Chino Moreno from Deftones has released a solo track entitled “Brief Exchange,” inspired by DC Entertainment’s new graphic novel Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition available now in comic book shops, bookstores and digitally on Tuesday, June 12. This also marks Moreno’s first collaboration with DC.
This deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-6 of the Dark Nights: Metal monthly series and is written and drawn by the best-selling creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. Batman has uncovered an ancient and evil mystery… One that could destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe! A Dark Multiverse has been revealed, full of devastating threats and vile creatures that have been loosed upon the DCU, with only The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes rising to the challenge of defending it!
Produced by Grammy Award-winning icon Mike Elizondo and film composer and former Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates, “Brief Exchange” spotlights Moreno.
“Brief Exchange” features Bates on guitar, Elizondo on bass and Gil Sharone from Dillinger Escape Plan, Puscifer behind the drum kit. Its dark lyrics remain befitting of the graphic novel’s themes. “Brief Exchange” showcases yet another facet of one of rock music’s most prolific forces.
This release marks the 2nd in this series of tracks inspired by DC Comics’ new graphic novel, beginning with “Red Death” by Brann Dailor—co-vocalist, drummer, and co-founder of Grammy Award-winning heavy rock juggernaut Mastodon. “Red Death” is available now.
Image Comics has announced an original soundtrack for The Weatherman curated by synthwave phenomenon Magic Sword and featuring song contributions from today’s hottest synthwave artists including…
This original soundtrack will kick-off The Weatherman #1 anticipation with Magic Sword’s song “Colossus”.
Alt-pop phenom and comics artist Lights has announced the graphic novel edition of her ground-breaking comic series Skin&Earth, set for release this July via Dynamite Entertainment. The six-issue story arc, written and illustrated in its entirety by Lights and in conjunction with last fall’s Skin&Earth album, is collected in a 200-page hardcover edition and trade paperback, along with a personal introduction by Lights, digital codes giving access to the music, and additional variant art, including a contribution by comic heavyweight, Jim Lee. The comic series and corresponding album are combined here for the first time in this interactive edition, which will be premiered by Lights at 2018 San Diego Comic Con.
The collected edition includes:
- All six issues of the Skin&Earth comic book
- Interactive ShareCodes to access the full album, music videos and other bonus content
- Links to merch from the series
- Variant art from Jim Lee, Joby Harris, Derek Lewis, Gianna Rose, and Matt Mitchell
- New bonus content
- Personal introduction from Lights
- Dustjacket and special cover
In this latest episode, Ben and Madi chat with the creator of the musical comic Instrumental, Dave Chisholm. He tells us about how the book came to be and how creating a concept album adds a new layer to the reading experience.
Instrumental is available from Z2 Comics and can be purchased at Amazon, local comic shops and bookstores.
The concept album is available at Bandcamp:
Music superstar Céline Dion is gearing up for another movie soundtrack hit as her “Ashes” is featured on the Deadpool 2 soundtrack. Yes, Dion is giving Deadpool some music to rock out to. Canadians have to stick together.
Deadpool 2 is in theaters May 18.
Season two of Marvel’s Jessica Jones brought out a lot from our heroes’ past: the good, the bad and the confusing. One of those inside looks was the launch party that debuted Trish’s foray into a music career with, “I Want Your Cray Cray”. This painful-yet-still-amazing single was only previewed during the season, but now we have the full video with some, well, interesting facts about Trish’s post-Patsy life, in “pop up” style!
NEW EPISODE OF PANELS TO CHORDS. This time, Ben and Maddi review Instrumental by Dave Chisoholm, a comic about a struggling trumpet player wanting to become the best musician he can, but he might inadvertently bring on the apocalypse in the process. Instrumental is a unique reading experience with a concept album by the writer/artist. What better way to talk about comics and music then a comic with original music to accompany it?
Dave Chisholm’s bandcamp for the concept album:
This week Mondo presents a limited-edition pressing of John Paesano‘s soundtrack to Marvel’s The Defenders.
As usual, new releases go on sale at NOON (CT) on Wednesdays at mondotees.com.
This limited-series event, several years in the making, finds Marvel’s finest street-level heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist (along with help from various other recurring characters from their respective series) joining forces to take on the sinister organization,The Hand, along with the mysterious yet familiar new recruit (known to them as The Black Sky).
Composed by John Paesano, the score to The Defenders takes his work to another level. Incredibly dynamic, serious yet still fun, and ominous but still optimistic. Paesano takes the musical world of the four separate comic book superheroes, all dealing with their own sonic demons, and produces a seamlessly shared musical universe for them to co-exist.
This limited-edition vinyl release is pressed on 2X 180 Gram vinyl (Disc 1: red/yellow split, Disc 2: purple/green split) and features amazing new collectible artwork by Johnny Dombrowski.
Hasbro, Enjoy The Ride Records, and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings have announced the release of Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers on vinyl in three different color variants, available at select retailers Friday, March 9. This is the first official release of the score in any format and includes the iconic opening theme song and more than 45 minutes of unreleased music by composers Robert J. Walsh, Johnny Douglas, Anne Bryant, and Ford Kinder. The album features music from seasons 1-3 of The Transformers animated series which debuted in 1984.
Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers features a mix of orchestral and ‘80s inspired synth tracks which have been remastered from the original tapes by Walsh himself. The unique collector’s edition albums feature original artwork including Japanese Catalog artwork from 1985 and will be available in three different retail exclusive vinyl colorways (each sold separately) corresponding with fan favorite characters Optimus Prime (Blue and Red Stripe With Gray Splatter), Bumblebee (Black and Yellow Stripe) and Megatron (Gray with Purple Splatter).
The Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers will be available for $18.99, with the Optimus Prime and Megatron variants available through Enjoy The Ride Records and the Bumblebee variant available exclusively through ThinkGeek.com.
- Opening Theme Song
- Cybertron Sorrow
- The Bridge to Iacon
- Unwelcoming Committee
- Attack! Attack!
- Decepticon Drama
- Explore! Repair!
- Facing Disaster
- Ominous Discovery
- Elements of Danger
- Something’s Wrong
- Overcoming the Unstoppable
- No More Worries
- Heavy Mettle
- Man and Machine
- Matters and Antimatters
- Battle Fearlessly
- Ancient Legends
- The March of War
- Roll For Home
- The Glimmer of Hope
- Earth to Cybertron
- Into the Jaws of Death
- Doomed Together
- The Wrong Readings Mean the Right Doom
- Transformers Medley
- Mad Planet
- Conflict on Cassette
- Pastoral Tranquility
- From the Secret Files of Teletraan II
- Separation Anxiety
- Synthesized Magic
- Uneasy Advances
- Epic Struggles
- Mysterious Airs
- Waking Nightmare
It feels like music and comics are tying together more and more with numerous comics being influenced by music and creators releasing playlists to go along with their latest issues. That’s where “Panel to Chords” comes in bringing comics and music together for discussion.
On this episode is special guest Matthew Erman, the writer of Long Lost which is published by Scout Comics. Follow Matthew on Twitter @MatthewErman
Matthew’s Spotify playlist for Long Lost:
Ben and Madi’s playlist: