Yesterday, a twenty-two second snippet of a song called “Live to Rise” by Soundgarden was released. The song is part of a new album called Avengers Assemble, which compiles music from and inspired by the Avengers movie. The entire album will consist of 14 different tracks, which will be released on May 1, 2012.
The Soundgarden song is of special note, because it’s their first new song in 15 years. Soundgarden has sold over 21 million records worldwide, and they have two Grammy Awards and seven Grammy nominations. In 2010, band members Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd, announced they were reuniting. “Live to Rise” will be played during the end credits of The Avengers movie.
Soundgarden stated, “We’ve been hard at work on our new album, which will come out this Fall. When the opportunity arose to write an original single for Marvel’s The Avengers film came our way, we thought it could be a cool match. We are excited to release our new single ‘Live To Rise,’ which is also the only new single in the film. Here’s a taste. Loudest of Love.”
Below is a complete track list of the Avengers Assemble collection, which includes artists such as Rise Against, Shinedown, Bush and Redlight King.
1. Live to Rise Performed by Soundgarden
2. I’m Alive Performed by Shinedown
3. Dirt and Roses Performed by Rise Against
4. Even If I Could Performed by Papa Roach
5. Unbroken Performed by Black Veil Brides
6. Breath Performed by Scott Welland
7. Comeback Performed by Redlight King
8. Into the Blue Performed by Bush
9. A New Way to Bleed (Photek Remix) Performed by Evanescence
10. Count Me Out Performed by PUSHERJONES
11. Shoot to Thrill Performed by Theory of a Deadman
12. Wherever I Go Performed by Buckcherry
13. From Out of Nowhere Performed by Five Finger Death Punch
14. Shake the Ground Performed by Cherri Bomb
The international release will have one additional track.
15. Pistols at Dawn Performed by Kasabian
In addition to Avengers Assemble, there will also be an Avengers original motion picture soundtrack, with score by Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning composer Alan Silvestri released on the same date.