Serj Tankian, Coheed, And More On ‘Batman: Arkham City’ Soundtrack
The upcoming video game 'Batman: Arkham City' looks like one of the coolest video games ever made. Now we are told that it will have an equally kick-ass soundtrack that includes Serj Tankian, Coheed and Cambria, The Damned Things and more.
Arkham City is said to be a drastic improvement from the critically acclaimed previous installment 'Batman: Arkham Asylum'. This time the Dark Knight will take his battle against crime through the streets of Gotham City and encounter well-known villains like Two-Face, The Riddler, and The Joker.
The accompanying soundtrack for the game features new music from System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian, The Damned Things, and Deftones frontman Chino Moreno's Crosses project. Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez told Game Informer about their contribution to the soundtrack:
"I write in a very conceptual format with the stories that surround Coheed and Cambria, but Batman has a much larger, defined history and rules that go along with it. My goal was to find universal themes from Batman’s existing history to help give the lyrics legs and dimension so that the song could live within that world."
The game is scheduled for release on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on October 18th, 'Batman: Arkham City The Album' will hit stores a few weeks earlier on October 4th. When you purchase the collector's edition of the game you will receive a free download of the soundtrack including the bonus track from A Place to Bury Strangers.
'Batman: Arkham City The Album' Tracklist
01. Panic! At The Disco – 'Mercenary'
02. Coheed and Cambria – 'Deranged'
03. The Duke Spirit – 'Creature'
04. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – 'Shadow On The Run'
05. Blaqk Audio – 'Afterdark'
06. The Raveonettes – 'Oh, Stranger'
07. Crosses – 'The Years'
08. The Damned Things – 'Trophy Widow'
09. Daughtry – 'Drown In You'
10. The Boxer Rebellion – 'Losing You'
11. Serj Tankian – 'Total Paranoia'
12. A Place to Bury Strangers – 'In The Shadow' (Collector's Edition only)