Album Cover

War Pigs is a song written and recorded by Black Sabbath, appearing on their second studio album, Paranoid (1970/1971).


This song (along with Sabbath's other classic, Iron Man, in Guitar Hero) was shortened significantly for its injection into the Guitar Hero culture. The playing level on any mode is not very difficult for someone who's made it this far into the game but the guitar solos in the middle and towards the end can easily cause a player a frustrated fail. Repeated practice is recommended for these sections if they prove too difficult but Star Power can easily push you through the hardest parts in both made up of fast alternating yellow, red and blue notes. These sections, however, only last a brief time, roughly 10 to 15 seconds so Star Power can keep you from failing this harder but still very fun song.

Appears InEdit

Guitar Hero II (3rd Tier Encore)

This song appears as a Cover Version.

Song StatsEdit

Difficulty Total Notes Base Score 4-Star 5-Star
Easy 567 95,591
Medium 794 143,205
Hard 1,006 201,037
Expert 1,117 217,638


100% on expert.

Guitar Hero 2 (Xbox 360) War Pigs Expert 100%

Guitar Hero 2 (Xbox 360) War Pigs Expert 100%

Songs of Guitar Hero II
Opening Licks
Surrender - Possum Kingdom - Heart-Shaped Box - Salvation - Strutter - Shout at the Devil
Mother - Life Wasted - Cherry Pie - Woman - You Really Got Me - Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
Carry On Wayward Son - Search and Destroy - Message in a Bottle - Billion Dollar Babies - Them Bones - War Pigs
Thrash and Burn
Monkey Wrench - Hush - Girlfriend - Who Was in My Room Last Night - Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Sweet Child o' Mine
Return of the Shred
Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo - Tattooed Love Boys - John the Fisherman - Jessica - Bad Reputation - Last Child
Relentless Riffs
Crazy on You - Trippin' On a Hole in a Paper Heart - Dead! - Killing in the Name - Freya - Stop
Furious Fretwork
Madhouse - The Trooper - Rock This Town - Laid to Rest - Psychobilly Freakout - YYZ
Beast and the Harlot - Carry Me Home - Institutionalized - Misirlou - Hangar 18 - Free Bird
Bonus Tracks
Raw Dog - Arterial Black - Collide - Drink Up - Elephant Bones - Fall of Pangea - FTK - Gemini - Kicked to the Curb - Push Push (Lady Lightning) - Laughtrack - Less Talk More Rokk - Jordan - Mr. Fix It - The New Black - One for the Road - Parasite - Radium Eyes - Red Lottery - Six - Soy Bomb - The Light That Blinds - Thunderhorse - Trogdor - X-Stream - Yes We Can
Downloaded Tracks
Ace Of Spades - Bark At The Moon - Hey You - Frankenstein - Killer Queen - Take It Off - Higher Ground - Infected - Stellar - I Wanna Be Sedated - Smoke On The Water - You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Famous Last Words - Teenagers - This Is How I Disappear - Bury The Hatchet - Detonation - Ex's And Oh's - Sin Documentos - Sept - Exile - The State of Massachusetts - You Should Be Ashamed of Myself - Memories of the Grove