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Tracks From Alabama Shakes, Breaking Benjamin, Death From Above 1979, and the Pretty Reckless Come to Rock Band(TM) 4

BOSTON, Oct. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. today announced that new tracks from Alabama Shakes, Breaking Benjamin, Death From Above 1979 and The Pretty Reckless are headed to the Rock Band™ 4 Music Store of downloadable content for Xbox One and PlayStation®4!

Alabama Shakes makes its Rock Band debut with "Don't Wanna Fight" from the band's 2015 record, Sound & Color. Breaking Benjamin returns to Rock Band with its 2015 single, "Failure," which reached number one on Billboard's US Mainstream Rock charts earlier this year. Death From Above 1979 made waves on the Billboard charts last year when it released "Trainwreck 1979" as a single off of its most recent release, the critically-acclaimed The Physical World. "Follow Me Down" is the first track off of The Pretty Reckless' second LP, 2014's Going to Hell. All tracks will be available for download on October 13 for $1.99 per track.

Check out the high-energy Rock Band 4 "Electric" trailer!

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) also announced today the start of pre-orders for the all-new Rock Band 4 Pro-Cymbals™ Expansion Kit, expected to ship in time for Holiday 2015.

The cross-platform compatible Pro-Cymbals Expansion Kit consists of realistic Crash, Ride and Hi-Hat cymbals. Once connected to the Rock Band 4 Wireless Drum Kit, the cymbals enable players to unlock Pro Mode in the game, enhancing the game's realism and showcasing their unique flair. With a quick and easy set-up, the Pro-Cymbals Expansion Kit connects in minutes and features an innovative velocity-sensitive and sound-absorbing design for endless play sessions of distraction free drumming.

For more information or to pre-order, please visit: http://store.madcatz.com/categories/Rock-Band-4/

For more information on Rock Band 4 and to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, head over to http://www.rockband.com and follow @RockBand and @MadCatz on Twitter for updates.

About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE:MCZ) (TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz products cater to passionate gamers across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows PC and Mac® computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mad Catz distributes its products through its online store as well as distribution via many leading retailers around the globe. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mad Catz maintains offices in Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.madcatz.com.

About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Boston, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented video games. Harmonix was founded to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and has pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.

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Source:Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.