Genndy Tartakovsky's 'Samurai Jack' has now aired it's first episode on Adult Swim and is receiving rave reviews. Adult Swim hosted a night at the Ace Theatre in Downtown LA to exclusively premiere the first three episodes of Season 6. The night, which was free to the public, received so many RSVP's that another 2 nights had to be added.
At the official premiere Tyler & a talented group of musicians surprised guests on stage and performed a montage of the TV show's score to open the event.
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.
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 17th, 2017.
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.”
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Described as "pretty grungy, like Nirvana at their blankest or the Doors pulling an all-nighter in Trent Reznor's dungeon." Rolling Stone Magazine has listed 'The Pale Emporer' as one of the top 45 of 2015 so far. See the full list in the link below:
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").
"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', 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.
'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."
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
'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.
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.