DC AND LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS PRESENT THE DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL SOUNDTRACK, OUT NOW DIGITALLY
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY TYLER BATES
COMPANION PIECE TO THE BEST-SELLING DC COMIC BOOK SERIES BY SCOTT SNYDER AND GREG CAPULLO
OUT PHYSICALLY JULY 16
Toronto, ON – June 18, 2021 – DC and Loma Vista Recordings today digitally released the Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack, a companion piece to the best-selling DC comic series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo that includes seven previously unreleased songs by contributing artists Soccer Mommy, Show Me The Body, IDLES, and more. The collection has been garnering acclaim from NPR Music (New Music Friday podcast), Alternative Press (feature), Metal Sucks, among others, and is now available at all DSPs here.
The Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack’s six pre-release singles—HEALTH’s ANTI-LIFE featuring CHINO MORENO, Manchester Orchestra’s Never Ending, Denzel Curry’s Bad Luck, Chelsea Wolfe’s Diana, Maria Brink’s Meet Me In The Fire featuring Andy Biersack, and Mastodon’s Forged by Neron —earned additional praise and support from The FADER, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, SPIN, Revolver, Consequence, Metal Injection, Brooklyn Vegan, Paste, and many more.
Executive produced by Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, Watchmen, John Wick), the acclaimed composer here unites an array of artists across various genres, forming his own musical super crew to create a first-of-its kind companion piece of original music, which adds further dimension to the lauded DC Dark Nights: Death Metal series through a multimedia experience including custom limited edition comics, videos, and more. All artists involved took a hands-on approach with contributing songs—and in the case of a few, collaborating together for the first time—inspired by the text that 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.
More Early Praise for Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack:
“Employing a characteristic low-register guitar riff and headbanging tempo, Denzel smashes metal and rap together for a hardcore experiment in kicking through the lines between genres.” – UPROXX on Bad Luck
“...a treat to the ears and your sound system. Cranked at movie theater volume, the song sounds huge, with Wolfe’s signature haunting vocals offering a poetic take on Wonder Woman’s plight.” – Consequence on Diana
“The track is fitting of the dark comic landscape that it's tied to, with Brink's breathless and unnerving delivery setting the mood for the song. It's an electronically tinged track that provides a slow burning build in intensity, ebbing along an atmospheric wave.” – Loudwire on Meet Me In The Fire
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 The 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