The Dark Nights: Metal soundtrack keeps turning out some powerhouse tracks making it a soundtrack unlike any other. With its killer tracklist featuring some hardcore artists, it is unreal that it isn’t for some Hollywood movie about to burst through multiplexes all over the world. No. A graphic novel inspires the killer soundtrack. Today, it is adding yet another heavy hitter.
Jerry Cantrell, the guitarist/vocalist for the Seattle based rock band Alice in Chains has shared the new smoldering solo track, “Setting Sun” that is inspired by the DC Entertainment’s new graphic novel DARK NIGHTS: METAL: DELUXE EDITION. The graphic novel is available now in comic book shops, bookstores as well as digitally.
The new single, “Setting Sun” was written by Cantrell for the DC graphic novel and was recorded in Los Angeles. It was produced by Grammy Award winner Mike Elizondo, who also produced other big stars such as Eminem, Twenty-One Pilots, and The Regrettes, as well as the film composer and former Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates who helped composed the superhero blockbusters Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2, as well as Deadpool.
Cantrell’s band, Alice in Chains, are preparing for the release of their new album called Rainier Fog, it is the band’s first album in 5 years. Their previously shared track, “The One You Know” can be viewed down below. They are currently on their second leg of their North American headline tour to support the upcoming release and are kicking it off in Vancouver on August 22nd.
“Setting Sun” is the sixth release in a series of tracks inspired by the new graphic novel and is available to fans through all digital platforms and you can go to them by clicking here.
The previously released songs include; “Red Death” by Brann Dailor – co-vocalist, drummer, and co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning massive rock juggernaut Mastodon, “Brief Exchange” by Chino Moreno of Deftones,” and “War Cry” by Sleigh Bells vocalist Alexis Krauss. The recent songs inspired by the graphic novel are “Fact Check” by Jason Aalon Butler – vocalist for the revolutionary group The Fever 333, and “The Calling” by Maria Brink and Chris Howorth from In This Moment.
The deluxe hardcover puts all the issues #1-6 together making up the Dark Nights: Metal monthly series. It is written and drawn by the best-selling creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. In these series, Batman has uncovered an ancient and evil mystery, that could, in fact, destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe! Batman has discovered an ancient and evil mystery, one that could destroy the very structure of the DC Universe! A Dark Multiverse has been unleashed, one that is full of devastating threats and vile creatures that have been loosed upon the DCU. It is only with the help of the world’s greatest super-heroes to rise and take on the challenge of defending the universe. For real hardcore comic fans, these series is indeed a must-have.
Listen to “Setting Sun” down below.
Photo credit: Raymond Flotat