The Monster is Loose! (Literally)
New Meat Loaf track "The Monster is Loose" finds it's way to the public before its official release.
Some things are so big they simply can't be contained.
London, UK (May 22, 2006): An un-mastered song from Meat Loaf's next chapter in the Bat Out Of Hell series began to appear on peer-to-peer file sharing sites last week, providing Meat Loaf
fans around the world an unexpected first taste of Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, the long-awaited third installment to rock music’s most successful series of all time. The escaped
title track, "The Monster is Loose", was co-written by Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), John 5 (guitarist for Marilyn Manson) and Bat Out
of Hell III producer, Desmond Child. John 5 also performs on the track, which features Meat Loaf’s distinctive vocal over the epic, hard-rocking track, the combination that forged the unique Bat Out Of Hell sound. The album is due to be officially released in October, 2006 by Mercury Records.
Said a Mercury Records, UK spokesperson, "We're investigating the source of the leak from the studio, but once the "Monster is Loose", you really can't stuff it back in its cage. Because we don't want to encourage further illegal peer-to-peer file trading,we're going to make the song available on Meat Loaf's website
(www.meatloaf.net) and MySpace page (www.myspace.com/meatloaf).
Meat Loaf's two previous Bat Out Of Hell albums have sold 45 million units around the world. Bat Out of Hell, released in 1977 and produced by Todd Rundgren, included such massive hits as "Two
Out of Three Ain't Bad", "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" and the show-stopping "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights."
The Jim Steinman-produced Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, released in 1993 included the classic "I'd Do Anything for Love
(But I Won't Do That)" which hit #1 in 29 countries and earned Meat Loaf a Grammy for Best
Rock Vocal Performance.
For more information go to http://www.meatloaf.net
(copy-pasted from Meat Loaf press release sent to QZ)
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