EA enlists Linkin Park

Publisher EA has announced that rockers Linkin Park will be the headline act on the soundtrack for Q4 first person shooter Medal of Honor when it’s released later this year.

Their track entitled The Catalyst features in a brand new trailer for the game which will debut on August 1st – one day before it becomes available to download on iTunes.

The move pits the Californian band against crazed rapper Eminem, who has leant his name and music to Activision’s rival shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Medal of Honor marks the beginning of an innovative new relationship between EA and Linkin Park,” EA’s worldwide executive of music and music marketing Steve Schnur stated.

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 DJ and the video’s director Joe Hahn added: 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.”

Medal of Honor will be released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 15th.

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