Lionsgate has announced the upcoming soundtrack release to "Punisher: War Zone" from Marvel Comics' latest film adaptation of fictional vigilante and deadly antihero Frank Castle. The lethal motion picture soundtrack features a powerful collection of A-list rockers including the first new music in thre years from ROB ZOMBIE in addition to heart-pounding songs from rock icons such as SEETHER, SLAYER, SLIPKNOT and RISE AGAINST. The fifteen-track album attacks stores on November 25. The film opens nationwide on December 5.
The original track "War Zone", written for and inspired by the film, contains the kind of raw, throttling energy that has made ROB ZOMBIE a platinum-selling artist. The song will also serve as the first single from the soundtrack. Rob Zombie said, "I love writing music for films, rather than just throwing them an unwanted B side or remix. This track was written exclusively for 'Punisher: War Zone'. A punishing track for a punishing movie."
The record also features SLAYER's 2008 Grammy-winning "Final Six" and current chart-topping singles from SLIPKNOT "Psychosocial" and SEETHER "Fallen". The beatdown doesn't stop there, with a broad mix of new and unreleased music that spans every niche of the rock genre, including unreleased songs by premiere punk group RISE AGAINST and emo scenesters SENSES FAIL. Dan Trapp of SENSES FAIL had this to say: "We are super-excited to be a part of the 'Punisher' legacy… when we heard we were going to be involved, we all threw up in our hands out of excitement."
Adding to the epic soundscape of "Punisher: War Zone" is one lucky winner from the Lionsgate/Clear Channel "Unsigned Artist Contest" that was hosted last month. The contest attracted over 5,000 bands and millions of listeners. The winner will be announced on October 24 at www.punisherwarzonemusic.com. Lionsgate music president Jay Faires adds, "Teaming up with Clear Channel has been a phenomenal experience. The response to the 'Punisher' contest has been incredible, and we are absolutely thrilled about introducing one of these talented unsigned bands to the world."
Providing extra ammunition to round out the album are emerging artists Kerli, highly praised electronica duo JUSTICE, and an inspired, propulsive original score by Michael Wandmacher. This all adds up to make the "Punisher: War Zone" soundtrack one of the most anticipated of the season.
"Punisher: War Zone" track listing is as follows:
01. "War Zone" - ROB ZOMBIE
02. "Final Six" - SLAYER
03. "Psychosocial" - SLIPKNOT
04. "Historia Calamitatum" - RISE AGAINST
05. "Fallen" - SEETHER
06. "Bulletproof" - KERLI
07. [To Be Determined - Contest Winner]
08. "The Past Is Proof" - SENSES FAIL
09. "Butterfly Wings" - MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE
10. "Genesis" - JUSTICE
11. "Showdown" - PENDULUM
12. "Refuse" - HATEBREED
13. "Lunatic" - STATIC-X
14. "Days Of Revenge" - RAMALLAH
15. "The Punisher Main Title" - MICHAEL WANDMACHER