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Encyclopedia > Bat Country
"Bat Country"
"Bat Country" cover
Single by Avenged Sevenfold
from the album City of Evil
Released September 26, 2005
Format CD
7/12" Vinyl
Genre Heavy Metal
Length 5:13
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer(s) Avenged Sevenfold
Producer(s) Murdock and Avenged Sevenfold
Peak chart positions
    1. 1 Musiqueplus
Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology
"Burn It Down"
(2005)
"'Bat Country"
(2005)
"Beast and the Harlot"
(2006)

"Bat Country" is a single by an American metalcore band Avenged Sevenfold from their 2005 album, City of Evil. The song is based upon Hunter S. Thompson's book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The title comes from a line in the film adaptation of the book in which the main character in the middle of a drug trip and seeing hallucinatory bats, swats at the bats with a fly-swatter and says, "We can't stop here. This is bat country." Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 205 × 205 pixelsFull resolution (205 × 205 pixel, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Avenged Sevenfold is an American metal/hard rock band. ... Singles from City of Evil Released: June 12, 2005 Released: September 26, 2005 Released: March 6, 2006 Released: July 7, 2006 City of Evil is Avenged Sevenfolds third full-length album. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A compact disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... A 12-inch record (left), a 7-inch record (right), and a CD (above) Two 7 singles (left), two colored 7 singles (middle), and two 7 singles with large spindle holes (right). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Warner Bros. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Avenged Sevenfold is an American metal/hard rock band. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Andrew Murdock, also known as Mudrock, is an American record producer specializing in the rock and metal genres. ... Avenged Sevenfold is an American metal/hard rock band. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Avenged Sevenfold is an American metal/hard rock band. ... Burn It Down is the second song on the album City of Evil, by Avenged Sevenfold. ... Beast and the Harlot is a single by the American hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold, taken from their 2005 album City of Evil. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Avenged Sevenfold is an American metal/hard rock band. ... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including... Singles from City of Evil Released: June 12, 2005 Released: September 26, 2005 Released: March 6, 2006 Released: July 7, 2006 City of Evil is Avenged Sevenfolds third full-length album. ... Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. ... The hard cover version of the book. ...


The song has been used in several video games including EA Sports' NHL 06, Madden NFL 06 and SSX On Tour. It also had a short cameo in Big Momma's House 2. The song is on the soundtrack of the extreme mountain bike film New World Disorder 7: Flying High Again. current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... NHL 95 cover for the Sega Mega Drive. ... QB vision in Madden NFL 06. ... SSX On Tour (working title: SSX 4) is the fourth title in the SSX series of video games for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, PSP and Xbox. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Avenged Sevenfold won 'Best New Artist' at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards for Bat Country. The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on August 31, 2006, honoring the best music videos from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006. ...


The following quote is frequently referred to throughout the song and is shown at the beginning of the music video.

He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. - Dr. Johnson For other persons named Samuel Johnson, see Samuel Johnson (disambiguation). ...

Music video

The video for this song shows various symbolic images and references to the above-mentioned Thompson book. The song centers around the band performing in a hotel room, surrounded by exotic dancers. There are also cuts to a scene in which the band is driving down a barren highway in a bat-winged convertible, surrounded by a cloud of bats (who are being swatted by The Reverend). During the "soft" section, the band appears at a strip club, surrounded by snake-tongued strippers. Exotic dancers are those that possess a mastery in any form of dance that is rare in Europe, Australia, the USA and Canada. ...


The music video, which was filmed around Las Vegas, still receives considerable airplay on many channels. As Shadows says, the band members live close to Las Vegas. Synyster Gates commented[1] at 2:47, 'You put all of us in the car, and that's basically what you have.'

Avenged Sevenfold is an American metal/hard rock band. ... {{Infobox musical artist |Name = Matthew Charles Sanders |Img = M. Shadow. ... Synyster Gates (born Brian Elwin Haner, Jr. ... Zacky Vengeance (born December 11, 1981), real name Zachary James Baker, is the rhythm guitarist for the band Avenged Sevenfold (although he was the only guitarist on the bands first album) . // logo Vengeance has played guitar since he was thirteen years old, and is self taught. ... Johnny Christ (born Jonathan Lewis Seward November 18, 1984) is the bassist for the heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold, from Huntington Beach, California, in Orange County. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sounding the Seventh Trumpet is Avenged Sevenfolds first full-length album. ... It has been suggested that Radiant Eclipse be merged into this article or section. ... Singles from City of Evil Released: June 12, 2005 Released: September 26, 2005 Released: March 6, 2006 Released: July 7, 2006 City of Evil is Avenged Sevenfolds third full-length album. ... Singles from Avenged Sevenfold Released: August 28, 2007 Released: September 18, 2007 Avenged Sevenfold is the self-titled fourth full-length album by Avenged Sevenfold, to be released on October 30, 2007 by Warner Bros. ... All Excess is Avenged Sevenfolds first DVD which was released on July 17, 2007. ... Warmness on the Soul is an EP from Avenged Sevenfold. ... Prior to the release of Avenged Sevenfolds debut album Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, in 2001, A7X made two demo recordings. ... Unholy Confessions is a song written by Avenged Sevenfold. ... Burn It Down is the second song on the album City of Evil, by Avenged Sevenfold. ... Beast and the Harlot is a single by the American hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold, taken from their 2005 album City of Evil. ... Seize the Day is the third single from Avenged Sevenfolds album, City of Evil. ... Walk is one of heavy metal band Panteras most popular and influential songs from the 1992 album Vulgar Display of Power. ... Critical Acclaim is a song by Avenged Sevenfold. ... Almost Easy is a song by the American metal band Avenged Sevenfold. ... Warner Bros. ... Hopeless Records is an independent record label located in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California. ... Good Life Recordings is a record label based in Belgium. ...

References

  1. ^ Avenged Sevenfold on Daily Download. Youtube (2007-01-31). Retrieved on 2007-01-31.

 
 

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