Punk outfit Rise Against have shared a new track “Broken Dreams Inc,” which is featured on the soundtrack for DC Comics’ limited series and crossover event Dark Knights: Death Metal. This is Rise Against’s first new song in three years and was produced by Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore, Andrew Berlin and Chris Beeble.
“Broken Dreams Inc.” opens up with a brief introduction from an unidentified villain, before the instrumental kicks in with Rise Against’s signature punk aggression. The track is filled with charged guitar chords, quick drums and anthemic vocals, while the lyrics serve as a call to action. This song is accompanied by a visualizer showing brief shots of the comic’s panels, while the lyrics are presented in dialogue boxes.
“One word, ‘disruption.’ You have to put power into the hands of the people, not business, you have to value people and community over profit,” the band’s vocalist Tim McIlrath stated in a press release. “You can’t have a shareholder-run country or a shareholder-run world, a world that values profit above all else, because profit above all else can result in dangerous repercussions for humankind.”
Dark Knights: Death Metal is a continuation of 2017’s Dark Knight: Metal comic event, which brings together all of the current DC universe’s story lines together. The ambitious project is accompanied by a soundtrack and digital videos on YouTube, which are set to feature Dave Lombardo, Chelsea Wolfe, Zakk Wylde and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides.
Rise Against’s Zach Blair recently appeared on Two Minutes to late Night’s cover of The Replacement’s “Kids Don’t Follow,” while McIlrath joined with Moby and Lou Koller of Sick Of It All to cover Black Flag’s “Rise Above.” McIlrath was also featured on the music video for Sick Of It All’s “Bull’s Anthem” earlier this year. The band also opened up for The Original Misfits’ final show in Los Angeles.
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