John Wick: Chapter 2


After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.


The film is receiving gleaming reviews from the media:


JOHN WICK 2 is everything you wanted from a JOHN WICK sequel: gnarly headshots, weird mythology, two hours of non-stop badassery. Holy shit. Director Chad Stahelski calculated each and every move, synthesized influences with his personal artistic style, and in doing so he pulled off some dizzyingly complex set pieces. It was no minor feat to elevate the act of totally owning into a refined art form.


'John Wick 2' stars Keanu Reeves, Ruby Rose and Laurence Fishbourne. The movie features a live performance from Tyler on stage in Rome along with a song written by Bates and Jerry Cantrell.


'Belko Experiment' Gets a Theatrical Release


Soon after its raucous debut ​at TIFF's ​'Midnight Madness' premiere, Orion and BH Tilt partnered to acquire ​​for release the Greg McLean-directed ​'​The Belko Experiment​'​. McLean has prevously directed 'Wolf Creek' and 'The Belko Experiment' was written by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn. Gunn produced 'Belko' with Peter Safran (producer 'The Conjuring').


Belko's theatrical release will be March 17​th​, ​2017.​


The 'Belko Experiment' To Premiere at TIFF


The movie concerns a group of office co-workers who are forced into a sick game of kill-or-be-killed by sinister forces and stars John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona and John C. McGinley.


The 'Belko Experiment' is directed by Greg McLean (whose credits include 2005’s infamous serial killer shocker 'Wolf Creek') and is written by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' filmmaker James Gunn, who also wrote and directed the 2005 monster movie 'Slitherand' and penned Zack Snyder’s 'Dawn of the Dead' remake — all composed by Tyler Bates.


Greg McLean explains:

“Belko is an incredibly crazy script by James Gunn, there’s nothing else like it. Trust me. It’s a wild, wild movie. I’m so glad I got to direct it. James was great. We have a similar sensibility over the movies we like and the references we like. So, we clicked over those things. I think he’s a great writer, but he was great fun to work with, and really respectful of me taking over the project, and directing it.”


Pierce Brosnan’s Thriller ‘I.T.’ Gets Release Date


'I.T.' is directed by John Moore from a script by Dan Kay and William Wisher Jr. Brosnan stars with Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott and James Frecheville playing a man with a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter, and a state-of-the-art “smart home” who finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. Tyler is an executive producer on this score by Timothy Williams which will be released by Lakeshore Entertainment.


Watch the trailer here .


Marilyn Manson Announces New Album 'Say10'


Still riding high off the success of last year’s album 'The Pale Emperor' — Manson & Bates have already hatched plans for a follow-up. After receiving the ‘Icon Award’ at the Alternative Press Music Awards in Columbus, Ohio, the singer revealed plans for his next album.


Requesting a marker during his interview with Alternative Press, Manson drew “Say10″ on his hand, thus unveiling the title of his upcoming 10th album — which is a play on “Satan.”


Giving further detail, he said 'Say10' will be arriving on Valentine’s Day — February 14th — of next year.


'Kingdom' Season 3 Confirmed by AT&T


The second half of 'Kingdom' Season 2 kicked off on June 1st 2016​ and its debut received critical acclaim becoming the #1 drama on iTunes. According to IMDB 'Kingdom' has a score of 8.4 out of 10 and a 4.4 out of 5 score on Rotten Tomatoes.


AT&T have picked up 'Kingdom' for a third installment, a release date is yet to be confirmed.


​'Keep Watching'​ out in theatres December 2nd


'Keep Watching' is an upcoming thriller horror movie directed by Sean Carter starring Bella Thorne, Ioan Gruffudd, Natalie Martinez & Chandler Riggs. Original score by Tyler Bates.


Recently picked up by Sony Screen Gems it is due to hit theatres December 2nd 2016.


'Salem' Season 3 Will Be Haunting Your TV Set on Halloween Week

The supernatural re-imagining of Colonial America is joined this season by renowned recording artist Marilyn Mason who will play the bloody barber surgeon Thomas Dinley. Bates & Manson co-wrote the Salem main title song together back in 2014.


Check out the Season 3 trailer below:



Tyler Bates to talk at Wondercon 2016


Tyler will be participating in a panel of Hollywood composers to discuss writing music for superheroes at Wondercon 2016:


The Composers: Today's Greatest Superheroes of Music

Los Angeles Wondercon • Friday March 25th


This panel of composer superheroes discuss creating the music that helps bring Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Disney movies and TV series to life. Scheduled to appear on the panel are Brian Tyler (Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Iron Man 3), Tyler Bates (Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy ), John Debney (Marvel's Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book), and Kevin Kiner (Star Wars Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels).


Get your tickets to Wondercon here: http://www.comic-con.org/wca/2016/badge-sale


An Evening with Marilyn Manson & Tyler Bates

Hailed by critics as an artistic renaissance, Marilyn Manson's THE PALE EMPEROR, released January 2015 by Loma Vista Recordings, debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Albums chart. Written and produced in conjunction with cinematic composer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, 300, John Wick, and many more), the album marks a new, creative apex for the GRAMMY-nominated artist and has earned acclaim from media outlets such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Details, FADER Magazine, Revolver, and many more. The Grammy Museum welcomes Manson and Bates to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation regarding creating The Pale Emperor, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.


http://www.grammymuseum.org/events/detail/a-conversation-with-marilyn-manson

Tyler Composes New Theme For Tennessee Titans

Premiering at the Tennessee Titan's 3rd game of the season, Bates' epic Titan's theme blasted throughout Nissan stadium as the players took the field in front of 68,000 rabid football fans.

Tyler will perform the National Anthem at Nissan stadium when the Titans take on the Oakland Raiders, November 29th, 2015.


Impressive Gains for WGN America's 'Salem' Season Two

On one of the most competitive nights of television, the second season premiere of WGN America's supernatural thriller "Salem" expanded its audience on premiere night, with strong Live + 3 gains climbing to 1.5 million total viewers (+65% vs. 897,000) and 796,000 adults 18-49 (+80% vs. 441,000), during the premiere and three replays on April 5.


From creators and writers Brannon Braga ("Cosmos," "24") and Adam Simon ("The Haunting in Connecticut"), WGN America's "SALEM" is a gripping one-hour supernatural thriller that boldly reimagines the 17th-century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts in a world where witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The series stars Janet Montgomery ("Human Target," "Made in Jersey"), Shane West ("Nikita," "ER"), Seth Gabel ("Arrow," "Fringe"), Ashley Madekwe ("Revenge"), Tamzin Merchant ("Jane Eyre"), Elise Eberle ("The Astronaut Farmer") and Iddo Goldberg ("Mob City"). New to the cast of "Salem" for season two are Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess", "Spartacus"), Stuart Townsend ("Betrayal," "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"), Joe Doyle ("Raw") and Oliver Bell ("The Saint").


Marilyn Manson 'The Anti-Christ Superstar' is back!


Metal Hammer - Sydney Show Review:

"Stories have been circulating across the web from media and fans alike that Marilyn Manson is back in the game and ready to stir shit up once more. Opener Deep Six shakes the room from floorboards to rafters as the (rather impressive) soundsystem takes a pummelling and the stage show is set into turbodrive with strobes, smoke and steam everywhere. You'd think the crowd down front would be losing their minds, but it's a sea of smartphones filming their idol returning to claim his throne as the best showman in metal. Tonight is a milestone for Manson and his fans. He delivered the goods in an inimitable fashion."



Consequence Of Sound - New York, Terminal 5 Show Review:

"When the band hit, the lights commanded your attention, giving the gut punch needed to put away the phones and say, "Yes, this is a big rock show." The band never missed a beat or a step unless their commander told them to – they intentionally false-started "Cupid Carries A Gun" because he felt the audience wasn't into it enough. Practically everyone fell into his hand; his voice carried like a southern preacher regaling past exorcisms as he launched into dialogue between most songs and blended truth with fiction, intelligence with hyperbole, and image with reality."



Phillymag.com - Philadelphia, Electric Factory Show Review:

"Marilyn Manson Shocks by Not Shocking, Just Giving a Damn Good Show"


'The Pale Emperor' is out now!


'The Pale Emperor', the ninth studio album by Marilyn Manson was released on January 20th, 2015 through Marilyn Manson's own Hell, etc. label, with distribution handled by Loma Vista Recordings & Cooking Vinyl.


The album is available in standard, deluxe and limited edition versions on CD and 2×LP vinyl. The standard version of the album will comprise ten tracks, while a deluxe edition will include three acoustic versions as bonus tracks.


Get your copy at the following link: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/the-pale-emperor-deluxe/id934866193


The band begin their Hell Not Hallelujah tour on January 21, 2015. Tyler will be joining the band as the lead guitarist during this run.

Download 'Third Day of a Seven Day Binge' now for FREE


'Third Day of a Seven Day Binge' will appear on Manson's forthcoming album which is slated to come out in early 2015. You can stream the song from Manson's YouTube channel. Additionally, Manson has offered fans a free download of the track on his official website — http://www.marilynmanson.com.


The singer spoke to Kerrang at the beginning of the year about his new material: "It's very cinematic. The redneck in me comes out in my voice, and it's got some old blues mixed with the very hard elements. I want to retain what I think is good about the past, what music I did and who I am. It's not about being pissed about the world — it's about realizing someone has to fuck things up."


Watch the "Who You Talkin' To Man" Lyric Video


In conjunction with the film's release, Varese Sarabande Records have released a lyric video featuring exclusive clips from the movie for the Nostalghia & Tyler Bates collaboration "Who You Talkin' To Man".


'John Wick' hit theatres on October 24th with an original score from Tyler Bates & Joel J Richard as well as two featured tracks co-written & produced by Tyler with Marilyn Manson & Ciscandra Nostalghia.


'Dawn Of The Dead' 10th Anniversary Vinyl


Marking the 10 year anniversary of the release of Zack Snyder's 'Dawn Of The Dead', Hot Topic are releasing a Limited Edition Orange Vinyl of the spooky soundtrack by Tyler Bates.


'Kingdom' Season Premiere


'Kingdom' is a raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo) owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince (Kiele Sanchez). He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are taken care of, but all of this responsibility comes at a steep price. He has complicated relationships with both of his sons, Jay (Jonathan Tucker) and Nate (Nick Jonas), who are both struggling with their own identities and places within Alvey's life and gym.


The show's main titles are written by Tyler Bates & performed by Rafe Pearlman. The series also features songs each episode composed by Bates in the underground rock & roll style of the show.


Watch: Trailer for Keanu Reeves' 'John Wick'


Keanu Reeves loses his cool when his defenceless pup is killed in his latest action movie — 'John Wick.' The first trailer for the pic shows Reeves' titular character, an ex-hitman, drawn out of retirement when his dog Daisy, a final gift from his dead wife, is murdered during a break-in.


'John Wick' marks Chad Stahelski's directorial debut and also stars Willem Dafoe, Bridget Moynahan and Adrianne Palicki.


The film will screen at the upcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin before hitting theatres on October 24th.


'Guardians of the Galaxy' becomes highest-grossing movie of 2014


It's been a hell of a month for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. Thirty days ago, the film crushed box office records with the biggest August opening of all time. Soon thereafter, it outpaced 'Transformers' to set a new 10-day box office record. A week ago, the film recovered from a one-weekend coup by 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's to reclaim the pole position at the box office. And yesterday, the film officially became the largest grossing film of 2014 so far. Conservative estimates put 'Guardians' on pace to become the first film of 2014 to break $300-million at the domestic box office. Some have it closing with as much as $320-million. The movie's soundtrack also became #1 on Billboard & iTunes charts for a number of weeks.


Watch 'Hysteria' for free on Amazon now!


An Amazon Original Pilot: An investigative thriller about a haunted young doctor who is summoned back to her hometown to investigate an epidemic that may be linked to social media - and her own tragic past.

'Hysteria' stars Mena Suvari, James McDaniel, Josh Stewart, Ella Rae Peck, Jenessa Grant, Adan Canto with Laura San Giacomo and TR Knight with an original score from Tyler Bates.


Watch it on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/W9gDLL


Tyler Bates completes his first European tour with Marilyn Manson


Performing in front of crowds of up to 20,000 fans, Tyler has spent the last few weeks on tour with Marilyn Manson as his lead guitarist. The band also includes members Gil Sharone on drums, Paul Wiley on guitar & Twiggy Ramirez on bass. Take a look at the completed tour schedule:


August 6th > UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS

August 8th > COURTRAI, BELGIUM

August 9th > HILDESHEIM, GERMANY

August 11th > VIENNA, AUSTRIA

August 12th > PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

August 14th > GAMPEL, SWITZERLAND


'Guardians of the Galaxy' Scores a Record-Breaking $94 Million Weekend


'Guardians of the Galaxy' was a $170 million gamble for Marvel that featured unfamiliar characters and an untested lead actor — 'Parks and Rec' favourite Chris Pratt — who stars with Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. But a marketing campaign that highlighted the movie's outer-space action and sarcastic tone drew early buzz, and the movie's release brought a wave of critical praise. 'Guardians' scored a great 92 percent from reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes and earned $11.2 million on its opening Thursday night showings alone!


During its opening weekend the movie was described as 'James Gunn's space opera' & the soundtrack shot to #1 in the iTunes album charts as well as being the #1 selling CD on Amazon.


Purchase your copy of the soundtrack & score here: http://amzn.to/1vdt3lL


Californication: Behind The Score


The final season of Californication is playing on Showtime now Sundays at 9.30 ET/PT. Join Tyler & Tree Adams at Capitol Records to see the making of the score from behind the scenes. The series' co-composers record with an all-star band including James LoMenzo on Bass (Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeath), Dave Lombardo on drums (Slayer) & even invite the show creator Tom Kapinos to jam with the band.