Locked And 'Loaded'
New tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and P.O.D. are featured on the double-disc soundtrack to the film "Matrix Reloaded," due this week from Maverick. The highly anticipated film, starring Keanu Reeves, arrives May 15 in U.S. theaters. The soundtrack is bundled with a trailer for the film and its upcoming animated companion, "Animatrix," as well as behind-the-scenes clips from the "Enter the Matrix" video game.
One of the more unusual cuts on the soundtrack is Paul Oakenfold's remix of Dave Matthews Band's "When the World Ends," from the latter group's 2001 RCA album "Everyday." Oakenfold completed the remix nearly two years ago, but owing to the song's title, it was withheld in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Other artists who have offered up songs for "Matrix Reloaded" include Juno Reactor, Fluke, Deftones side project Team Sleep, Rage Against The Machine, and Unloco. The soundtrack's second disc will feature 40 minutes of the film's score by Don Davis, who says, "As a consumer, I always feel a little bit slighted if I get a soundtrack CD that's mostly songs or only score music. This soundtrack is a real effort to change the paradigm of what they're offering consumers in film music."