UPDATE: The new song is out now and streamable HERE.
Chicago punk rockers Rise Against have announced plans to release a new track titled “Broken Dreams, Inc.” this upcoming Wednesday, September 16 on Loma Vista Recordings.
The fresh track (their first in three years) serves as the lead-off track on ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal The Original Soundtrack,’ the companion to DC’s recently launched, seven-issue comic book series, ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal.’
Regarding the upcoming album, a press release explains further:
Executive produced by composer Tyler Bates (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” the “John Wick” franchise, “Dawn of the Dead” reboot), who is also penning music for the score, the album’s songs were written and performed by some of Rock and Metal’s finest, all inspired by the comic series’ storyline.
The soundtrack’s confirmed release date, complete artist line up, and full tracklisting will be announced shortly.
Check out a teaser below.
Today, DC is premiering the “Dark Nights: Death Metal” soundtrack trailer at DC FanDome, a mega, 24-hour, immersive, self-guided, virtual experience with on-demand panels, presentations and reveals – think ComicCon, but all online and from the comfort of home. The premiere will take place during the “Take a Tour of DC’s Death Metal Metalverse” panel. FanDome runs today from 10AM PT through to Sunday, 9/13, ending at 10AM PT.
Bates says the following:
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. 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. 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.
Regarding the upcoming new track, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath writes:
Personally, being involved with this soundtrack is really fantastic. 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 favorite. 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.
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Artist photo by Jason Siegel