Activision announced recently that two new track packs for Guitar Hero III include a “Modern Metal” collection and a free Dropkick Murphys download, which is available now!

Off the band’s sixth album, “The Meanest of Times,” the Dropkick Murphys pack includes “Famous for Nothing,” “(F)lannigan’s Ball” and “Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya.”

I’ve already downloaded it and already played it, and it’s awesome. I just love the fact that we get to see the Dropkick Murphys on Guitar Hero — their sound is one of a kind, and their music is out of this world.

There aren’t game character renders of the guys in the band, but the songs are long, fun and really challenging.

I would like to have seen some of the classic Murphys tracks though. I know they’re promoting the new album, but I’d love to be able to jam to “I’m Shipping Up To Boston,” “The State of Massachusetts” and “The Warrior’s Code.” But finally, Boston has a little treat in the gaming world.

The metal pack that’s also on the way includes master recordings of the Deftones’ “Hole in the Earth,” Avenged Sevenfold’s “Almost Easy” and Thrice’s “The Arsonist,” Activision said in a statement last Thursday. Would love to see Rammstein’s Du Hast in the next metal pack.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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