Harmonix’s Rock Band 4 starts this month’s weekly DLC releases with singles by the United Kingdom’s Asking Alexandria and South Africa’s Seether when the Microsoft and Playstation digital stores update Thursday.
This week, players can rock out on their plastic instruments to Asking Alexandria’s “A Prophecy” and Seether’s “Country Song,” which both released during the current decade, 2009 and 2011 respectively. These songs were previously available under the Rock Band Network (RBN), which allowed the game’s community to author and upload song charts on the Xbox 360 during the Rock Band 2 era. RBN was active until late into the Rock Band 3 phase, officially shutting down in 2014.
The service did comeback when Rock Band 4 released in 2015, leaving the 2,121 downloadable songs unavailable to play on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Harmonix stated they were bringing back RBN content for current generation consoles last month, although they could not carry over previous entitlements to said content. The developer is instead re-releasing some of the RBN catalog as close to the original charting and mixing as possible while adding Pro Drums support.
Due to RBN entitlements not carrying over, players who want this week’s DLC offerings will have to re-purchase the songs, even if they owned them on last generation consoles. Each song can be purchased for $1.99.