David and Morgan found Steve on Craigslist in 2010. Ian joined at the beginning of 2011, and thus began Metal Banned. The Blood Red Sky demo was released in in November 2011 with Johnny on vocals; he left a month later due to irreconcilable personality differences.
Tired of explaining the name, "Metal Banned" changed to StormBat, and began a seemingly endless search for a new lead vocalist. Fast forward to July 2012, and after a successful audition, Zach was brought into the StormBat family, and immediate focus was turned to creating a kick ass album.
After several months of the blood and sweat, all the hard work finally paid off with the March 23rd 2013 release of StormBat's self-titled album
Currently shredding the bay area, the road is now paved for future venues to be crushed by the technical grooves and high energy of StormBat. Hailing from the greater Santa Cruz County, with our self proclaimed style of Blackened Thrash Progressive Doom Groove.