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by Ian Chainey
Bat, the speed metal super-sideproject from members/ex-members of Municipal Waste, DRI, and Volture, are hitting the road in late August for a short run of Eastern dates. Says Ryan Waste, "After an insane response from our first gigs with Satan and the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest, we have been itching to hit the road for real." Bat will bring along Chainbreaker on the tour. The two will stop into the Acheron on August 22, along with Iron Force. Tickets are available now.
Bat released a demo in 2013, Primitive Age, that created a buzz, bringing together retro NWOBHM flavors like Venom and Aragorn. Toronto's Chainbreaker, featuring members of Cauldron, released the Constant Graving EP in January, mining much the same territory. Both releases are available for 'name your price' on their respective Bandcamps.
All of the dates are listed, along with streams from Bat and Chainbreaker, below.
BAT: BATBREAKER TOUR 2014 w/ Chainbreaker:
8/22/2014 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Iron Force
8/23/2014 The Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
8/24/2014 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
8/25/2014 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI
8/26/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
8/28/2014 Bovine Sex Club - Toronto, ON
8/30/2014 Wings Of Metal - Montreal, QC, no Chainbreaker
9/01/2014 Ralph's Rock Diner - Worcester, MA, no Chainbreaker
9/02/2014 King Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA, no Chainbreaker
9/05/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond VA, no Chainbreaker