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Science-based, groove-oriented metal/post-punk - Album 3 is recorded and needs a hoof over the finish line.
211 backers pledged €8,943 to help bring this project to life.

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It's been a long road to album three! The music landscape has changed, more and more the album has become secondary to a constant stream of singles. Digital formats dominating like a hell-beast made of 1's and 0's. The physical becoming more and more niche. Well BATS say "To hell with that!" We've spent the last 7 years honing and crafting a very deliberate set of songs with precision and dedication. A sequence of massive tunes meant to be heard as a whole piece and, we are proud to say, will be immortalised on wax for the first time in BATS' unusual history. 

Remember the days when you would buy an album in town and gaze at it on the bus-ride home, wondering what treasures it held? Throwing it on and reading the liner notes and lyrics like some ancient text that needs decrypting? Well BATS are here to bring that back for you. We've recorded a terrible monster and now need your help to bring it over the finish line.  As an independent band playing non-commercial science-based tunage, we need your help to pay for the mastering,  printing, PR, music video costs, quaaludes, burnt offerings to Nyarlathotep etc...

We extend a fond thanks and induct you into the BATS league of honour. 


UPDATE: RITAC Vinyl Stretch goal €12,000...

If we get past €12,000, we're planning to reissue a remastered vinyl of Red and Tooth and Claw with exclusive bonus material.

RITAC has been sold out for at least 7 years and in that time has been frequently requested on Vinyl. NOW it looks like we could finally put it back out there! 

Thanks so much for all your support so far.
 

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    Hi-Res Digital Download/Patronage

    Consider it a pre-order! You will be getting early access to the album. But more importantly you will be instrumental in supporting BATS to give birth to this series of mind-bullets. Your patronage means the world to us. Thank you.

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    Vinyl Album + Hi-Res Digital Download

    Consider it a pre-order of a beautifully produced vinyl album, a first for BATS! You will be getting early access to the album, but more importantly you will be instrumental in supporting BATS to give birth to this series of mind-bullets. Your patronage means the world to us. Thank you.

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    T-Shirt + Hi-Res Digital Download

    Consider it a pre-order of a beautifully printed, brand new T-Shirt design! You will be getting early access to the album, but more importantly you will be instrumental in supporting BATS to give birth to this series of mind-bullets. Your patronage means the world to us. Thank you.

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    Vinyl + T-Shirt + Download

    Consider it a pre-order of a beautifully produced vinyl album and a brand new T-Shirt design! You will be getting early access to the album, but more importantly you will be instrumental in supporting BATS to give birth to this series of mind-bullets. Your patronage means the world to us. Thank you.

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    All of the above + 2 Colour Riso Printed Poster + BATS Studio Notes

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    Physicist

    All of the above + A portrait of you drawn by a BAT of your choice + BATS will put your face in the album teaser video.

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    Enter the Void

    All of the above + Cruel Sea Scientist EP & The Sleep of Reason on CD + BATS will make a personalised video of your choice + Be part of the cast of a BATS music video. (must be based in Ireland)

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