Flight 666 Touches Down On Rock Band On June 9

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Metal lovers take notice! Harmonix Music, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today announced that 12 tracks from Iron Maiden, one of the world’s most successful rock bands, will be added June 9 to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii.

The release of these downloadable tracks coincides with the U.S. release of Flight 666 on Blu-ray and DVD as well as a double-CD soundtrack album and limited edition double-vinyl picture disc. Flight 666 documents the first leg of Maiden’s legendary Somewhere Back In Time World Tour, which took them 50,000 miles around the planet, playing 23 concerts on five continents in just 45 days. One of the stars of the movie is the band’s customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, which carried the band, all their crew and 12 tons of stage equipment and was piloted by Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, a fully qualified and active Airline Captain with Astraeus Airlines.

Live recordings of Aces High, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Fear of the Dark and Iron Maiden, featured on Flight 666, are among those available for download in the Rock Band  Music Store June 9. The other eight songs were amongst those featured on the band’s Somewhere Back in Time World Tour during the first leg of which Flight 666 was filmed. This will mark the first time master recordings from Iron Maiden have been made available on Rock Band games.

Flight 666, directed by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen with the award-winning Banger Productions team (“Metal; A Headbanger’s Journey” and “Global Metal”) contains some of the most spectacular live footage yet seen of the band, taking you on a visual global tour from Mumbai to Sydney, Tokyo to L.A., Mexico City to Costa Rica, Bogota to Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santiago to New York and Toronto and places in-between. Filmed in stunning Hi Def, the thunderous 5.1 soundtrack was specially mixed by Iron Maiden producer Kevin Shirley to complement the picture quality as an ultimate attack on the senses. Flight 666 was recently awarded this year’s 24 Beats per Second prize for Best Music Documentary at the SXSW Film and Music Festival.  

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Tracks & Albums:                                                          
Aces High (live) - Flight 666 (2009)
2 Minutes to Midnight - Powerslave (1984)
The Trooper - Piece of Mind (1983)
Wasted Years - Somewhere in Time (1986)
The Number of the Beast - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Run to the Hills - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Can I Play With Madness - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
The Clairvoyant - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
Powerslave - Powerslave (1984)
Fear of the Dark (live) - Flight 666 (2009)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (live) - Flight 666 (2009)
Iron Maiden (live) - Flight 666 (2009)  

The Iron Maiden tracks will be available for purchase as part of the Iron Maiden Pack or as individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PS3 system.  These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks only for Wii.

Release Date:            Tuesday, June 9, 2009
                                    (Xbox LIVE for Xbox 360 and in-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii)       

                                Thursday, June 11, 2009     
                                    (PlayStationStore)  

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **

Price:              $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) for Xbox 360 per track
                        $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Iron Maiden Pack”  
                        $2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track           
                                                    
Locations:         Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360
                           PlayStationNetwork
                           In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii  
 

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