Dave Lombardo and Zakk Wylde Featured in DC Comics’ Dark Nights: Death Metal; First Episode Available

  • Axl Rosenberg

I have not done the best job keeping up with DC Comics’ Metal titles/storyline/universe, despite being a DC Comics nerd and a huge fan of writer Scott Snyder and, of course, artist/known metalhead Greg Capullo (who has also designed album covers for Disturbed). Which I mention only because I cannot really tell you what the what is going on in the first episode of Dark Nights: Death Metal, the new animated series the comics publishing giant is producing with Loma Vista Recordings. Batman is there and The Batman Who Laughs, a kinda Batman/Joker hybrid from an alternate reality, is also there, and the two of them are in some kind of conflict. That’s about as much set-up as I can give you.


I can tell you that, true to its name, Dark Nights: Death Metal is metal as fuck, for the following reasons:

  • The score is by Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, John Wick), who has been a frequent collaborator with Marilyn Manson.
  • Said score features Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer) on drums and Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, one of Capullo’s favorite bands) on guitar.
  • It includes “Skull with a Forked Tongue” by Carach Angren (also a new Rise Against song but whatever).
  • Chelsea Wolfe provides the voice of Wonder Woman.
  • Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) provides the voice of Batman and he’s actually not terrible (I mean he’s no Kevin Conroy, but who is?).
  • Zombies!

You can watch the debut episode of Dark Nights: Death Metal below. The soundtrack doesn’t have a release date yet.

[via Metal Hammer]

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