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15th August 2019
NEWS: BATS unveil “Altered Nature” alongside single “Old Hitler”!
Dublin based avant-rock 5-piece BATS have announced details of their first new album in 7 years, ‘Alter Nature’! The news is accompanied by the first single to be taken from the record, “Old Hitler”! Recorded and engineered in August 2018 by Rían Trench and Robert Watson (AKA Deaf Brothers) at The Meadow, County Wicklow and Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New York City, the album has been more than a year in the making.
On the song title, BATS comment: “Old Hitler was a legendary giant hammerhead shark, nicknamed by US naval officers in the midst of WWII. This song posits the question… what if Old Hitler showed up at the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945? What carnage would he have wrought? This question and many more answered on ALTER NATURE.”
Having formed in 2006, BATS released their EP ‘Cruel Sea Scientist’ in 2007, their debut LP ‘Red In Tooth & Claw’, produced by Converge Guitarist Kurt Ballou. In 2009 and ‘The Sleep Of Reason’ produced by These Arms Are Snakes’ Chris Common in 2012. The track listing for the bands third full length album breaks down as follows;
1. Summoning The Demon
2. Christian Science
3. The Call Of Chtulhu
4. Old Hitler
5. In The Court Of The CRISPR King
7. Dyson Sphere
8. Family Planning
9. Current Affairs
“Alter Nature” by BATS will be released on 10th October! Pre-orders are available over at bandcamp