Tyler Bates

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Tyler Bates
Background information
Birth name Tyler Bates
Born June 5, 1965 (age 59)
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genre(s) instrumental rock, film score, heavy metal, pop, stoner rock
Occupation(s) music producer and composer
Years active 1990–present
Associated acts Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Zack Snyder, Neil Marshall

Tyler Bates is a Los Angeles born artist, composer, guitarist and music producer whose musical influences span from John Coltrane to Chopin, currently working in the field of musical composition for film and television. Bates' earlier musical interests saw him co-found one of LA's most popular indie-alternative bands, Pet, and touring with Blink 182, Limp Bizkit, Helmet and Luscious Jackson.[1] Focusing solely on scoring movies since late 1997, Bates' work to date includes Rob Zombie's Halloween, Halloween II, The Devil's Rejects, Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, and Sucker Punch; Neil Marshall's Doomsday, See No Evil and James Gunn's Slither and Guardians of the Galaxy. In 2011 he scored Emilio Estevez's The Way, William Friedkin's Killer Joe, Marcus Nispel's Conan the Barbarian, Chris Gorak's The Darkest Hour, James Gunn's Super, and more recently collaboration with Marilyn Manson in the creation of the song "Cupid Carries a Gun" which featured in the opening credits of WGN's Salem and is set to appear on Marilyn Manson's The Pale Emperor.

On April 13, 2015, amidst rumors that he was no longer performing with the band, Mr. Bates confirmed with Manson Wiki that he had indeed left the band to return to previous pursuits. In a communication with Manson Wiki, Tyler stated: "...Manson and I met on the set of CALIFORNICATION, which I was scoring at the time. We became friends, and after a year we decided to make some music that ultimately became THE PALE EMPEROR. Manson and I have a great connection artistically, and we had an excellent time making the record together. When he asked me to play live in support of the new album he knew that my availability would be for a limited time because my film and television career take precedence over touring. I helped put the band together with the intention that it would function without me once my availability became limited. While I would love to continue performing live in support of the new album, my preexisting commitments in the film & television industry are too demanding to handle responsibly from the road. The band is kicking ass, and my departure is not unexpected... As producer, I will continue to support the record. Manson has my full support for his well-being and success."



  • Bates also scores TV shows and video games.[2]
  • Not only did Bates score Guardians of the Galaxy, he also appeared uncredited as a Ravager pilot.


  1. imdb.com
  2. Show soundtracks

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