Press Release
EA Unveils Eclectic Soundtracks For Skate It and Skate 2
Track List Boasts Songs from Some of the Biggest and Most Influential Artists of All-Time Including Black Sabbath, Public Enemy, The Clash and Wu-Tang Clan
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Oct 23, 2008 – Black Box, an Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today revealed the soundtracks that will power the award-winning Skate It and Skate 2. These two skateboarding games bring the sport’s incredible tricks, epic moves and high energy to gamers with all of the fun – and none of the bruises!  The 52 featured songs are from some of music's most influential and celebrated artists including Black Sabbath, Public Enemy, Judas Priest and Wu Tang Clan.
“The soundtracks for Skate It and Skate 2 builds upon last year’s critically acclaimed Skate soundtrack, “ said Chris Parry, Associate Producer. “The songs reflect the culture of skateboarding, with some tracks picked by the pros themselves, and others coming straight out of iconic skate videos. Skateboarding today is an eclectic mix of people and influences and this is true of where we took this year’s soundtracks.  Look for some old school soul and funk, a few rock anthems, some good beats and a lot of classic punk!”
“Skateboarding culture is like no other culture in the world and with that comes a unique sound of its own," said Steve Schnur, worldwide executive of music and marketing. “Our goal was to create two soundtracks that bring together classic acts and explosive new bands while fearlessly crossing all genres. This soundtrack is truly a tribute to the skate lifestyle, where legendary tracks by The Clash, Judas Priest and WAR can stand alongside cult legends like Dayton Sidewinders and The Specials as well as groundbreaking new acts like Awesome Snakes and Money Your Love.”
Skate It and Skate 2 continue to deepen and expand the breadth of the Skate franchise. Skate It, a recent recipient of 2008’s Best Wii™ Game award at the German Games Convention in Leipzig, brings the fun and soul of skateboarding to the Wii and the Nintendo DS™. Skate 2 lets players flaunt their style like never before with double the bag of tricks on the PlayStation®3 system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system.
See below for the entire Skate 2 soundtrack. Songs included in Skate It are marked with an asterisk. 
Althea & Donna
Uptown Top Ranking
The Dull Blade
Awesome Snakes
I Want A Snake*
Black Sabbath
Symptom Of The Universe
Black Tide
China Creeps
Stay On Or Die
Cut Chemist
Beneath The Wheel
Dayton Sidewinders
Go Ahead On*
Heroes Of Our Time
Show Down
Fujiya & Miyagi
Gang Starr
Step In The Arena*
Gaslight Anthem
I'da Called You Woody, Joe*
Goons Of Doom
She Wore Rat Skin Boots
Guilty Simpson
High Tension Wires
They Fall Apart
Judas Priest
Freewheel Burning*
Korrupted Hoodlums
Koushik feat. Percee P
Cold Beats*
LL Cool J
Rock The Bells*
Louis XIV
Guilt By Association*
Money Your Love            
For Kristoffer*
Eat The Rich
Made You Look
Oh No
One Man Army
It's Empty
Ponce De Leon
Gator Jaws*
Public Enemy
Harder Than You Think
Queen Sea Big Shark
Hold Your Hand*
Radio Reelers
Runnin’ Out
Rage Against The Machine
Sleep Now In The Fire
Riverboat Gamblers
Uh Oh!
Sam & Dave
Hold On, I’m Comin’
Sly & The Family Stone
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)*
Stiff Little Fingers
Alternative Ulster
Suicidal Tendencies
Possessed 2 Skate*
Superficial Love
Teenage Bottlerocket
Texas Thieves
Los Pool Riders
The Clash
Death Or Glory*
The Riptides
Return To Blood Beach
The Specials
Ghost Town*
Tickled Pink
Reach Out And Give Me Your Hand
Underground Railroad To Candyland
Square Ball
Low Rider*
Wu-Tang Clan
Protect Ya Neck
Year Long Disaster
Leda Atomica*
Youth Brigade
I Hate My Life
*Song included in Skate It soundtrack
To review the full song lists for both titles and purchase the music from the soundtracks, please visit www.ea.com/eatrax/.
Skate It and Skate 2 deliver all the style, fun, creativity and culture of skateboarding. Skate It is rated E by the ESRB and Skate 2 has not yet been rated. Skate It will ship holiday 2008 and Skate 2 will ship early 2009.
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