Activision and FreeStyleGames have announced the Guitar Hero Live Shred-a-Thon which is now live now on a special third channel in GHTV. A special 5-day marathon which features the highly anticipated debut of DragonForce’s Through the Fire and Flames. This special event ends on Monday, 8th February at 3pm GMT.

The Guitar Hero community is the lifeblood of the game, so we knew we had to do something huge to bring back one of the most beloved songs of all time,” said Jamie Jackson, Creative Director and Co-Head of FreeStyleGames. “Everyone at the studio has fond memories with Through the Fire and Flames, so we decided to take it up a notch and combine it with the toughest songs in the game hand-picked by us to create the ultimate challenge: a five-day shredder marathon. It’s time to crank it up to expert difficulty and show us what you got!

The Shred-a-Thon playlist includes the following tracks on repeat:

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

Every song above is Rival Challenge-enabled meaning players have the option of competing against other players in a head-to-head battle.

Once the marathon concludes, Through the Fire and Flames will be added to the game’s regular song catalog.