starting with Overdriven :
    http://youtu.be/GixVdQH9cAM
  • DragoonXDDragoonXD Road Warrior
    edited May 2012
    ThatAuthoringGroup;4729839 said:
    We're bringing more of our previous bands back to bring you as much awesome music as possible.

    We're working on three new tracks from techno/industrial/punk band Left Spine Down!

    Starting with Overdriven :
    http://youtu.be/GixVdQH9cAM
    I really like their first song, but I like this one even more. Great stuff.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    Game play footage from a band we announced last month.

    This is Edenshade's Another Purity Failing.

    http://youtu.be/rhd7BX0GMxw
  • DeferredGalaxy3DeferredGalaxy3 Rising Star
    edited May 2012
    I'm kind of new to this spotlight thread thing, so is this a place where authoring groups announce their content, or just one authoring group. I feel really stupid for asking this, but I didn't want to look like an idiot, anyway.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    Speaking of returning bands:

    Fans of the Canadian super group the Trews will be happy to hear that we're currently working on their People of the Deer track!

    This track is a lot more rockin' than their previous two RBN tracks so check it out :
    http://youtu.be/2Zja4fZxe5E
  • edited May 2012
    DeferredGalaxy3;4729876 said:
    I'm kind of new to this spotlight thread thing, so is this a place where authoring groups announce their content, or just one authoring group. I feel really stupid for asking this, but I didn't want to look like an idiot, anyway.

    Its for all. Only reason why it looks like one is because TAG is the only big group that does it.
  • DeferredGalaxy3DeferredGalaxy3 Rising Star
    edited May 2012
    Ok, lol, well I do have a couple of announcements for today.

    They are both mainly preview videos of songs I announced about a month ago.

    We have Snow Zombies [NSFR Mix] coming to Rock Band. This is a collaboration between me and Askari Nari to make an awesome remix. Here's the video preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfXaWGRlPWM&feature=plcp

    I am also bringing the first track from "I'm Nekkid" toRock Band. (NOTE: The preview video has a charting error in the talkies, which will be fixed.) VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytY8AhzuMO0&feature=channel&list=UL
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    DeferredGalaxy3;4729876 said:
    I'm kind of new to this spotlight thread thing, so is this a place where authoring groups announce their content, or just one authoring group. I feel really stupid for asking this, but I didn't want to look like an idiot, anyway.

    Every authoring group and author is invited and encouraged to announce as much stuff as they like. I know it seems like we always announce a lot, but that's probably just because I have diarrhea of the mouth...err...fingers as the case may be.

    But the more the merrier when it comes to the announcement threads!

    I just usually do most our announcements in the morning, and the other groups arrive later in the day :)
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    DAMN! NINJAD!

    By like three minutes...stupid old age and slowing reflexes...and apparently blindness >_____>
  • ZemanatorZemanator Rising Star
    edited May 2012
    and most groups don't have 80 things to announce like we do... we have about 100 unreleased songs were working on at this point :\
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    GET BACK TO THE SALT MINES!

    Err...I mean have a great day at the office and enjoy your employment...


    >_>


    <_<


    *runs away*
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited May 2012
    Game play from a great band we announced last month.

    This is Black Rose from Icon and the Black Roses :
    http://youtu.be/R0cp-TrkkEo
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