Official Press Release
Oni Press and Springman Records are pleased to announce the bands scheduled to appear on April's POUNDED: THE OFFICIAL COMIC BOOK SOUNDTRACK. The disc is inspired by the upcoming comic by Brian Wood (CHANNEL ZERO, COUSCOUS EXPRESS) and Steve Rolston (QUEEN & COUNTRY) and will be featured in an article about the miniseries in an upcoming issue of SPIN MAGAZINE.
"The band response to this project has been amazing," commented Springman Records chief Avi Ehrlich. "Determining the final list has been a difficult process. There are just so many groups that wanted to be a part of it. This is seriously going to be one of the best punk rock compilation CDs out there."
The bands scheduled to appear on the CD include: the Bouncing Souls, Bigwig, Dynamite Boy, Amazing Transparent Man, Fury 66, Pain, Big In Japan, Gob, Sloppy Meat Eaters, Strike Anywhere, One Man Army, Ann Beretta, King Monkey, the Eyeliners, Mr. T Experience, Mid Carson July, and the Teen Idols.
In addition to a full-length audio CD, the POUNDED disc also includes a bonus multimedia section. Fans can check out full-color POUNDED comic strips, visit the creators' websites, find a local comic specialty store and access information on the POUNDED miniseries.
"I've never seen a comic book tie-in as cool as this," concluded series editor James Lucas Jones. "Comic fans get the chance to check out a bunch of great new music and comics get exposure in a whole new arena."
POUNDED #1 (of 3) will feature 32 pages of black-and-white story and art, with a full color cover. With a cover price of $2.95, it will ship to comic book stores on April 3, 2002. POUNDED: THE OFFICIAL COMIC SOUNDTRACK features exclusive POUNDED artwork and multimedia section. It arrives in stores April 17, 2002 with a retail price of $7.95.