It was announced just this morning by DC Comics and Loma Vista Recordings that DC’s Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack will be unleashed on June 18th digitally and July 16th in physical format via Loma Vista Recordings.
The action-packed soundtrack, which was executive produced by Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, Watchmen, John Wick), includes killer original cuts and collaborations from Mastodon, Rise Against, HEALTH (feat. Chino Moreno of Deftones), Denzel Curry, IDLES, Grey Daze, GUNSHIP (who collabed with Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies)), and tons more.
The soundtrack is a companion piece to DC’s Dark Nights: Death Metal comic book series that eschews the superhero aesthetic for something more potent and conflicted.
The multi-media experience includes the aforementioned soundtrack and comic books, as well as videos, custom limited edition comics, and special edition variants of the soundtrack.
The soundtrack was inspired by a point in the comic book’s storyline where Earth is decimated by malevolent forces and the Justice League is under the heel of the Dark Multiverse and the wicked Batman Who Laughs.
The renowned Tyler Bates states, “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.”
Mastodon’s massive track “Forged By Neron” is out today with Brann Dailor commenting, “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.”
Official pre-order details below:
The soundtrack is available to pre-order now on digital download, CD, and 2xLP - with exclusive Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman vinyl variant covers, 11 limited edition character trading cards, and more: http://found.ee/DNDM_Soundtrack
Additionally, DC and Loma Vista Recordings today announced Special Edition Soundtrack Variants of “Dark Nights: Death Metal” issues 1-3, featuring Rise Against, Denzel Curry, and Grey Daze (the late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band) on custom comic covers, and released alongside each artist’s respective flexi singles (pre-order the Variants individually at the link above).
Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack Tracklist:
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”