BAT Release Music Video For Infectious Second Single ‘Streetbanger’

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Richmond, Virginia metal-punk trio BAT has been delivering their own blood-spattered horror since ascending from the underground a decade ago on a dark, leather-winged trajectory. The brainchild of Municipal Waste guitarists Ryan Waste Nick PoulosBAT leans heavily on the dirtier side of speed metal. 

On May 17th, the band welcomes the release of their second full-length album “Under The Crooked Claw” via Nuclear Blast Records. Jam-packed with tight, concise songs loaded with punchy choruses and lightning-laced leads, each of the 13 tracks offers a new horror short story mixing the perfect blend of heavy metal, punk, and rock ‘n’ roll or as Waste coins it “primitive heavy speed”. 

Today, the band offers the infectious second track entitled ‘Streetbanger’. The music video was directed by Ryan Waste and the cinematography was completed by Jeff Howlett. Watch it below.

BAT‘s Ryan Waste states: “‘Streetbanger’ was a title and lyrical concept I’ve had since the BAT demo days, so it’s been marinating for some time. It’s one of the tunes we reworked and played live for a while so it’s already been a staple in the setlist. For the video, we walked the streets of our hometown, Richmond, VA and shot the performance in our actual rehearsal space. I was able to direct the video clip on my own terms with the help of our close friend Jeff Howlett. Jeff is an amazing photographer who shot the band photos for our upcoming album Under the Crooked Claw as well as a documentary filmmaker known for A Band Called Death (2012). ‘Streetbanger’ embodies our raw, no-frills attitude in BAT and what you see is what you get.”

Pre-order “Under The Crooked Claw” HERE.

This Summer, BAT will be heading across the US on a series of 5 headlining dates followed by the first half of the “Lifeless Birth Tour 2024” with headliners Necrot. 

BAT will perform throughout May before joining the Necrot tour on June 5th in Berkeley until departing the package on June 27th in Boston. The second half of the tour will continue until July 13 and will include Phobophilic as well as Street Tombs, who will be on the complete tour. 


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