Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to mount your high horse. EA has announced the soundtrack to Skate and it is all over the place in its rocking. In our interview with the folks at EA Blackbox, we asked about the tunes we'd be thrashing to and their supplied artists were a fine example of the variety found on the soundtrack.

Checking in at 45 songs, Skate features everything from punk rock legends Black Flag, influential hip-hoppers Gang Starr and the likes of Rick James. There are a few more contemporary acts in there such as The White Stripes and Nirvana, but for metal heads nothing will sound better than Slayer. An oddity at best, the included N.W.A. track, "Express Yourself" has also appeared in the soundtrack for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.

Check out the full soundtrack and endless groaning and moaning behind the cut. We've also supplied iTunes Music Store links (when applicable) to each of the tracks so that you may sample the unknown.

Agent Orange -- "No Such Thing"
Airborne -- "Let's Ride"
Bad Brains -- "I Against I"
Band of Horses -- "The Funeral"
Beat Beat Beat -- "Sinking Slow"
Black Flag -- "Six Pack"
Booker T. & The MG's -- "Green Onions"
Challenger -- "Input the Output"
Cheap Trick -- "Surrender"
Children of Bodom -- "Hate Crew Deathroll"
David Bowie -- "Queen Bitch"
Dead Prez -- "Hip Hop"
Devo -- "Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy"
Eddie Rap Life -- "Push Your Wood"
Eric B. & Rakim -- "Juice (Know the Ledge)"
Escalera -- "Go It Alone"
Filthy Thieving Bastards -- "Drug Lords of the Avenues"
Gang Starr -- "Now You're Mine"
H.I.T -- "Drama"
Mac Mall -- "Perfect Poison"
Motorhead -- "We Are Motorhead"
Nirvana -- "Lounge Act"
N.W.A -- "Express Yourself"
Renee Renee -- "Stand Up Talk Easy"
Rick James -- "Give It to Me Baby"
Rick Ross -- "Hustlin'"
River City Tanlines -- "Black Knight"
S.T.R.E.E.T.S -- "Georgia St."
Sicker Than Others -- "Face Away"
Sister Nancy -- "Bam Bam"
Slayer -- "Raining Blood"
The Briefs -- "Poor and Weird"
The Coup -- "Ride the Fence"
The Dwarves -- "Massacre"
The Exploding Hearts -- "Your Shadow"
The Falcon -- "Blackout"
The Mag Seven -- "Dick Cemetery"
The Ramones -- "Psycho Therapy"
The Returnables -- "Teenage Imposters"
The Sex Pistols -- "Pretty Vacant"
The Stars Misplaced -- "Prophets and Kings"
The White Stripes -- "Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine"
Trouble Andrew -- "Chase Money"
Valient Thorr -- "Man Behind the Curtain"
ZZ Top -- "Just Got Paid"

This article was originally published on Joystiq.