Speculation: Biffy Clyro makes their Rocksmith 2014 debut

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If you’re North American, then it’s likely that you may be scratching your head trying to figure out who this next band is. If, however, you live in Europe, then you may be jumping for joy! That’s right, Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro are making their Rocksmith debut next week!

Here you can find Dan’s hint:

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For a while the prevalent guess was for Quiet Riot, mentioning the fact that they changed Come to, well, a particular word that sounds a whole lot like it, but may get this blog targeted by some work filters. It didn’t take long, however, for Scienceisfun to figure out the true meaning of this clue!

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Dan confirmed this as being correct, and in the process, confirmed one of this week’s tracks, too.

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So, with that out of the way, let’s take a look at what could be coming next week!

Black Chandelier

I somehow get the feeling this song might have come over to North America at one point, or at least Canada. I heard this song constantly over the work radio for a good couple of months.

Many of Horror (When We Collide)

Confirmed by Dan in the hint thread.

Mountains

This song is Biffy Clyro’s highest charting single, so it would be missed if it’s not featured here!

Opposite

A while ago, we posted an article about becoming a campfire guitarist. The softer sound of this song would definitely be another great contender for that list.

That Golden Rule

And finally we go from a slow, more mellow tune to an all out rocker! While perhaps not ΓΌber-complex, this will definitely be a fun song for people to play.

What songs are you hoping for? Are you excited for this group, or do you wish Rocksmith would only release bands that are popular in America from now on? Let us know in the comments!

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John Doeson
August 4, 2014 2:10 pm

Well, this is Scottish music.

Che Coprenicus Lund
August 4, 2014 1:32 pm

Ryan McSeveney why describe Nu Metal as drop tuned nonsense? it seems your guilty of the same simplistic analysis I am. Iron maiden is also born of a different era than linkin park so naturally you wouldn't compare the two. When I was sighting Korn and the deftones for comparison I had hoped you would see past the "Nu metal nonsense" ,and focus on the dynamic of each band on their own. While they are both Nu metal they're sounds are unique, and quite different. The same could be said about linkin park they are a hybrid of hip hop, and nu metal so to compare them to anything even nu metal well thats a stretch ( for arguments sake I'm not referencing their last couple of records).

The guitar is not that intricate. Hell if they changed up the vocals and screamed the chorus they could easily jump genre. Or even if the lead singer just gained some vocal range and tried a more dynamic approach to vocals.

A little insight as to who I am , my favorite bands are radiohead and the mars volta. Doesn't mean I hate all other music, doesn't mean I don't listen to anything else. It just means that's it for me. When it comes to creativity, and riffs that aren't "drop D nonsense" that's what comes to mind. Even the lyrics leave me vexed their either very profound or literate. When I stated meh its not for me that's why. For my tastes Biffy Clyro is just a bit to simple, & their sound for "me" lacks energy.

Alec Russo
Alec Russo
August 4, 2014 1:23 pm

Is this popular somewhere? Ive heard them on satellite a bit but never mentioned as a fav by an actual person.

Im all for everyone getting a little of what they like for DLC, im just curious who those people are sometimes.

Caleb Hilston
August 4, 2014 4:12 am

This is awesome! I hope bands like this pave the way for Twin Atlantic to be featured in Rocksmith πŸ™‚

Ryan McSeveney
August 4, 2014 1:05 am

Che Coprenicus Lund Yes, I am an Avid listener. Not just of Biffy Clyro, but of music in General. The fact that you have even thought that describing them as "soft-alternarock trying to pretend its Nu Metal" suggests that you don't really know what either genre is. And your reply to Alexander sort of hammers that point home.

Nu-Metal is a sub-genre of metal. You couldn't lump, say, Iron Maiden with Linkin Park because they are both utterly different sub genres of Metal. Same with Not being able to compare Dead Kennedys with the Clash, as they are DIfferent Sub Genre's of Punk. And, yes, I would put early Deftones next to Korn, but I wouldn't describe Deftones as nu-metal now either.

Biffy Clyro REALLY couldn't pass as Nu-Metal in any world. The guitar is far more intricate then the dropped tuned palm muted nonsense that was 90% of nu metal, the lyrics are generally uplifting and outward looking(apart from a couple of ballads here and there).

Che Coprenicus Lund
August 4, 2014 12:34 am

Alexander Pettersson Korn is one instance of nu metal, and a very obscure one at that. You wouldn't put korn next to the Deftones would you? They're both Nu metal but, I wouldn't immediately jump to deftones when talking about bands that sound like Korn. Just like you wouldn't put the clash next to the dead kennedys and call it exactly the same thing. Sub categories aside my point was meant to vindicate sound as opposed to genre. In a world where the lead singers voice doesn't sound so pop like they could easily pass as nu metal.

Che Coprenicus Lund
August 4, 2014 12:25 am

Ryan McSeveney are you an avid listener because I'm not. I can honestly say they're are the first band on rocksmith I haven't heard of. Yeah that might not say alot but the point I'm trying to get across is that the first few songs I've heard are well the ones promoted so yeah my opinion might be a little off. Maybe nu metal wasn't the right thing to say but on the spot its what came out.

Alexander Pettersson
August 3, 2014 11:30 pm

Never heard of these guys, but after giving them a listen, I like them. I liked their earlier albums better than the new ones, though.

Alexander Pettersson
August 3, 2014 11:18 pm

Pretend they're nu metal?

Yeah, no, they totally sound similar.

Ryan McSeveney
August 3, 2014 10:26 pm

Thats a terrible description? It's like someone trying to describe a band using a genre that they haven't actually heard.

Che Coprenicus Lund
August 3, 2014 7:24 pm

meh, its not terrible its just not. Well the band sounds kind of generic like soft-alternarock trying to pretend its Nu Metal, but I suppose somebody has to like em or think their riffs are fun so I guess I'm indifferent.

Adrian Corso
August 3, 2014 5:38 am

I think with the ratio of songs released as dlc. that Rocksmith NEEDS more songs from Australian bands. Because about 4 is a very low amount compared to the songs released altogether. I'm getting this pack though as I am a fan of Biffy Clyro.

Jerry Reilly
Jerry Reilly
August 2, 2014 9:33 pm

Now this I will buy all day long, the missus is finally going to ask for a divorce when I murder her favourite band πŸ™‚
Hoping Many of Horror is on

Ryan McSeveney
August 2, 2014 11:01 am

Fuck yes. I have been asking for Biffy for nearly a year. I'm hoping they throw a couple of earlier songs on as well, either from blackened sky or vertigo of bliss.

Steve Monish
August 2, 2014 9:01 am

do you wish Rocksmith would only release bands that are popular in America from now on? WTF No way we need English, aussie rock not just American music

tom
tom
August 4, 2014 2:43 pm

Hell yeah!

Mike
Mike
August 4, 2014 2:12 pm

Mountains is confirmed.

Lewg999
Lewg999
August 4, 2014 1:17 pm

So happy that one of my favourite bands is coming to rocksmith! If they do include a softer song I’d prefer God and Satan though , but thats probably a longshot

Jayson
Jayson
August 4, 2014 12:26 pm

never heard of these guys but I did become familiar with some other great bands due to rockmith, Muse and AlterBridge to name a couple.

AJ
AJ
August 4, 2014 9:18 am

Dentist office music.

The first time i heard this band was in the Dentist office waiting room so its makes my teeth hurt.

Its not bad music but not interesting to me guitar wise. Meh.

All i really care about is Rocksmith doing well so they keep supporting it, so if this is a good DLC selection im happy they released it. Even if i have no plan to buy it.

Victorvonbass
Victorvonbass
August 4, 2014 8:43 am

Looks awesome. I am totally unfamiliar with the band, but after taking a break last week this is a definite purchase for me.

mr_muddle
mr_muddle
August 4, 2014 12:53 am

good to see that RS has gotten some more foreign rock, now here’s hoping we can get some Scandinavian Leather in future dlc’s.

New Wave Fan
New Wave Fan
August 3, 2014 7:20 pm

I’m gonna be sorely disappointed if “Mountains” isn’t included. Holy jeez, that soaring chorus. Can’t help but think this band would’ve been so much better in Rock Band though because all three band members sing lead and harmonize often, plus those strings/piano arrangements are BA.

jeam95
jeam95
August 3, 2014 8:25 am

This week pass, this is very easy for me

Dman
Dman
August 3, 2014 2:25 am

Gotta love those singers who blur out their band mates behind them. I think there is too much me, me, me anymore and less and less we, we, we.

Led Zeppelin never did that because every band member was key and everyone in the band was in spot lights.

New Wave Fan
New Wave Fan
August 3, 2014 11:22 pm
Reply to  Dman

That’s not entirely true. Robert Plant and Jimmy Page used to hog the stage like crazy. Their egos are enormous.

Dman
Dman
August 3, 2014 11:41 pm
Reply to  New Wave Fan

I guess if there is only one talent then the band is named for that one person.

Elliott
Admin
August 4, 2014 2:57 am
Reply to  Dman
Dman
Dman
August 4, 2014 9:16 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Thanks Elliot, that helped explain the name. I’m even more disappointed by the name.

Pink Floyd reference. I get it. πŸ™‚

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
August 2, 2014 7:10 pm

not bad…
but not for me

hammer1021
hammer1021
August 2, 2014 1:40 pm

The golden rule reminded me of the Foo fighters

david
david
August 2, 2014 11:53 am

Amazing, definite buy for me !

dave
dave
August 2, 2014 8:59 am

Mountains looks fun on bass:

j
j
August 2, 2014 8:58 am

Awesome, vaguely know them, but they sound good. More my kind of music than a lot of the recent DLC I’ve bought.

Phooey
Phooey
August 2, 2014 8:56 am

Never heard of them but I checked out the videos and was impressed. Initially I thought it would be another heavy pop punk band but was really surprised. I like it -- think I’ll be getting it. Love it when I hear new stuff!

David Lane
David Lane
August 2, 2014 7:25 am

Who?

HA!
HA!
August 2, 2014 2:03 pm
Reply to  David Lane

THIS

Adrenalize
Adrenalize
August 2, 2014 5:41 pm
Reply to  HA!

It says right in the Title…. Seriously.

Or is this one of those super sarcastic posts that imply’s that because they aren’t in your own sphere of knowledge then they clearly aren’t worth knowing about?

Machine
Machine
August 2, 2014 7:24 am

Best dlc ever!

unmuscleman
unmuscleman
August 2, 2014 7:10 am

Who? I listened to the songs and I don’t hate them. I might consider this dlc depending on the songs. Lets get some John Mayer dlc. He can rock his strat off.

Chris
Chris
August 2, 2014 5:55 am

AWESOME!!!

I so hope Black Chandelier is on there! This is a fantastic band that I’ve followed for years and years.

Bassist uses Drop C a lot I think. Will be interesting.

Honky thom
Honky thom
August 2, 2014 5:20 am

Oh really? damn it. I always thought these guys were rock music for people who don’t like rock music… and they have the stupidest name ever. Still, I’m pleased for those who like them.

Jeam95
Jeam95
August 2, 2014 4:57 am

And this band? ❓

IZ
IZ
August 2, 2014 3:46 am

Ehh…. it’s not bad it’s just.. I wonder if the folks over at Rocksmith actually have something interesting they’re sitting on and week after week they just hold back on us or if they really don’t have much and this is the best they can do.

Adrenalize
Adrenalize
August 2, 2014 5:43 pm
Reply to  IZ

Pretty sure that, since the UK is the 2nd biggest Market for Rocksmith, this is something that have been sitting on. Biffy Clyro are a pretty big deal over here.

Jim
Jim
August 2, 2014 2:52 am

Gave the songs a listen. For some reason I imagined these guys would be a little heavier, but they’re honestly not bad. Don’t see myself buying the pack though, since I’m too cheap to get any DLC I only kind of like. But then maybe I’ll be blown away by how fun they look to play or if they have songs not listed here that are even better, so like always I’ll just wait and see.

HolyHandGrenade
HolyHandGrenade
August 3, 2014 2:57 pm
Reply to  Jim

If you want their heavier stuff, listen to There’s No Such Thing as a Jaggy Snake

Terminus
Terminus
August 2, 2014 2:31 am

…and not for the last time I’m sure, I find myself saying… who?

Dyseman
Dyseman
August 4, 2014 8:31 pm
Reply to  Terminus

That is so… true. But I’m up in the air on this one.

Metricasc02
Metricasc02
August 2, 2014 12:57 am

Sweet. I’ve heard of them and I come from Australia. they’ve been on the rock radio station from where I live. as for songs I think it could also include “Semi-mental”, “Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies”, or also “Biblical” and “The Captain”

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
August 1, 2014 11:14 pm

They are a 3-man band, so I guess that`s 1 guitarist, but I`m not sure if that means Rhythm is totally out of the picture? Does anyone know if they record a Rhyhm chart / do Rhythm guitar with the extras on their concerts?

I will have to see the charts to make a final decision, but overall I`d say pass. At least we got rid of this month`s pop rock. Hoping for something more exciting soon. Till then I`ll just keep forgetting we got Billy Talent not so long ago with Micheal some more.

Jim
Jim
August 2, 2014 2:46 am
Reply to  Acorn-san

Listening to the songs (first time I’ve heard anything by these guys), there’s definitely a lot more going on in the recordings than just the three of them, it seems like they really go all out with piano and/or string sections when they feel like it. Many of Honor is the only one where multiple guitar parts really jumped out at me, but I wouldn’t be surprised if most if not all of the songs have them considering how layered they are.

Adrenalize
Adrenalize
August 2, 2014 6:25 pm
Reply to  Acorn-san

They play live with 2 guitarists, so a lot of stuff from Puzzle onwards has both rhythm and lead.

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
August 4, 2014 3:14 am
Reply to  Adrenalize

alright, thanks

old guy
old guy
August 1, 2014 11:03 pm

Another band that’s played on satellite but I just couldn’t quite get into.

Mike
Mike
August 1, 2014 11:03 pm

Not bad.

Todd
Todd
August 1, 2014 10:52 pm

interestng!