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Anthrax, Trent Reznor + More Highlight New ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ Video Game Soundtrack

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Tony Hawk has taken his skateboarding career to new branding heights over the last decade thanks to his series of successful video games. And one of the things that has made those games so popular is the killer soundtracks.

Project manager Ken Overbey has revealed to Sound and Vision magazine that the next ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ release will feature a high profile collaboration between rapper El-P and Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor, as well as the classic metal/rap pairing of Anthrax and Public Enemy’s Chuck D. on ‘Bring The Noise.’

Overbey says, “We definitely wanted to bring back some of the songs from the original soundtrack, but wanted new songs as well.” There’s a solid mix of both old and new tracks to take in while learning all of the game’s new tricks. The newer tracks include the El-P/Reznor hookup for ‘Flyentology (Cassettes Won’t Listen Remix),’ the Middle Class Rut track ‘USA,’ Consumed’s ‘Heavy Metal Winner,’ and ‘You’ from Bad Religion.

As for the older tracks, listen for Powerman 5000’s ‘When Worlds Collide,’ Millencolin’s ‘No Cigar,’ Goldfinger’s ‘Superman,’ and Lagwagon’s ‘May 16.’

Other cuts revealed by Overbey included Pigeon John’s ‘The Bomb,’ Lateef the Truthspeaker’s ‘We the People,’ Pegasuses XL’s ‘Marathon Mansion,’ Apex Manor’s ‘Teenage Blood,’ and Telekinesis’ ‘Please Ask for Help.’ The game itself is expected to surface in June. To hear a majority of the tracks, visit Sound and Vision.

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