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SOURCE REPUBLIC RECORDS
TWO EPISODES LEFT FROM "THE WALKING DEAD" SEASON 3
AIRING SUNDAYS AT 9PM ET/PT ON AMC
NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- REPUBLIC RECORDS and AMC's "The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack - Vol. 1" has officially invaded stores. The album is on iTunes and all digital outlets now and available at physical retailers everywhere March 19. Upon releasing digitally, it immediately hit #2 on the iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and #1 on the Soundtrack Albums Chart. It's seen immense success on the iTunes Soundtrack Albums Chart internationally as well, reaching #1 in Canada and Brazil, #2 in Australia, #3 in Mexico, #5 in the UK, #5 in France, and #6 in Germany.
Featuring songs from the Emmy® Award-winning AMC series, it's finally ready to be devoured by audiences and zombie fanatics alike. The show has two new episodes remaining this season, airing Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on AMC.
The soundtrack's sonic feast has drummed up anticipation on par with the series. Jamie N Commons recently performed the compilation's first track "Lead Me Home" on AMC's live after show, "Talking Dead" hosted by Chris Hardwick. In addition, brotherly blues rock duo Baby Bee also delivered a smoldering and sizzling live rendition of "Love Bug" on an earlier installment.
Throughout the season, tracks have premiered via the show itself. After its unveiling in the March 3 episode, "Lead Me Home" fueled various AMC promo spots, while Fink's "Warm Shadow" (Dactyl Remix) debuted March 10. Leading right up to the release, Voxhaul Broadcast's "You Are the Wilderness" was first heard on March 17.
The compilation also includes previously unreleased material including "Sinking Man" from multiplatinum-selling Icelandic alternative folk sensation Of Monsters and Men, an UNKLE remix of composer Bear McCreary's "Main Title Theme Song", Delta Spirit's "Running", and more. Just like the show, the soundtrack remains a dynamic powerhouse replete with unforgettable moments.
AMC's "The Walking Dead"-the number one drama series in basic cable history-returned for its third season October 14. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, the series garnered a 2010 Golden Globe® nomination for Best Television Series – Drama and won the 2011 and 2012 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-Up. "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira and David Morrissey.
The world of "The Walking Dead" expands even further on AMC and REPUBLIC RECORDS "The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack - Vol. 1" available everywhere March 19.
The Walking Dead (AMC Original Soundtrack – Vol. 1)
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as 3 Doors Down, Amy Winehouse, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Owl City, The Voice (NBC-TV), Gotye, Of Monsters & Men, Mayer Hawthorne, among many others.
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AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead," "Hell on Wheels," "The Killing" and "Low Winter Sun." AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC's Can't Get Enough and AMC's Crazy About. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM
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