BAT
"PRIMITIVE AGE"
TANKCRIMES RECORDS

BAT is the brain child of Ryan Waste of the great MUNICIPAL WASTE. Originally BAT
was going to be a studio project, but when Ryan met Felix Griffin, former
D.R.I. drummer
back in 2007, they decided to create this project together. They added on
VOLTURE
guitarist Nick Poulos and the line up was complete. They all have the love for the old
school Punk / Metal Crossover sound and started creating what has become "PRIMITIVE
AGE". The music is done in the style of the early '80's Punk / Metal Crossover style,
which was coined by
D.R.I. with their album "CROSSOVER". They have that stripped
down raw and raunchy sound of the time. The guitar work reminded me a lot of early
METALLICA during the "KILL 'EM ALL" album. I also dug the dirty and gritty sound
they had that reminded me of early New York Metal & Punk from the late '70's and early
'80's. I am a huge fan of the Crossover movement from that time and these guys have
captured that sound extremely well. You would have thought they came out back then,
that's how well they captured it. If you took all the best parts of
D.R.I., early SUICIDAL
TENDENCIES
("JOIN THE ARMY" era), MOTORHEAD, S.O.D., early
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, HELLHAMMER, DISCHARGE & early
VENOM then you have an idea of what BAT has created. This is a killer band, with some
great musicians paying homage to the greats that started a whole new bond in music where
Metal & Punk fans were uniting instead of fighting! I am a huge
D.R.I. & MUNICIPAL
WASTE
fan, so I can't wait to see what they spawn next!

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