Gama Bomb have released their eighth album Bats following a busy year of touring including their recent U.K. jaunt. Gama Bomb’s next stop is the Life After Death Horrorfest appearance in Mexico this December.
Gama Bomb vocalist Philly Byrne comments:
“We put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this album—almost a year of our lives. We’re proud of how eccentric, complex, and ambitious it is, and how damn catchy the riffs are. We hope you love it just as much as we do. See you on the road!”
Bats is the first Gama Bomb album to be produced, mixed, and mastered by guitarist Domo Dixon. The album is tied together with a 1960s-inspired aesthetic as demonstrated with the cover artwork created by Graham Humphreys the artist behind iconic posters for A Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead, and What We Do In The Shadows.
Regarding the artwork, guitarist John Roche states:
“The accompanying artwork and inlay by the lovely Rory McGuigan are based on 1960s exploitation movies in the vein of Russ Meyer and other directors who didn’t want to put their name on their films.”
Bats also features guest appearances by Irish musician Gavin Kerins and hip hop artist The Egyptian Lover, who raps on the track “Egyptron.”