'Dark Nights: Death Metal' : Inside the All-Star Heavy-Music Soundtrack of 2021

Revolver Magazine Interview

How Tyler Bates wrangled Chino Moreno, Dave Lombardo, Mastodon, Denzel Curry and more for DC Comics.

Tyler Bates is the pied-piper of heavy music. Between his decades playing in rock bands and his prodigious film-scoring career (Guardians of the Galaxy, John Wick), the dude knows everyone — few people in the industry can boast collaborations with Rob Zombie and Zack Snyder — and he knows how to lure them into a creative project. So, when DC decided to create a soundtrack album to pair with its innovative Dark Nights: Death Metal crossover mini-series (the sequel to Dark Nights: Metal), Bates was the ideal curator. It was an opportunity to recruit some of his favorite bands across the grand spectrum of heaviness, but perhaps more importantly, a chance to offer some invigorating work to musicians sidelined by the pandemic.

Disney For Scores : Tyler Bates


Composer Tyler Bates joins host Jon Burlingame and reveals how growing up in a haunted house influenced his musical career. They also discuss the unique approach he took to score the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and why director James Gunn wanted the actors and crew to listen to the score as they filmed.

Spotify — Industry Insider


Tyler Bates has the soul of a rocker and the skills of a composer, and the combination of the two has enabled him to craft music for everything from hit horror remakes to blockbusters ...

Tyler Bates on the 'MetalSucks' Podcast #314


Tyler Bates talks about his background as a guitarist, his work with Marylin Manson, his many and varied film scores, and his work for the upcoming Cirque du Soleil show: 'R.U.N.' on MetalSucks.

Man in the Mirror: Tyler Bates


Tyler Bates talks with Premier Guitar about his background in metal bands, his record deal with Pet, and these early influences on his music as a whole. Bates also discusses his work with Marlyn Manson and Bush.

Exploring the Stunts, Sounds & Story Behind Cirque du Soleil's ‘R.U.N’


'R.U.N.' is shaping up to be a show like no other — certainly unlike any other show Cirque du Soleil has ever produced before. Las Vegas Weekly takes an in-depth look behind the scenes to learn more about what the show will bring to the table, including the edgy rock and roll soundtrack, composed by Tyler Bates.

Tyler Bates on 'The Composer Series' Podcast


Listen as Tyler Bates speaks with Jon Brown of The Composer Series about his career and his recent projects. In this podcast interview, Bates discusses his recent score for Hobbs & Shaw, John Wick, Chapter 3: Parabellum, The Punisher, and his work with Marylin Manson.