Vocalist/guitarist Mike Duda formed Like Bats in 2008 in Lansing, Illinois. The original members quit the band a few years ago for various reasons, but now with drummer Alec Perez and bassist Matt Hess, the band is far more solid than before. “I started the band because I was in a really rough place at the time,” says Duda. “I never slept, so I started writing to take my mind off things and to alleviate stress by turning my problems into songs.” These Midwest punks pride themselves on their DIY ethics and a gritty style that has allowed them to travel the country playing basement shows and have a blast while doing it.
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June 2013 - #299
Bring Me The Horizon
This month, Bring Me The Horizon trade up, Fall Out Boy fess up, Death Spells' Frank Iero cranks up, Sleeping With Sirens grow up, the Wonder Years rise up. Best issue ever? Maybe...►Buy This Issue