Earlier this week, Warner Bros announced the release of Batman: Arkham City – The Album, the soundtrack set to accompany the upcoming eponymous video game. Featuring original tracks from the likes of Coheed and Cambaria, Serj Tankian and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the album will hit store shelves October 4 via Watertower Music.
The album features 12 all-new tracks from 12 major artists exploring and interpreting the DC Comics Batman mythos in their own ways. Other groups appearing on the album include The Duke Spirit, Panic! At The Disco, The Damned Things and The Boxer Rebellion.
“I write in a very conceptual format with the stories that surround Coheed and Cambria, but Batman has a much larger, defined history and rules that go along with it. My goal was to find universal themes from Batman’s existing history to help give the lyrics legs and dimension so that the song could live within that world,” said Coheed frontman Claudio Sanchez of his writing process for the album in a recent press release.
The album’s highly anticipated video game counterpart will drop October 18 and will include a download code for the album itself, along with a bonus edition track from A Place to Bury Strangers.
Check out the tracklisting below:
Panic! At The Disco – Mercenary
Coheed and Cambria – Deranged
The Duke Spirit – Creature
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Shadow On The Run
Blaqk Audio – Afterdark
The Raveonettes – Oh, Stranger
(Crosses) – The Years
The Damned Things – Trophy Widow
Daughtry – Drown In You
The Boxer Rebellion – Losing You
Serj Tankian – Total Paranoia
*Bonus Collector’s Edition track
A Place to Bury Strangers – In The Shadow