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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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Nine More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2012

The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have confirmed a further nine names for this years edition of the event, including French death metal outfit Gojira, English doom metal veterans My Dying Bride and American hard rock legends Twisted Sister, as well as I Killed The Prom Queen, Cancer Bats, Lagwagon, While She Sleeps, Black Spiders and Kobra And The Lotus. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly: More...

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Cancer Bats Announces SXSW 2012 Appearances

"Dead Set On Living," the new album from Cancer Bats, is now available for pre-order worldwide. The US pre-order will be available via Metal Blade Records at this location, where fans can also view the band's new video for "Old Blood." A pre-order only t-shirt bundle is available until the album is released on April 24th.

The Cancer Bats will be performing at several SXSW showcases this year. Confirmed so far are the Raw Power Management, and Alternative Press showcases, with more still TBA. Cancer Bats schedule of confirmed North American tour dates are also listed below.

PRS for music and Raw Power Management Showcase:
Wednesday, March 14th 9:00pm (Cancer Bats perform at 1:00am)
British Music Embassy at Latitude 30
Featuring: Cancer Bats, Charlie Simpson, Cuba Cuba, Spy Catcher and Turbogeist

Alternative Press Showcase:
Saturday, March 17th Noon-6:00pm
Featuring: The Used, Breathe Carolina, The Early November, Cancer Bats, Forever the Sickest Kids

Cancer Bats also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Touche Amore Announces New Tour Dates

Touche Amore has announced that the band will be touring across Canada in late March and April with Cancer Bats and A Sight for Sewn Eyes, and the tour will hit Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatoon, and Ontario.

Prior to the Canadian run, Touche Amore will be out on its biggest support tour to date: a European jaunt with Rise Against in February and March. All the band's upcoming shows, including solo off dates, can be found below. More...

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Cancer Bats Comments On Upcoming Album

Cancer Bats will release the band's fourth full-length album "Dead Set On Living" on April 24th, 2012 via Metal Blade Records in North America. Once again utilizing Vespa Studios and producers Eric Ratz and Kenny Luong, "Dead Set On Living" brings yet another dimension to the Bats' menacing style of thrash-tinged hardcore rock. The brand new video for the first single, "Old Blood," can be seen now here.

Liam Joseph Cormier of Cancer Bats commented, "We're so stoked to be back in the Metal Blade family! We got to know so many amazing people at the label when we were a part of Black Market Activities and now it's so rad that were part of the Metal Blade Roster! So many awesome people work at the label and they put out so many sweet bands, I couldn't me more stoked."

Cormier adds: "We really strived for that raw, off-the-floor vibe this time around, it's really the bridge between our live show and what we put on record." More...

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Cancer Bats Posts New Music Video

Canadian band Cancer Bats posted a new music video for the song "Old Blood." The song is the first single from the forthcoming LP "Dead Set on Living," due out in April 2012.

Check out the video here:

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Cancer Bats Releases New Song

The Cancer Bats, already gearing up for the April release of it's fourth album "Dead Set on Living," debuted a new song on BBC Radio on January 2nd. The track, "Old Blood," is featured for you below. You can check out the world premiere on Daniel P. Carter's Rock Show on BBC Radio 1.

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Cancer Bats Posts New Album Teaser

Canada's Cancer Bats has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming new album "Dead Set On Living," which is currently due out in April of 2012. Watch the video below, and check back soon for more details on the upcoming album. To hear more Cancer Bats tracks online, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Cancer Bats Perform Black Sabbath Covers Set

Canadian hardcore act Cancer Bats recently performed an entire Black Sabbath covers set during a recent tour stop, appearing at a Sonisphere Festival event. You can check out fan-filmed video footage of the band performing the classic tracks "Iron Man" and "Paranoid" by using the YouTube players located below.

As for the Cancer Bats, the group are currently in the process of writing their next full length album with studio time scheduled for later in the year.

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Cancer Bats' Performance Of New Song Available

A new video has made its way online featuring Canadian hardcore act Cancer Bats performing a new song live for the first time. You can check out the clip of the as-yet-untitled track in the player provided below.

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Cancer Bats Updates Tour Schedule

Canadian metallers Cancer Bats are set to take the world by storm this year, with several scheduled international appearances coming up within the approaching months. See below for all current tour dates for Cancer Bats, including Rockfest on June 18th and Scene Fest on June 26th (both in Canada), as well as Sonisphere on July 10th in Knebworth, UK. The band plans to finish up the writing process for a new album this summer.

5/10 Moncton, NB, CN @ Manhattan
5/11 Charlottetown, PEI, CN @ Hunters Ale House
5/12 Moncton, NC, CN @ Manhattan
5/13 Halifax, NS, CN @ Paragon
5/14 Halifax, NS, CN @ Pavilion
5/15 Fredericton, NB, CN @ Nicky Zee's
5/16 Trois Rivières, QC, CN @ Le Dartagnan
5/17 Ottawa, ON, CN @ Ritual
5/18 Kingston, ON, CN @ Time To Laugh
5/19 Toronto, ON, CN @ Mod Club
5/20 London, ON, CN @ Rumrunners
5/21 Sudbury, ON, CN @ Jubilee Hall
5/24 Regina, SK, CN @ Distrikt
5/25 Edmonton, AB, CN @ Starlite
5/26 Calgary, AB, CN @ Gateway
5/27 Kelowna, BC, CN @ Flashbacks
5/28 Vancouver, BC, CN @ Rickshaw
5/29 Victoria, BC, CN @ Sugar
5/31 Yorkton, SK, CN @ The Legion

6/18 Montebello, Quebec, CN @ ROCKFEST
6/26 St. Catharines, CN @ SCENE FEST
6/30 Utrecht, Ekko Netherlands
7/2 Nr Leipzig, With Full Force @ Tent Stage Germany
7/4 Vienna, Austria @ B72
7/5 Prague, Czech Republic @ Rock for People
7/6 Kosice, Slovakia @ Collosseum
7/8 Kvinesdal, Norway @ Rock Festival
7/9 Shepton, Mallet, UK @ NASS Festival - Support Millencolin
7/10 Knebworth, UK @ Sonisphere

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Cancer Bats To Reissue Debut Album On Gold Vinyl

Canadian hardcore act Cancer Bats has announced that it will be releasing its 2004 debut album "Birthing the Giant" for the first time on limited edition gold vinyl. The pressing, limited to 1000 copies, is set to be released on May 10, 2011 through Distort Entertainment. You can view the LP's tracklisting below.

1. Golden Tanks
2. French Immersion
3. Grenades
4. Shillelagh
5. Butterscotch
6. Death Bros
7. Firecrack This
8. Diamond Mine
9. 100 Grand Canyon
10. Ghost Bust That
11. Pneumonia Hawk

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2011 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Nominees Revealed

The nominees have been revealed for the forthcoming edition of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The 2011 event is set to take place on Monday, June 13 in London, England. The list of nominees and the award categories can be viewed below. You can vote for the award nominees at this location.

Best International Band:

Best U.K. Band:

Best Live Band:

Best New Band:

Best Underground:

Best Breakthrough:

2. Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
3. Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
5. Synyster Gates (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

Metal As Fuck:
4. Zakk Wylde

Event Of The Year:
1. Rob Zombie's return
2. Manowar's return
3. System of a Down reforming
4. The "Big Four" U.K. announcement
5. "Beavis And Butthead"'s resurrection

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3 Inches Of Blood To Tour Canada With Cancer Bats

Vancouver, Canada heavy metallers 3 Inches Of Blood have revealed the dates fortheir upcoming "Warriors Of The Great White North Tour." The tour will also feature co-headliners Cancer Bats as well as support from Barn Burner, Waster, A Sight for Sewn Eyes, and Ancients on select dates. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

May 4 - Brandon, MB - North Hill Inn
May 6 - Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
May 7 - Timmins, ON - The Victory Tavern
May 9 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
May 10 - Moncton, NB - The Manhattan
May 11 - Charlottetown, PEI - Hunter's Ale House
May 12 - Moncton, NB - The Manhattan
May 13 - Halifax, NS - The Paragon Theatre
May 14 - Halifax, NS - The Pavilion
May 15 - Fredericton, NB - Nicky Zee's Nightclub
May 16 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Le Dartagnan
May 17 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub
May 18 - Kingston, ON - Time To Laugh Comedy Club
May 19 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club Theatre
May 20 - London, ON - Rumrunners
May 21 - Sudbury, ON - Jubilee Hall
May 24 - Regina, SK - The Distrikt
May 25 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
May 26 - Calgary, AB - The Gateway bar - SAIT Campus
May 27 - Kelowna, BC - Flashbacks
May 28 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre
May 29 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub

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Cancer Bats Announces "European Bro Down" Tour

Canadian hardcore act Cancer Bats has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. The tour, being dubbed as the "European Bro Down" tour will feature support from Vera Cruz. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

03/30 Montpellier, FRA – Secret Place
04/02 Barcelona, SPA – LA
04/03 Bilbao, SPA – Azkena
04/04 Madrid, SPA – Gruta 77
04/05 Bordeaux, FRA – L’Heretic
04/06 Lyon, FRA – Marche Gare
04/07 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
04/08 Milan, ITA – Forum Live
04/09 Vincenza, ITA – Yourban Club
04/11 Berlin, GER – Magnet
04/12 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
04/13 Poznan, POL – Minoga
04/14 Prague, CZE – 007
04/15 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
04/16 Belfort, FRA – La Poudriere
04/17 Hayes, UK – Beck Theatre (early show)
04/17 Nottingham, UK – Hit The Deck Festival
04/18 Paris FRA – Glazart
04/19 Odense, DEN – Posten
04/20 Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
04/22 Meerhout, BEL – Groezrock
04/26 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia Club
04/27 Tampere, FIN – Klubi
04/29 Olso, NOR – John Dee
04/30 Bergen, NOR – Bergenfest

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Cancer Bats Nominated For Juno Award

Canadian hardcore act Cancer Bats has been announced as one of the nominees in the "Rock Album of the Year" category at the 2011 Juno Awards. The Junos are the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards and showcase Canadian bands and artists exclusively. The award ceremony has been active since 1970. The band shares its nomination with fellow Canadians Die Mannequin, Finger Eleven, Hail the Villain and Mathew Good. The awards ceremony is set to take place on March 27, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

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Devildriver Came, Cancer Bats Conquered

On a rainy Tuesday night in Vancouver, hundreds of metalheads lined the city's famed Granville street to catch the first Canadian stop in Devildriver's headline tour. If one thing is ever apparent about Vancouver and its metal fanatics, it is that they are one faithful bunch and are willing to put themselves through any amount of trouble to make it out to a metal show. Devildriver fans are especially rabid in this city and they had made the event a total sell out by the time doors were officially opened, as they have done for every other time Devildriver has rolled through our neck of the woods.

The tour, which features an all-Canadian supporting cast in Cancer Bats and Baptized in Blood, made its Vancouver stop at one of the city's more trendy dance clubs. The venue, which also happens to be named "Venue" of all things, mostly caters to a bar-hoping dance crowd and plays home to techno raves on most other nights. While the venue itself is nice and features an equal balance of floor space and upscale seating, it needs to be pointed out that the employees at Venue are some of the most insufferable people in the city and they really make it a point to take the douchebag factor to whole new levels. The employees were treating the metal fans in attendance that night like they were diseased third world prostitutes and made entry into the venue extremely difficult and lengthy, with many people being kept outside well into the start of the show; an hour after doors. To anyone thinking of attending a metal show at "Venue" in the future or to promoters looking to book a show in the city: only look to "Venue" as absolute last resort.

Despite the terrible start to the evening, Baptized in Blood took to the stage on time and looked to lighten the mood with its positive vibe and high energy performance. The crowd seemed to really enjoy the Ontario, Canada thrash act and did not hesitate to open the pit up early. Performing a rather short set, Baptized in Blood managed to cram all of the fan favorite tracks from its self-titled Roadrunner Records debut into the set with "Dirty's Back" being the lone highlight for me. Its hard to put a finger on what exactly it was, but the band just did not take an interest with me. The sound was great and each band member were very into its performance, but the music itself seemed to lack any punch as its set went on. Although for a young band that already has Megadeth's Dave Mustaine singing its praises the future is surely a bright one for this young thrash act. More...

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Cancer Bats Offering Free Song Download

Toronto, Ontario’s Cancer Bats and Stereokiller.com are giving away a free download of the track "Scared to Death," which is taken from the band's April 2010 release, "Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones." Head to this location to download the track. Cancer Bats also has the following upcoming tour dates:


12/07 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
12/08 Corbin, KY @ Technology Center
12/09 East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
12/10 Prattville, AL @ The Blue Iguana
12/11 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue More...

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Stray From The Path Comments On New Tour

Stray From The Path is embarking on an east coast U.S. tour today alongside Cancer Bats and The Chariot. Following the run, Stray From The Path will also head out on a stint of headlining shows. Tom (guitars) comments on the upcoming shows:

"We are very excited to be on tour with The Chariot and The Cancer Bats. We admire both bands very much as far as creativity, energy and both of their outstanding careers. Both bands have such an intense live show its going to be a huge privilege to see them every single night. As far as our show goes, you can expect a longer set, all from Make Your Own History. We will be playing almost the entire record on that tour. Also on this tour, we will be participating in the Toys For Tots program. It's is a program that is run by the United States Marine Corp that collects new, unwrapped toys during the holiday season and distributes them to needy families. Every December, we try to go to a Toys for Tots drive in New York City and donate toys for the kids. Since this year we will be on tour, we figured instead of missing that drive, we will do our own.

"The whole tour with The Chariot we will be accepting unwrapped, unopened toys for this drive and at the end of the tour, we will bring them to the Toys For Tots office in Garden City, New York. Every person that brings in an unwrapped and un-open toy will receive a raffle ticket for a free Stray From The Path shirt (that will be given away during our set) and a 1" Stray From The Path pin as a token of our appreciation for helping out. A lot of families are less fortunate during the holiday season, so it is up to us and to all of you to help make it special. More...

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Cancer Bats Updates Tour Schedule

Ontario’s Cancer Bats has added more U.S. tour dates to the band's upcoming winter tour. Cancer Bats will be supporting Madball and Comeback Kid from January 14th through January 19th, taking the band into Texas, Arizona, and Nevada prior to the upcoming run with Devildriver and Baptized in Blood. The latter section of the tour begins on January 20th in Oakland, CA, and comes to a close in Albuquerque, NM on February 10th. Cancer Bats is also currently on tour in Canada and the U.S. with The Chariot. The upcoming live shows are as follows:

11/30 Edinboro, PA @ The Hangout
12/01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar bar
12/02 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
12/03 Garden City. NY @ Ethical Center
12/04 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
12/05 West Chester, PA @ The Note
12/06 Virginia Beach, VA@ Club Relevant
12/07 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
12/08 Corbin, KY @ Technology Center
12/09 East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
12/10 Prattville, AL @ The Blue Iguana
12/11 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue More...

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Cancer Bats Announces New Tour Dates

Toronto, Ontario’s Cancer Bats has announced an upcoming winter tour with Devildriver and Baptized in Blood. The tour kicks off on January 20th in Oakland, CA and comes to a close in Albuquerque, NM on February 10th. The complete list of upcoming Cancer Bats tour dates is as follows:


11/23 Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh Comedy Club
11/24 Peterborough, ON @ The Legendary Red Dog
11/25 Barrie, ON @ The Mansion
11/26 Brantford, ON @ Jackhammer’s Night Club
11/27 Missisauga, ON @ Millcreek Restaurant
11/30 Edinboro, PA @ The Hangout
12/01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar bar
12/02 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
12/03 Garden City. NY @ Ethical Center
12/04 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
12/05 West Chester, PA @ The Note
12/06 Virginia Beach, VA@ Club Relevant
12/07 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
12/08 Corbin, KY @ Technology Center
12/09 East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
12/10 Prattville, AL @ The Blue Iguana
12/11 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue More...

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