Soundgarden's 'Live to Rise' Music Video from 'Marvel's The Avengers'

The heralded band reunites for their first song together in 15 years with this track from Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble.

The official music video world premiere for Soundgarden's new single "Live To Rise," launched today. The song is from this year's highly anticipated movie, Marvel's The Avengers, in theaters nationwide on May 4, 2012.

"Live to Rise," the original song written for and appearing in the film is the first single from the Marvel Music/Hollywood Records release Avengers Assemble. The epic and cinematic video, featuring a searing live performance with film footage, was directed by Robert Hales (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janet Jackson, Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake).

Soundgarden's "Live to Rise" was the #1 most added song in its first week at Alternative and Active Rock U.S. radio and is currently #3* at Mainstream Rock, #4* at Active Rock and #13* at Alternative (Modern Rock). Offered as a free download on iTunes for one week, the "Live To Rise" track exceeded 350K downloads.

Marvel Studios presents Marvel's The Avengers - the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel's The Avengers is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.

Marvel's The Avengers is from Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joss Whedon from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon.

The "Live To Rise" single and Avengers Assemble album are available on iTunes and wherever music is sold.

Marvel's The Avengers was released May 4th, 2012 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.



Sources: Marvel Studios

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Comments (7)

  1. Vamp

    One of my favorite tracks from the Avengers Assemble album. Would've loved to see a video like this from Black Veil Brides' for their track, but I know that it's not going to happen. Soundgarden's first song in fifteen years? No sh*t it's the main song for the movie. Haha.

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  2. Sean

    Cool.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Summit10

    The Band is freaking awesome even more back then...song not cool!

    2 years agoby @summit10Flag

  4. SpaceCowboy

    @corey Haha, you are correct, sir. This ain't too bad though. Just don't like the how the bridge sounds like Audioslave.

    2 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  5. Corey W.

    Shinedown's "I'm Alive" song off the Avenger's soundtrack is ten times better. Right @SpaceCowboy?

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  6. TheDude1

    Not watching the video because I want to go into the movie as fresh as possible but the song was actually quite good. Rock On!

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  7. Filmmaster

    Haha this is like in the 90's when almost every comic book film got there own music video.

    2 years agoby @FilmmasterFlag