BLIZZARD OF OZZ AND DIARY OF A MADMAN RESTORED AND REMASTERED SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 31ST
In celebration of the forthcoming reissues of Ozzy’s landmark albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, fans will be able to download a new 8-pack of songs for the Rock Band platform on May, 31st. The tracklist includes “Mr. Crowley,” “Steal Away (The Night),” “I Don’t Know,” “Flying High Again,” “Over the Mountain,” “Diary of a Madman,” “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (pack only), and “Bark at the Moon” (pack only).
The restored and remastered editions of Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman will also be in stores everywhere on May 31st, along with a special 30th anniversary deluxe collector’s box set which includes, both albums on CD and vinyl, a 100 page coffee table book, the “30 Years After the Blizzard” documentary DVD, a full sized detailed replica of Ozzy’s iconic cross, and more.
Ozzy Amazon pre-order links: http://myplay.me/64m
WaveGroup, best known for it’s long history in music game development, including it’s contributions to the original Guitar Hero™ and Rock Band™ games, today announced licensing agreements with major recording artists including renowned guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, to distribute their music in Rock Band™. WaveGroup will work with the artists’ original recordings, transforming them into playable Rock Band™ tracks, then releasing the music through the Rock Band Network Music Store. WaveGroup brings years of experience in music game development to the Rock Band Network initiative, and is working closely with Harmonix Music Systems during the beta period to develop this new way of distributing music to the masses.
“WaveGroup is the premiere production team for interactive music videogames and I was thrilled to partner with them on my songs,” said guitar icon Steve Vai. “Now I can jam with people in the comfort of their own plastic!”
For more information, visit Wavegroup.com.
The following videos are sneak peaks of Steve’s songs authored by WaveGroup for the Rock Band Network. They will be available very soon as downloadable content via the Xbox Live marketplace in-game store.
“Alice In Chains Pack 02″ will feature “Your Decision” and “Last of My Kind” from the new album, Black Gives Way to Blue, as well as classic Alice In Chains songs “Grind”, “Heaven Beside You”, and “We Die Young”.
The pack will be available beginning Jan 12 for Xbox 360 and Wii, and Jan 14 on Playstation 3.