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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 Post Sixth Video Blog Online

Cancer Bats have posted the sixth episode of a bi-weekly video blog series entitled "Cancer Bats World Wide Wacky Webisodes!" The blogs will document Cancer Bats entire upcoming overseas touring season.

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Cancer Bats Post Fifth Video Blog Online

Cancer Bats have posted the fifth episode of a bi-weekly video blog series entitled "Cancer Bats World Wide Wacky Webisodes!" The blogs will document Cancer Bats entire upcoming overseas touring season.

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Cancer Bats Posts Fourth Video Blog Online

Cancer Bats have posted the fourth episode of a bi-weekly video blog series entitled "Cancer Bats World Wide Wacky Webisodes!" The blogs will document Cancer Bats entire upcoming overseas touring season.

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Cancer Bats To Re-Issue Latest Album

Canadian hardcore act Cancer Bats have announced plans to reissue its latest studio album "Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones" in the U.K. on October 25th through Hassle Records. The new version will feature a bonus CD including live tracks taken from the band performance at The Garage in London, England on April 16th, 2010, plus two exclusive tracks from the studio sessions.

Here is the "Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones" 2CD set tracklisting:
-Disc One-
"Sleep This Away"
"Trust No One"
"Dead Wrong"
"Doomed to Fail"
"Black Metal Bicycle"
"We Are the Undead"
"Scared to Death"
"Darkness Lives"
"Snake Mountain"
"Make Amends"
"Fake Gold"
"Drive This Stake"
"Raised Right"
"Sabotage" (Beastie Boys cover)

-Disc Two-
"Sleep This Away" (live)
"Trust No-One" (live)
'Pray For Darkness" (live)
"Shillelagh" (live)
"Hail Destroyer" (live)
"Darkness Lives" (live)
"Deathsmarch" (live)
"French Immersion" (live)
"Sabotage" (Beastie Boys cover) (live)
"Lucifer’s Rocking Chair" (live)
"Science Is The Answer" (studio track)
"This Town" (studio track)

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Bastard Child Death Cult Announces U.K Tour

Canadian hardcore act Bastard Child Death Cult has announced the dates for its forcoming U.K tour. Bastard Child Death Cult is made up of ex- members of Cancer Bats, Damn 13, and Monster Voodoo Machine.

Bastard Child Death Cult tour dates:
Oct. 22 - Bath, UK @ Green Park Tavern
Oct. 23 - TBA, UK
Oct. 24 - TBA, UK
Oct. 25 - Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert
Oct. 26 - Bolton, UK @ Soundhouse
Oct. 27 - Edinburgh, UK @ Bannermans
Oct. 28 - York, UK @ Stereo
Oct. 29 - Mansfield, UK @ Nottingham Punk Club
Oct. 30 - Cheltenham, UK @ Frog and Fiddle
Oct. 31 - Peterborough, UK @ The Park
Nov. 1 - London, UK @ The Gafff
Nov. 2 - Coventry, UK @ Kasbash Night Club

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Cancer Bats Posts Third Blog Online

Cancer Bats have posted the third episode of a bi-weekly video blog series entitled "Cancer Bats World Wide Wacky Webisodes!" The blogs will document Cancer Bats entire upcoming overseas touring season.

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

It's just a few more hours until the work day ends and the weekend finally arrives, and to celebrate those two glorious days there are a few new metal tracks to download through the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition sees new tracks from Otep, Peruvian act Nautiluz, and Gothic band Pythia. On September 28th the PS3 edition gets more Evile, Cancer Bats, and Norma Jean, while the Wii continues to fill out the back catalog with The Devil Wears Prada, Amberian Dawn, and IWrestledABearOnce. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, can be found below.

New to RBN on Xbox 360 in the past week:

Pythia - "Army of the Damned"
My Morning Jacket - "I'm Amazed"
Otep - "Smash the Control Machine"
Citizen Cope - "I Couldn't Explain Why"
Slim Cessna's Auto Club - "Americadio"
Nautiluz - "Chasing the Light"
Van Friscia - "Epic Symphony in A Flat Minor, First Movement: Marching Out"
Gov't Mule - "Steppin' Lightly"
Barefoot Truth - "Threads"
SexTon - "Ready for Anything"
The Novocaines - "Cup of Coffee"
Amy Courts - "Shiver"
Pink Flag - "Roman Candle"
New Rising Sun - "Holy Ground"
Ultra Saturday - "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" More...

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Cancer Bats Updates North American Tour Dates

Canadian act Cancer Bats has announced the following upcoming fall U.S. and Canadian tour dates, with more dates to be announced:

Canadian dates with The Chariot:
11/19 Windsor, ON @ The Blind Dog
11/20 Kitchener, ON @ Club Wax
11/21 London, ON @ The Music Hall
11/22 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
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 Mississauga, ON @ Millcreek Restaurant/Sports Bar

U.S. dates with The Chariot & Stray From The Path:
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

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Cancer Bats Announces U.S Tour Dates

Canadian hardcore heavyweights Cancer Bats has revealed the dates for it's upcoming tour of the United States. Other acts scheduled to appear on the tour include The Chariot and Stray From The Path.

Cancer Bats U.S. tour dates:
11/30 – Edinboro, PA - The Hangout
12/01 – Pittsburgh, PA - The 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

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Cancer Bats Posts Second Video Blog Online

Cancer Bats have posted the second episode of a bi-weekly video blog series entitled "Cancer Bats World Wide Wacky Webisodes!" The blogs will document Cancer Bats entire upcoming overseas touring season.

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Cancer Bats Posts New Video Blog

Cancer Bats and Absolute Punk have posted the first episode of a new, bi-weekly video blog series entitled "Cancer Bats World Wide Wacky Webisodes!" The clip can be viewed below. The blogs will chronicle Cancer Bats entire upcoming overseas touring season, and will lead up to a United States winter tour in the works.

"Jet lag is going to kill our brains as we take 14 flights in the next month," states vocalist Liam Cormier. "Flying into England for 2 days, spending a weekend in Japan, cruising to Australia where we're playing double headers every night, and that's just get us warmed up for our crazy tours of the UK Europe and beyond! This whole tour is going to be bonkers! Watch as we try our best to not lose our minds!"

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Cancer Bats Premieres "Scared to Death" Video

CANCER BATS premiered their latest music video for "Scared to Death" on Absolute Punk. The original track is cut from their GOOD FIGHT MUSIC debut, "Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones," released on April 13th, 2010. “We're all super psyched how this new video turned out,” exclaims vocalist Liam Cormier. “Just one spooky night in the woods running around with crazy cameras strapped to us, being chased by hooded bat-wielding henchmen! Can't go wrong with that!”

Absolute Punk will also be posting a new, bi-weekly video blog series entitled “CANCER BATS World Wide Whacky Webisodes” every other Wednesday, beginning September 1st! The blogs will chronicle CANCER BATS entire upcoming overseas touring season, and will lead up to a United States winter tour in the works!

“Jet lag is going to kill our brains as we take 14 flights in the next month,” states Cormier. “Flying into England for 2 days, spending a weekend in Japan, cruising to Australia where we're playing double headers every night, and that's just get us warmed up for our crazy tours of the UK Europe and beyond! This whole tour is going to be bonkers! Watch as we try our best to not lose our minds!” Stay tuned into Absolute Punk to watch their overseas antics and catch up with CANCER BATS!

Over the summer, CANCER BATS worked as AMP Magazine’s COOL TOUR 2010 correspondents, bringing the fans all of the juicy behind-the-scenes shenanigans! Now, AMP Magazine is giving fans an exclusive look at COOL TOUR 2010’s best kept secrets on their new website.

Check out Cancer Bats' "Scared to Death" below:

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Announces European Tour

New Jersey progressive metal act The Dillinger Escape Plan have announced the dates for their upcoming tour of Europe. The tour kicks off on October 4, 2010 in Frankfurt, Germany and runs until November 6, 2010 ending in Leeds, U.K. at the 2010 Damnation Festival. Support on the tour will come from Canadian hardcore heavyweights Cancer Bats.

The Dillinger Escape Plan/Cancer Bats European Tour:
October 4th Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
October 5th Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
October 6th Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
October 7th Bochum, GER – Zeche
October 8th Berlin, GER – Columbia Club
October 9th Warsaw, POL – Progresja
October 10th Prague, CZE – Abaton
October 12th Vienna, AUT – Szene
October 13th Budapest, HUN – Dürer-kert
October 14th Bratislava, SLO – Randal
October 15th Roncade, ITA – New Age
October 16th Cesena, ITA – Vidia Club
October 17th Marseille, FRA – Escape Julien
October 19th Bilbao, SPA – Kafé Anzokia
October 20th Madrid, SPA – Sala Heineken
October 21st Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
October 22nd Bordeaux, FRA – Rock School Barbey
October 23rd Nantes, FRA – L’Olympic
October 24th Poitiers, FRA – Confort Moderne
October 26th Lille, FRA – Aeronef
October 28th Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
October 29th Glasgow, UK – The Garage
October 30th Manchester, UK – Club Academy
November 01st Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
November 02nd Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
November 04th Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
November 05th London, UK – Electric Ballroom
November 06th Leeds, UK – Leeds University - Damnation Festival 2010

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Metalcore Invades Baltimore on The Cool Tour

I recently got out to see the Cool Tour in Baltimore for a much-needed break. Featuring eight bands from every corner of the metalcore genre, one might be surprised to hear that this is the new tour by some of the Sounds of the Underground organizers, in it first year of the planned annual outing.

Let’s get one thing out of the way right away: With a name like “The Cool Tour” and a lineup full of metalcore bands, one might expect a bunch of straight/floppy haired teens in girl jeans as the audience. Luckily this was not the case, but it was clear that this tour is marketed to the younger and more trendy crowd. This was not your typical metal crowd, as short hair was the order of the day, but it was not what I expected either. While the name and first impressions might actually be a turn off to older and “true” metalheads, a closer look at the lineup reveals a few good reasons to check it out. I realized that if nothing else, headliners As I Lay Dying would put on a great show, and I also wanted to check out the much-hyped Between The Buried and Me as well as highly underrated Cancer Bats. If you are one who hates all things ‘core, don’t bother, however.

This was my second show at Sonar, and my impression of the venue since the first time was much improved. It seemed more organized and the security and staff were extremely helpful, the latter putting up with bands’ verbal jabs at them looking bored while encouraging the crowd to crowd surf to give them something to do.

While the entire venue was in use, the bands played only the main stage. Fortunately they had the process of switching bands down to a science and there was only a 10 to 15 minute gap between bands’ 30 minute sets for the most part.

Note: with a only passing familiarity with many of the bands, I am not able to name many songs or give set lists for this tour, even for the bands whose CDs I own. But read on for my account of the concert. More...

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Cancer Bats Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Canada's CANCER BATS has announced the following Canadian summer tour dates:

07/17 - Toronto, ON Sound Academy – COOL TOUR
08/05 - Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret
08/06 - Victoria, BC The Lucky Bar
08/07 - Kamloops, BC Pogue Mahone Pub
08/08 - Lethbridge, AB The Blarney Stone
08/10 - Red Deer, AB The Vat
08/14 - Winnipeg, MB Red River Exhibition
08/15 - Thunder Bay, ON The Office (Crock’s)
08/16 - Sudbury, ON Jubilee Hall
08/17 - Montreal, QC Le National Cabaret
08/19 - Moncton, NB The Manhattan Club
08/20 - Fredericton, NB Nickyzees
08/21 - Halifax, NS The Pavilion

Before heading to the west coast to begin their tour across Canada, the CANCER BATS will perform at the 2010 S.C.E.N.E Music Festival in St. Catharines and will be part of the brand new COOL TOUR 2010 which will be hitting cities across the US in July. In association with Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black by Atticus Clothing, and Musician's Institute College of Contemporary Music, the “COOL TOUR” features As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Architects, and many more. The tour has one Canadian stop in Toronto.

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The Cool Tour 2010 Download Pack Released

The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.

The download pack includes:

As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."

War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).

Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:

1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"

UPDATE: There is some confusion about this whole thing and a redirect not working, but you can download the sampler directly from Amazon.com (U.S. only). More...

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Meet & Greet Scheduled with Top 'core Bands

Zia Records in Chandler, Arizona, will be hosting a Meet and Greet on July 30, 2010. Starting at 2:30 PM, The Acacia Strain, Between the Buried and Me, Architects, Cancer Bats and War of Ages will all be there to sign autographs and chat with fans. The event is free and more information, including the exact street address, can be found at ziarecords.com.

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Cancer Bats Announces New European Dates

Canadian hardcore act Cancer Bats have updated their current tour schedule to include a handful of newly announced European shows. The shows are seperate from their upcoming tour of the U.K with Bring Me The Horizon. The tour also marks the first time Cancer Bats will be playing shows in the country of Ireland.

The new shows start on October 274h in Folkstone, UK and ends on November 7th in Newcastle, UK.

Full tour dates include:
Oct.27 - Folkstone, UK - The Quaterstone
Oct.28 - Tenbridge Wells, UK - Forum
Oct.29 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Oct.30 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Oct.31 - Leeds, UK - The Cockpit
Nov.01 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
Nov.02 - Coventry, UK - Kasbash
Nov.03 - Dublin, IE - Academy 2
Nov.04 - Belfast, IE - Limelight
Nov.05 - Stoke, UK - Sugarmill
Nov.06 - Aberdeen, UK - Drummonds
Nov.07 - Newcastle, UK - Academy 2

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New Metal Songs Available On Rock Band This Week

It's the end of the week and time to check out what new tracks have hit the Rock Band Network again. Cancer Bats and Evile fans get more love, but unfortunately that's about the extent of the new metal songs to be found, with the exception of The Devil Wears Prada getting a PS3 track on June 22nd. The Acacia Strain also recently conducted an interview for the Rock Band Network, and tried their hands at a Rock Band song, in a video clip that can be viewed below. The complete list of songs added this week, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Man Parts - "Molten Death"
The Riptides - "Friday the 13th"
Dance Gavin Dance - "Tree Village"
Twintapes - "Young"
Jonathan Coulton - "Shop Vac"
Audible Mainframe - "Ice Cold"
Audible Mainframe - "Anybody Else"
Bang on a Can All-Stars / David Lang - "Cheating, Lying, Stealing"
Bang on a Can All-Stars / Evan Ziporyn - "ShadowBang (Head)"
Bang on a Can All-Stars / Michael Gordon - "Yo Shakespeare" More...

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New Metal Tracks Available On Rock Band This Week

We’ve reached another Friday again, and that means it’s time to announce the latest metal additions to the Rock Band Network. This weekend you can grab some buddies to knock back the shots while belting out your very own renditions of songs by the Cancer Bats, Exodus, and Seether. The complete list of songs added this week, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

The Gufs - "Smile (Live)"
Made Avail - "Walking Away"
Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
Exodus - "Riot Act"
The New Regime - "Haunt My Mind"
The New Regime - "Tap Dancing In A Minefield"
Creed - "Higher"
The Tragically Hip - "Blow at High Dough"
Verse Versus Chorus - "Surprise"
Windtunnel Syndrome - "Soldier from the Surface"
Seether - "Fake It"
The Reverend H Chronicles - "Daughter"
Alien Downlink - "I Wanna Be An Alien's Pet" More...

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