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 & 2, Deadpool), “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: https://wbr.ec/emperorofsand
Order Cold Dark Place here: https://wbr.ec/colddarkplace
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.