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Nu metal rockers Linkin Park to provide song for Medal of Honor

Submitted by on Tuesday, 27 July 20104 Comments

The Californian rock back, Linkin Park, will be headlining the soundtrack for the new Medal of Honor game with ‘The Catalyst’, the lead song from their upcoming album called A Thousand Suns.

Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn has also directed his own teaser trailer for the game. It has ‘The Catalyst’ playing over live in-game footage that features the Tier 1 crew in action. The montage is broken up with bold statements warning of “merciless” enemies and “escalation”. It’s all very bombastic.

The full trailer will be shown on August 1 but a teaser of the teaser trailer can be found at the top of the page.

Steve Schnur, EA’s Worldwide Executive of Music and Music Marketing, says this is the “beginning of an innovative new relationship” between EA and Linkin Park:

“I’ve personally known the band since 1999, and they have always been an intensely creative group who understand the power of videogames and have wanted to explore and expand the medium’s possibilities. ‘The Catalyst’ is one of the most anticipated tracks of the year, and the combination of this new song and Joe Hahn’s distinctive visual dynamic re-sets the bar in our commitment to bringing together landmark EA games with artists whose talents go far beyond music.”

Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn was also on hand to make a statement:

“This is a unique, creative association for us and a collaboration that we are excited about, the opportunity to help introduce ‘The Catalyst’ via the new Medal of Honor game creates a new bond between EA, our fans, and the band’s overall vision for the new digital frontier. We are enormously proud of the music on A Thousand Suns and are excited to have created an exclusive trailer around the lead track.”

One wonders if this was brought on by Activision rolling out Eminem at their E3 event this year, where he performed alongside Rihanna as the company promoted Call of Duty: Black Ops. Activision also had Usher, David Guetta and NERD perform. After all, EA do seem to follow many of Activision’s routes these days.

Medal of Honor launches on October 15 in the UK