Today, filth-bangin’ heavy metal squadron BAT announce the completion of their debut album for Hells Headbangers, Wings of Chains, slated for release during the first quarter of 2016. Says vocalist/bassist Ryan Waste, “We are louder and prouder than ever with the completion of Wings of Chains, our debut full-length. It’s been a long time coming, so we decided to put every song we’ve written to date in a heavier package as one recording. I just finished solely tracking all the vocals for the album in my house, which was quite a milestone for me. Nick and Felix crushed it as usual, and it’s safe to say these songs showcase BAT in our true live-sounding element. To commemorate the wrap up of the album, we’re unleashing the cover artwork today, illustrated by our German brother Chris from Infected Arts.” The cover for BAT’s Wings of Chains is as follows:
Stickers of the artwork are available from Hells Headbangers HERE. Song titles on BAT’s Wings of Chains include “Bloodhounds,” Code Rude,” “Master of the Skies,” “Primitive Age,” “Condemner,” “Ritual Fool,” “Wings of Chains,” “Total Wreckage,” “Rule of the Beast,” “You Die,” “Cruel Discipline,” and “BAT.”
Ryan Waste continues: “Before we mix and master the record, we’re heading out west to play some live gigs around the Frost and Fire Festival in Ventura, California [more info HERE]. This will be our first time playing in southern California, and we hope the crowd can match up to the mayhem we received in Oakland at the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze last year
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Blvd
10/17 – Ventura, CA @ Bombay (Frost & Fire)
10/18 – Van Nuys, CA @ White Oak Music & Arts (all ages)
Concluding, Waste reveals, “While we wait on the production of Wings of Chains, we have decided to repress the Primitive Age MLP, which sold out rapidly earlier this year. The pressing will be on gray vinyl and can be purchased directly from Hells Headbangers.” Preorders for the Primitive Age repress can be made HERE.