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Black Lab Releases Transformers Song

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Wednesday, June 13th, 2007 3:03AM CDT

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Black Lab, a rock band known for their MTV hits- ‘Wash it Away’ and ‘Time Ago’ as well as their featured songs on the Spiderman and Blade: Trinity soundtracks recently submitted a song to Paramount for consideration on the new Transformers Movie soundtrack. Unfortunately, the song did not make the finalized cut as reported here.

As July 4th approaches the group had no other choice than to release their Transformers Theme song independently. Black Lab member and long time Transformers fan, Andy Ellis, stated that the group is obsessed with Transformers and they are excited about their new release because it has the G1esque sound that people are dying to hear.

Click here to hear it. More information can be found at Blacklabworld. The song will be available at iTunes at the end of June.
Credit(s): Black Lab, Andy Ellis

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Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161878)
Posted by Skullgrin140 on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:10am CDT
Danm good song! I can see how they replaced Unicron with Megatron, lol
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161882)
Posted by Ahkileez on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:17am CDT
Not my particular cup of tea as far as preference, but it sounded good :)
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161885)
Posted by Methusalen on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:20am CDT
I liked it, a remake of the classic theme from the orginal flick... It's a shame it was passed over, I thought it was pretty faithful!
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161889)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:24am CDT
Hell yeah now thats a theme! Not as good as the originle but better than what we got. It needs to be faster and have a better singer. Hell just get a better singer. But its still 100% better than what we've been given. I wish my band was still together. We played the lion theme during parctice. It was basicly the same just with Iron Maiden like gutiar solos in the middle. I must now form a new band and show paramount what a real TF theme sounds like.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161890)
Posted by Ddave on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:29am CDT
Pity he can't sing for dick.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161893)
Posted by the purifyer on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:33am CDT
Pretty cool. Definitely better than Mute Math's.
The vocals seemed a little choked/restrained trying to get that fairly monotonous robotic like tone.
I think Dragonforce or Mastondon should have given it a go :D THAT would be rocking. I love the ATHF sountrack :).
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161895)
Posted by Anonymous on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:37am CDT
the purifyer wrote:Pretty cool. Definitely better than Mute Math's.
The vocals seemed a little choked/restrained trying to get that fairly monotonous robotic like tone.
I think Dragonforce or Mastondon should have given it a go :D THAT would be rocking. I love the ATHF sountrack :).


I have to agree, Mutemath's take sucked, and this...actually the best one since Lion set the bar very high in 1986.

Come on Lion, reunion!!!
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161901)
Posted by WhiteRabbit on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:46am CDT
Blech. Lousy vocals, instrumentation not much different than Lion's version. What's the point of even doing a new version if you're just carbon-copying the old one? (Note, this is not a defense of the new soundtrack material, as I've not heard the majority of it)

Everyone clamoring for this stuff should be reminded that both the 1986 cartoon movie and its soundtrack have been re-released and shouldn't be too hard to find.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161912)
Posted by Rodimus sucks on June 13th, 2007 @ 4:10am CDT
I like it! I always loved the animated movie theme.

just remove the horrible vocals en put it in the movie!
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161926)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 13th, 2007 @ 4:27am CDT
Now this...this is the correct type of cheesy theme the film requires.

F*ck MuteMath's.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161954)
Posted by TurboHammer on June 13th, 2007 @ 5:13am CDT
I am definatly gona by that soundtrack
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (161984)
Posted by Fang Wolf on June 13th, 2007 @ 5:48am CDT
I like that, alot, guy needs to not sound like Moe Syzlack though, he sings from the back of his throught.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162006)
Posted by i_amtrunks on June 13th, 2007 @ 6:13am CDT
Song isnt anything special, but the the montage of preview clips is excellent.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162010)
Posted by Insurgent on June 13th, 2007 @ 6:15am CDT
That is what should have been the theme for the movie.

Nuff said.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162060)
Posted by Windracer on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:08am CDT
I liked that first one by Deceptibot but couldn't stand Mutemath's... But I've gotta say: THAT is a nice theme. Video wasn't half bad either...
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162071)
Posted by KSC on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:20am CDT
This one I like!
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162073)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:21am CDT
Yeah DragonForce, Mastodon or Scar Symmetry would rock the hell out this movie.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162080)
Posted by Cyberstrike on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:24am CDT
I'll never understand why Paramount pass on Black Lab's verison for Mutemath's lackluster version. :sad:
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162083)
Posted by Ericus Prime on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:26am CDT
Oh yeah, much better, but maybe it's a little too similar to Lion's theme. Terrible vocals. I'am guessing that's why it wasn't chosen.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162096)
Posted by Ballistic90 on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:38am CDT
I liked it. I paid for the MP3 too.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162108)
Posted by Blozor on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:49am CDT
Why they overlooked this in favor of Mutemath is highly likely because they are retarded. Realistically, because Mutemath's label were able to offer more money as part of the promotional package. Still, although I don't prefer the vocalist who is sounds like a clichéd cross between trying to sound hardcore, trying to sound sexy, and really sounding tired and bored, it's one hell of a lot better than Linkin Park's or Mutemath's versions. It's a modern rock cover of the White Lion theme from the 1986 movie. It would have been absolutely perfect to start out the closing credits. The utter stupidity of passing on this forces me to resist the urge to shoot myself in the eye. (Note I say it forces me to resist the urge because if they went with it instead, I would not actually have the urge.) God knows what other good submissions they passed on before exclaming "Hey crap! The public likes crap!"
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162113)
Posted by Brakethrough on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:52am CDT
That was delicious.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162118)
Posted by Marvelous0ne on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:55am CDT
hmmm... Sounds like the Lion version from the animated film and Vince DiCola's original movie theme merged together. It's ok, but nothing spectacular. Still upset that Lion's version didn't have the "Robots In Disguise" part in it like the movie did. I'm just pissed off that it seems that there won't be an actual score for the film. Just crappy pop, rock and R&B music. And if there is, not enough to warrent a CD release of the score itself.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162123)
Posted by stocky on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:59am CDT
While I did like how it sounded, I can see how it was passed over. It was nothing more than a cover of the Lion version from the original movie soundtrack.

Bay and company have gone in a completely different direction than we were used to with just about EVERYTHING associated with this movie, right down to changing Spike's name -- would anyone expect that the theme song would be treated any different?

If Black Lab really wanted to get a song onto this soundtrack, they should have realized the only chance they would have had would have been to come up with something COMPLETELY original...
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162132)
Posted by sindred on June 13th, 2007 @ 8:06am CDT
I'm gonna pay the dollar and buy the song. They did a good job, and it's the best tribute to TF that I've heard in a long time. Probably listen to the rest of their music and consider that too. Sux that they aren't in the soundtrack though.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162147)
Posted by KoH4711 on June 13th, 2007 @ 8:26am CDT
The thing I like about this and the "Deceptibots" versions...

1) They actually have the G1 theme as a part of the song in more than just lyrics.

2) They've got energy.

The Mutemath version just drives me nuts because, as I once saw it described, the Mutemath version sounds like it was done by a lazy, apathetic Sting. Their stuff could have fit well into the movie. Why they gave them the theme song, and let them produce something that SOUNDS nothing like the theme it's supposedly based on, is beyond me.

IMO, this album, and the theme specifically, cried out for Relient K.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162154)
Posted by Phenotype on June 13th, 2007 @ 8:32am CDT
The music is pretty cool but the vocals are absolute piss.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162155)
Posted by Archanubis on June 13th, 2007 @ 8:34am CDT
Eh, it's better than the other two themes. Like others have said, needs to be sped up, and possibly get a new singer, too.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162170)
Posted by MaikeruSama on June 13th, 2007 @ 8:42am CDT
Finally they got someone that could sing. This defintely beats the original for me so please dont flame me i dont have time for that today.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162174)
Posted by Darth Decepticonus on June 13th, 2007 @ 8:45am CDT
Am I the only one who likes Mute Math's version. I mean this was good, they took the lion TF theme and the autobot city battle from the movie and meshed them but those vocals were horrendous.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162176)
Posted by Sunstar on June 13th, 2007 @ 8:46am CDT
I prefer that to the hip hop stuff that was posted before.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162212)
Posted by OptimusShr on June 13th, 2007 @ 9:09am CDT
The singer IMO doesn't have the best voice but I have to say it is a pretty good cover of Lion's song.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162242)
Posted by dragons on June 13th, 2007 @ 9:32am CDT
good song thought it was going to be bad when i first heard him sang but it turned out great as i listned it to it to the very end.

i would hate if you can only get this song on itunes i perfer to buy the whole album instead.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162260)
Posted by Rogueknight on June 13th, 2007 @ 9:44am CDT
THAT's what it sounds like- the song "Bring it" from Snakes on a Plane.....

Still like it better than what we got...
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162295)
Posted by magnusjam on June 13th, 2007 @ 10:13am CDT
I like what they did with the mixed trailer and rock fest sound 8)
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162321)
Posted by GlenQuagmire on June 13th, 2007 @ 10:47am CDT
The reason the song didn't get picked for the movie is that Warner Bros. Records (who is releasing the soundtrack) didn't want any non-Warner Music Group affiliated artists on the soundtrack. WMG is kind of hurting for cash right now, so they want it all in house. That's why the bands are all acts like Linkin Park, MuteMath, Armor for Sleep, Goo Goo Dolls, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162339)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 13th, 2007 @ 10:57am CDT
This sounds way better than Mute Math's. Theirs is craptacularly cheesy, in a bad way. This one's cheesy in an awesome stinks-so-good way. 8)
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162350)
Posted by Tripredacus agent on June 13th, 2007 @ 11:03am CDT
Blozor wrote:Why they overlooked this in favor of Mutemath is highly likely because they are retarded. Realistically, because Mutemath's label were able to offer more money as part of the promotional package. Still, although I don't prefer the vocalist who is sounds like a clichéd cross between trying to sound hardcore, trying to sound sexy, and really sounding tired and bored, it's one hell of a lot better than Linkin Park's or Mutemath's versions. It's a modern rock cover of the White Lion theme from the 1986 movie. It would have been absolutely perfect to start out the closing credits. The utter stupidity of passing on this forces me to resist the urge to shoot myself in the eye. (Note I say it forces me to resist the urge because if they went with it instead, I would not actually have the urge.) God knows what other good submissions they passed on before exclaming "Hey crap! The public likes crap!"
Amen brother, amen
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162363)
Posted by Shadowman on June 13th, 2007 @ 11:11am CDT
Did anyone else get goosebumps when they listened to that?

DAMN that was an awesome theme.

MuteMath's was pretty "meh" and Deceptibot was awesome. THis kicked both their asses.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162412)
Posted by UltraPrimal on June 13th, 2007 @ 11:46am CDT
Nice
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162431)
Posted by Cheetron on June 13th, 2007 @ 11:53am CDT
Dude Dude Dude Dude Dude Dude Dude


I am so totally jonesing for some Transformer toys, video, old movies. I haven't been like this since the Classics line came out.

The new movie was going to be included until I remembered the ones who made the movie rejected this song and anything by Stan Bush. I don't care about who you're contracted by as long as the music is good.

This is my Transformers: the Movie (2007) theme song.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162446)
Posted by jackson9 on June 13th, 2007 @ 12:05pm CDT
You can get a drm-free mp3 of this song at the band's site for 89 cents -- blacklabworld. com / transformers. It is on their new album which you can preview there as well. Pretty cool.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162482)
Posted by sideswipe6520 on June 13th, 2007 @ 12:27pm CDT
The music was good but lacked the "Punch" that the original had
And the vocals were HORRENDOUS! Who ever told this guy he could actually sing needs to be shot

I can see why the song didnt make the cut. But if you had linkin park or hinder or just anout any band of the genre do that version of the song.... I would been KICK Arse!
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162486)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on June 13th, 2007 @ 12:30pm CDT
This is way better then Mutemaths gay version
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162498)
Posted by sideswipe6520 on June 13th, 2007 @ 12:38pm CDT
As much as I want to strangle myself for saying this.... I think Mutemaths version is 100 times better than this version OVERALL.
I like the music and the nostalgia of this version better but there is no energy to it. The singer is horrible and to me, it seems as if the whole song is just toned down and well.... DULL
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162506)
Posted by vittorio_vlad on June 13th, 2007 @ 12:46pm CDT
I really like that one actually, at least they kept the original movie theme but with a twist. Thumbs up.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162509)
Posted by Distorted on June 13th, 2007 @ 12:49pm CDT
Methusalen wrote:I liked it, a remake of the classic theme from the orginal flick... It's a shame it was passed over, I thought it was pretty faithful!


Maybe that's just the reason why it was passed. Too faithful would make people associate it with those pesky boxy designs again. :grin:

To me this version is a huge improvement from the Mutemath stuff though I'm not too keen on the lazy sounding vocals. Could have been a bit more of an original take. This pretty much took Lions version and mixed it with some DiCola material. Still definitely best of the recent three versions. I guess more will pop up during the next few weeks.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162593)
Posted by Private_Random on June 13th, 2007 @ 1:48pm CDT
This version is soooooo darn good.

Much better than Mute Math's version........their version was terrible for many reasons....first one being part rap? christ on a bike. Second with the lyric "Protecting all that you love".....puuuurrrrlese.....darn awful lyrics. ¬_¬

I liked the actual music at the start of the track which was from the "Autobots Vs Decepitcon" track off the original OST.

I do feel however that parts of vocals could have been beefed up, say like a electronic voice over Transformers or something.....abit like Deftones' "Elite" song.
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162632)
Posted by Brakethrough on June 13th, 2007 @ 2:11pm CDT
So...anyone else want to hear them take a shot at Instruments of Destruction?
Re: Black Lab Releases Transformers Song (162697)
Posted by Bilko90 on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:00pm CDT
i absolutely loved it. though i am a fan of this kind of music

however, i think if you've got f**king huge ass robots kicking each others asses, then you need a decent heavy rock song like this. theres no two ways about it really,

Awesome montage of clips to. kick ass

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