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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 and Nick Poulos, BAT 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.

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

Pre-order and pre-save Under The Crooked Claw here.

BAT’s Ryan Waste states,

“‘Streetbangerwas 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.”

Watch the music video for the new single ‘Streetbanger‘ below…

Oran O’Beirne 2024