Transformers: Dark of the Moon Soundtrack Released
Released in Standard, iTunes Deluxe, and Game Stop configurations, The Transformers: Dark of the Moon albumfeatures music from Linkin Park, including the first single "Iridescent," Taking Back Sunday, Art Of Dying, Theory Of A Deadman, Black Veil Brides, Skillet, Staind 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.
The iTunes Deluxe edition also includes tracks from Biffy Clyro, Stone Sour, and Serj Tankian, while the Game Stop version includes songs from Middle Class Rut and D.R.U.G.S.
Linkin Park contributes the song "Iridescent" (which also appears on Linkin Park's 2010 album A Thousand Suns) to Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The track's official video has already racked up more than two million views on YouTube since being uploaded on June 3rd.
On the contribution, composer Steve Jablonsky says, "I respond to Linkin Park because they have a cinematic sensibility to their music that just translates to the big screen."
This is Linkin Park's third time working with Transformers director Michael Bay. The first Transformers filmfeatured the band's smash hit single "What I've Done," which rocketed to No. 1 on both Billboard's Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts, while the second film featured the specially written "New Divide," which topped the Rock, Modern, and Mainstream radio charts simultaneously.