The Blackrats is a Canadian band based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Transcending the sounds of traditional rockabilly and psychobilly, The Blackrats take their love for B movies, horror films, and comic books, and combine them into songs almost anyone can relate to.
Formed in 2009, The Blackrats rocked their way up the ranks of Halifax’s thriving music scene with the independently produced and recorded release of their debut album, Horrorbilly for Hire, in 2011. They’ve since gained a cult fan base in both Canada and the USA, being heard from coast to coast on Rue Morgue Radio, Psycho Radio, and Zorch Radio in Seattle. In early 2013 they independently released their EP, King of Monsters, including a special edition 7” glow in the dark vinyl, while they ramped up to release the full-length album “Shake your Brain” CD in 2014.
Consisting of the rocking rhythm and vocals of Brad Blackrat, the slap and rumble of Pete Green on the upright bass, and the pulse pounding drums of Dylan Mombourquette. The Blackrats have proven to be a horrific force to be reckoned with and will shake you right down to your bones with their spooky brand of Rock & Roll.