Alexis Krauss, the frontwoman of Sleigh Bells unveiled her recent collaboration with producers and writers Mike Elizondo and Tyler Bates. The song shared this weekend is entitled “War Cry,” inspired by DC Entertainment’s new graphic novel Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition. The novel is available in comic book shops, bookstores and digitally. “War Cry” is Krauss’s first collaboration with DC and first songwriting collaboration with both Elizondo and Bates.
The deluxe hardcover released Friday, June 22nd, collects issues #1-6 of the Dark Nights: Metal monthly series which is written and drawn by the best-selling creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. In the graphic novel,
Batman has uncovered an ancient and evil mystery, one that would inevitably destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe. A Dark Multiverse has been revealed that is full of devastating threats and vile creatures that have gotten loosed upon the DCU. It is up to the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes to rise to the change of defending it.
In a series of tracks inspired by the new graphic novel, “War Cry” is the third released. It followed “Brief Exchange,” by Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and “Red Death” by Brann Dailor, co-vocalist, drummer, and co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning heavy rock band Mastodon. Krauss’s powerful vocals make “War Cry” the perfect song to play during battle. Her vocals are energetic and dynamic pulsating as the beat goes on. With Bates contributing guitar, Elizonda playing the bass, Gil Sharone of Dillinger Escape Plan and Puscifer performing drums and Henry Lunetta on programming and keyboards, “War Cry” hits every note.
The track, “War Cry,” is produced by Mike Elizondo, Grammy Award-winning who helped produce Eminem, Twenty-One Pilots and The Regrettes and Tyler Bates, a film composer who composed films such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2, and Deadpool. Bates is also Marilyn Manson’s former guitarist.
Listen to “War Cry” below. You can also stream the track and purchase it via here.
Photo credit: Raymond Flotat