It’s not every day a comic book gets its own soundtrack, but then again, not every comic contain an entire Dark Multiverse with an entire horde of evil Batmen and an appearance from a character of Neil Gaiman’s beloved Sandman series. DC’s Dark Nights: Metal comic is absolutely bonkers (in the best way possible) and now CBR.com is reporting that the run by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo will be receiving its own six-song EP by comic book film composer and former lead guitarist for Marilyn Manson, Tyler Bates (Watchmen, Guardians of the Galaxy).
“As both a musician and fan of heavy metal music, having a soundtrack for Dark Nights: Metal is pretty awesome,” Capullo said to CBR. “I really like the concept of having hard-driving, heavy music as a complement to the incredible story that Scott and I are telling.”
Bates is working with longtime music industry vet Mike Elizondo, senior vice president of Warner Bros. Records’ A&R department who will serve as co-producer on the EP as well. Elizondo seems well-suited to the role, having worked with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Twenty One Pilots, Muse and Mastodon in the past.
“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.”
This musical-comic collaboration is not without precedent. Earlier this year, A three-track EP came out for Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu’s reimagining of Black Canary while Marvel did over 50 variant hip-hop covers inspired by groups like A Tribe Called Quest, N.W.A., and The Notorious B.I.G. while also working alongside Run the Jewels for the monthly Black Panther video series: “A Nation Under Our Feet”.
There is no confirmation on when the Dark Nights EP will makes its debut.