The Spy Who Dumped Me


The Susanna Fogel-directed action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, from an original screenplay courtesy of Fogel and David Iserson, is exactly what it promises. It’s a star-driven high-concept comedy that doesn’t neglect either part of the equation.


Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from the CIA and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.


Tyler Bates recently recorded the score for this action-comedy at Abbey Road Studios in London. The film hits theatres August 3rd, get your tickets here: www.thespywhodumpedme.movie


'Setting Sun' Available Now


The Dark Nights: Metal soundtrack is turning out to be one interesting project, with yet another hard rock hero having his contribution revealed. Alice in Chains guitarist and co-vocalist Jerry Cantrell heads up the song 'Setting Sun'.


Cantrell's contribution to the project is the sixth offering so far. Mastodon's Brann Dailor kicked things off with his song 'Red Death'. That was followed by Deftones' frontman Chino Moreno leading the track 'Brief Exchange'. Sleigh Bells vocalist Alexis Krauss then fronted the song 'War Cry', while the most recent offerings have been 'Fact Check' led by The Fever 333's Jason Aalon Butler and 'The Calling' featuring In This Moment's Maria Brink and Chris Howorth. Each of the songs have been aided along by acclaimed producer Mike Elizondo and Marilyn Manson's guitarist and composer Tyler Bates.


All of the songs are tied to the Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition, which is based around a six-part graphic novel created by writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo as part of the DC Universe. Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition is currently available at comic book retailers and digital outlets


'Cry Little Sister' is one of 2018's Best Rock Songs


2018 has hit its mid-point and in the first six months of the year some of rock's biggest acts have added to their impressive catalogs ...


Nobody does dark and spooky quite like Marilyn Manson and the singer hits the exact right mood with his cover of the Gerard McMann song 'Cry Little Sister.' Many fans will remember the original from the 1987 vampire film The Lost Boys and Manson stays fairly faithful to the original, letting his seductive delivery, raging angst, and a backing choir deliver an eerie vibe. Manson's right-hand man Tyler Bates infuses the track with more industrial production, which allows this new version to differentiate itself from the original.


'Fact Check' Available Now


You can add The Fever 333's Jason Aalon Butler to the increasingly interesting Dark Nights: Metal deluxe edition soundtrack. It was revealed last year that DC would pair up music with their Dark Nights: Metal graphic novel and in recent months we've seen Mastodon's Brann Dailor and Deftones' Chino Moreno's contributions come to light. Now Butler follows with a new song called 'Fact Check.'


Tyler Bates, who is overseeing the music for the project along with producer Mike Elizondo, says, "We are beyond excited to have Jason be a part of this project. We knew his high energy and punk rock aesthetic would be a perfect fit for the Dark Nights: Metal music we wanted to make. Jason took it over the top!”


Butler also spoke about the unique collaboration declaring, “There is a reason why Tyler is where he is in his career and his artistry. He was one of the most enthusiastic, risk-taking, boundary pushers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He reminded me that you don’t win by playing by the rules, you win by making your own. I got all the time in the world for Tyler Bates. He's a real one."


'Brief Exchange' & 'War Cry' Available Now

Dark Nights Metal

Deftones' Chino Moreno and Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss have released new solo singles, 'Brief Exchange' and 'War Cry' respectively, which were inspired by DC Entertainment’s new graphic novel, Dark Nights: Metal.


'Brief Exchange' warps Moreno’s signature scream in waves of ghostly reverb, metal riffs, and pummeling percussion whilst 'War Cry' seems perfectly suited for a climactic comic book battle as Krauss wails, “We will turn the dark to light / With the sound of our cry / With the light / We will fight.”


Dillinger Escape Plan’s Gil Sharone features on drums, while Mike Elizondo takes on bass and Tyler Bates plays guitar. Bates, who also produced alongside Elizondo, is familiar with writing for comic-inspired characters thanks to his compositional contributions in Deadpool 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Volumes 1 & 2.


Check out the songs below:




'Red Death' — Purchase or Stream NOW!


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 Mastodon's Brann 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.


Purchase or stream the song here .


Deadpool 2


'Deadpool 2' follows the titular hero and his team of mutants known collectively as X-Force as they protect a young boy from the villainous Cable (Josh Brolin). David Leitch directed from a script by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Reynolds. Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller. Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic, and Rob Delaney round out the cast.


Ryan Reynold's 'Deadpool 2' is tracking for a huge $150 million opening in North America over the May 18-20 weekend. Pre-order your tickets now: www.deadpool.com


24 Hours To Live


From the Producers of John Wick and starring Oscar® nominated Ethan Hawke – get ready for action and drama in the high-octane thriller '24 Hours To Live'.


The film follows an assassin, Travis Conrad, who is brought back to life for a 24-hour mission after being killed on the job, giving him one final chance at redemption.


'24 Hours To Live' is streaming on Netflix now.


Marilyn Manson Drops Intense and Visceral New Video for 'SAY10'


Critics are calling Marilyn Manson’s new album career defining — the 10-song album 'Heaven Upside Down' is out via Loma Vista. Rolling Stone calls it “aggressive and intense” and proclaims Marilyn Manson has “returned to straight-ahead shock.” His visceral new music video for 'SAY10' is no exception.


Watch Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson play Cain & Abel ...


DC Comics & Warner Bros. Collaborate for ‘Dark Nights: Metal’ Soundtrack

Dark Nights Metal

Fans of both rock music and comic books received a double shot of awesome at New York Comic Con as DC Entertainment announced an upcoming collaboration with Warner Bros. Records to produce a 6-track EP featuring songs inspired by 'DARK NIGHTS: METAL' — this year’s blockbuster comic book event reuniting the best-selling 'BATMAN' talent team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capello.


Production of the soundtrack will be guided by two of the recording industry’s brightest stars. Tyler Bates has produced and composed music for video games, television & movies, including Watchmen, 300 and Guardians of the Galaxy. Bates is also Marilyn Manson’s producer & lead guitarist.


Senior VP of A&R at Warner Bros. Records Mike Elizondo will also co-produce 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.


Marilyn Manson — 'Heaven Upside Down'

Marylin Manson Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson's new album 'Heaven Upside Down' co-written & produced by Tyler Bates will be available everywhere on October 6th.


Pre-order now and download the first song 'WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE' instantly!


Heaven Upside Down tracklist:

1. Revelation #12
2. Tattooed In Reverse
3. WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
4. SAY10
5. KILL4ME
6. Saturnalia
7. JE$U$ CRI$I$
8. Blood Honey
9. Heaven Upside Down
10. Threats of Romance


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'The Exorcist' Season 2 Premieres on Fox


The Exorcist returns to TV for its second season, and after an advance screening of the premiere, it’s clear that this is one of the best horror programs to hit network TV in years.


As the episode follows Marcus & Tomas's mission to save a possessed woman from certain death, the episode also introduces a brand new family story to the mix. John Cho plays Andrew Kim, a foster father of five troubled kids. It becomes clear pretty quickly that one of them will end up falling prey to the intrusion of a new demonic entity — but which one?


'The Exorcist' Season 2 features an original score by Tyler Bates.


Watch the Bloody First Trailer for Netflix’s 'The Punisher'


The new trailer shows Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher (Jon Bernthal), witnessing the death of his family and vowing to kill anyone responsible. The series, created, written and produced by Steve Lightfoot, will also take a dive back into Castle's past, showing the brutal moments that made the character who he is today.


Quoted from a recent interview with Tyler:

"… Steve Lightfoot is just fantastic to work with and is constantly trying to make the task of writing the music fun and interesting. I had so much fun working with Steve and everyone involved with 'The Punisher'. We are all super excited for the public to have a chance to check it out …"


Guardians Inferno!


It was just announced that the world will see a 70's inspired 'Guardians Inferno' video when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits home video next month.


The song is performed by The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff and was played during the movie's credits. 'Guardians Inferno' was co-written by James Gunn and score composer Tyler Bates.


James Gunn posted: “ I’ve been dying to announce this, because it may be the greatest thing I’ve ever worked on, but there’s video for 'Guardians Inferno' – the song I wrote with Tyler Bates coming soon – you can see it when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits home video. Volume 2 will be available in your home digitally on August 8th and on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K UltraHD on August 22nd.”


A Rockin’ Free-Fall Adventure

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"The Guardians Need Your Help!"


Taneleer Tivan (a.k.a. The Collector) is bringing his unique collection to Disney California Adventure Park for a special exhibition featuring his latest prize possessions — The Guardians of the Galaxy themselves who have been held captive in glass cases high atop the fortress and dangling over an ominous abyss!


"A 'Big Thrill' Rescue Mission"


After commandeering a gantry lift, you’ll join Rocket — recently escaped from his case — on a harrowing mission to rescue his fellow Guardians … but not before unleashing intergalactic mayhem in the process, from the top of the fortress to the bottom, and all to the tune of one of Star-Lord’s awesome mixtape songs!


Showcasing all-new special effects, appearances by popular characters, original music by Tyler Bates and “big thrill” drop sequences with a free-fall sensation that’ll have you screaming for more — this is one adventure you won’t want to miss.


'Samurai Jack' Live

Tyler Bates

Genndy Tartakovsky's 'Samurai Jack' has now aired it's first episode on Adult Swim and is receiving rave reviews. Adult Swim hosted a night at the Ace Theatre in Downtown LA to exclusively premiere the first three episodes of Season 6. The night, which was free to the public, received so many RSVP's that another 2 nights had to be added.


At the official premiere Tyler & a talented group of musicians surprised guests on stage and performed a montage of the TV show's score to open the event.


Atomic Blonde


Charlize Theron Goes Atomic. In Theaters July and also starring John Goodman, James McAvoy and directed by John Wick's David Leitch.


Check out the cover of "Blue Monday" — featured in this trailer by the band HEALTH. Tyler and the band had a great time making this track.


Jack is Back!


Genndy Tartakovsky's time-travelling samurai has stopped ageing and things look bleak as the show prepares to return after a 13-year hiatus.


The new 10-episode series will come to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block on March 11 with an original score by Tyler Bates, Joanne Higginbottom & Dieter Hartmann.


John Wick: Chapter 2


After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.


The film is receiving gleaming reviews from the media:


JOHN WICK 2 is everything you wanted from a JOHN WICK sequel: gnarly headshots, weird mythology, two hours of non-stop badassery. Holy shit. Director Chad Stahelski calculated each and every move, synthesized influences with his personal artistic style, and in doing so he pulled off some dizzyingly complex set pieces. It was no minor feat to elevate the act of totally owning into a refined art form.


'John Wick 2' stars Keanu Reeves, Ruby Rose and Laurence Fishbourne. The movie features a live performance from Tyler on stage in Rome along with a song written by Bates and Jerry Cantrell.


'Belko Experiment' Gets a Theatrical Release


Soon after its raucous debut at TIFF's 'Midnight Madness' premiere, Orion and BH Tilt partnered to acquire for release the Greg McLean-directed 'The Belko Experiment'. McLean has prevously directed 'Wolf Creek' and 'The Belko Experiment' was written by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn. Gunn produced 'Belko' with Peter Safran (producer 'The Conjuring').


Belko's theatrical release will be March 17th, 2017.


The 'Belko Experiment' To Premiere at TIFF


The movie concerns a group of office co-workers who are forced into a sick game of kill-or-be-killed by sinister forces and stars John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona and John C. McGinley.


The 'Belko Experiment' is directed by Greg McLean (whose credits include 2005’s infamous serial killer shocker 'Wolf Creek') and is written by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' filmmaker James Gunn, who also wrote and directed the 2005 monster movie 'Slitherand' and penned Zack Snyder’s 'Dawn of the Dead' remake — all composed by Tyler Bates.


Greg McLean explains:

“Belko is an incredibly crazy script by James Gunn, there’s nothing else like it. Trust me. It’s a wild, wild movie. I’m so glad I got to direct it. James was great. We have a similar sensibility over the movies we like and the references we like. So, we clicked over those things. I think he’s a great writer, but he was great fun to work with, and really respectful of me taking over the project, and directing it.”


'Salem' Season 3 Will Be Haunting Your TV Set on Halloween Week

The supernatural re-imagining of Colonial America is joined this season by renowned recording artist Marilyn Mason who will play the bloody barber surgeon Thomas Dinley. Bates & Manson co-wrote the Salem main title song together back in 2014.


Check out the Season 3 trailer below:



Tyler Bates to talk at Wondercon 2016


Tyler will be participating in a panel of Hollywood composers to discuss writing music for superheroes at Wondercon 2016:


The Composers: Today's Greatest Superheroes of Music

Los Angeles Wondercon • Friday March 25th


This panel of composer superheroes discuss creating the music that helps bring Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Disney movies and TV series to life. Scheduled to appear on the panel are Brian Tyler (Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Iron Man 3), Tyler Bates (Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy ), John Debney (Marvel's Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book), and Kevin Kiner (Star Wars Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels).


Get your tickets to Wondercon here: https://www.comic-con.org/wca/2016/badge-sale