Back in September, we told you about Rise Against releasing their song ‘Broken Dreams, Inc‘ which was going to be part of the DC Comics Dark Nights Death Metal Soundtrack… Well fast forward to today and that soundtrack has officially been announced for release on June 18th (digitally) and July 16th (physically) via Loma Vista Recordings and there is a stacked lineup of guests to get excited about!
Spearheaded by the one and only Tyler Bates, this release has been carefully orchestrated by the man himself and will feature brand new original music from bands like Rise Against, Mastodon, Denzel Curry, Grey Daze, Greg Puciato, Chelsea Wolfe, Chino Moreno, IDLES and heaps more! The latest single is from Mastodon titled ‘Forged by Neron‘ and drummer Brann Dailor shared his excitement for being part of the concept:
“We are super excited and honored to be part of the Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack! We’ve all been fans of DC Comics and the Batman universe since we were kids, so it really means a lot for us to be able to add something to that world…”
All musicians involved took a hands-on approach with the soundtrack, contributing songs—and in the case of a few, collaborating together for the first time! Their music was inspired/intertwined with the plot which depicts a hellish Earth twisted beyond recognition, wherein the Justice League is at the mercy of the Dark Multiverse and a diabolical Batman Who Laughs.
For the collectors, Dark Nights: Death Metal is available to pre-order on digital download, CD, and 2xLP—with exclusive Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman vinyl variant covers, 11 limited edition character trading cards, and more! (See link below for more details).
When discussing the concept, Tyler Bates added:
“This soundtrack and motion-comic series was made by fans of comics, for fans of comics and music… Dark Nights: Death Metal is next-level storytelling by two incredibly talented artists in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. The visual aspect of this comic is entirely compelling, and resonates throughout each song on the soundtrack.”
Fanboying yet? You should be! Suss out the new Mastodon song below and get ya pre-orders in stat!
Stream ‘Forged by Neron‘ here
Pre-Order Dark Nights: Death Metal here
Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack – tracklisting
1. Mastodon – Forged by Neron
2. Chelsea Wolfe – Diana
3. HEALTH & Tyler Bates – ANTI-LIFE (feat. Chino Moreno)
4. Maria Brink, Tyler Bates – Meet Me In Fire (feat. Andy Biersack)
5. Grey Daze – Anything, Anything
6. Rise Against – Broken Dreams, Inc.
7. Manchester Orchestra – Never Ending
8. Denzel Curry & PlayThatBoiZay – Bad Luck
9. Carach Angren – Skull With a Forked Tongue
10. Starcrawler – Good Time Girl
11. GUNSHIP & Tyler Bates – Berserker (feat. Dave Lombardo)
12. Greg Puciato, Tyler Bates, & Gil Sharone – Now You’ve Really Done It
13. Show Me The Body – Stone Cold Earth
14. IDLES – Sodium
15. Soccer Mommy – Kissing in the Rain