Comments Waste of the oncoming onstage demolitions, "After finishing up our debut full length album on Hells Headbangers this summer, we in BAT are gearing up for a short run around some rad US festivals. The first being the Gwar B-Q in our hometown of Richmond, which is always wet and wild. Come September, we hit the road again to play in Cleveland at the Hell's Headbash. We're thrilled to play with our pals in High Spirits and Midnight on the opening night. Beforehand, we're cramming in another hometown gig and hitting Chicago and Pittsburgh to round out the Labor Day weekend. Come rage with us and always beware of the BAT!"
8/14/2015 Southland Ballroom - Raleigh, NC
8/15/2015 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad's Lake - Richmond, VA
9/03/2015 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
9/04/2015 Hell's Headbash (Agora) - Cleveland, OH
9/05/2015 El Rey Ballroom - Chicago, IL
9/06/2015 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
The Virginia/Texas meta punk marauders in BAT released their Primitive Age EP last year on cassette via Tankcrimes and on 12" vinyl via Hells Headbangers. Channeling the spirits of Venom, Hellhammer, Motörhead and Discharge, the EP features five filthy numbers of confrontational Kill 'Em All angst and enough vocal venom to level a nation. Said Last Rites of the offering, "This nasty little beast is a crust-a-licious demo-nic hybrid of ugly gutter thrash with a vicious punk spirit and a dose of injected blackness. Jump back thirty years to an uncomfortable-yet-awesome three-way between Cronos, Lemmy, and Tom Warrior (or, whatever, Satanic Slaughter) - then BOOM, BAT! A close 21st-century equivalent would be Midnight, only with less sleazy Satanic debauchery and more of an all-encompassing generalized rebelliousness."
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