Batman: Arkham City Gets Original Album

by Matt Miller on Sep 06, 2011 at 12:58 PM

The likes of Panic! At The Disco, Coheed and Cambria, and Daughtry are coming together to produce an eclectic mix of music inspired by the Caped Crusader.

We're sure that Batman: Arkham City will continue the cool in-game atmospheric music that was so successful last time around, but a second musical project beyond the soundtrack promises to be quite different.

Batman: Arkham City -- The Album  is a brand new selection of 12 musical tracks by some current big musical artists. Each of the songs on the album is inspired by Batman in one way or another. The album will release on October 4th, in advance of the October 18th release of Batman: Arkham City. The collector's edition of the game will include a full download code for the album, including one extra track.

“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," said Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez regarding the band's song on the album. " 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.”

Check out the full track list:

1. Panic! At The Disco - Mercenary
2. Coheed and Cambria - Deranged
3. The Duke Spirit - Creature
4. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Shadow On The Run
5. Blaqk Audio - Afterdark
6. The Raveonettes - Oh, Stranger
7. ††† (Crosses) - The Years
8. The Damned Things - Trophy Widow
9. Daughtry - Drown In You
10. The Boxer Rebellion - Losing You
11. Serj Tankian - Total Paranoia
In addition, the collector's edition version will include:
12. A Place to Bury Strangers - In The Shadow

What do you think of this development? Cool way to expand on the universe and mythology of a great game? Or cheap cash in? Let us know in the comments below.