Expect to hear new music from Rise Against very soon.
The band have announced that they’ve teamed up with DC Comics to release the lead single for the Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack dubbed “Broken Dreams, Inc.” The song will be released September 16th via Loma Vista, while the full soundtrack’s release date and band lineup will be revealed at a later date.
“Personally, being involved with this soundtrack is really fantastic,” said frontman Tim McIlrath. “Growing up, my little brother and I would ride our bikes to the newsstand near our house and spend all our money on the latest comic books, and Batman was a favourite. Also, Zach, our guitarist, is probably the biggest comic book geek in our band. He’s talked about how, along with his brother and father, they were all big DC fans – Batman, Robin, Superman, Aquaman, all the comic book series, the TV shows, and feature films. So, yes, we’re all very excited about being part of this.”
“In Dark Nights: Death Metal, Loma Vista Recordings and I saw an opportunity to bring artists together to create a diverse soundtrack that is inspired directly by this incredible comic series,” explains composer and executive producer Tyler Bates. “Our intent is not to literally create a death metal soundtrack, but instead, to illuminate the darkest corners of each character’s psyche from an authentic perspective that is thematically inherent in death metal music.”
“But a soundtrack is merely a collection of songs unless it is holistically intertwined with the story teller’s original work,” he continues. “With the support of DC and Loma Vista Recordings, and with the help of several artists, I’m creating a short-form animatic film series derived from Greg Capullo’s original artwork for Dark Nights: Death Metal. I’ve invited artists on the soundtrack, and pop-culture personalities alike, to voice the characters illustrated in Scott and Greg’s masterful take on classic DC characters. This has possibly never been more relevant to real life than the challenging time the world is currently experiencing.”
Listen to a preview of “Broken Dreams, Inc.” below.
— Rise Against (@riseagainst) September 13, 2020