REDWOOD CITY, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Electronic Arts) - Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:ERTS) today unveiled the highly anticipated music track listing for Madden
NFL 08 set to release August 14, 2007. The in-game soundtrack boasts 27 songs from some of the most influential artists in music today including: MIMS, Queens of the Stone Age and Daddy Yankee
as well as explosive debuts from Atreyu
Historically, the Madden NFL soundtrack has become the industry's most important showcase for music industry icons as well as an essential launch pad for new artists across every genre. Over the past five years, the Madden NFL franchise has been instrumental in the introduction of such bands such as Good Charlotte, OK GO, Fallout Boy, Chamillionaire, Franz Ferdinand, Ozomatli, 30 Seconds to Mars and many more.
'The annual goal of the Madden NFL soundtrack is to give unprecedented exposure to new artists, bring established stars to a whole new level, and single-handedly define the sound of the coming year via the biggest sports franchise in video game history,' said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA. 'Radio is adding songs based on a band's inclusion in the game. Video channels are creating their playlists based on the soundtrack. Simply put, Madden moves music forward. And this year's soundtrack is perhaps our most daring and effective mix of artists ever.'
Among the highlights of Madden NFL 08 are songs by debut artists Airbourne, Datarock, Operator and Enter Shikari, and such Platinum stars as The Bravery, Swizz Beats, Sum 41, Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake, The Hives and Yellowcard. Last month's official announcement of Ozzy Osborne's 'I Don't Wanna Stop' resulted in unprecedented airplay and downloads for the legendary rocker's first-ever Madden NFL track. The excitement continues through the summer with soon-to-be-announced live performances and events featuring many of the soundtrack's artists.
The complete in-game soundtrack for Madden NFL 08 includes:
Airbourne - Runnin' Wild
Atreyu - Becoming
Brother Ali - Whatcha Got
Daddy Yankee - Impacto
Datarock - The New Song
Earl Greyhound - S.O.S.
Enter Shikari - OK, Time For Plan B
From Autumn To Ashes -Daylight Slaving
HE**YEAH - You Wouldn't Know
Jupiter One - Countdown
MIMS - Cop It
Murs - Dreadlocks
O-Solo - Monsta
Operator - Soul Crusher
Ozzy Osbourne - I Don't Wanna Stop
Pharoahe Monch - Desire
Pitbull feat. Don Omar - Fuego Remix
Queens Of The Stone Age - 3's & 7's
Red1 feat. Afu-Ra - Dem No Worry We
Shadows Fall - Redemption
Swizz Beatz - It's Me Snitches
Sum 41 - Underclass Hero
Team Shadetek - Brooklyn Anthem
The Bravery - Believe
The Hives - Tick Tick Boom
The Used - The Ripper
Timbaland - Release
Yellowcard - Fighting
Zion I & The Grouch - Hit'em
To purchase the music from the soundtrack, go to EA's music site at www.ea.com/eatrax/.
Coming into its 18th year and with more than 60 million copies sold and having generated over $2 billion in retail sales, Madden NFL Football continues to stand out as one of the most popular videogame franchises of all time. Developed in Orlando, FL by EA Tiburon, Madden NFL 08 will be available in August on the Xbox 360 and Xbox videogame and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION3 and PlayStation2 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, PC, PSP (PlayStationPortable) handheld entertainment system, mobile handsets and Mac. For more information check out www.madden08.com.