DragonForce’s face melter Through the Fire and Flames is coming to Guitar Hero Live!

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Through the fire and flames

The Guitar Hero franchise has included some truly challenging tracks for players to suffer through and enjoy over the years. None has been as memorable as DragonForce’s face-melter though – Through the Fire and Flames. It’s a tough track, filled with some truly insane solos that only few have managed to master.

It was first released in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, as a bonus track. Now, it’ll be gracing the new six-button guitar controller for the first time. That’s right, finally, Through the Fire and Flames will be coming to Guitar Hero Live!

FreeStyleGames are celebrating the occasion with a shredathon. DragonForce’s killer song will be playable through GHTV, along with 4 other terrifying tracks, from today, the 3rd of February, through to Sunday the 7th. That’s five terrifyingly difficult tunes, playable for 5 days solid. Here’s what the lineup looks like…

  • DragonForce – Through the Fire and Flames
  • Alter Bridge – Cry of Achilles
  • Lamb of God – Ghost Walking
  • Megadeth – Hangar 18
  • Trivium – Strife

Dragonforce pic

Rivals mode will be enabled too, so you can watch your highway fill with millions of notes, along with an opponent’s. By the end, you’ll both surely be on the floor crying at the incompetence on show.

trivium

For those on the other hand, who possess godly guitar skills, there are prizes up for grabs. Over the duration of the shredathon, FreeStyleGames will be giving out rewards such as player tokens, player cards, and so on, to those who place well on leaderboards.

Once the festival is over, Through the Fire and Flames will be added to the overall Guitar Hero Playlist as usual. For now though, I’d recommend taking advantage of it appearing frequently over the next five days. I don’t even want to imagine how many plays the average player would have to spend just to perfect even a fraction of the song!

Through the Fire and Flames was difficult enough on expert with 5 buttons alone. I can’t even fathom how challenging it’s going to be on the new guitar controller and its 2 x 3 layout!

Last Updated: January 4, 2017

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Oh no. The 1st 5 seconds of a Dragonforce song turned into the worst half hour of my life. tee hee

    • See below! ZING! Next time you are over I’ll show you how it’s done! Hue hue hue

    • PS. It’s a pleasure!

  • I used to be able to play this (when sober, else it sounded like a guitar bouncing down a mountain). I think having 6 strings would actually make it easier.

  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    I can’t believe even Trivium is letting their songs be on this.
    Then again…Trivium is a shadow of what they used to be.

  • HvR

    Mmmm Dragon Force, clearly all the original guitar controllers have no passed their warranty period and FreeStyleGames wants to make a bit of moola

  • Hammersteyn

    Oh right, this game…

    • Just because the controllers are too small for your freakishly troll-sized hands!

      • Captain JJ ‘saurus

        A real guitar or bass would fit them just fine methinks 😉

        • Hammersteyn

          incidentally I prefer bass

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Ah, see, I knew it was worth putting both in there 😀

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Whereas they’re perfect for your petite goblin hands.

        • I don’t know, let me play Fire Through the Flames for your again and we’ll see?

          • Hammersteyn

            Sound catchy… STD catchy :/

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Well I’ve never heard the full song, so okay. 😉

          • Awesome! PS. You never will!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Oh I know. oVG also knows. Your neighbours know. EVERYONE knows.

          • OvG knows nothing, he’s too busy still discussing the movie from the week before.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            So he’s off talking about Alien Isolation at least. XD

          • boom!

          • Hammersteyn

            50 shades of black?

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Because he talks through the whole thing?

          • Hammersteyn

            Because he plays so kak the song ends prematurely?

          • You say ends, I like to think STARTS 0_O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            He didn’t play it long enough for me to be able to judge. 😉

          • But it stopped prematurely before gathering momentum, surely you can relate to that? *RUNS

          • Hammersteyn

            Oh snap

          • Hammersteyn

            Sounds like he bought Arkham Knight on PC

          • Time out! TIME OUT!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus
          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            At least you can return that. :/

          • 0_O

          • Hammersteyn

            At least we don’t need to.

          • HAHAHAHAHAHA

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Can’t sell him 2nd hand either. It’s against the law.

          • Hammersteyn

            him?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Wow. And I thought I was being nasty towards Rince.

          • Hammersteyn

            I get it now XD

          • You can’t be nasty towards me, I revel in the attention!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            LOL
            Wait, you just said that you prefer to say Start, not End….does that mean you just never stop or you never get far enough to end?

          • Hammersteyn
          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Terminator 2 “Rich White People Problems”

          • Give them all Oscars!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Hahaha.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            I shall take this fair insult with pride.
            Because Arnie and Terminator

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Relate? To other people? It’s like you don’t know me at all.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            “other people”
            It’s like you don’t know yourself at all. ;P

          • Quick, fetch his Steam ‘Friends’ list! STAT!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I was being nice to you people.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus
          • Hammersteyn
        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          Petitie Goblin, first time I’ve ever heard that….and it’s accurate! XD

          • Shut it eyeliner boy

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            >:D

          • Hammersteyn

            At least he looks fabulous on stage whereas with you people will wonder why the roadie is in the band

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            LOL

          • Hey man, never diss the roadie

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            There’s nothing worse than an inaccurate insult. It just ruins the whole point.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Well, this certainly does make me feel a bit different about all the things that’s been said to me. 😛

          • BWAHAHAHA

          • Hammersteyn

            I never meant anything I dropped on you in the comments as an insult.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Touché

          • If it’s accurate how can it be an insult!? You kindhearted person!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Not many are as accepting to their own flaws as you are.

          • Hammersteyn

            I love having flaws, it automatically lowers peoples expectations

          • Yeah, embrace them! Not like the sniveling wreaks around us who act like Kardashians!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            You’re talking about Admiral, aren’t you?
            Damn preppy grammar nazi ;P

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Why’s he damned?

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            He’s not in the Westernous Republic, that’s why.

          • Hammersteyn

            HAHA!

          • Hammersteyn

            damned to fix errors for all time?

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Strange he’s not here…
            Let me try something.
            I wunder wher Admirul cood be. I wnt to diskus fings wiff him.

          • BWAHAHAHAHAH!

          • Hammersteyn

            I wander wear Gunther vent.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            XCOMWARFRAMEFTL

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            LOOOL!!

          • BWAHAHAHAHAHAH! PLUS Everything!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            >:D
            ^ those are my brows, btw

        • HvR

          So many jokes in this thread

      • Hammersteyn

        troll hands…. well that explains the warts

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      *sigh

  • Dresden

    Would love to try Hangar 18 out! Such a good song with amazing solos.

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