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Listen to Mötley Crüe, Ice Nine Kills, Asking Alexandria and From Ashes to New Team Up for Horror Movie Theme Song

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Horror movies and heavy metal go together like peanut butter and chocolate, so it makes perfect sense that the directors of The Retaliators would tap Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills and From Ashes to New to record “21 Bullets,” the theme song to the soon-to-be-released horror/thriller flick.

The video uses half animated scenes and half clips from the movie. We don’t get very much context from what’s shown but the animated sequences have a big comic book vibe and come across well. The movie is being released by Better Noise Films, while the soundtrack is being released by their sister company Better Noise Music. According to a press release:

“In anticipation of the forthcoming cinematic release of Better Noise Films’ new horror-thriller The Retaliators worldwide release on September 14th, Better Noise Music has released the movie’s theme song across digital platforms today (August 5) along with a music video featuring clips from the film. ‘The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets)’ co-written by Nikki Sixx and James Michael of Sixx:A.M., features Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills, and From Ashes To New and is featured on The Retaliators Original Motion Picture Soundtrack due out September 16th via Better Noise Music.”

Says Sixx:

“Writing a new theme song for a horror flick was inspiring. This was my first time writing for a horror-thriller film, and it took me in a different direction from the first theme song I wrote – ‘The Dirt (1981)’ by Mötley Crüe. I worked with some great new artists to create a new sound that will stretch Mötley Crüe’s audience to new fans.  I had a great time writing it, and I think our fans will love it too!”

In May, Ice Nine Kills announced their own horror convention happening later this month, so it seems pretty natural that they’re getting in on this. “21 Bullets” definitely sounds like a track written by the members of Sixx: A.M.

Other artists on the soundtrack include some of MetalSucks readers’ favorite people: Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody and Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix. According to the press release, some of the artists on the soundtrack also appear in the film.

More info is available on the movie’s website.

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