Cast-Iron Comic Relief – Star-Studded Soundtrack Album ‘DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL’ Out Now

21 June 2021

Album: DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL (double LP)

What: The soundtrack (yes) for the same titled, 2020–2021 comic book storyline published by DC Comics, consisting of an eponymous central miniseries by writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. The seven-issue miniseries was released from June 16, 2020 to Jan 5, 2021. The crossover was received with acclaim, with critics praising the unique plot, the art, the action, and the ending.

Artists: Mastodon, Chelsea Wolfe, HEALTH, Tyler Bates, Maria Brink, Grey Daze, Rise Against, Manchester Orchestra, Denzel Curry, Carach Angren, Starcrawler, GUNSHIP, Greg Puciato, Gil Sharone, Show Me The Body, IDLES, Soccer Mommy.

KERRANG! says: Superhero films often have a significant relationship to music. Think
of the use of Black Sabbath and AC/DC tunes in the Iron Man movies, or Peter Quill’s mixtape in Guardians Of The Galaxy. What’s more unusual is for an actual comic book
to have its own soundtrack, but that’s what GOTG composer Tyler Bates has produced here for Dark Nights: Death Metal, the latest of the continuity-altering mega-events that DC seems to publish every other year… Even if you couldn’t give a monkey’s about superheroes, there’s plenty to get excited about… Death Metal is a worthy addition to
the canon of rock-orientated soundtracks like The Crow and Judgment Night. Kapow!”
Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Definitely the very first soundtrack I ever heard that was made for
a comic series. Great idea to give the reader something to listen to while reading/looking. On second thought, listening to metal music while you’re trying to focus on a comic isn’t
as easy as it sounds like. Right?

Bring on the noise…

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Order info here

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA Contribute ‘NEVER ENDING’ To Soundtrack Of ‘DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL’

10 June 2021

Band: MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA
Who: Heavy emo-alt-rockers from Georgia, Atlanta.
Already in business since 2004 with 6 albums on their
resume. Their most recent The Million Masks Of God
was released last April.

Manchester Orchestra contributes a song to the all-star soundtrack album
for an icon American comic-book series called Dark Nights: Death Metal.
The record includes comics-inspired songs by artists like Soccer Mommy,
IDLES,, Show Me The Body, Chelsea Wolfe and the Mastodon
. The soundtrack
will hit the streets on 18th June.

Andy Hull (singer-songwriter): “When producer Tyler Bates reached out about
wanting to include us in the soundtrack for this epic comic, this song immediately
came to mind. We spent some time with him adding flourishes to the original version
and we were really thrilled with how well it turned out.”

Check it out…

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA: Facebook


DC COMICS

(photo on top: promo for the Saturday Sessions of CBS)

Goth Diva CHELSEA WOLFE Reveals Doom And Gloom Jam ‘DIANA’

28 May 2021

Artist: CHELSEA WOLFE (Roseville, CA)
Who: Goth heroine active since 2009
6 solo albums so far

New track: DIANA

A doom and gloom jam that will feature on an all-star soundtrack album for
a comic-book series called Dark Nights: Death Metal. The compilation includes
comics-inspired songs by artists like Soccer Mommy, IDLES,, Show Me The Body,
and the Mastodon. The LP will hit the streets on 18th June.

Dim the lights, here comes Chelsea…

CHELSEA WOLFE: Website


DC COMICS

(image on top: cover of Wolfe’s 2019 album ‘Body Of Violence’)