MINISTRY TO MAKE ITS ROCK BAND DEBUT WITH THREE PACK OF INDUSTRIAL METAL ROCK
Cambridge, Mass. â May 22, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that three tracks from industrial metal pioneers Ministry will be added to the Rock BandÂ®Music Store of downloadable content next week for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system and the Wiiâ¢ system. Also coming in next weekâs lineup is music from The Cranberries and The Zombies.
Ministry played together from 1981 until 2008 and, during this time, laid the foundation for American industrial metal. The âMinistry Pack 01â will feature âCuz U R Next,â from The Wicked Soundtrack by Al Jourgensen, the Ministry frontman-scored soundtrack to the 2008 film, Wicked Lake, as well as âThe Great Satanâ and the Grammy-nominatedâLiesLiesLies,âboth from the bandâs 2006 album Rio Grande Blood. This three pack marks Ministryâs first appearance in the Rock Band catalog.
Also making Rock Band soundtrack debuts next week are 60s English rock band, The Zombies, and Irish alternative rock band, The Cranberries. âSheâs Not Thereâ and âTell Her No,â both from The Zombies self-titled 1966 album, will be made available, as will âLinger,â from The Cranberries 1993 album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Canât We? The song was named by VH1 as one of the 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.
Ministry âCuz U R Nextâ
Ministry âThe Great Satanâ
The Zombies âSheâs Not Thereâ
The Zombies âTell Her Noâ
The Cranberries âLingerâ
(All tracks are original master recordings)
The Ministry tracks will be available for purchase as part of the âMinistry Pack 01â or as individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks only for Wii.
Release Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
(Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and in-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii)
Thursday, May 28, 2009
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) for Xbox 360 per track
$2.00 (200 Wii Points for Wii) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for âMinistry Pack 01â
Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360
In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii
Click on the track below to view the songâs corresponding music video. Videos can be embedded on your site.
The Cranberries âLingerâ
For more information, please visit:
Rock Band Website
Ministry Official Website
The Zombies Official Website
The Cranberries Official Website
Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system and Wii.
There are now more than 680 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fansâ and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 40 million paid downloads since its launch on November 20, 2007. The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
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