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DLC Week of 8/22: 3 Inches of Blood, The Head and the Heart, and The Word Alive!

It's the finale of Season 12, and our last DLC release of the Season includes 3 Inches of Blood, The Head and the Heart, and The Word Alive!

3 Inches of Blood led off their fourth album, Here Waits Thy Doom, with “Battles and Brotherhood”. A crowd-pleaser at live shows, “Battles and Brotherhood” is a great song in Rock Band as well. Guitar has a chugging main riff, sprinkling in some fret runs and a couple of solos. You’ll have to warm up for vocals, which spend nearly the whole song high-pitched. Drums rarely let up, pounding away and throwing many rapid fills at you.

The Head and the Heart recently released their fourth and latest album, Living Things, in May. Lead single, “Missed Connection”, already hit #1 on both the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart and the Alternative Songs chart. “Missed Connection” is driven by its bassline, but it also features strong harmonies. Backing lines regularly break out in anthemic chanting which gives breaks from matching the lead line.
We’re only two weeks away from the start of the Living Mirage Tour, so hop over to now and pick up tickets for when they stop in your state. You can watch the music video for “Missed Connection” as well as snag a copy of Living Mirage for yourself while there. Don’t forget to sign up for their mailing list so you can hear about their latest news!

Taken from The Word Alive’s debut album Deceiver, “The Hounds of Anubis” wraps up this week’s DLC. Fueled by word of mouth from their Empire EP, Deceiver debuted well and was in the top 15 on both the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums and Independent Albums. “The Hounds of Anubis” was the second single released from the album and has gone on to be one of their most popular live tracks. It’s a heavy, fast song, but it slows down a bit during the chorus. That’s also when vocals swaps to pitched tracking, so it isn’t necessarily an easier section for everyone in the band!

For the first two weeks of release, “Missed Connection” can be purchased individually for $1.49. Songs can be purchased individually for $1.99. The Rock Band Rivals Season 12 Spotlight Pass can be purchased for $11.99. This is the final week to purchase the Season 12 Spotlight Pass, but all its contents will remain as singles.

  • 3 Inches of Blood - "Battles and Brotherhood"
  • The Head and the Heart - "Missed Connection" (Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 12 Spotlight Pass)
  • The Word Alive - "The Hounds of Anubis"


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* Please note that this week’s DLC tracks tracks will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 22nd.