Full album downloads coming to Rock Band starting next week

The first full album downloads for Rock Band will be hitting consoles next week. Three albums have been announced so far and the first will be Judas Priest’s Screaming for Vengeance. The plan looks to be that one full album will be released each month. Cars’ The Cars will be coming out next month in May and Pixies’ Doolittle will be coming out in June.

Judas Priest’s Screaming for Vengeance will run you $15 for all ten tracks and you can also buy the tracks individually for $1.99. Screaming for Vengeance will be available next Tuesday for Live and next Thursday for the PSN. With the news of the new album downloads, Harmonix also reminded us that Rock Band has seen over 8 million downloads since the release on both the PS3 and Xbox 360. 

Now you just got to wonder why Rock Band’s competition isn’t doing something similar … So who’s looking forward to the full album downloads? 

[Update: PR after the jump.]

ROCK BAND™ DEFENDS THE FAITH BY ADDING JUDAS PRIEST’S ENTIRE 1982 CLASSIC SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE AS THE FIRST DOWNLOADABLE ALBUM

Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the first complete album to be added to the Rock Band downloadable content catalog: Judas Priest’s 1982 classic, Screaming For Vengeance. On April 22, some of the most influential metal tracks of all time will get new life as Screaming For Vengeance becomes the first complete album to be released as blistering game play levels in Rock Band. The album’s plethora of highlights includes smash radio hit “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’,” “Bloodstone,” title track “Screaming For Vengeance” and “Electric Eye.” Black leather and chains sold separately.

Each track will be available for $1.99 per track (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) or $14.99 (1200 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the album.

Release date:
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 (Xbox LIVE® Marketplace)
Thursday, April 24, 2008 (PLAYSTATION®Store)

Tracks: Judas Priest Screaming For Vengeance Album

“The Hellion”
“Electric Eye”
“Riding on the Wind”
“Bloodstone”
“(Take These) Chains”
“Pain and Pleasure”
“Screaming for Vengeance”
“You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’”
“Fever”
“Devil’s Child”

(All ten tracks utilize the original master recordings)
(“The Hellion” & “Electric Eye” will be offered together as 1 DLC track)

Price: $14.99 (1200 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the Album or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track

Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PLAYSTATION®Network

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **

Hamza Aziz