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Cancer Bats

Formed: 2004
From: Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cancer Bats News

Below is our complete Cancer Bats 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.

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Cancer Bats Announce Canadian Tour

Cancer Bats, The Flatliners and Heart Attack Kids will be out for some Eastern Canadian shows together this December. Below’s where that run will stop:

12/06 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
12/07 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
12/08 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
12/13 St Catherine’s, ON – Warehouse
12/14 Kitchener, ON – Maxwells
12/15 London, ON – London Music Hall

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Cancer Bats Premiere New Animated Music Video

Past Friday Cancer Bats surprise released their new effort “The Spark That Moves” alongside music videos for ten of its eleven tracks. The final video - an animated clip for the opening track “Gatekeeper“ - premiered online now and can be streamed below.

Explains Cancer Bats frontman Liam Cormier the meaning behind the song: More...

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Cancer Bats Add Three Canadian Shows To 2018 Tour

Cancer Bats have added three new shows in Canada for their upcoming “Hail Destroyer” tenth anniversary touring. Below’s where the tour will hit:

04/20 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/21 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/26 London, UK – Underworld
04/27 London, UK – Underworld
05/02 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
05/03 Koln, GER – Jungle
05/04 Paris, FRA – Gibus Live
05/16 Calgary, AB – Dickens
05/17 Red Deer, AB – Bo’s
05/18 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Ballroom

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Cancer Bats European/UK Shows Announced

Cancer Bats have announced some European & UK 10th anniversary shows for their 2008 album “Hail Destroyer“. See below for where you can catch the band performing the effort live in its entirety:

04/20 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/21 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/26 London, UK – Underworld
05/02 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
05/03 Koln, GER – Jungle

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Cancer Bats Announce Two Anniversary Live Shows

Cancer Bats announces two special tenth anniversary shows for their 2008 release “Hail Destroyer“. The shows will take place at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, ON on April 20th and 21st. Cancer Bats will be performing the album in full each night.

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New Damage Records Releases Summer Sampler

Toronto-based New Damage Records is excited to announce that the second edition of the label's annual summer sampler is now available to download. Grab your copy over here.

The 2016 compilation features 15 tracks from some of 2015/2016’s finest New Damage releases, including Counterparts’ "Tragedy Will Find Us," Cancer Bats’ "Searching for Zero," Northlane’s "Node" and many more. The full track listing is as follows:

01. Heavy Hearts - Bliss
02. Coldfront – Shed Light
03. Sparrows - Cave Eater
04. Seaway - Hand In My Pocket (Cover)
05. Safe to Say - Your Favourite Dream
06. Northlane - Obelisk
07. Cardinals Pride - Refracted
08. Counterparts - Burn
09. Exalt - Sacrifice To Purify
10. Cancer Bats – True Zero
11. Dead Tired - All Hands
12. Silverstein - Milestone
13. Youth Decay - Hysteria
14. Life In Vacuum - Black Snow
15. River Oaks – Let You Down More...

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Fuck The Facts Nominated For Juno Award

Canadian grindcore band Fuck The Facts has been nominated for a Juno Award (Canada's yearly music award show) in the category Heavy Metal Album of The Year for the August 2015 release "Desire Will Rot."

Vocalist Mélanie Mongeon comments: "We are extremely proud to be nominated for a second time for a Juno Award for Heavy Metal Album of The Year. 'Desire Will Rot; was self recorded, self released and self promoted; to be recognized for such a DIY effort is extremely rewarding and also shows a change in times.''

The following bands were nominated in the Heavy Metal Album Of The Year category:

Searching for Zero - Cancer Bats (New Damage)
Never Wanna Die - Diemonds (eOne)
Desire Will Rot - Fuck the Facts (Noise Salvation)
Of Ghosts and Gods Kataklysm (Nuclear Blast)
Success - KEN mode (New Damage)

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Palm Reader Joining Cancer Bats On Tour

Palm Reader will be joining Cancer Bats on an upcoming U.K. string of tour dates, with vocalist Josh McKeown commenting:

"Unbelievably excited to be heading out on this tour with the mighty Cancer Bats. Once again, our band is able to join a group of people on the road that have truly inspired our own music. You all know this is gonna rip, so no excuse for a no show!"

1/11 - Southend - Chinnerys
1/12 - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
1/13 - Brighton - Concorde 2
1/14 - Norwich - Waterfront
1/15 - Exeter - Phoenix
1/16 - Plymouth - The Hub
1/17 - Bristol - Marble Factory
1/18 - Bridgend - Hobos
1/19 - Reading - Sub 89
1/20 - Stoke - Sugarmill
1/21 - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
1/22 - Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
1/23 - Manchester - Academy 3
1/24 - Leeds - Key Club
1/25 - Glasgow - Garage
1/26 - Newcastle - O2 Academy 2
1/27 - Liverpool - O2 Academy 2
1/28 - London - Tufnell Park Dome More...

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White Widows Pact Premieres New Track "The Watch"

White Widows Pact premieres a new track titled "The Watch" taken from the upcoming new album "True Will" which will be released October 16th, including guest appearances of Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats, Sara Taylor of Youth Code, Aaron Heinold of Hivesmasher and Leech of Theologian.

Check out now "The Watch" below.

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GWAR-B-Q Adds More Bands

Topping off what is already an insanely diverse and incendiary lineup for the weekend of GWAR B-Q 2015 in Richmond, VA, today GWAR announces even more bands that will ram heavy metal and punk rock so far up your ass you'll shit molten lead the rest of your life!

Bat, the side project of Ryan Waste from Municipal Waste, and hardcore legend Felix Griffin of DRI, will be performing at the GWAR B-Q on Saturday August 15th as part of a small string of ultra rare live appearances the band is making in late summer.

Also adding to the powerhouse metal onslaught at Hadad's Lake this year are horror inspired death metal peddlers Troglodyte, Kentucky based Stonecutters, and Richmond's own Gritter. The full lineup is as follows:

GWAR (Your Lords and Masters)
The Descendants (California Punk Rock Giants)
Clutch (Crushing Grooves and Pure Rock and Roll Fury)
Down (Phil Anselmo. PERIOD.)
Goatwhore (Blackened Death Metal from NOLA)
Cro-Mags (NYHC Legends)
mc chris (A rapper playing the GWAR B-Q?)
Ghoul (Blood Splattering Thrash)
The Dickies (The Clown Princes of Punk)
Cancer Bats (Canada's Sweethearts)
American Sharks (Who are heading to RVA from their recent beach feeding frenzy)
Valkyrie (Featuring Pete Adams of Baroness)
Mutoid Man (A super group featuring Steve Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of Converge)
Dead Earth Politics (This band beat The Sword 3 times running as Austin's Best Metal Band)
Ringworm (Which is something JiZMak thought he caught from Big Foot)
Child Bite (Which is also something that happened to JiZMak visiting Housecore Records)
Gritter (Rhymes with Shitter)
RPG (Richmond Hard Rock Legends)
Bat (Yet another super group)
Stonecutters (Kentucky Fried Metal)
Troglodyte (Innovators of Neandercore) More...

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Cancer Bats Documentary Posted Online

PureGrainAudio.com has released a mini documentary titled "Zeroed In" which covers the release of Toronto, ON metallic hardcore band Cancer Bats' new album "Searching for Zero" and the album release show on March 12th, 2015 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre.

Said Mark Boucher, owner of The Visual Medium, of the film: "When PureGrainAudio brought up the opportunity to document the Cancer Bats' release party, we were more than excited to sit down and support a band of which we are not only HUGE fans, but one we knew would be putting on an amazing, high-energy show. Projects like this make us realize how grateful we are to be working in Toronto with such talented artists, and companies wanting to collaborate."

Cancer Bats lead singer Liam Cormier chimed in, commenting, "So stoked the homies at PureGrain made a little doc about us! Great footage and a fun hang! Check it out!"

Through extensive fan-interviews at the release show, plus a frank discussion with Cancer Bats, the 20-minute "Zeroed In" mini-documentary sets out not only to explore the band's new album, "Searching for Zero," but also to demonstrate the impact and influence the group continues to have on the local scene, fans and bands alike. More...

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Cancer Bats Posts New Music Video "Beelzebub"

Cancer Bats has released a new music video for the song "Beelzebub" taken from the album "Searching For Zero". Footage for the clip was shot while Cancer Bats' UK-tour.

Check it out now below.

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Cancer Bats Posts New Performance Music Video

A new Cancer Bats in-store performance video for "True Zero" is online and can be seen below. This latest video from the Canadian act is taken from album "Searching for Zero" which was releases via Metal Blade Records this March.

Check out the new clip below.

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Cancer Bats Announces Shows With Danzig

Cancer Bats is currently on tour in Europe and is ecstatic to announce its inclusion on a string of North American dates with Danzig and Pennywise this July.

The tour will commence July 11th in Pomona, California and run through fourteen cities, coming to a close on July 31st in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vocalist Liam Cormier commented via e-mail from Switzerland:

"Were so excited to be heading out with Danzig and Pennywise! Both bands have been our favorites since we first got into punk and metal so to have a chance to tour with both is like a dream come true! We'll be ripping the pit and headbanging until we puke every night!!"

Cancer Bat's previously announced performances on June 25th and 26th in Calgary and Edmonton had to be cancelled. Cormier clarifies: "Calgary and Edmonton, I'm so sorry that we have to cancel our upcoming shows in June! You know how much we love you ripping babes and bros and we wouldn't do it if we didn't have good reason. The reason we can't play is because are coming back in July to party with fucking Danzig and Pennywise! It's going to be fuckin amazing! Sorry for June and see you in July!" More...

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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...

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Cancer Bats Posts Studio Video

Cancer Bats just released a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a new album, which can be seen below, and the band alsoc omments:

"Episode 1 is here!! Here's what went down in Ross Robinson's studio aka The Sweat Lodge while we were making our new record 'Searching For Zero!' Pre-order it on iTunes here."

New album "Searching for Zero" is set for release in the U.S. via Metal Blade Records on March 10th, 2015.

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Cancer Bats Posts "True Zero" Video

The new Cancer Bats video for "True Zero" is online and can be seen below. This latest video from the Canadian act is taken from upcoming album, "Searching for Zero," which is set for release in the U.S. via Metal Blade Records on March 10th. Catch the band live on these dates:

w/ Exalt
03/15 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
03/16 St. Louis, MO Fubar
03/17 Austin, TX SXSW
03/23 Nashville, TN The End
03/24 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
03/25 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
03/26 New York, NY Cake Shop
03/27 Cambridge, MA Middle East - Upstairs
03/28 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar More...

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Cancer Bats Hitting The Road

Canada's Cancer Bats will be back on the road in the U.S. performing new cuts from upcoming album, "Searching For Zero," this March.

The tour kicks off on March 15th in Detroit, and runs through March 28th with the final show of the tour at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. This will be the first chance fans in the states will have to hear brand new music, including the previously released tracks "Satellites" and "Arsenic in the Year of the Snake."

The confirmed list of shows is below, with more to be announced shortly, including performances at this year's SXSW festival.

Cancer Bats also previously announced a co-headlining European tour with While She Sleeps for April 2015. More...

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Cancer Bats Announces North American Album Release

Following the announcement of brand new album "Searching For Zero," Canadian band Cancer Bats is finally able to announce that the album will be available in the U.S. on March 10th, 2015.

Metal Blade Records has launched pre-orders for the album digitally and physically, including limited CD and t-shirt bundles. Fans can order now at this location.

North American tour dates for 2015 are being scheduled and will be announced soon. Recently, Cancer Bats also launched a video for the single "Satellites," which can be seen here.

The 10-track album was produced by multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, glassjaw). Vocalist Liam Cormier comments:

"We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. With all of these things we've had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying 'No More Bullshit,' we've dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way. We've found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive. There are real reasons we do this. We love being in this band, and we love the people that we're lucky enough to share this with." More...

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Cancer Bats Posts New Music Video "Satellites"

Cancer Bats will be releasing new album "Searching For Zero" in March 2015. It will be produced by Ross Robinson also know for working with Korn, Slipknot. You can now watch the video for the new song "Satellites" below.

"Searching For Zero" - Track List:

01. Satellites
02. True Zero
03. Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake
04. Beelzebub
05. Devil’s Blood
06. Cursed With A Conscience
07. All Hail
08. Buds
09. Dusted
10. No More Bull Shit
11. Rust And Bone More...

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