Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Soundgarden are back with “Live To Rise,” the band’s first new song in 15 years.
Billboard reports the track is NOW available as a free download on iTunes (beginning April 17) as part of the promotion of Disney's film "Marvel's The Avengers."
The iTunes promotion, which runs through April 24, includes an exclusive clip, "The Face Off," from the movie, which opens May 4.
Download your FREE Soundgarden single at iTunes here.
"Live to Rise" is the first single from the film's soundtrack album; tracks from Shinedown, Rise Against, Bush and Five Finger Death Punch are among the 14 cuts on the project.
"The hard part of writing a song for a film is it has to act as a Soundgarden song, first and foremost, then obviously, it has to coexist with the film," Soundgarden singer-songwriter Chris Cornell told Billboard.
Soundgarden was approached in early March to contribute a song to the film. They were working on their reunion album, a fall release of which is anticipated, and after going through their tracks nothing seemed appropriate. Cornell and guitarist Kim Thayil started from scratch and came up with "Live to Rise."
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