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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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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.

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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.

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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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Cancer Bats Announces Double Header Bat Madness

Two time Juno-award nominees Cancer Bats has just announced the band will once again be taking alter ego Bat Sabbath on the road.

As a special treat for fans, this time around, the band will perform two full sets every night, one as Cancer Bats and one as Bat Sabbath. Coined the Double Header Bat Madness Tour, the tour includes five dates in the U.S and thirteen dates across Canada.

"We are all way too stoked for this Canadian run!" says lead vocalist Liam Cormier. "All of the touring we've done on this record has been amazing and we can't think of a better way to finish it all off then with one last Canadian banger! AND to make it the ultimate rager, we're adding a full Bat Sabbath set to keep the party going all night. I can't think of a better way to end off a record and to get stoked on writing a new album!"

The Canadian portion of the tour kicks off September 30th in Victoria, BC at Club9ONE9 and wraps up on October 19th in Ottawa, ON at Mavericks. Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Thursday July 11. Full tour details are below. More...

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Kvelertak Announces North American Tour

Kvelertak has unveiled details of a major North American headline tour deemed, “Meir Tour – North America 2013.” The spring trek celebrates the Norwegian rock band’s Roadrunner Records debut, "Meir," and kicks off April 21st at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge. "Meir" arrives everywhere on March 26th.

The upcoming tour will see Kvelertak accompanied by a lineup that includes Cancer Bats and Black Tusk. A number of additional dates will be revealed in the coming days. Kvelertak is: Erlend Hjelvik (vocals), Vidar Landa (guitars), Bjarte Lund Rolland (guitars), Maciek Ofstad (guitars), Marvin Nygaard (bass), and Kjetil Gjermundrød (drums).

* w/Black Tusk only
** w/Cancer Bats only More...

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Cancer Bats Releases Black Sabbath Covers EP

Cancer Bats has released a new EP: "Bat Sabbath - Bastards of Reality" consists of five Black Sabbath covers.

The idea to record the EP was inspired by the overwhelmingly positive response the band received for the "Bat Sabbath" Canadian tour in 2011, as well as the Sonisphere 2011 after party. Bootleg videos from the Sonisphere set can be seen through Metal Blade here.

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Cancer Bats Releases New Music Video

Cancer Bats has released a new music video for "Bricks And Mortar," taken from the album "Dead Set On Living," which was released in April, 2012.

The video was shot by Josh Wasburton/Vulture Culture and can be viewed below. You can also stream the full "Dead Set On Living" album online via Bandcamp here.

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Cancer Bats Posts Music Video Teaser

A teaser clip is available below for Cancer Bat's new video "Bricks and Mortar," which comes off of the 2012 album "Dead Set On Living." The full "Bricks and Mortar" music video will be released tomorrow, November 27th. Cancer Bats also has upcoming European tour dates in December and January, with full details available here.

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GWAR Announces New Tour Dates

Intergalactic Mutant Overlords GWAR are plotting their return to the road this fall. Taking a break from working on their new album as well as an extended arctic slumber, GWAR is back with an entirely new show. Your lords and masters will be wreaking havoc across North America, with support coming from DevilDriver, Cancer Bats, and Legacy of Disorder. The tour is currently scheduled to kick off October 12th in Philadelphia, PA and run through November 26th in Millvale, PA. More dates are expected to be added in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale this Friday July 27th and Saturday July 28th.

When asked for comment on the upcoming tour, GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus muttered something incoherent, then when prodded a bit more muttered something else incoherent. After the third attempt for comment something more intelligible came from the mouth of the warty one:

"Once again GWAR returns, hoof and nail, to our old stomping grounds, North America, on a tour of utter destruction, and this time nothing less than the greatest power in the universe will do as our primary victim! That's right, this time GWAR, fresh from our battle with Death, takes on another of history's biggest assholes...God himself! Seeing as we don't have the new album done yet, we really had to do something spectacular..."

Oderus belched out a midget and continued, "This tour will also see the arrival of a new Scumdog brother to aid GWAR in our quest to destroy everything that sucks. That's right, I can finally reveal certain details regarding our new album...ever since our missing band mate Flattus Maximus took his leave of Earth, members of the Maximus tribe have been showing up at our Antarctic fortress, not only to pay their respects but also eat all of our food. And also lay tracks on the new album! You see, every member of the Maximus family rips on guitar (though Flattus taught them all they know), and they were anxious to help us fill the void left by Flattus. We have been working with his brothers Pustulus, Infecticus, Bubonus and even the shunned Corpulus...and right now they are fighting it out as to which one of them will stay here with the mighty GWAR for the 'FATE OR CHAOS' Tour...and beyond! Get ready world, this fall shall see the birth of a new Scumdog!" More...

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Cancer Bats Joining True Defiance Tour

The Cancer Bats are excited to announce that they will be performing on the "True Defiance" tour supporting Demon hunter. "Dead Set On Living," the latest effort from Cancer Bats, is now available worldwide after being released on April 24th in the U.S. via Metal Blade Records. The band is currently touring in Europe until the end of May.

Perpetually enthusiastic Cancer Bats vocalist Liam Cormier adds, "THIS TOUR IS GOING TO CRUSH ALL LIFE! We all can't wait to rip it up with our homies in Bleeding Through and our soon to be homies Demon Hunter! This shit is gonna fuckin rip!" The upcoming Cancer Bats tour dates are as follows:

True Defiance tour w/Demon Hunter, Bleeding Through, Cancer Bats, The Plot In You, Willows
07/26 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
07/27 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
07/29 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
07/30 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
07/31 Dallas, TX The Door
08/01 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
08/03 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
08/04 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
08/05 Boise, ID Knitting Factory More...

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SXSW 2012 Video Recap Available

Metal Injection attended the 2012 edition of South by Southwest, and has now returned, a bit hungover and worse for wear. However, Metal Injection managed to capture the vibes and cover all the metal happenings at the event, in the form of a new video update from Austin.

See all the madness at this location or in the player below.

Full versions of live bootlegs from Austin of bands including Job For A Cowboy, Trash Talk, Cancer Bats, Pilgrim, Battlecross and more can be seen through Metal Injection here. More...

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Cancer Bats Streaming New Song

Canadian band Cancer Bats is streaming the new song "Rally the Wicked" (heard below). The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Dead Set on Living," which is due out on April 24, 2012 through Metal Blade Records.

The track listing for "Dead Set Living" is as follows:

1. R.A.T.S
2. Bricks and Mortar
3. Road Sick
4. Breathe Armageddon
5. Dead Set On Living
6. The Void
7. Old Blood
8. Drunken Physics
9. Bastards
10. Rally the Wicked
11. New World Alliance

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