DC Comics' Dark Nights: Metal is about to get even more metal, with the release of an official soundtrack.
In a collaboration with Warner Bros. Records, DC Entertainment is producing a soundtrack with songs inspired by the event series, which reunites writer Scott Snyder with artist Greg Capullo.
“As both a musician and fan of heavy metal music, having a soundtrack for Dark Nights: Metal is pretty awesome,” Capullo said in a statement. “I really like the concept of having hard-driving, heavy music as a complement to the incredible story that Scott and I are telling.”
Composer Tyler Bates (Watchmen, 300, Guardians of the Galaxy) will use his experience as lead guitarist for Marilyn Manson to produce something that fits the premise of Metal, which centers on the invasion of the DC Universe by "evil Batmen" from the Dark Multiverse. The soundtrack will be co-produced by Mike Elizondo, senior vice president of A&R at Warner Bros. Records, who's worked with the likes of Dr. Dre, Eminem, Twenty One Pilots, Muse and Mastodon.
“I’m really honored by this,” Snyder said. “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.”
Dark Nights: Metal #3 goes on sale Oct. 11 from DC Comics.