DC Comics and Warner Bros. Records to release a soundtrack for Dark Nights: Metal

Heavy riffs.

Driving bass lines.

Infectious drum grooves.


In one of the more obvious ideas of corporate synergy, it was announced today that a soundtrack is being curated for Dark Nights: Metal.  Music has been a recurring theme in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s rock opus, with references ranging from the obvious to the more subtle.  It makes sense, then, that a rock and roll story would have a face-melting accompaniment to go along with it.

Per DC:


Six-track EP to Feature Music Inspired by DC’s Epic Comic Book Event
Soundtrack to Be Produced By Recording Industry Superstars

Fans of both rock music and comic books received a double shot of awesome at New York Comic Con today as DC Entertainment announced an upcoming collaboration with Warner Bros. Records to produce a soundtrack featuring songs inspired by DARK NIGHTS: METAL, this year’s blockbuster comic book event reuniting the best-selling BATMAN talent team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo.

“As both a musician and fan of heavy metal music, having a soundtrack for DARK NIGHTS: METAL is pretty awesome,” said Capullo. “I really like the concept of having hard-driving, heavy music as a complement to the incredible story that Scott and I are telling.”

Production of the soundtrack will be guided by two of the recording industry’s brightest stars. Tyler Bates has produced and composed music for video games, television and movies, including Watchmen, 300 and Guardians of the Galaxy. Bates is also the lead guitarist for the rock band Marilyn Manson.

SVP of A&R at Warner Bros. Records Mike Elizondo will also co-produce the soundtrack with Bates. Elizondo has worked with some of the most prolific artists in hip-hop, most notably Dr. Dre and Eminem. He has also collaborated with popular music acts such as Twenty One Pilots, Muse, Mastodon and Avenged Sevenfold.

“Working together with our partners at DC on a project of this magnitude represents a huge step forward in how music can be used to enhance great storytelling and provide an even more immersive experience for comic book fans,” said Xavier Ramos, SVP of Marketing, Warner Bros. Records.

“I’m really honored by this,” said writer Scott Snyder. “So many of the Batman stories that Greg and I have worked on together have been fueled or influenced by music that inspired us; this story in particular has rock and metal music as the engine driving it all. To have something like this come together is a huge thrill.”

Issues #1 and #2 of DARK NIGHTS: METAL are available now at your local comics retailer and digital comics service, with issue #3 on sale October 11. For the latest information on DC, visit http://www.DCComics.com or download the DC All Access app, available for both Apple and Android devices.

No word on a release date or if any established acts will be involved, but with names like Muse and Mastodon being thrown around you can be sure this will be pretty heavy on the riffage.