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The Bloody New Video For “21 Bullets” From “THE RETALIATORS” Is Here!

Monday, August 8, 2022 | Music, News


Last week, Better Noise Music dropped the brutal new video for “21 Bullets,” the theme song from the upcoming film THE RETALIATORS. An anthemic, hard-driving headbanger, “21 Bullets” features a cavalcade of hard rock and metal luminaries. The song was co-written by Nikki Sixx and James Michael of Sixx:A.M., and members of Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills and From Ashes to New play on the track.

The film’s original soundtrack will release on September 16. An impressive lineup of Better Noise artists, including Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), and Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), who also appear in the film, contribute to the soundtrack.

Pre-orders are available now for the limited collector’s edition 180-gram red and black splatter vinyl. The album comes packaged in a gatefold sleeve with exclusive movie stills, a 24×36 movie poster collectible, a blood-spattered o-card and a digital download. The soundtrack will also be available on digipak CD and cassette. The digital version will include the track “Cops Are Here” from the movie’s official score, arranged by “Stranger Things” composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. The soundtrack also includes sound clips from the film interspersed throughout the track listing.

THE RETALIATORS is set to hit theaters on September 14. Read our review of THE RETALIATORS in “RUE MORGUE #208 SEP/OCT 2022 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ISSUE,” coming soon!

William J. Wright
William J. Wright is RUE MORGUE's online managing editor. A two-time Rondo Classic Horror Award nominee and an active member of the Horror Writers Association, William is lifelong lover of the weird and macabre. His work has appeared in many popular (and a few unpopular) publications dedicated to horror and cult film. William earned a bachelor of arts degree from East Tennessee State University in 1998, majoring in English with a minor in Film Studies. He helped establish ETSU's Film Studies minor with professor and film scholar Mary Hurd and was the program's first graduate. He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, three sons and a recalcitrant cat.