Pendulum to release ‘Ransom’ in aid of Japan relief fund
Aussie electro-rock crew do their bit for the earthquake cleanup
Pendulum are to released their track 'Ransom' for the Japanese disaster fund.
The previously unreleased track from their 'Immersion' album sessions will be available to buy only through the band's website. All money is set to go towards the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières, both organisations who are doing relief work in areas affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
The band said of their decision:
“As you may or may not know, we excluded a number of tracks from the final version of ‘Immersion’. One in particular caused considerable outcry amongst fans, a little track called ‘Ransom’ that we made for Miami WMC 2009. It was omitted from the album because we didn't think it fit, and we were waiting for a good enough reason to let people have it.
Given the recent tragic events in Japan, we thought it would be a good idea to finally make it available on our website and donate the proceeds to charities which we feel have the best chance of helping out... 100% of the proceeds will be divided equally between the Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org.uk/) and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) (http://www.msf.org.uk/)."
The track is available now from the official Pendulum website.