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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.
Good Fight Entertainment, founded by industry veterans Paul Conroy and Carl Severson, has launched a new management company with a music and sports division, along with a new record label, Good Fight Music.
Pioneers in the hardcore and metal scenes, and former partners at Ferret Music, Warner Music and ChannelZERO, Conroy and Severson have proven track records for innovative thinking and unwavering tenacity. Their abundance of experience has taught them how to spot cutting edge talent and propel them into the spotlight. To obtain maximum visibility for its releases, Good Fight Entertainment's record label, Good Fight Music, has partnered with Sony's RED distribution, which distributed Ferret for six years before their merger with Warner's Independent Label Group. During that time, Conroy and Severson helped launch the careers of numerous hardcore and metal outfits, including Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die, and From Autumn To Ashes, while taking the likes of In Flames, The Devil Wears Prada, Chimaira, Madball and more to previously unachieved levels of success.
"I and all at RED couldn't be more pleased to be back in business with Carl Severson and Paul Conroy and their new label, Good Fight,” says RED president Bob Morelli. “As we begin 2010 with all the challenges and opportunities that we will deal with, working with Carl and Paul gives us a better chance for success. They are on the cutting musical edge, whether it will be with their label, as managers, in touring or other entrepreneurial initiatives."
Of their new endeavor, Carl Severson states, "We've built a company that is in a unique position to rise to the challenges of the evolving music industry. We've been on the front lines as digital has become the medium of choice for music marketing and commerce and we've grown with it, embraced the opportunities it's presented. Paul, myself, our staff; we have the resolve to thrive in this climate. Good Fight Entertainment is the culmination of our experiences as artists, band members, managers, musicians and executives. We have the opportunity to work with people who believe in us as much as we believe in them. This is a very exciting time for us."
The first Good Fight Music releases, Cancer Bats’ "Bears Mayors Scraps and Bones" and Son of Aurelius’ "The Farthest Reaches," are both scheduled to be unleashed April 13. Future releases from the already substantial Good Fight family of artists will include new albums by Rosaline, I Am Abomination, This or the Apocalypse, Conditions, Madball, and the newly reunited Disembodied.
“I'm very excited and honored to be a part of Good Fight,” says Madball frontman Freddy Cricien. “I've worked with Carl and Paul for some years now. I've developed a friendship there that goes beyond business. Some say friendship and business don't mix, in this case they are wrong. We are all very passionate about music and it will translate through this new vehicle, Good Fight Entertainment. It's the next chapter and Madball is glad to be a part of the movement.”
The music management division of Good Fight Entertainment boasts an already established roster of heavyweights, including August Burns Red, Behemoth, Between the Buried and Me, Bless the Fall, Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, Chiodos, Every Time I Die, Holy Grail, Job For a Cowboy, among several others. More...
CANCER BATS has posted their new video for their cover of the Beastie Boys classic “Sabotage”. If you want to check out the video, head over to this location. In order to see the video Cancer Bats wants you to share their video through Facebook or Twitter.
Lead singer Liam Cormier had the following to say about the video and the use of social networking to spread the video everywhere, “Our new video for Sabotage is up now on the World Wide Web! We wanted to give the video exclusively to all of our fans through our Facebook, twitter and MySpace for all the support they've given us since the beginning. We're all about spreading the word through these sites and our fans cus this is where the real DIY word of mouth spirit still exists these days. It’s like trading tapes back in the day, but now it’s trading digitally with your homies on the other side of the world!” More...
CANCER BATS have posted a brand new track on their MySpace page entitled "Scared To Death." The track is taken from the forthcoming album Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones which will be released in the United States and Canada on April 13th.
CANCER BATS also just announced that they will be releasing a digital EP ahead of their album release. The EP will contain the tracks ‘Scared To Death’ and their take on the Beastie Boys’ classic, ‘Sabotage’. It will be available from iTunes as of March 1st. Be sure to check out the April issues of Kerrang, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, and Big Cheese for more on the CANCER BATS. More...
Cancer Bats will be joining Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, and Against Me! on their Canadian tour. Here are the latest tour dates:
03.03.10 - Victoria, BC, CAN @ Save On Foods Centre
03.05.10 - Penticton, BC, CAN @ South Okanagan Events Centre
03.06.10 - Kamloops, BC, CAN @ Interior Savings Centre
03.08.10 - Prince George, BC, CAN @ CN Centre
03.09.10 - Dawson Creek, BC, CAN @ EnCana Events Centre
03.11.10 - Red Deer, AB, CAN @ Enmax Centrium
03.12.10 - Medicine Hat, AB, CAN @ Medicine Hat Arena
03.13.10 - Lethbridge, AB, CAN @ Enmax Centre
03.15.10 - Edmonton, AB, CAN @ Rexall Place
03.16.10 - Calgary, AB, CAN @ Pengrowth Saddledome
03.18.10 - Regina, SK, CAN @ Brandt Centre
03.19.10 - Saskatoon, SK, CAN @ Credit Union Centre
03.20.10 - Winnipeg, MB, CAN @ MTS Centre
03.22.10 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN @ Essar Centre
03.23.10 - Sudbury, ON, CAN @ Sudbury Arena
03.24.10 - Montreal, QC, CAN @ Bell Centre
03.26.10 - Ottawa, ON, CAN @ Scotiabank Place
03.27.10 - London, ON, CAN @ John Labatt Centre
03.28.10 - Toronto, ON, CAN @ Air Canada Centre
Fan-filmed video footage has been posted online of Cancer Bats performing the new song "Darkness" at the Olympia Theater in Dublin. The video clip can be viewed below.
Cancer Bats, who are recording their new album and heading out on tour across Europe with Billy Talent, have just announced a handful of U.K. headline shows in October and November. The dates fall in the gaps of the Billy Talent off-days and will be a chance to catch them again playing a headline slot.
Here are the U.K. headlining tour dates:
22 Oct 2009 UK Middlesbrough, Uncle Alberts
24 Oct 2009 UK Liverpool, The Masque
28 Oct 2009 UK Tunbridge Wells, Forum
02 Nov 2009 UK York, Fibbers
03 Nov 2009 UK Bournemouth, Ibar
04 Nov 2009 UK Falmouth, Princess Pavillions
05 Nov 2009 UK Exeter, Cavern
The band tour with Billy Talent in October and will release their as-yet-untitled third album in 2010.
Cancer Bats has issued a tour update after visiting the U.K. and Japan on their summer festival circuit, including Sonisphere. You can watch the video below.
Distort is now offering Cancer Bats' "Tour EP 2009" for sale prior to other digital retailers. The EP features four brand new tracks, including covers of Tegan & Sara and Murder City Devils, plus behind-the-scenes footage and music videos. Cancer Bats' Tour EP, will also be available online exclusively via iTunes and Distort Digital on June 30, 2009.
Cancer Bats have been added to the Edgefest 2009 lineup. The band will be fresh off a headlining tour in the UK and ready to come back home for Edgefest. They last played Edgefest in 2006 at the Molson Amphitheatre.
This brings the total number of bands to 18 - performing at Downsview Park on Saturday, June 20th. Fan favourite Billy Talent will be headlining, rocking the main stage, along with Alexisonfire, Moneen, Arkells, K-OS, AFI, Metric, and more.
Tickets available at all Ticketmaster Outlets, ticketmaster.ca, and charge at: 416-870-8000.
Liverpool's crossover thrashers SSS are currently gearing up for a UK tour in a couple of weeks with Canadian punks CANCER BATS.
SSS bassist MARK MAGILL reports on what the band have been up to since the release of their critically acclaimed second album, "THE DIVIDING LINE," last year:
"It's been a while since we've been out and about, so we can't wait to hit the road this month. Dave had a baby, I insulated my loft, Foxy has been making brownies and Pete has been researching the dynamics of paper airplanes. We've also written 14 new songs for our next record and they're getting so short, fast and heavy it's ridiculous. Come down and say hello!" More...
Bring Me The Horizon will be touring Australia in May, joined by Cancer Bats and Australian deathcore band The Red Shore.
Here are the latest tour dates:
11th May @ The Capitol, Perth
12th May @ HQ, Adelaide - L/All Ages
14th May @ Billboards, Melbourne - Under 18s
15th May @ Billboards, Melbourne
16th May @ Roundhouse, Sydney
17th May @ The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tickets on sale: 9am, Thursday 12 March from Ticketek.
THE PLIGHT will be main support to CANCER BATS for their UK/Ireland tour this April/May 2009 tour dates. Here are the dates:
April 22 Brighton, Engine Rooms
April 26 Colchester, Arts Centre
April 27 Oxford, Academy
April 28 Cardiff, Barfly
April 29 Glasgow, ABC2
April 30 Leeds, The Cockpit
May 01 Stoke, Sugarmill
May 02 Nottingham, Rock City
May 03 Manchester, Academy 3
May 04 Birmingham, Academy 2
May 05 Bristol, Academy 2
May 06 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
May 07 London, Underworld
CANCER BATS has posted their new music video for "Deathsmarch," featuring Wade MacNeil of Alexisonfire, online. "Deathsmarch" is from the album, "Hail Destroyer." You can check out the video below. More...
Canadian metallers Cancer Bats have added a series of headline dates following their April/May UK tour in support of In Flames. Here are the latest Cancer Bats tour dates:
April 15 Norwich, Waterfront
April 16 Colchester, Arts Centre
April 17 Brighton, Concorde 2
April 18 Oxford, Academy
April 19 Leeds, Cockpit
April 20 Glasgow, King Tut's (headline show)
April 21 Newcastle, Academy 2
April 22 Dundee, Fat Sams
April 23 Belfast, Mandela Hall
April 24 Dublin, Academy
April 25 Cork, Pavillion
April 27 Exeter, Lemon Grove
April 28 Cardiff, University Solus
April 29 Cambridge, Junction
April 30 Sheffield, Corporation
May 01 Liverpool, Academy 2
May 02 Northampton, Roadmender
May 03 Manchester, Academy 3 (headline show)
May 04 Birmingham, Academy 2 (headline show)
May 05 Bristol, Academy 2 (headline show)
May 06 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (headline show)
The Cancer Bats are teaming up with central Canadians, The Holly Springs Disaster and Polar Bear Club, to do a series of 5 shows in Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston, London, and Toronto starting December 17. Here are the tour dates:
DEC 17 - Ottawa, ON, CAN - Babylon
DEC 18 - Montreal, PQ, CAN - Underworld
DEC 19 - Kingston, ON, CAN - Time To Laugh
DEC 20 - London, ON, CAN - Rumrunners
DEC 21 - Toronto, ON, CAN - The Mod Club
The lineup for 2009's edition of the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos tour has been revealed. The tour will consist of Thursday, Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce The Veil, Cancer Bats and Four Year Strong. The Taste Of Chaos 2009 tour dates are as follows: More...
Cancer Bats has announced that they will be trekking across the UK with In Flames in April. The band spent July and August in the US with Bullet for My Valentine and Bleeding Through and plans for more US tours are currently in the works.
Here are the Cancer Bats tour dates with In Flames:
04/15 Norwich, UK Waterfront
04/16 Colchester, UK Arts
04/17 Brighton, UK Concorde 2
04/21 Newcastle, UK Academy 2
04/22 Dundee, UK Fat Sams
04/23 Belfast, UK Mandella Hall
04/24 Dublin, IE Academy
04/25 Cork, UK Pavillion
04/27 Exeter, UK Lemon Grove
04/28 Cardiff, UK University Solus
04/29 Cambridge, UK Junction
04/30 Sheffield, UK Corporation
05/01 Liverpool, UK Academy 2
Cancer Bats are taking to the Canadian terrain for a fall tour in September with Black Lungs and Johnny Truant. The latest Cancer Bats tour dates can be seen below.
Cancer Bats will also premier “Hail Destroyer” on Aug. 27 as a feature video in the main video and metal sections on MySpace.
Here are the latest Cancer Bats tour dates More...
Cancer Bats has released their latest video for the song "Hail Destroyer" online. You can watch it on YouTube or below.
Cancer Bats is also touring extensively since May and through August. Here are the latest tour dates: More...