The release date was first posted Monday (April 19) morning on Amazon.com, and subsequently confirmed to MTV News by a spokesperson for Atlantic Records, which will be releasing the soundtrack in conjunction with music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas' Chop Shop Records.
No official announcement has been made about just who will be appearing on the soundtrack to "Eclipse" (the film itself hits theaters on June 30), but some reports on "Twilight" fansites have already penciled author Stephenie Meyer-faves Muse onto the album, which makes sense because they've already appeared on the first two editions of the "Twlight" soundtracks.
The spokesperson for Atlantic would not confirm any of the artists scheduled to appear, but said a press release on the soundtrack is forthcoming.
The "Eclipse" soundtrack definitely has some big shoes to fill. The 2008 soundtrack to "Twilight" featured a pair of new songs from Paramore, plus tunes from Linkin Park, Perry Farrell and star, Robert Pattinson and was a massive success, debuting at #1 on the Billboard albums chart and selling more than 2 million copies. The follow-up, "New Moon," went in a more indie-rock direction, featuring songs from the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Lykke Li, but was also a success, having been certified platinum.