There’s lots of free music out there on the internet. I decided to start pointing to some of it.
Sadly, bands disband. For whatever reason, a lot of ridiculously awesome bands just peter out or implode or flat-out fall apart. One such band is old time local rockers, The Satanic Bat. I guess they’d be classified as stoner metal in the most generic sense of trying to pin them down.
My old band (Gasoline Dion) shared a practice space and a band member with these dudes. (Regular readers will know I mention Dave all the time. If you have a band, check to see… Dave’s probably in it.) They even helped us record our album, but probably wouldn’t want their name attached to it. (Maybe I’ll put that up for free in a later installment.)
These cats could (and individually still can) rock, and they had a sense of humor. They were asked to play a Ramones tribute show… and they recorded an EP. The resulting songs sound like Black Sabbath covering the Ramones. Seriously. Since I’m a big fan of both, this is one of my absolute favorites.
Mead Rock 2000 | Satanic Brat EP
Satanic Bat - Satanic Brats EP
Click the link or image above to go through to the old Bat blog post for details and the link to download.
- Beat on the Brat
- R.A.M.O.N.E.S. (Motörhead)
For a weird anecdote… the show was played at Rugger’s with the Atomic Drops, of which Erin “Ernie” Payne was a member. Now, Dave & Erin are my current partners in crime with Ernie and the Berts.
Other live Satanic Bat stuff is available in their old blog, I urge you to check it out if you dig this EP. You can also buy their CD: Tales From the Southland, Tales From the Sea.
Steve & Josh went on to form Rogue Vessel. Dave is in Dethlehem and Ernie and the Berts. Jon ended up quitting music for a while, but I hear he’s back? Anyone have any info on that band?
At any rate, enjoy the EP… I’d love to hear what you thought of it.