The Bates was a German punk band, founded in Eschwege, federal state of Hesse/Germany in 1987. The name refers to the character Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho. This EP is limited fan edition and contains thirteen tracks. The Bates published alongside original compositions on each of their albums at least two cover versions. On 18.June 2006, singer & frontman Markus Zimmer (R.I.P.) died at the age of 41 years in his apartment. As a basic circulatory collapse is given as cardiac arrest, which is due to the long-standing alcohol and drug addiction. Two days later he was found. A sad sad story indeed. A fuckin' cool live band and unforgotten.