Lionsgate has announced the iTunes-exclusive release of ROB ZOMBIE's "War Zone", the lead single from the soundtrack "Punisher: War Zone", from Marvel Comics' latest film adaptation of fictional vigilante and deadly antihero Frank Castle. This original track, written for the film, is the first new music in three years from Zombie and has already been heard and linked to by thousands of fans via the film's web site where it was posted in its entirety on Monday, October 20. This special iTunes release is a Halloween Zombie treat for fans who will be equally pleased when the 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. 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."
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