'Fact Check' Available Now

You can add The Fever 333's Jason Aalon Butler to the increasingly interesting Dark Nights: Metal deluxe edition soundtrack. It was revealed last year that DC would pair up music with their Dark Nights: Metal graphic novel and in recent months we've seen Mastodon's Brann Dailor and Deftones' Chino Moreno's contributions come to light. Now Butler follows with a new song called 'Fact Check.'

Tyler Bates, who is overseeing the music for the project along with producer Mike Elizondo, says, "We are beyond excited to have Jason be a part of this project. We knew his high energy and punk rock aesthetic would be a perfect fit for the Dark Nights: Metal music we wanted to make. Jason took it over the top!”

Butler also spoke about the unique collaboration declaring, “There is a reason why Tyler is where he is in his career and his artistry. He was one of the most enthusiastic, risk-taking, boundary pushers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He reminded me that you don’t win by playing by the rules, you win by making your own. I got all the time in the world for Tyler Bates. He's a real one."

'Cry Little Sister'

Marilyn Manson has popped back into our lives with a cover of one of the '80s' most iconic songs — Gerard McMahon's 'Cry Little Sister.'  Yes, the song from The Lost Boys.

'Cry Little Sister' is Manson’s first new song since he released his new album Heaven Upside Down in October 2017. That album’s producer, Tyler Bates, also served as producer on 'Cry Little Sister.'

'Brief Exchange' & 'War Cry' Available Now

Dark Nights Metal

Deftones' Chino Moreno and Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss have released new solo singles, 'Brief Exchange' and 'War Cry' respectively, which were inspired by DC Entertainment’s new graphic novel, Dark Nights: Metal.

'Brief Exchange' warps Moreno’s signature scream in waves of ghostly reverb, metal riffs, and pummeling percussion whilst 'War Cry' seems perfectly suited for a climactic comic book battle as Krauss wails, “We will turn the dark to light / With the sound of our cry / With the light / We will fight.”

Dillinger Escape Plan’s Gil Sharone features on drums, while Mike Elizondo takes on bass and Tyler Bates plays guitar. Bates, who also produced alongside Elizondo, is familiar with writing for comic-inspired characters thanks to his compositional contributions in Deadpool 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Volumes 1 & 2.

Check out the songs below:

'Red Death' — Purchase or Stream NOW!

Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning icon Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Twenty-One Pilots, The Regrettes) and film composer and former Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2, Deadpool), “Red Death” spotlights Mastodon's Brann Dailor’s instantly recognizable vocals and intriguing delivery as he paints a musical portrait of one of the nightmare Batmen from the Dark Multiverse of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, a twisted, malevolent amalgamation of DC heroes Batman and The Flash.

“Red Death” features Bates on guitar with 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. “Red Death” showcases yet another facet of one of rock music’s most prolific forces.

Purchase or stream the song here .

Deadpool 2

'Deadpool 2' follows the titular hero and his team of mutants known collectively as X-Force as they protect a young boy from the villainous Cable (Josh Brolin). David Leitch directed from a script by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Reynolds. Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller. Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic, and Rob Delaney round out the cast.

Ryan Reynold's 'Deadpool 2' is tracking for a huge $150 million opening in North America over the May 18-20 weekend. Pre-order your tickets now: www.deadpool.com

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Minimum experience. Maximum damage. This summer, Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star in the action-comedy film, 'The Spy Who Dumped Me', directed by Susanna Fogel.

Coming to theaters August 3rd. Watch the NEW teaser trailer now!

24 Hours To Live

From the Producers of John Wick and starring Oscar® nominated Ethan Hawke – get ready for action and drama in the high-octane thriller '24 Hours To Live'.

The film follows an assassin, Travis Conrad, who is brought back to life for a 24-hour mission after being killed on the job, giving him one final chance at redemption.

'24 Hours To Live' is streaming on Netflix now.

Marilyn Manson Drops Intense and Visceral New Video for 'SAY10'

Critics are calling Marilyn Manson’s new album career defining — the 10-song album 'Heaven Upside Down' is out via Loma Vista. Rolling Stone calls it “aggressive and intense” and proclaims Marilyn Manson has “returned to straight-ahead shock.” His visceral new music video for 'SAY10' is no exception.

Watch Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson play Cain & Abel ...

DC Comics & Warner Bros. Collaborate for ‘Dark Nights: Metal’ Soundtrack

Dark Nights Metal

Fans of both rock music and comic books received a double shot of awesome at New York Comic Con as DC Entertainment announced an upcoming collaboration with Warner Bros. Records to produce a 6-track EP featuring songs inspired by 'DARK NIGHTS: METAL' — this year’s blockbuster comic book event reuniting the best-selling 'BATMAN' talent team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capello.

Production of the soundtrack will be guided by two of the recording industry’s brightest stars. Tyler Bates has produced and composed music for video games, television & movies, including Watchmen, 300 and Guardians of the Galaxy. Bates is also Marilyn Manson’s producer & lead guitarist.

Senior VP of A&R at Warner Bros. Records Mike Elizondo will also co-produce the soundtrack with Bates. Elizondo has worked with some of the most prolific artists in hip-hop, most notably Dr. Dre and Eminem. He has also collaborated with popular music acts such as Twenty One Pilots, Muse, Mastodon and Avenged Sevenfold.

Marilyn Manson — 'Heaven Upside Down'

Marylin Manson Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson's new album 'Heaven Upside Down' co-written & produced by Tyler Bates will be available everywhere on October 6th.

Pre-order now and download the first song 'WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE' instantly!

Heaven Upside Down tracklist:

1. Revelation #12
2. Tattooed In Reverse
4. SAY10
6. Saturnalia
7. JE$U$ CRI$I$
8. Blood Honey
9. Heaven Upside Down
10. Threats of Romance

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'The Exorcist' Season 2 Premieres on Fox

The Exorcist returns to TV for its second season, and after an advance screening of the premiere, it’s clear that this is one of the best horror programs to hit network TV in years.

As the episode follows Marcus & Tomas's mission to save a possessed woman from certain death, the episode also introduces a brand new family story to the mix. John Cho plays Andrew Kim, a foster father of five troubled kids. It becomes clear pretty quickly that one of them will end up falling prey to the intrusion of a new demonic entity — but which one?

'The Exorcist' Season 2 features an original score by Tyler Bates.

Watch the Bloody First Trailer for Netflix’s 'The Punisher'

The new trailer shows Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher (Jon Bernthal), witnessing the death of his family and vowing to kill anyone responsible. The series, created, written and produced by Steve Lightfoot, will also take a dive back into Castle's past, showing the brutal moments that made the character who he is today.

Quoted from a recent interview with Tyler:

"… Steve Lightfoot is just fantastic to work with and is constantly trying to make the task of writing the music fun and interesting. I had so much fun working with Steve and everyone involved with 'The Punisher'. We are all super excited for the public to have a chance to check it out …"

Guardians Inferno!

It was just announced that the world will see a 70's inspired 'Guardians Inferno' video when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits home video next month.

The song is performed by The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff and was played during the movie's credits. 'Guardians Inferno' was co-written by James Gunn and score composer Tyler Bates.

James Gunn posted: “ I’ve been dying to announce this, because it may be the greatest thing I’ve ever worked on, but there’s video for 'Guardians Inferno' – the song I wrote with Tyler Bates coming soon – you can see it when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits home video. Volume 2 will be available in your home digitally on August 8th and on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K UltraHD on August 22nd.”

A Rockin’ Free-Fall Adventure


"The Guardians Need Your Help!"

Taneleer Tivan (a.k.a. The Collector) is bringing his unique collection to Disney California Adventure Park for a special exhibition featuring his latest prize possessions — The Guardians of the Galaxy themselves who have been held captive in glass cases high atop the fortress and dangling over an ominous abyss!

"A 'Big Thrill' Rescue Mission"

After commandeering a gantry lift, you’ll join Rocket — recently escaped from his case — on a harrowing mission to rescue his fellow Guardians … but not before unleashing intergalactic mayhem in the process, from the top of the fortress to the bottom, and all to the tune of one of Star-Lord’s awesome mixtape songs!

Showcasing all-new special effects, appearances by popular characters, original music by Tyler Bates and “big thrill” drop sequences with a free-fall sensation that’ll have you screaming for more — this is one adventure you won’t want to miss.

'Samurai Jack' Live

Tyler Bates

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.

Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron Goes Atomic. In Theaters July and also starring John Goodman, James McAvoy and directed by John Wick's David Leitch.

Check out the cover of "Blue Monday" — featured in this trailer by the band HEALTH. Tyler and the band had a great time making this track.

Jack is Back!

Genndy Tartakovsky's time-travelling samurai has stopped ageing and things look bleak as the show prepares to return after a 13-year hiatus.

The new 10-episode series will come to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block on March 11 with an original score by Tyler Bates, Joanne Higginbottom & Dieter Hartmann.

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 17th, 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.”

'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.


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."

'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.

'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.

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.