Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Unveils First-Ever Solo Track In Celebration Of DC Comics’ ‘Dark Days: The Road to Metal’

Chalk this up to a bit of cool news for comic book and heavy rock fans. Brann Dailor of the group Mastodon has collaborated with DC for his first solo track “Red Death” in celebration of Dark Days: The Road to Metal. The full press release is here:

May 18, 2018 (Burbank, CA) – Today, Brann Dailor—co-vocalist, drummer, and co-founder of GRAMMY® Award-winning heavy rock juggernaut  Mastodon releases his first-ever solo track entitled “Red Death,” inspired by DC Comics’ new graphic novel DARK DAYS: THE ROAD TO METAL available now in comic book shops and in bookstores and digitally on Tuesday May 22, 2018. This also marks Dailor’s first collaboration with DC.

Get the song at all digital partners here.

DARK DAYS: THE ROAD TO METAL is written and illustrated by a rockstar including Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and sensational artists Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, and John Romita Jr, Leading directly into DC’s blockbuster event DARK NIGHTS: METAL, this is an epic story that spans generations, featuring METAL prequel stories DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING, as well as classic DC tales that built the foundations of METAL – FINAL CRISIS issues #6 and #7, THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1, plus issues #38 and #39 of BATMAN from DC’s “New 52” era, NIGHTWING #17 (from the current series) and more!

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 & 2Deadpool), “Red Death” spotlights 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.

Brann said of track, “Super stoked to be part of this amazing musical collaboration, always been a fan of anything Batman related and DC Comics as a whole, so the chance to be connected to that universe is a dream come true.”

At present, Mastodon is on a massiver summer co-headline tour with Primus that just kicked off earlier this month. In September, they join forces with Dinosaur Jr. on the road for the very first time.

Mastodon also just shared the animated music video for the track “Clandestiny.” Spin called the visual, “inventive, and Guitar World fittingly described it as, “Wild.” Within just two weeks, it crossed the 200K threshold on YouTube. “Clandestiny” can be found on their seventh full-length album, Emperor of Sand—out now. Don’t miss Mastodon on tour this summer.

Click here to view and share “Clandestiny”

Order Emperor of Sand here:

Order Cold Dark Place here:

Mastodon – Primus Co-headline tour dates:
# = Mastodon Headline date

May 19           Charlotte, NC                Metro Amphitheater
May 20           Raleigh, NC                   Red Hat Amphitheater
May 22           Reading, PA                   Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Sandtander
May 23           Buffalo, NY                    Art Park Amphitheater
May 25           Glen Falls, NY                Cool Insuring Arena
May 26           Providence, RI               Bold Point Park
May 27        Portland, ME                 Maine State Pier
May 29           Boston, MA                    Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
May 30           Philadelphia, PA            Penns Landing
June 01          Asbury Park, NJ              Stone Pony Summerstage
June 02          Baltimore, MD               Pier 6 Pavilion
June 03          Coney Island, NY           Ford Amphitheater @ Northerly Island (Brooklyn)
June 05          Columbus, OH               Express Live! (outdoors)
June 06          Chicago, IL                     Huntington Bank Pav. – Northerly Island
June 08          Pittsburgh, PA               Stage AE (outdoor stage)
June 09          Sterling Heights, MI     Michigan Lottery Amphitheater @ Freedom Hill
June 10          Indianapolis, IN             Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
June 12          Cincinnati, OH               PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend
June 14          Minneapolis, MN           The Myth
June 15          Bonner Springs, KS        Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
June 16          Camdenton, MO            Ozarks Amphitheater
June 18          Lincoln, NE                    Pinewood Bowl (on sale 2/3)
June 21          Bonner, MT                    Kettlehouse Amphitheater
June 22         Seattle, WA                    Marymoor Park
June 23         Bend, OR                         Les Schwab Amphitheater
June 25         Troutdale, OR                Edgefield
June 26     Jacksonville, OR             Britt Pavilion
June 28         Avila Beach, CA              Avila Beach Amphitheater
June 29         Berkeley, CA                   Greek Theater
June 30         Lincoln, CA                     Thunder Valley Casino
July 02          Salt Lake City, UT          Salt Air Pavilion
July 03          Las Vegas, NV                Downtown Event Center
July 05          Los Angeles, CA             Greek Theater
July 06          San Diego, CA                Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
July 07          Phoenix, AZ                    Comerica Theater
Aug 18      Springfield, IL                 Illinois State Fair (w/ Halestorm, others TBC)

Mastodon with very Special Guests Dinosaur Jr.:

Sep 01            Edmonton, AB, CAN     North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sep 02           Calgary, AB, CAN          Grey Eagle Centre
Sep 04           Saskatoon, SK, CAN     O’Brians Event Centre
Sep 06           Winnipeg, MB, CAN     Burton Cummings Theatre
Sep 07           Duluth, MN                   Duluth Heritage Center
Sep 08           Sioux City, IA               Anthem at Hard Rock Casino
Sep 11            Milwaukee, WI             Eagles Ballroom
Sep 12           Cleveland, OH               Agora Theatre
Sep 14           Ft. Wayne, IN                Clyde Theatre
Sep 15           Grand Rapids, MI          20 Monroe Live
Sep 16           London ON, CAN          London Concert Theatre
Sep 17           Kitchener, ON, CAN     Elements
Sep 19           Hamilton, ON, CAN      First Ontario Concert Hall

It’s always cool to see your favorite artists being fans of the things you love too.

Chris Foti

Lifelong fan of Batman and Boston Sports