Soundgarden's "Live to Rise" on Marvel's The Avengers' Soundtrack #1 @ Mainstream Rock Radio
Marvel's The Avengers made its record breaking opening this weekend as the highest-grossing domestic debut of all time.
Soundgarden contributed the only original song written for the film, entitled "Live to Rise."
The song is currently charting no. 1 at Mainstream Rock, no. 2 at Active Rock and no. 12 at Alternative radio!
Soundgarden - "Live to Rise" video:
Soundgarden just played the coveted surprise guest spot at KROQ's Weenie Roast in Irvine, CA this past weekend about which the LA Times said, "…Soundgarden's heavy, blues-based semi-metal had a solid sense of itself and its strength."
The band will be embarking on a European tour this month - check SoundgardenWorld.com for details.
The "Live To Rise" single and Avengers Assemble album are available now on iTunes and wherever music is sold.
With over 21 million records sold worldwide, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a whole generation and had a revolutionary impact on the course of musical history.
At the dawn of 2010, the band, Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd, announced a new beginning.
In the last two years since Soundgarden has reunited, they have headlined festivals, toured the world and released their first retrospective titled Telephantasm which included the previously unreleased song, "Black Rain" and their first live album, Live on I-5.
The press has exalted their return to the stage and the music scene. Rolling Stone called their headline performance at Lollapalooza "an epic set...a blueprint of the Seattle sound," where the Chicago Tribune hailed them as "one of the last great hard-rock bands to emerge in the last 25 years."
The band are currently in the studio in Seattle writing and recording their first LP in over 15 years, which is set for release in Fall 2012.
About Marvel's The Avengers
Marvel Studios presents 'Marvel's The Avengers' - the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed by Joss Whedon, 'Marvel's The Avengers' is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series 'The Avengers,' first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
Soundgarden Summer 2012 Tour Dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
May 25 2012 Madrid, ES @ Sonisphere Festival
May 27 2012 Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival
May 28 2012 Werchter, BE @ Werchter Boutique Festival
May 29 2012 Paris, FR @ Le Zenith de Paris
May 31 2012 Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle
June 1 2012 Nürburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
June 3 2012 Nuremberg, DE @ Rock Im Park
June 4 2012 Milan, IT @ Arena Concerti Fiera Milano
June 7 2012 Sölvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
June 10 2012 Donington Park, England @ Download Festival
July 13 2012 London, England @ Hard Rock Calling
"Soundgarden's heavy psychedelic shredder Live to Rise, the band's first new song in 15 years, is the incredible hulk on this all-star soundtrack…" - USA Today
"Chris Cornell's demonic wail reunites with Kim Thayil's dragon-slaying riffage for heavy-duty effect." - Rolling Stone
Soundgarden Official Website