Black Veil Brides, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members Involved In New Animated “Dark Nights: Death Metal” Short Film

The first episode of DC Comics‘ “Dark Nights: Death Metal” series has been shared online. The short film is based on the comic series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo and it features a score by Tyler Bates (“Guardians Of The Galaxy”, “John Wick”). A number of rock/metal musicians are also involved including Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.), who contributed percussion, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, etc.), who contributed guitar fx, Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), who voiced Batman, and Chelsea Wolfe, who voiced Wonder Woman. Carach Angren‘s “Skull With A Forked Tongue” can also be heard during the credits.

In related news, Loma Vista Recordings will also be releasing the “Dark Nights: Death Metal The Original Soundtrack” in 2021. A teaser of Rise Against‘s “Broken Dreams, Inc.” from the effort can be found below. The full track is expected to be released on Wednesday (September 16). Bates said the following about the soundtrack:

“In ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal‘, Loma Vista Recordings and I saw an opportunity to bring artists together to create a diverse soundtrack that is inspired directly by this incredible comic series. Our intent is not to literally create a death metal soundtrack, but instead, to illuminate the darkest corners of each character’s psyche from an authentic perspective that is thematically inherent in death metal music.

But a soundtrack is merely a collection of songs unless it is holistically intertwined with the story teller’s original work. With the support of DC and Loma Vista Recordings, and with the help of several artists, I’m creating a short-form animatic film series derived from Greg Capullo‘s original artwork for ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal‘.

I’ve invited artists on the soundtrack, and pop-culture personalities alike, to voice the characters illustrated in Scott and Greg‘s masterful take on classic DC characters. This has possibly never been more relevant to real life than the challenging time the world is currently experiencing.”

Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath added:

“Personally, being involved with this soundtrack is really fantastic, Growing up, my little brother and I would ride our bikes to the newsstand near our house and spend all our money on the latest comic books, and Batman was a favorite.

Also, Zach, our guitarist, is probably the biggest comic book geek in our band. He’s talked about how, along with his brother and father, they were all big DC fans – Batman, Robin, Superman, Aquaman, all the comic book series, the TV shows, and feature films. So, yes, we’re all very excited about being part of this.”

Watch Cave In, Mrs. Piss, Etc. Members Cover Soundgarden’s “Fourth Of July”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Soundgarden’s “Fourth Of July” with Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, etc.), Rah Davis (Fucked And Bound, Holy Tyrant), and Jess Gowrie (Chelsea Wolfe, Mrs. Piss, Horseneck). You can check that out below:

“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“We covered the best Soundgarden song about Chris Cornell‘s favorite Oliver Stone movie. But seriously, The Fourth of July is a flawed holiday. To quote public affairs professor Peniel Joseph, America is “a country that continues to dishonor the sacrifices made by African American soldiers and ordinary citizens who bled for democracy in international conflicts and on domestic home fronts that denied them citizenship and dignity.” This is not a day for celebration as long as the police keep murdering black people without facing justice. Luckily, this song is about an acid trip.

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Watch Chelsea Wolfe Cover Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” With Cave In, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a quarantine cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.” The clip features Chelsea Wolfe and her bandmate Ben Chisholm, as well as Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, etc.), Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.), Urian V. Hackney (Rough Francis, etc.), and the show’s host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds.

Listen To Chelsea Wolfe’s Remix Of Oathbreaker’s “Ease Me”

Oathbreaker have shared Chelsea Wolfe‘s remix of their song “Ease Me.” This is one of several versions of the track that will be included with the band’s new “Ease Me & 4 Interpretations” EP (out May 8).

Greg Puciato, Chelsea Wolfe, Etc. To Appear On Jesse Draxler’s New Compilation Album

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Queen, etc.), Chelsea Wolfe, Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell), Planet B, Ghostemane, and more will be featured on visual artist Jesse Draxler’s new compilation album “Reigning Cement.” That effort was put together after Draxler challenged the various musicians “to create sound collages/songs using only 34 sonic assets [he] supplied.” The artists were also able to add vocals if they wanted to. The record will be released digitally and as a vinyl LP packaged with a 100-page printed zine. You can listen to Walker‘s track “Time reign cemenT“ below, courtesy of Revolver.

Daughters, Child Bite, Chelsea Wolfe, Etc. To Be Featured On The Cramps Tribute Album

Three One G Records will be paying tribute to The Cramps with a new tribute album called “Really Bad Music For Really Bad People: The Cramps As Heard Through The Meat Grinder Of Three One G.“ The effort will be released on May 1 and pre-orders can be found HERE. The first single, Metz’s cover of “Call Of The Wighat,” can be found at Revolver.

Track Listing:

01. Child Bite – “TV Set”
02. Metz – “Call Of The Wighat”
03. Secret Fun Club – “I Was A Teenage Werewolf” (feat. Carrie Gillespie Feller)
04. Chelsea Wolfe – “Sheena’s In A Goth Gang”
05. Sonido de la Frontera – “Zombie Dance”
06. Qui – “New Kind Of Kick”
07. Zeus! – “Human Fly” (feat. Mike Patton)
08. Retox – “Garbageman”
09. Magic Witch Cookbox – “People Ain’t No Good”
10. Microwaves – “Don’t Eat Stuff Off The Sidewalk”
11. Daughters – “What’s Inside A Girl”
12. Panicker – “I’m Cramped“

Converge Working On “Blood Moon” Album With Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky & Chelsea Wolfe

During an appearance on the Lead Singer Syndrome podcast, Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, etc.) revealed that Converge are working on a new album with their “Blood Moon” lineup. That project, which also featured Brodsky, Chelsea Wolfe, and Wolfe’s guitarist Ben Chisholm, previously performed live in 2016.

Brodsky said the following:

“Next year, Converge actually is gonna be doing some stuff with ‘Blood Moon‘—which is really exciting, because ‘Blood Moon‘ is this project that they did a few years ago where they went out and toured with some additional members; myself, Cheslea Wolfe and Ben [Chisholm] from Chelsea‘s band.

And we went out and did all the sort of bastard child songs, like all the deep cuts from Converge records that sound like studio experiments or stuff that they weren’t able to pull off live because they wanted more members onstage to really do the songs justice.

And that experiment went really well and the idea was like ‘well, hey why don’t we write some stuff for this lineup and put out a record?’ So three years later we’re actually getting together and doing it. So that’s supposed to come together next year. That’s pretty exciting to me.

I can tell ya, we’ve already done some writing for it and the material we’ve come up for it is really, really cool. Definitely a next step for Converge and I’m really psyched to be a part of it.”

[via The PRP]

Chelsea Wolfe Premieres “Deranged For Rock & Roll” Music Video

Chelsea Wolfe has premiered a new video for her new song “Deranged For Rock & Roll.” This track is from her new album “Birth Of Violence,” which will be released on September 13.

Wolfe commented:

“‘Deranged for Rock & Roll’ is my love song to music. Every time I ever tried to walk a different path, music always called me back home to it. It’s in my blood; it’s my one source of true peace. I love its chaos and its rough edges, and I love the way it can bring understanding and comfort. I belong to music, and it to me.

I feel Gilbert’s video illustrates that unnamed pull towards something so well. My character is destined to sing the same song over and over in this purgatory of a desert bar, while different people come through the town and begin to feel the pull as well, drawing them into this vortex to stay for good.”

Chelsea Wolfe Premieres “Be All Things” Music Video

Chelsea Wolfe has premiered a new video for her new song “Be All Things.” This track is from her new album “Birth Of Violence,” which will be released on September 13.

Wolfe commented:

“‘Be All Things’ is about navigating the world as a woman: reconciling the soft and the strong, balancing the warrior and the goddess, and wanting to be everything and nothing at the same time. Telling stories through song allows me to explore so many facets of myself, so many lives within. Some days I want to be quiet and reach my roots into the earth, and some days I want to spring up from the ground and be all things.”

“The video is a culmination of footage taken in a few magical locations. Around southwestern Iceland, while shooting the Birth of Violence album cover, inside Moaning Cavern in Northern California — a marble cavern 450 feet deep that I visited as a child and sang in as an adult, sending my voice out as heavy as I could against the powerful dampness and sparkles of the ancient cave walls. A special spot in nature not far from my home where the Manzanita grows up like a red and green tunnel, and a historic California hotel from the Victorian era where many from the past rested their heads.”

[via Revolver]

Chelsea Wolfe Premieres New Song “The Mother Road”, Reveals Details For New Album “Birth Of Violence”

Chelsea Wolfe has premiered a new song titled “The Mother Road.” This track is from her new album “Birth Of Violence,” which will be released on September 13.

“Birth Of Violence” Track Listing:

01. “The Mother Road”
02. “American Darkness”
03. “Birth Of Violence”
04. “Deranged For Rock & Roll”
05. “Be All Things”
06. “Erde”
07. “When Anger Turns To Honey”
08. “Dirt Universe”
09. “Little Grave”
10. “Preface To A Dream Play”
11. “Highway”

In other news, Wolfe has also announced an acoustic tour with Ioanna Gika:

08/31 Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Daydream Festival (non-acoustic Set)
10/18 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
10/19 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/22 Estes Park, CO – Stanley Hotel
10/24 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/25 Detroit, MI – Senate Theater
10/26 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/27 Montreal, QC – Le National
10/29 Boston, MA – Royale
10/31 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/01 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11/03 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/04 Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater
11/05 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11/06 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
11/08 Dallas, TX – Texas Theatre
11/09 Austin, TX – Levitation
11/10 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/12 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
11/13 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Palace Theatre
11/16 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
11/18 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/20 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/21 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre