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SKILLET FEATURED IN WARNER BROS. RECORDS' TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON SOUNDTRACK ON JUNE 14TH | Fusemix.com #transformer #darkmoon

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Album to Highly Anticipated Third Film In The Transformers Series Also Features Music From Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Mastodon, Art of Dying, Taking Back Sunday, And Black Veil Brides, Plus New Tracks from Paramore and Goo Goo Dolls Debuting Exclusively On This Album


May 27, 2011 — (Nashville, Tenn.) —  On June 14th, Warner Bros. Records will release the album to the hotly anticipated motion picture Transformers: Dark of the Moon — the third film in the Oscar®-nominated summer blockbuster Transformers series, which hits theaters nationwide on June 29th. The album will feature the rock radio mix of "Awake & Alive" from Skillet, which earned Ski llet their first No. 1 Mainstream Active Rock hit and a No. 1 at CHR and Christian Rock radio. The track was also the first No. 1 Mainstream Active Rock hit to feature female vocals in the charts nearly 14-year history, and made Skillet the only Christian act to have crossed over to the Active Rock format with a No. 1 single. A pre-order for the exclusive iTunes Deluxe edition begins May 31st at http://wbr.fm/t3preorder.   

"I am a junkie for these kind of movies so to have 'Awake & Alive' included on the Transformers: Dark of the Moon album is one of the coolest things that we could have happen," comments Skillet frontman John Cooper. "I'll be one of the first in line to see the film when it hits theaters this summer."

Released in Standard, iTunes Deluxe, and Game Stop configurations, The Transformers: Dark of the Moon album features music from Skillet, Linkin Park, including the first single “Iridescent,” My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Art of Dying, Theory Of A Deadman, Black Veil Brides, and Mastodon (who contribute a cover of ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid”), as well as new music from Paramore and Goo Goo Dolls debuting exclusively on the album.

Opening in theaters on June 29th, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, stars Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey and Kevin Dunn, with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand. Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky. When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us.

Paramount Pictures presents in association with Hasbro a di Bonaventura Pictures Production a Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Production, a Michael Bay Film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Executive Producers Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner, Mark Vahradian. Produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce. Based on Hasbro’s Transformers™ Action Figures. Written by Ehren Kruger. Directed by Michael Bay.

The track-listings for the three editions of Transformers: Dark of the Moon album are as follows -  * Denotes new music debuting on this album:

Standard Edition (CD/DMD All DSPS)
Linkin Park - “Iridescent” (Exclusive Remix)
* Paramore -  “Monster”
My Chemical Romance -  “The Only Hope For Me Is You”
Taking Back Sunday -  "Faith (When I Let You Down)"
Staind -  “The Bottom”
Art Of Dying -  “Get Thru This”
* Goo Goo Dolls -  “All That You Are”
Theory Of A Deadman -  “Head Above Water”
Black Veil Brides -  “Set The World On Fire”
Skillet -  “Awake & Alive ” (Rock Radio Mix)
Mastodon – “Just Got Paid”

iTunes Deluxe (Exclusive)
Linkin Park -  “Iridescent” (Exclusive Remix)
* Paramore -  “Monster”
My Chemical Romance -  “The Only Hope For Me Is You”
Taking Back Sunday - "Faith (When I Let You Down)"
Staind -  “The Bottom”
Art Of Dying -  “Get Thru This”
* Goo Goo Dolls -  “All That You Are”
Theory Of A Deadman -  “Head Above Water”
Black Veil Brides -  “Set The World On Fire”
Skillet -  “Awake & Alive ” (Rock Radio Mix)
Mastodon -  “Just Got Paid”
Exclusive to Deluxe Version:
Biffy Clyro-  “Many Of Horror”
Stone Sour -  “The Pessimist”
Serj Tankian -  “Gate 21” (Remix – Feat. Tom Morello)

Game Stop (Exclusive)
Linkin Park -  “Iridescent” (Exclusive Remix)
* Paramore -  “Monster”
My Chemical Romance -  “The Only Hope For Me Is You”
Taking Back Sunday - "Faith (When I Let You Down)"
Staind -  “The Bottom”*
Art Of Dying -  “Get Thru This”
* Goo Goo Dolls -  “All That You Are”
Theory Of A Deadman -  “Head Above Water”
Black Veil Brides -  “Set The World On Fire”
Skillet -  “Awake & Alive ” (Rock Radio Mix)
Mastodon -  “Just Got Paid”
Exclusive to Game Stop Version:
Middle Class Rut -  “Lifelong Dayshift”
D.R.U.G.S. -  “Graveyard Dancing”

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Skillet’s latest, Awake (Atlantic/Ardent/INO), continues to propel the incredible momentum the rock outfit has going for them, receiving RIAA Gold certification in just 10 months (half the time of the gold selling Comatose), along with their hit Active Rock and Christian Rock Single, "Monster" also receiving the same honor.   Awake hit the ground running with a blockbuster debut at No. 2 on Billboard’s “Top 200,” selling over 67,000 units and peaking at No. 1 on iTunes ® “Top Albums” chart and “Top Rock” chart.   The project has not slowed down in nearly two years, being named Billboard's No. 2 “Top Christian Album,” No. 9 “Top Alternative Album” of 2010 and winning the Billboard Music Award for "Top Christian Album."  Awake boasts three Active Rock hits “Monster,” which was also AOL Music’s No. 4 “Mainstream Rock Song of 2009,” the No. 1 Christian CHR & Rock single, “Hero,” which has been used by the NFL in their Sunday Night Football and NFL Weekend Kickoff promos, and their latest No. 1 hit and crowd favorite “Awake & Alive.”

Skillet's live show has brought down the house with their powerful and intense performance from coast to coast, consistently ranking within Pollstar’s Concert Pulse “Top 50 Tours.”  Having toured with the likes of mainstream megastars Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Shinedown and more, Skillet has also co-headlined with Papa Roach, and headlined a slew of major Christian festivals - always leaving their fans wanting more.   With cumulative sales approaching 2 million, the two-time Grammy® nominated alternative rockers have also scored seven consecutive number one Christian radio singles, a 2008 GMA Dove Award for “Rock Song of the Year,” a 2009 nomination for Artist of the Year, a trio of singles on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts and a pair of BMI Songwriting awards.