As previously reported, Linkin Park were working on "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen theme song, and it was recently confirmed that the track will be released on radios worldwide on May 18. Titled "New Divide", it will also be available for download on iTunes on the particular day.
In regard of their involvement in scoring music for the film, the band's member Mike Shinoda wrote on their MySpace, "The opportunity to be creatively involved with one of the most anticipated films of the summer is pretty exciting." He elaborated more, "It's one thing to shoot a video that matches sound and vision, but making music that's built for the big screen is a completely different challenge and we ran with it."
As for the movie's director Michael Bay, he said, "I love Linkin Park." He noted, "This is the second film we've worked on together and the fact that they're huge 'Transformers' fans makes it all the better. They really delivered with 'New Divide' - it's a great song that perfectly matches the film's intensity."
Linkin Park had indeed contributed to the soundtrack of the first "Transformers" movie back in 2007. At the time, they crafted "What I've Done" for the film.
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" itself is slated to be outed in U.S. on June 24. It features the likes of Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Isabel Lucas and Rainn Wilson.