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Lionsgate Releases “Punisher: War Zone” Soundtrack

SANTA MONICA, CA, October 20, 2008 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is pleased to announce the upcoming soundtrack release to PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, from Marvel Comics’ latest film adaptation of fictional vigilante and deadly antihero Frank Castle. The lethal motion picture soundtrack features a powerful collection of A-list rockers including the first new music in 3 years from Rob Zombie in addition to heart-pounding songs from rock icons such as Seether, Slayer, Slipknot and Rise Against. The fifteen-track album attacks stores on 11/25/08. The film opens nationwide on December 5th, 2008.

The original track “War Zone”, written for and inspired by the film, contains the kind of raw, throttling energy that has made Rob Zombie a platinum selling artist. The song will also serve as the first single from the soundtrack. About his contribution, Rob Zombie said: “I love writing music for films, rather than just throwing them an unwanted B side or remix. This track was written exclusively for Punisher War Zone. A punishing track for a punishing movie.”

The record also features Slayer’s 2008 Grammy winning “Final Six” and current chart-topping singles from Slipknot “Psychosocial” and Seether “Fallen”. The beatdown doesn’t stop there, with a broad mix of new and unreleased music that spans every niche of the rock genre, including unreleased songs by premiere punk group Rise Against and emo scenesters Senses Fail. Dan Trapp of Senses Fail had this to say: “We are super excited to be a part of the Punisher legacy…when we heard we were going to be involved, we all threw up in our hands out of excitement.”

Adding to the epic soundscape of PUNISHER: WAR ZONE is one lucky winner from the Lionsgate/Clear Channel “Unsigned Artist Contest” that was hosted last month. The contest attracted over 5,000 bands and millions of listeners. The winner will be announced on 10/24/08 at www.punisherwarzonemusic.com. Lionsgate Music President, Jay Faires adds, “teaming up with Clear Channel has been a phenomenal experience. The response to the Punisher contest has been incredible, and we are absolutely thrilled about introducing one of these talented unsigned bands to the world”

Providing extra ammunition to round out the album are emerging artists Kerli, highly praised electronica duo Justice, and an inspired, propulsive original score by Michael Wandmacher. This all adds up to make the PUNISHER: WAR ZONE soundtrack one of the most anticipated of the season.

Lionsgate Music oversees music for Lionsgate’s film and TV slate, releases its soundtracks and scores and signs artists for publishing and records. The music team has received two Oscar nominations with Marco Beltrami’s score for 3:10 TO YUMA and Bird York’s song “In The Deep” for Best Picture Winner CRASH. On the film and TV music front, they have brought in new music from Linkin Park, Serj Tankian, The Flaming Lips, Dr. Dre, Elvis Costello, John Legend, James Blunt, Amy Winehouse, and Gladys Knight. Upcoming soundtracks include W featuring songs from Gene Autry and Willie Nelson, RELIGULOUS featuring songs from the Talking Heads and Bob Dylan, PUNISHER: WAR ZONE featuring cues from Justice and Seether, Vol. 2 of “Madmen” featuring songs from Chubby Checker and Peter, Paul and Mary and the next volume in the “Weeds” series. Building on LG’s top 10 iTunes album for IRON MAN for Paramount, will be the release of the score for Frank Miller’s THE SPIRIT, Paul Canteleon’s score for W and David Carbonara’s score for “Madmen”. On the heels of signing Grammy winning reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry, three-time International Bluegrass Music Association award winners The Infamous Stringdusters, and breaking alternative act Glacier Hiking, the music team is releasing the upcoming album from Grammy-nominated Cajun act, the Pine Leaf Boys.

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The Company is leveraging its content leadership and marketing expertise through a series of partnerships that include the operation of the highly successful FEARnet branded channel with Sony and Comcast, the recent announcement of the fall 2009 launch of a new multiplatform entertainment venture with partners Viacom, Paramount Pictures and MGM, investment in the leading young men’s digital distribution platform Break.com, ownership of the premier independent television syndication company Debmar-Mercury LLC and an alliance with independent filmed entertainment production and distribution company Roadside Attractions.

The Company’s feature films have generated more than $450 million at the North American theatrical box office in the past year and has also forged leadership positions in television and home entertainment with the production of such critically-acclaimed television series as “Weeds” and “Mad Men”, the distribution of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”, “Family Feud”, “South Park”, “Trivial Pursuit,” “The Wendy Williams Show” and Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns,” among others, and approximately 8% market share and the industry’s leading box office-to-DVD conversion rate in home entertainment. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with entrepreneurial innovation and original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the globe.

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Metalocalypse: Season Two

Want Bonus Features? Go Forth and Find Them When Two-Disc DVD Comes out on December 2nd

The world’s biggest, most brutal, murderous and, well, incompetent heavy metal band will once again step into the spotlight in the upcoming Adult Swim DVD release, Metalocalypse: Season Two. From Adult Swim and Warner Home Video, this DVD will be available while the band is at the top of its game in both the real and animated worlds. Not only does the band’s mega-stardom rank them as the world’s 12th largest economy but the animated band, Dethklok, has also achieved unparalleled success in the real world. The level of brutality is raised to a whole new level as the band tries its hand at electrocutions, weddings and the glamorous world of publicity in the Metalocalypse: Season Two DVD, which includes all 18 second season episodes and a slew of hidden special features that fans will have to find. That’s right. Anything worthwhile demands some work. So buried within the DVD’s two discs will be a host of bonus features for fans to track down and blog about. Available on December 2nd for the suggested retail price of $29.98, the Metalocalypse: Season Two DVD’s preorder date is October 28th.

Created by Brendon Small (Home Movies) and Tommy Blacha (Da Ali G Show), Metalocalypse follows the on and off-stage adventures of the fictional Dethklok, the insanely popular animated Norwegian heavy metal band. In addition to being the world’s most brutal band members, Nathan Explosion, William “Murderface,” Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles are also stupid…dangerously stupid. From sold out concerts to late-night snack-attacks, the animated heavy metal band creates a wave of mayhem, death and destruction wherever they go, but thanks to their “really good lawyer” they manage to walk away legally unscathed on every occasion. Since debuting on Adult Swim in 2006, the series has become one of the highest-rated original series on the network and the second season was watched by more than five million 18-34 year-old viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Moreover, the band’s debut CD  Dethklok: The Dethalbum  has become the fastest selling death metal album of all time since debuting at #21 on Billboard’s Top 100 list, and a real-live version of the animated band led by Brendon Small recently completed a sold-out 28-city tour.

Adult Swim will support the Metalocalypse: Season Two DVD release with a comprehensive marketing campaign including 30-second on-air spots on Adult Swim and online ads on various comic, entertainment, and underground sites.

4th And Final Clip From Hatebreed’s “Live Dominance” Available Now Online. “I Will Be Heard” Debuts On Headbanger’s Ball This Saturday

BAND SET TO EMBARK ON DVD SIGNING TOUR BEGINNING 9/2/08
HATEBREED TO AUTOGRAPH NEW DVD AT EACH TOUR STOP ON THE TOUR

The World Premiere of “I Will Be Heard”, the last of four exclusive MTV2 HATEBREED live videos (from the upcoming Live Dominance DVD) is available NOW on the Headbanger’s Ball Vlog, along with a BRAND-NEW blog from singer Jamey Jasta.

Fans can view it here.

The video will officially premiere this Saturday night, August 30, on MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball @ 12:00pm/Midnight (ET).

Hitting stores on Tuesday, September 2nd, Live Dominance will include over 2 hours of live footage including the full sold-out show at Harpo’s in Detroit shot in March of this year on the band’s “Supremacy” tour. The multi-camera concert was filmed entirely in Hi-Definition. The DVD will also include a ton of bonus features shot specifically for the release including brand-new band interviews, bonus live videos, fan testimonials, and much, much more.

Live Dominance was Directed/Edited by Kevin Custer with musical production/mixing coming from Grammy Award winner, Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God).

Catch the band on tour beginning 9/2/08. Tickets are on sale now.

For more on HATEBREED, please visit www.myspace.com/hatebreed or www.hatebreed.com

Third Day Shares Its Revelation With Gospel Music Channel

The Gospel Music Channel television network will give Third Day fans – especially those who see the band during the new Music Builds concert tour – a unique concert “encore” right in their own homes.

On Sunday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. (ET), Gospel Music Channel will world premiere Third Day: Revelation Revealed, an original new special that goes behind-the-scenes and chronicles the making of Third Day’s new album Revelation (Essential Records / PLG.) After it’s premiere, Gospel Music Channel will run Third Day: Revelation Revealed in select time slots every weekend during the Music Builds Tour, including late night. Third Day: Revelation Revealed and this unique new television scheduling concept will be a treat for all Third Day fans, especially for those who attend the Music Builds Tour and hear the new material live; it gives them a chance to go home that night to hear more about the writing, producing and recording of those songs instantly.

The Music Builds Tour is a festival-style concert tour featuring Third Day, Switchfoot, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Jars of Clay. The 23-city tour will go towards benefiting local Habitat For Humanity chapters in the tour cities, through a program combining “Hollywood For Habitat For Humanity,” the concert production company Live Nation, and the bands.

This is not the first time Third Day and Gospel Music Channel have teamed for fan benefit. In April, GMC produced the video for the band’s first single off Revelation, Call My Name, which GMC world premiered during it’s inaugural live telecast of The Dove Awards.
Over the past decade, Atlanta-based rock band, Third Day has racked up 25 No.1 radio singles and sold close to seven million albums, with RIAA certifications including one Platinum record, one Platinum DVD, and six Gold records. The band has garnered 23 career Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards (with eight career nominations), two consecutive American Music Award nods, multiple ASCAP honors, and has developed a historic partnership with Chevrolet.
The band’s 10th studio album, Revelation – produced by Howard Benson (All-American Rejects, Flyleaf, Daughtry), recently debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200, becoming the top-selling debut album of the week and Third Day’s highest-charting album to date. Third Day has maintained a touring record second-to-none by playing for audiences reaching into the millions. In addition to these many accolades, the band is most proud of its humanitarian efforts that include raising nearly $300,000 for the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and charities such as the Blood:Water Mission. The band is responsible for encouraging more than 15,000 fans to sponsor children across the globe through the work of World Vision. For more information on Third Day, please visit: www.ThirdDay.com.
Gospel Music Channel (GMC) is the nation’s first and only television network devoted to the uplifting, inspiring and diverse music that is Gospel/Christian music. Gospel Music Channel is the fastest-growing network in television today and can be seen in nearly 40 million homes on various cable systems around the country and on DIRECTV.

Hatebreed’s Video For “Destroy Everything” Set For Headbanger’s Ball This Weekend

The World Premiere of “Destroy Everything,” the 3rd of four exclusive MTV2 HATEBREED live videos (from the upcoming Live Dominance DVD) is available NOW on the Headbanger’s Ball Vlog.

Fans can view it here: http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/2008/08/20/video-premiere-hatebreed-shout-destroy-everything/.

The video will officially premiere this Saturday night on MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball @ 12:00pm/Midnight (ET).

Hitting stores on Tuesday, September 2nd, Live Dominance will include over 2 hours of live footage including the full sold-out show at Harpo’s in Detroit shot in March of this year on the band’s Supremacy tour. The multi-camera concert was filmed entirely in Hi-Definition. The DVD will also include a ton of bonus features shot specifically for the release including brand-new band interviews, bonus live videos, fan testimonials, and much, much more.

Live Dominance was Directed/Edited by Kevin Custer with musical production/mixing coming from Grammy Award winner, Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God).

Catch the band on tour beginning 9/2/08. Tickets are on sale now.

The Live Dominance Tour:
9/2 – Detroit, MI – I-Rock Nightclub
9/3 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Down Under
9/4 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
9/5 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
9/6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater (WFNOR’s Lunatic Luau)
9/7 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
9/8 – West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
9/9 – Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
9/10 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
9/11 – Portland, ME – The Asylum
9/12 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
9/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
9/14 – State College, PA – Lulu’s

For more on HATEBREED, please visit www.myspace.com/hatebreed or www.hatebreed.com

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