Over the past few years, Activision has married the worlds of music and gaming with the phenomenally popular Guitar Hero series, which includes versions on all current-gen gaming platforms. The company, and developers like Vicarious Visions, who developed the upcoming Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits for the DS, has been committed to hiring folks with serious musical pedigree. Development teams are loaded with talent, and sometimes, the developers' extracurricular musical exploits make it into the games.
IGN recently sat down with Jason Willey, Audio Designer for Vicarious Visions, and one half of S.U.P.R.A.H.U.M.A.N. – Protoshredanoid, the band responsible for the Modern Hits theme. The song plays on the DS version of the game (due out June 9) and is also available via the Guitar Hero World Tour music store as a free download. Willey dishes on the creation of the track, impossible Guitar Hero challenges, and what's next for Protoshredanoid.