We’ve been hearing a lot of news in snippets coming from Eminem’s camp since the beginning of the year, and it looks like the rapper might be on his way to release his new album sometime soon.
Today, Eminem’s first new track since his 2010’s album, Recovery was released and in the most unexpected way ever; through a trailer for an upcoming video game. The song, “Survival” fittingly was used in the trailer for the upcoming Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Ghosts. Also featured on the single is Liz Rodrigues, who also provided some guest vocal on Recovery as well.
While the rumors of Slim Shady’s return have been running around for quite sometime now, it has been confirmed that the much-anticipated album is due to be released sometime this Fall. Back in March, Dr. Dre confirmed that there would in fact be a new album for the rapper coming out this year, but the official date was still unknown.
“We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013,” Shady Records President Paul Rosenberg told Billboard earlier this year in an interview.
“He’s been working on it for some time. It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when. We’ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we’re trying to see what else lines up.”
Just last week, he made a rare appearance at an event for G-Shock where he performed all old material, much to the dismay of fans hoping for new material to make its way onto his set list.
For those who want to see the trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts featuring the complete song and war-zone special effects, the video can be seen below. For those wanting just the song without the noise that could be found underneath the video.