BETTER NOISE FILMS released their revenge-driven horror thriller THE RETALIATORS on September 14, in over 1,000 cinemas across the globe. The film was praised as a “blunt, bloody and brutally bombastic slice of genre cinema” (Backseat Mafia) and stars Michael Lombardi (FX’s ‘Rescue Me,’ ‘The Deuce’) and Marc Menchaca (‘Ozark,’ ‘Black Mirror’), alongside featured appearances from a who’s-who of modern active rock chart-leading musicians including TOMMY LEE (MÖTLEY CRÜE), IVAN MOODY and ZOLTAN BATHORY (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) and JACOBY SHADDIX (PAPA ROACH).
The above-mentioned musicians, and several top active rock acts including ICE NINE KILLS, THE HU, BAD WOLVES, HYRO THE HERO and ASKING ALEXANDRIA are featured on the film’s soundtrack out today, September 16, on CD, LP, Cassette Tape and digitally via Better Noise Music. The soundtrack also includes a bonus track, “Cops Are Here,” from THE RETALIATORS official score by ‘Stranger Things’ Emmy-winning composers KYLE DIXON and MICHAEL STEIN.
Watch the official music video for “Cops Are Here” streaming below or directly HERE. The video was directed by the film’s producer and lead Michael Lombardi.
Just as The Lost Boys and The Crow defined the late 80’s and ‘90s alt-rock scene respectively, THE RETALIATORS is a powerful testament to a new hard rock generation. THE RETALIATORS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK boasts music from 23x-platinum MÖTLEY CRÜE, four-times platinum PAPA ROACH, triple-platinum rockers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, platinum group HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, 3x GRAMMY nominated rock act NOTHING MORE, 4x Gold Single holders ASKING ALEXANDRIA, and up-and-coming charting acts ICE NINE KILLS, THE HU, BAD WOLVES, ESCAPE THE FATE, CORY MARKS, EVA UNDER FIRE, CLASSLESS ACT and more. See the complete track listing below.
"This reminds me of a return to form, where you would meld aggressive rock and metal soundtrack with an edgy picture,” says ICE NINE KILLS frontman Spencer Charnas who appears in THE RETALIATORS as “Max.” He elaborates on his edgy experience filming stating: “It’s the only time I’ve ever had a gun in my mouth, which was pretty exciting. It was also the perfect first time to meet Five Finger Death Punch. What better way to get to know someone than have them stick a gun in your face?”
PAPA ROACH vocalist JACOBY SHADDIX shared how their single “The Ending” made it on the soundtrack: “‘The Ending’ is one of those songs that when we first wrote it we knew it was special, there is something about those dark 80's synths that lend themselves so well to horror. When we got the call that ‘The Retaliators’ wanted to use it in the soundtrack, we said yes as it absolutely fits, then we made a new ‘Retaliators’-themed music video for ‘The Ending’. When great music is tied to film it adds this extra layer of excitement for me, like ‘Lost Boys’ and ‘The Crow.’”
THE RETALIATORS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK is available for pre-order now digitally and on digipak CD, cassette, and a limited collector’s edition 180-gram red and black splatter vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with exclusive movie stills and a 24x36 inch collectible movie poster, blood splattered o-card, and a redeemable digital download to accompany the vinyl. Reserve your copy today at: https://theretaliators.ffm.to/retaliatorssoundtrack.
THE RETALIATORS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Track Listing:
Papa Roach - The Ending
The HU - This Is Mongol
Eva Under Fire - Blow (feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills)
From Ashes To New - Scars That I'm Hiding (feat. Anders Fridén of In Flames)
Asking Alexandria - Faded Out (feat. Within Temptation)
Tommy Lee - Tops (feat. Push Push)
Classless Act - Classless Act (feat. Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe)
Five Finger Death Punch - Darkness Settles In
Nothing More - Tired Of Winning / Ships In The Night
Crossbone Skully - Evil World Machine
The HU – Wolf Totem (feat. Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach)
Bad Wolves - If Tomorrow Never Comes (feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills)
Cory Marks - Burn It Up
Tempt - Living Dangerous (feat. Dorothy)
Hyro The Hero - Who’s That Playing On The Radio? (feat. Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe and Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria)
Cory Marks - Blame It On The Double (feat. Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman and Jason Hook)
All Good Things - For The Glory (feat. Hollywood Undead)
The Retaliators - The Retaliators Theme (21 Bullets) (feat. Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes To New)
The Retaliators, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – “Cops Are Here”
THE RETALIATORS is based on the real-life story of an upstanding pastor who uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter’s brutal murder. The film’s main message asks viewers, “If you could have a minute alone with the person who killed your loved one…would you take it?”