DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has released a new solo song, "Brief Exchange". Inspired by DC Comics' graphic novel "Dark Days: Metal", the track is collaboration with producer Mike Elizondo, MARILYN MANSON collaborator Tyler Bates and ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN drummer Gil Sharone.
"Brief Exchange" marks the second in a series of tracks inspired by "Dark Days: Metal", following last month's "Red Death", the first-ever solo track from MASTODON drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor.
Last fall, DC Entertainment announced a collaboration with Warner Bros. Records to produce a soundtrack featuring songs inspired by "Dark Nights: Metal", the 2017 blockbuster comic book event reuniting the best-selling "Batman" talent team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo.
"As both a musician and fan of heavy metal music, having a soundtrack for 'Dark Nights: Metal' is pretty awesome," said Capullo at the time. "I really like the concept of having hard-driving, heavy music as a complement to the incredible story that Scott and I are telling."
Production of the soundtrack is being guided by two of the recording industry's brightest stars, Bates and Elizondo. Bates has produced and composed music for movies, including "Watchmen", "300" and the "Guardians Of The Galaxy" franchise, as well as television and video games. He is also the lead guitarist for MARILYN MANSON. Mike Elizondo, senior vice president of A&R at Warner Bros. Records, is co-producing 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.
"Working together with our partners at DC on a project of this magnitude represents a huge step forward in how music can be used to enhance great storytelling and provide an even more immersive experience for comic book fans," said Xavier Ramos, SVP of marketing, Warner Bros. Records.
"I'm really honored by this," said writer Scott Snyder. "So many of the 'Batman' stories that Greg and I have worked on together have been fueled or influenced by music that inspired us; this story in particular has rock and metal music as the engine driving it all. To have something like this come together is a huge thrill."