In preparation for Marvel’s The Avengers coming to theaters on May 4th, iTunes is letting people download the first single off the yet to be released film soundtrack for free. “Live To Rise” marks the return of Soundgarden to the alternative rock scene that they were early pioneers of.
The song was specially written for the film by Chris Cornell and Kim Thayil. The group is still in the midst of producing their official reunion album that is expected to hit stores this fall.
“The hard part of writing a song for a film is it has to act as a Soundgarden song, first and foremost, then obviously, it has to coexist with the film.” – Chris Cornell
You can download the track for free until April 24th, and also pre-order the full soundtrack album Avengers Assemble which will also feature tracks from Shinedown, Rise Against, and Bush.