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Cancer

Formed: 1988
From: United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Cancer News

Below is our complete Cancer news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sunday Old School: Cancer

With the recent announcement that British death metal band Cancer has decided to reform for a second time, it seemed that the timing was right to grant the request of some of our readers and devote an edition of Sunday Old School to these well loved, if perhaps overlooked Midlands metallers. Cancer was formed, as a number of ideas in Britain are, one night in a local pub, in this case one in Ironbridge, in the county of Shropshire by drummer Carl Stokes, bass player Ian Buchanan and guitarist/vocalist John Walker. They very quickly got to work on material and soon found themselves at the Pits recording studio in Birmingham, where they recorded their first demo, "No Fuckin’ Cover," which was produced by Stevie Young, the nephew of iconic AC/DC guitarist, Angus Young. They played their first gig shortly afterwards in the same city and soon earned a good live reputation which garnered them support slots with such acts as Bolt Thrower and punk legends, G.B.H.

After a second demo and a bootleg live album recorded in Wrexham, Wales entitled, "Bloodbath in the Acid," the group signed a deal with Vinyl Solution, who were impressed with "No Fuckin’ Cover." They returned to Wales, this time to the small Monmouthshire town of Usk, to record their first full length studio album, "To The Gory End," which they finished in only four days before it was sent to the famous Morrisound Studios in Florida to be mixed by Scott Burns, who brought in Obituary vocalist, John Tardy to add backing vocals to the song, "Die, Die." The record was released in the spring of 1990 and Cancer soon found themselves touring with Obituary, as well as their Florida comrades, Deicide. More...

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Cancer, More Bands Announced For MDF 2014

The recently reunited UK death metal band Cancer has been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest XII. Other confirmations for the 2014 edition of the extreme metal festival include Sacrifice, Nocturnus A.D., Crowbar, and Death Toll 80K from Finland.

Maryland Deathfest XII takes place in Baltimore, MD from May 22-25, 2014 exact venue to be determined.

An updated list of confirmed bands so far is as follows:

ASPHYX (Netherlands)
AT THE GATES (Sweden)
BONGRIPPER
CANCER (UK)
CANDLEMASS (Sweden)
CROWBAR
DEATH TOLL 80K (Finland)
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
EXCRUCIATING TERROR
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND (UK)
GOD MACABRE (Sweden)
GORGUTS (Canada)
GRAVES AT SEA
HEMDALE
MACHETAZO (Spain)
MGLA (Poland)
NOCTURNUS A.D.
SACRIFICE (Canada)
SARKE (Norway)
SOILENT GREEN
SOLSTAFIR
TAAKE (Norway)
TANKARD (Germany)
ULVER (Norway)
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK)
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
UNLEASHED (Sweden)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)

http://www.marylanddeathfest.com/

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Cancer Announces Reunion

British death metal favourites Cancer have announced that they will be reforming their original lineup to perform at a number of festivals, where they will play material from their first three albums, which are all being re-released later this year through Cyclone Empire.

No other details are currently available but more information is expected to be announced soon. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"Through persistent demand from Cancer fans and a process of gang pressing we’re happy to announce a reformation of the classic line-up, John Walker (vocals, guitar), Carl Stokes (drums), Ian Buchanan (bass) and Barry Savage (guitar), to promote our first three albums (1990's 'To the Gory End,' 1991's 'Death Shall Rise,' 1993's 'The Sins of Mankind') which are being re-released by Cyclone Empire records later this year. Check us out when we play the festivals and remember to hold on to your bollocks!"

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More Roadrunner United DVD Footage Posted Online

Another clip from the forthcoming Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online. You can check it out below. The DVD chronicles the one night only concert when members of the Roadrunner roster, past and present, joined forces to perform classic songs from Roadrunner history. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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Another Roadrunner United DVD Clip Posted Online

Another clip of the Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online and is available for viewing below. The DVD contains a full live concert aswell as backstage footage and interviews and features the following tracklisting:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

3. River Runs Red (originally by Life Of Agony)

Keith Caputo- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Scott Ian- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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New Roadrunner United DVD Clips Posted Online

Previews of the forthcoming Roadrunner United have been posted online and are available to view below. The DVD features an all-star lineup of Roadrunner Records alumni and members of the current roster performing some of the biggest songs ever to be released by Roadrunner Records. The DVD also features a 75 minute documentary which includes behind the scenes footage and interviews.

The tracklisting for the concert is as follows:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

3. River Runs Red (originally by Life Of Agony)

Keith Caputo- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Scott Ian- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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Kings Of Death and Speed Metal On 'Horror" DVD

The third volume of the "Horror Pain Gore Death" DVD collection of horror music videos (horror films mixed with metal music) from established and obscure death, thrash and '80s metal bands will be released on September 26. The complete track listing for the set is as follows:

CANCER - Blood Bath
EXODUS - A Lesson In Violence
SLAYER - Criminally Insane
MENTORS - Peepin' Tom
MORTA SKULD - Consuming Existence
SODOM - Outbreak Of Evil
NECKTIE - Hostages
BLÜDWÜLF - The Horror
SLAUGHTER - Fuck Of Death
TOXIC HOLOCAUST - Thrashing Death
SEXCREMENT - Menstrual Money Shot
SAVAGE GRACE - Into The Fire
SUFFOCATION - Infecting The Crypts
KREATOR - Pleasure To Kill
SEPULTURA - R.I.P. (Rest In Pain)
VENOM - Don't Burn The Witch

For more information, click here.

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Cancer Call It A Day Again

CANCER drummer Carl Stokes has posted this announcement on the band's official website:

"Due to the lack of commitment to the band from John Walker (vocals, guitar), CANCER is no more. Carl Stokes wishes to thank every one who has supported the band with its return, and say sorry to anyone who is disappointed with this decision. However Carl is working on another band called HAIL OF FIRE .

The band will feature ex-CANCER members Dave Leitch (lead guitar), Barry Savage (lead guitar), Ian Buchanan (bass), myself on the skins and newcomer Rob Lucas on vocals.

This band is more brutal than the last CANCER albums, although I am very proud of them. It's time to get back to the straight ahead ferocity.

More news as it develops."

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More New Cancer Album Details Revealed

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have completed work on their new studio album, "Spirit In Flames", due on June 20 via Copro Records. The group's first full-length studio album (fifth overall) since 1995's "Black Faith" was recorded over a three-week period at Philia studios in Henley on Thames, England and is said to be "a very heavy album. . . the darkest [the band] have done thus far."

"Spirit In Flames" track listing:

01. Insides Out
02. Mindless Reactions
03. Spirit In Flames
04. Hellhouse
05. Solar Prophecy
06. Devils Playground
07. Fistula
08. Seance
09. Ouija

A launch party for the CD will take place at the London Deathfest on June 18, with a full European tour to follow.

CANCER released an EP, "Corporation$", last May through Copro. Included on the effort was the group's cover version of the CELTIC FROST classic "Dethroned Emperor".

CANCER's current lineup includes drummer Carl Stokes, vocalist/guitarist John Walker, bassist Adam Richardson, and guitarist Dave Leitch (PULVERISED). Leitch replaced Rob Engvikson last summer after Rob left the group to focus on his long-running ASATRU project (which has since been renamed DANELAW).

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Cancer To Enter Studio This Weekend

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER will enter Philia studios in Henley on Thames, England on March 20 to begin recording their new album, entitled "Spirit In Flames". The group's first full-length studio album (fifth overall) since "Black Faith" in 1995 is tentatively scheduled for a June release via Copro Records.

According to a posting on the group's web site, "Spirit In Flames" will be "a very heavy album, and the darkest they have done thus far." Commented drummer Carl Stokes: "We are looking forward to making people's trousers flap."

A launch party for the CD will take place at the London Deathfest on June 18, with a full European tour to follow.

CANCER released an EP, "Corporation$", last May through Copro. Included on the effort was the group's cover version of the CELTIC FROST classic "Dethroned Emperor".

CANCER's current lineup includes Stokes, vocalist/guitarist John Walker, bassist Adam Richardson, and guitarist Dave Leitch (PULVERISED). Leitch replaced Rob Engvikson last summer after Rob left the group to focus on his long-running ASATRU project (which has since been renamed DANELAW).

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Cancer Recruits New Lead Guitarist

Cancer has recruited a new lead guitarist, Dave leitch, a local chap from Telford speed freaks Pulverised.

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Cancer Part Ways With Guitarist

Reunited U.K. death metallers Cancer have parted ways with guitarist Rob Engvikson following the completion of their recent European tour dates. "This was a totally amicable decision by both parties," reads a posting on the group's web site.

Commented Cancer drummer Carl Stokes: "There is no malice between the band and Rob, and we wish him well with his Asatru project, and we'll see him down the pub for a beer."

Stokes and Cancer guitarist/vocalist John Walker will spend the next few months writing material for a new full-length album, tentatively due in 2005 through Copro Records.

Cancer recently issued their comeback EP, "Corporation$", through Copro. Included on the effort was the group's cover version of the Celtic Frost classic "Dethroned Emperor".

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Cancer Writing New Material

CANCER guitarist/vocalist John Walker and drummer Carl Stokes will spend the next few months writing material for a new full-length album, tentatively due in 2005 through Copro Records. In the meantime, guitarist Rob Engvikson will re-launch his ASATRU project, which is tentatively scheduled to release a full-length album of its own early next year. CANCER recently issued their comeback EP, "Corporation$", through Copro. Included on the effort was CANCER's cover version of the CELTIC FROST classic "Dethroned Emperor".

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