EA tracks SSX on Tour

Soundtrack for snowboarding game includes stars of the past (Def Leppard), present (The Hives), and future (The Perceptionists).

Hurtling down a mountain on a plank of plastic at 30 miles per hour is no scenario for easy-listening hits of the '70s and '80s. Such adrenaline-fueled fiascos demand songs with a little more hair on their chests. Electronic Arts today released the list of catchy, edgy songs that gamers will listen to while catching edges in SSX on Tour.

The 41-song soundtrack features an eclectic mix of songs from some of rock's old-timers, hip-hop's current class, and indie rock's up-and-comers. Fans of denim jackets and feathered hair will rock out to The Scorpions' "Dynamite" and Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills." Those with a penchant for gold teeth and bouncing beats can ride to Jurassic 5's "Red Hot" and C-Rayz Walz's "Street Reppin." Gamers who prefer the sounds of college radio stations can hear tracks from recent gaming favorites Bloc Party ("Banquet"), Death from Above 1979 ("Romantic Rights"), and Nine Black Alps ("Shot Down").

SSX on Tour is the fourth installment in EA's extreme snow sports series that lets gamers catch inhuman air on the slopes of mountains that make the Matterhorn look like a molehill. In addition to the outrageous snowboarding that's become the trademark of the series, SSX On Tour includes freestyle skiing, a franchise first.

SSX on Tour is currently in development at EA Canada. The game is scheduled to slide into stores October 24 for $39.99 on the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and GameCube and for $49.99 on the PSP.

Below is a full listing of all 41 songs included in the soundtrack:

Artist / Song Title
Avenged Sevenfold / Bat Country
Billy Talent / Red Flag
Blackalicious / Rhythm Sticks
Bloc Party / Banquet
Bonobo / Pick up
Bonobo / Flutter
Chali2Na feat. Beenie Man / International
C-Rayz Walz / Street Reppin
Death From Above 1979 / Romantic Rights
Def Leppard / Let It Go
Dio / Stand Up and Shout
Diplo / Big Lost
Diplo feat. P.E.A.C.E. / Indian Thick Jawns
Diva International / Nothing to Do
DJ Spooky And Dave Lombardo feat. Chuck D / B-Side Wins Again
Fu Manchu / I Can't Hear You
Goldfinger / My Everything
Hot Hot Heat / Pickin' It Up
Iron Maiden / Run to the Hills
Jurassic 5 / Red Hot
LCD Soundsystem / Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
Louis XIV / God Killed the Queen
Maximo Park / Apply Some Pressure
Morningwood / Nu Rock
Motorhead / Overkill
Nine Black Alps / Shot Down
OK Go / Here It Goes Again
Paul Wall feat. Big Pokey of the S.U.C. / Sittin' Sidewayz
Pennywise / Competition Song
Queens of the Stone Age / Medication
Rock 'N' Roll Soldiers / Flag Song
Scorpions / Dynamite
Sweatshop Union / Come Back
The Faint / I Disappear
The Herbaliser feat. Roots Manuva / Lord, Lord
The Herbaliser / Gadget Funk
The Hives / No Pun Intended
The Perceptionists / People 4 Prez
Vatican DC / Antisocial
We Are Scientists / Lousy Reputation
Z-Trip / All About the Music feat. Whipper Whip

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