Back in 2000, Metallica was at the spearhead of the anti-Napster drive and was instrumental in turning the music industry against free digital distribution. Now they’re jumping right into the latest music distribution paths, as they will be the next band after Aerosmith to get a specially featured edition of Guitar Hero. Activision has announced via their recent SEC filing that they have Guitar Hero: Metallica on track for release in the 2009 fiscal year, which would have it hitting by March 31, 2009.
Most likely, the Metallica game would be similar to the upcoming Guitar Hero: Aerosmith in that it would largely feature the title band’s tracks but also would delve into bands that were influential to Metallica or that have a similar style. Metallica previously has had songs and a track pack featured in Rock Band.