Director Michael Bay, film composer Steve Jablonsky and Paramount Pictures are collaborating with the Grammy Award-winning band IMAGINE DRAGONS to feature the bandâ€™s original music in the upcoming film TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, one of the most anticipated movies of the summer.
Following an early footage screening of the film, IMAGINE DRAGONS wrote the original song â€œBATTLE CRY,â€ which Bay used in critical points in the film. Additionally, the band contributed original music during the scoring process by recording cues with Jablonsky, the filmâ€™s composer, and Hans Zimmer, who assisted in the process. The collaboration resulted in added depth to the sound of the film.
â€œWeâ€™re incredibly lucky that Dan, Wayne, Ben and Daniel were available to work with us,â€ says director Bay. â€œI remember being drawn to the emotion of â€™Demonsâ€™ and â€™Radioactiveâ€™ the first time I heard those songs, and I knew I wanted that same energy and heart for this movie. Theyâ€™ve created a really epic, otherworldly sound for â€™Battle Cry.â€™â€
â€œThe TRANSFORMER franchise has set the bar for cinematic innovation over the years,â€ says Alex Da Kid, label head at KIDinaKORNER records. â€œWe are excited to collaborate with Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures and view this as an incredible global platform.â€
IMAGINE DRAGONS will perform its new single live at the filmâ€™s worldwide premiere in Hong Kong, one of the locations in the film, on June 19th. Fans can tweet using #TransformersPremiere for a chance to win a trip for two (2) to Hong Kong to be among the first to see â€œTRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTIONâ€ and IMAGINE DRAGONS at the world premiere. Open to U.S. residents ages 18+. Enter by May 30, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. PDT. No purchase necessary. For official rules and promotional details, visit http://www.transformersmovie.com/TwitterSweeps/OfficialRules.pdf
Grammy Award-winning rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS is one of 2013â€™s breakout artists, having played to sold-out audiences in North America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Their debut full length album, Night Visions, (KIDinaKORNER/ Interscope Records) arrived on the Billboard Top 200 at #2 with the best first-week sales for a full-length debut by a new rock band in over six years.
Certified multi-platinum selling over 4 million copies worldwide, the album was propelled by the success of the multi-platinum single, â€œItâ€™s Time,â€ with follow-up singles â€œRadioactiveâ€ selling over 10 million globally and â€œDemons,â€ which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Rolling Stone proclaimed Imagine Dragons â€œthe biggest breakout of the yearâ€ and Entertainment Weekly called 2013 the â€œYear of the Dragons.â€