Speed metal cult Bat has premiered a new video online for the thematically appropriate “Beware of the Bat,” which can be seen below. Originally appearing on the “Wings of Chains” album released through Hells Headbangers, “Beware of the Bat” is the group’s very first video – and is an authentically creepy slice of classic horror.
Says vocalist/bassist Ryan Waste, “We’ve always been fans of classic horror films, so this is Bat’s first stab at making a creature feature of our own. It wouldn’t be possible without the talented Margaret Rolicki, who fabricated the Bat costume and brought our moniker to life.
“She did an incredible job and continues to thrive in the Richmond art community, working with GWAR amongst her other artistic endeavors. We called upon another fellow Richmondite who lives and bleeds horror, our one-man army Mr. Jim Stramel, to film this on the fly. All we had to mention was ‘monster in abandoned graveyard’ and he was in.
“Jim does a horror series called Reviled that you can check out here. We co-directed the video, and had a blast putting the whole production together. This is only the introduction to the Bat, so you better beware. We are currently working on a new four-song EP due out on Hells Headbangers later this year. Expect plenty more filth and fury from the BAT to come.”