Chelsea Wolfe, Rise Against, IDLES, Soccer Mommy Contribute to 'Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack'
Hear Mastodon's newly shared OST track "Forged by Neron"
Published May 12, 2021Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack — a new crossover project featuring the likes of Mastodon, Denzel Curry, Chelsea Wolfe, Rise Against, IDLES and Soccer Mommy — is officially headed our way.
The OST release is a team-up between DC Comics and Loma Vista Recordings, and it comes for DC's Dark Nights: Death Metal series. It's due out digitally on June 18 and physically on CD and 2-LP vinyl on July 16. But today you can hear Mastodon's opening contribution "Forged by Neron."
"We are super excited and honoured to be part of the Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack!" said Brann Dailor of Mastodon in a statement. "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."
Stream "Forged by Neron" now below or over here.
Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack was executive produced by soundtrack composer Tyler Bates. In addition to Mastodon and the other aforementioned artists, the OST features Manchester Orchestra, HEALTH, Starcrawler, Greg Puciato and Chester Bennington's Grey Daze, among others.
"This soundtrack and motion-comic series was made by fans of comics, for fans of comics and music," Bates said in a statement. "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."
Of the working process between Bates and the various artists involved, a press release explains the following:
Bates first drafted some of the Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack contributors, many of whom were already fans of the DC universe in their own right, to lend their voice talents to characters to the animated showcase for the comic, Sonic Metalverse: Chelsea Wolfe as Wonder Woman, Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) as Batman, Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra) as Lex Luthor, and Denzel Curry as Darkseid Batman. Built on that enthusiasm, new music flowed organically from there, with Bates encouraging the artists to write based on how Dark Nights: Death Metal resonated with them personally. Some were driven to include character or plot elements extracted directly from the comics, while others drew inspiration from the artwork or the dialogue that was more abstract than literal.
In addition to the soundtrack proper, DC and Loma Vista Recordings will release special variants covers of Dark Nights: Death Metal issues 1-3, featuring Rise Against, Denzel Curry and Grey Daze on custom comic covers. They will be released alongside each artist's respective flexi singles.
Check out the OST's tracklist below.
Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack:
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"
Pre-order Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack.