In anticipation of the forthcoming cinematic release of Better Noise Films’ horror-thriller “The Retaliators” on Sept. 14, 2022, Better Noise Music has released the movie’s theme song across digital platforms, along with a music video featuring clips from the film.
“The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets),” co-written by Nikki Sixx and James Michael of Sixx:A.M., features Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills and From Ashes to New, and is featured on “The Retaliators” soundtrack, due out Sept. 16 via Better Noise Music. Watch/stream “The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets)” below or here.
“Writing a new theme song for a horror flick was inspiring,” Sixx said. “This was my first time writing for a horror-thriller film, and it took me in a different direction from the first theme song I wrote–‘The Dirt (1981)’ by Mötley Crüe. I worked with some great new artists to create a new sound that will stretch Mötley Crüe’s audience to new fans. I had a great time writing it, and I think our fans will love it too!”
“We have a great lineup of artists on ‘The Retaliators’ soundtrack,” Better Noise CEO Allen Kovac said. “At Better Noise, we are in the business of bringing music and film together and fans are responding. We’re anticipating a great result.”
Pre-order the soundtrack here.
“The Retaliators” track listing:
1. Papa Roach – The Ending
2. The HU – This Is Mongol
3. Eva Under Fire – Blow (feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills)
4. From Ashes to New – Scars That I’m Hiding (feat. Anders Fridén of In Flames)
5. Asking Alexandria – Faded Out (feat. Within Temptation)
6. Tommy Lee – Tops (feat. Push Push)
7. Classless Act – Classless Act (feat. Vince Neil of Motley Crue)
8. Five Finger Death Punch – Darkness Settles In
9. Nothing More – Tired of Winning
10. Crossbone Skully – Evil World Machine
11. The HU – Wolf Totem (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)
12. Bad Wolves – If Tomorrow Never Comes (feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills
13. Cory Marks – Burn It Up
14. Hyro the Hero – Who’s That Playing on the Radio? (feat. Mick Mars and Danny Worsnop)
15. Cory Marks – Blame It on the Double (feat. Tyler Connolly and Jason Hook)
16. All Good Things – For the Glory (feat. Hollywood Undead)
17. From Ashes to New – Barely Breathing
18. Motley Crue – The Retaliators Theme (21 Bullets) (feat. Ice Nine Kills, Asking Alexandria, and From Ashes To New)
The movie stars Michael Lombardi (FX’s “Rescue Me,” “The Deuce”), Marc Menchaca (“Ozark,” “Black Mirror”) and Joseph Gatt (“Ray Donovan,” “Game of Thrones,” “Thor”), alongside appearances from some of the biggest names in rock music, including Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Ivan Moody and Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) and Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills).
“The Retaliators” tells the based-on-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. Watch the official theatrical movie trailer below.