FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Santa Monica, CA-October 7, 2005- An adrenaline-pumping line-up of more than 60 rock, punk, hip-hop and electronic tracks will power players through Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) expansive Los Angeles skate world in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. The game will debut Bloc Party's "Like Eating Glass (Tony Hawk Remix)," which was remixed exclusively for the title, and will also include songs from Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, The Bravery, Dead Kennedys, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, among others, as well as Thrice's new single "Image of the Invisible" from the band's upcoming album VHEISSU.
In addition, a stand-alone Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Soundtrack from Vagrant Records will be available in retail stores nationwide timed to the game's release on October 18. The CD was executive produced by Tony Hawk and features popular bands Taking Back Sunday, Senses Fail, Thrice, Alkaline Trio and others performing their favorite songs from the bands that influenced their careers and defined the punk music genre including the Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies, Descendents, Bad Brains and The Stooges.
"We've compiled the ultimate Tony Hawk music lineup," said Tim Riley, worldwide executive of music at Activision. "Whether skating their way through East L.A. or biking through Hollywood, the soundtrack will draw players into the game with its perfect accompaniment to the adrenaline pumping action."
Following is a list of tracks:
My Chemical Romance - "Astro Zombies"
Fall Out Boy - "Start Today"
Taking Back Sunday - "Suburban Home / I Like Food"
Thrice - "Seeing Red / Screaming at a Wall"
Alkaline Trio - "Wash Away (Beneath the Shadows)"
Rise Against - "Fix Me"
Thursday - "Ever Fallen In Love"
Drop Kick Murphy's - "Who is Who"
Saves the Day - "Sonic Reducer"
Senses Fail - "Institutionalized"
From Autumn To Ashes - "Let's Have A War"
Emanuel - "Search & Destroy"
The Bled - "House of Suffering"
Hot Snakes - "Time to Escape"
LICENSED IN-GAME TRACKS
Green Day - "Holiday"
Bloc Party - "Like Eating Glass (Tony Hawk Mix)"
Thrice - "Image of the Invisible"
The Bravery - "Unconditional"
Dead Kennedys - "California Über Alles"
The Doors - "Peace Frog"
Motley Crüe - "Live Wire"
Public Enemy - "Burn Hollywood Burn"
Black Flag - "Rise Above"
The Faint - "I Disappear"
Oingo Boingo - "Who Do You Want To Be"
Frank Black - "Los Angeles"
Rob Sonic - "Sniper Picnic"
Sham 69 - "Borstal Breakout"
Death From Above 1979 - "Little Girl"
Venon - "Black Metal"
Spirit Caravan - "Dove-Tongued Agressor"
Scissor Sisters - "Filthy/Gorgeous"
The God Awfuls - "Watch It Fall"
Molemen (featuring Slug and MF Doom) - "Put Your Quarter Up"
High on Fire - "Devilution"
Mastodon - "Iron Tusk"
Pig Destroyer - "Gravedancer"
Tommy Guerrero - "Organism"
Strike Anywhere - "Question the Answer"
Prefuse 73 - "One Word Extinguisher"
Pest - "Duke Kerb Crawler"
D. R. I. - "Couch Slouch"
Breakestra - "Champ"
EI P - "Jukie Skate Rock"
SNFU - "Better Homes And Gardens"
7 seconds - "We're Gonna Fight"
Felix da Housecat - "Everyone Is Someone in LA"
The Riverboat Gamblers - "Hey! Hey! Hey!"
Ungh - "Skate Afrikkana"
Circle Jerks - "Wild in the Streets"
Bobot Adrenaline - "Penalty Box"
Lair of the Minotaur - "Warlord"
An Endless Sporadic - "Sun of Pearl"
Del Tha Funky Homosapien - "Burnt"
Fatlip - "What's up Fatlip"
Bad Religion - "We're Only Gonna Die"
Good Riddance - "30 day wonder"
The Network - "Teenagers From Mars"
The Casualties - "Get off my Back"
The Thunderlords - "I Like Dirt"
USSR - "Live Near Death"
Mike Vallely - "Vendetta"
Nassim - "Rawhide"
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo GameCubeTM. The game has been rated T (Teen with blood, crude humor, language, suggestive themes, use of alcohol and violence) ESRB.
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