LA noise rock band HEALTH have recruited Deftones frontman Chino Moreno for their Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack cut, “Anti-Life.” The Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack will be out digitally on June 18 via Loma Vista Recordings (physical LPs out July 16).
HEALTH was so directly inspired by the third installment of Dark Nights: Death Metal that they wrote the song “ANTI-LIFE” about a mathematical formula fabled to allow those who understand it to dominate all other sentient beings.
As the songs took shape, executive producer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, Watchmen, John Wick) reveled in facilitating collaborations with often unexpected results. When HEALTH’s members professed a long-standing love of Chino Moreno, Bates reached out to him, and, with mutual enthusiasm, Moreno completed a guest vocal for “ANTI-LIFE” within days. “Everyone freaked out when they heard Chino’s track,” Bates says. “It was cool to be able to link HEALTH up with Chino, who is one of their favorite singers of all-time.”
Dark Nights: Death Metal has manifested itself out of the page and into a short-form animated series – Dark Nights: Death Metal: Sonic Metalverse features an original score by Tyler Bates, with a voice cast that includes Andy Biersack, Chelsea Wolfe, David Hasselhoff, and more.
“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,” explains Bates. “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.”
“Anti-Life” follows previous Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack singles: Denzel Curry’s “Bad Luck,” Chelsea Wolfe’s “Diana,” Maria Brink’s “Meet Me In The Fire (Feat. Andy Biersack),” and Mastodon’s “Forged By Neron.” The soundtrack is available for pre-order on digital download, CD, and 2xLP-with exclusive Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman vinyl variant covers, 11 limited edition character trading cards, and more.