January 9, 2015 – Prog metal 4-pack, CKY, The Offspring, and more, including 20 RBHP upgrades!

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C3 releases for January 9, 2015:

New! Prog Metal C01 4-pack

  • Between the Buried and Me – “Sun of Nothing” 2x (BearzUnlimited)
  • Fates Warning – “Monument” 2x (farottone) (incl. rhythm version)
  • Opeth – “Bleak” 2x (BearzUnlimited)
  • Tool – “Lateralus” 2x (BearzUnlimited)

New! Quest for Purpose 3-pack (Mystakin and Arcanon)

  • Mystakin – “Cherish” M
  • Mystakin – “Closure” M 2x
  • Mystakin – “Prowler” M

New! Singles

  • CKY – “96 Quite Bitter Beings” (Nightmare Lyra, thespike, and MiltoniusPrime)
  • The Offspring – “Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?” (RyanHYK)

A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available. FtV denotes a song previously released by a C3 author outside of C3.


Welcome to 2015! We decided to start this year off with a bang — well, let’s say lots of bangs, backed by layered instrumentation in unusual time signatures. It’s a prog metal 4-pack! We’ve also got the often-requested CKY single “96 Quite Bitter Beings”, more Offspring, and RBN/ScoreHero darling Mystakin.

We’ve also got 20 brand-new Rock Band Harmonies Project upgrades from the incredibly hard-working espher, including the PAX pack, MTV2 01, Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, and Judas Priest. espher marches ever forward towards the bright future of a fully harmonized back catalog! Check the full list of songs at the end of this post, and visit the RBHP website to download these upgrades.

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Sun of Nothing” – Bearz says, “This song features both technical metal sections and beautiful melodic parts. Guitar, bass, and drums all have very challenging parts and rarely play the same riff/rhythm for long.”
  • “Monument” – farottone says, “A great prog metal composition with the usual entertaining Mark Zonder’s drumming, with a very complex bass riff and one electric guitar and one acoustic guitar solo. The rhythm version not only adds rhythm guitar to keys but shift the overlapping acoustic guitar solo to keys too for a full experience. In my mind, the best way to introduce Fates Warning to the Rock Band platform.”
  • “Bleak” – Bearz says, “This song features a heavy contrast between loud, growling metal and soft acoustic breaks with harmonizing vocals. Guitar, bass, and drums all have varied and interesting parts.”
  • “Lateralus” – Bearz says, “This Tool fan-favorite will take drummers all over their kit with lots of fills and shifting time signatures. Guitarists and bassists both get some cool riffs throughout the song, and vocalists have a unique and challenging part as well.”
  • Quest for Purpose – Arcanon writes, “Mystakin is a one-man band who makes guitar-driven prog instrumentals. He’s also a former RBN author, having worked on many songs for the authoring group Rhythm Authors. He has also authored his own music, making five of his songs (including his The End of Progress EP) available for sale in the Rock Band store. He has co-hosted the Rhythm Authors, Heel Turn and Echo Chamber podcasts as well, with Echo Chamber being his current regular hangout. These three songs, off of his latest EP Quest for Purpose, were meant to come to RBN but did not make it in time. Mystakin has graciously handed them over to me in their near-finished state to complete and release through C3. Grab them and enjoy some instrumental goodness.”
  • “96 Quite Bitter Beings” – NL says, “A Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater classic with possibly the greatest riff ever recorded, great full band fun.”

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • The Breeders – “Cannonball”: Updated vocal gender to female
  • Disturbed – “The Infection”: Fixed drum fill placement during guitar solo, drum and guitar tweaks
  • Hoobastank – “The Reason”: Restored missing Easy/Medium/Hard charts on Pro Keys, guitar tweaks (important update)
  • Scratch21 – “Butterflies”: Added missing harmony phrases during outro
  • Scratch21 – “Untitled/Strangers”: Properly aligned backing tracks in second half of the “Strangers” portion; does not affect the single download of “Strangers”
  • Set Your Sails – “I’ll Drink to That”: Adjusted mix volume

See you next Friday!


New! Prog Metal C01 4-pack

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download Rhythm version (rhythm guitar on Keys)

Download Rhythm 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version


New! Quest for Purpose 3-pack

Download 2x Bass Pedal version


New! Singles


Rock Band Harmonies Project – January 9, 2015

To download these upgrades, visit the RBHP website.

Rock Band DLC 2008 Harmony Upgrades

  • The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets – “Shhh…” (espher)
  • Jonathan Coulton – “Skullcrusher Mountain” (espher)
  • MC Frontalot feat. Brad Sucks – “Livin’ at the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe” (espher)
  • The Material – “Moving to Seattle” (espher)
  • The Myriad – “A Clean Shot” (espher)
  • Them Terribles – “Bullets & Guns” (espher)

Rock Band DLC 2009 Harmony Upgrades

  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “A Thing About You (Live)” (espher)
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Even the Losers (Live)” (espher)
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Here Comes My Girl (Live)” (espher)
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Mary Jane’s Last Dance (Live)” (espher)
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Refugee (Live)” (espher)

Rock Band DLC 2010 Harmony Upgrades

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Ain’t No Telling” (espher)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “If 6 Was 9” (espher)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Little Miss Lover” (espher)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “She’s So Fine” (espher)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Wait Until Tomorrow” (espher)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “You Got Me Floatin'” (espher)
  • Judas Priest – “Living After Midnight (Live)” (espher)
  • Judas Priest – “United (Live)” (espher)
  • Judas Priest – “You Don’t Have to Be Old to Be Wise (Live)” (espher)
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4 comments on “January 9, 2015 – Prog metal 4-pack, CKY, The Offspring, and more, including 20 RBHP upgrades!

  1. When I looked at the list I thought…never heard of any of these tracks….but then I previewed them and got to CKY and it brought back loads of great memories 😀 a brilliant track from a brilliant game Tony Hawk!!! (3 if I remember correctly) thanks for all your hard work 🙂

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