"My Obsession", a previously unreleased KILLSWITCH ENGAGE song which will be included on the exclusive digital extended play (EP) soundtrack for the highly anticipated PlayStation3 (PS3) exclusive videogame "God of War III", is available for streaming at AOL's Noisecreep. It can also be previewed below.
"I have played the previous 'God of War' releases," said KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Howard Jones. "To be a part of this game in any fashion is amazing! Let the rivers flow red with blood; there is vengeance to bestow! Bring me more new finishing blows to my enemies!"
Due on March 2 via Roadrunner Records, the EP, titled "God of War: Blood & Metal", will be made available as a part of the "God of War III Ultimate Edition", and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Roadrunner artists, including KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DREAM THEATER, TRIVIUM, OPETH and TAKING DAWN.
"God of War: Blood & Metal" track listing:
01. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - "My Obsession"
02. TRIVIUM - "Shattering The Skies Above"
03. DREAM THEATER - "Raw Dog"
04. TAKING DAWN - "This Is Madness"
05. OPETH - "The Throat Of Winter"
06. MUTINY WITHIN - "The End"
Consumers who purchase the "God of War III Ultimate Edition" will receive a voucher code to download the tracks, as well as downloadable music in the form of the "God of War Trilogy" soundtrack. Fans will also receive a special code to download a director's cut of "God of War: Unearthing the Legend", a full-length movie documentary depicting the history of the "God of War" franchise, access to an exclusive "God of War Challenge Arena" environment with up to seven unique challenges, an exclusive Kratos skin, and a limited-edition art book.
The "God of War III Ultimate Edition" will retail for $99.99 (MSRP).
"Music has always been an important part of videogames and can help bring titles to life," said Stig Asmussen, "God of War III" game director. "Our goal is to make 'God of War III' a special release in all areas and this just another way to offer fans and newcomers a worthwhile experience."
"This is the first time in 24 years that we've written and recorded a song for anything other than one of our own albums, so we're up for the challenge and excited to have been asked," said DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy about recording an exclusive instrumental track for the soundtrack.
"When we were initially asked to write an original song for the game, we were slightly perplexed since we've never actually written a track for something other than a TRIVIUM record," said TRIVIUM guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy. "But we answered the call as we are fans of the game. Writing the song was a fun experience. We started piecing riffs together on tour and then we really put time into the song when we got home and had the chance to go into the practice space to work on our ideas as a group. This new song captures a certain energy we've been trying to harness on record as well, as it will show all our fans worldwide where TRIVIUM is heading musically in the future."
For more information about "God of War", visit www.GodofWar.com.