New Guns n' Roses Leak: "Shackler's Revenge"

August 14, 2008 2:08 PM ET

After a mess of leaked GN'R tracks popped up a few months back, another new cut has apparently popped up online. "Shackler's Revenge" (which was supposed to have its premiere on the upcoming sequel to the video game "Rock Band") opens with a deep-voiced Axl gradually building towards his characteristic yowl, and features guitar noodling that is very likely the work of the man called Buckethead. The song's low crunch sticks with the album's long-stated industrial leanings, and again, layers upon layers of Axls create a particular sort of demented choir. We're getting thirsty for some Dr. Pepper.

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