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Bears, Mayors, Scrapes & Bones
4/13/2010

Hail Destroyer
6/24/2008

Birthing The Giant
9/5/2006
 
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Cancer Bats Reveal Record Store Day Performance Video
May 6, 2010
Cancer Bats have recently unveiled a brand new video recording of their Record Store Day performance at Banquet Records this past April. The video features Cancer Bats performing, interacting with fans, and much more! Record Store Day is an annual event in which independently owned record stores come together every third Sunday of April to put on special vinyl and CD releases, performances, and other fun activities. Check out the video here: http://www.banquetrecords.com/HRCB03

Also, don't forget to head over to Cancer Bats' MySpace and check out new streams of "Sabotage" and their new single "Dead Wrong."

'Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones' hit stores on April 13th, and is receiving a plethora of critical praise. Alternative Press Magazine's May 2010 issue review of 'Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones' brings attention to Cancer Bats' impressive talent and writing skill... "Toronto's Cancer Bats are adept at stripping the fat from their influences and dealing strictly in the reddest, juiciest of meat." Absolute Punk has also offered amazing praise towards 'Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones'. "When your last record was a huge success, it's only natural to go into the studio and want to make your next one better. That's exactly what Cancer Bats did and unlike some bands, they actually succeeded."

Make sure to catch Cancer Bats live this May while on the road with Every Time I Die and Norma Jean. The 2 week tour starts on May 11th in Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall and comes to an end in Wilmington, NC at Soapbox Laundrolounge. On May 8th, Cancer Bats will also being performing in Buffalo, NY at Town Music Hall with Snapcase and Sick of it All. This date and all spring dates with Every Time I Die and Norma Jean are listed below:

w/ Snapcase, Sick Of It All, Walter Schreifels:
5/08 - Buffalo, NY@ Town Music Hall

w/ Every Time I Die, Norma Jean:
5/11 - Columbus, OH @ Newort Music Hall
5/10 - Toledo, OH @ Frankie's - Headlining show!!
5/12 - Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby's
5/14 - Lexington, KY @ Buster's
5/15 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
5/16 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/17 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
5/18 - Columbia, MO @ Mojos
5/19 - Springfield, MO @ Remington's Downtown
5/21 - Little Rock, AR @ The Village
5/22 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
5/23 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
5/24 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
5/25 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge

Cancer Bats
have also just announced a bunch of fall UK dates with Bring Me the Horizon:
9/21 - Oxford - Academy 2
9/22 - Norwich - Waterfront
9/23 - Birmingham - Academy 2
9/24 - Glasgow - Garage
9/25 - Leeds - Cockpit
9/27 - Manchester - Club Academy
9/28 - Colchester - Arts Centre
9/29 - Brighton - Concorde 2
9/30 - Exeter - Lemon Grove

For more information on Cancer Bats, make sure to head over to:
http://www.cancerbats.com
http://www.myspace.com/cancerbats
 
 
 
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Cancer Bats Announce Upcoming Dates With ETID, Norma Jean
April 7, 2010
Cancer Bats are pleased to announce their upcoming U.S. tour with Every Time I Die and Norma Jean. When asked to comment on the tour announcement, Cancer Bats vocalist and resident Every Time I Die fan Liam Cormier stated, "Duh! Obviously, I'm stoked on this! It's Every Time I Die and Norma Jean! But, in all sincerity, we can't wait to go back out with Every Time I Die again, especially now that their beat keeper is a fellow Canadian! It just makes this tour that much sweeter. We don't know the Norma Jean dudes yet but I'm sure this whole thing is going to be a big ol' bro down by the end! My only beef is that the tour is 2 weeks and not 2 years!"

Cancer Bats are coming fresh off their highly successful Canadian tour with Billy Talent and Against Me!, and are currently gearing up for their new release and Good Fight Music debut, 'Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones' on April 13th. Cancer Bats have also released a digital EP containing "Scared to Death" and their take on the Beastie Boys' classic, "Sabotage." The EP is available on iTunes now. If you have not seen the video for "Sabotage" yet, make sure to head on over to http://www.cancerbats.com/sabotage and check it out.

On May 8th, Cancer Bats will also being performing in Buffalo, NY at Town Music Hall with Snapcase and Sick of it All! This date and all Spring dates with Every Time I Die and Norma Jean are listed below:

w/ Snapcase, Sick Of It All, Walter Schreifels:
5/08 - Buffalo, NY@ Town Music Hall

w/ Every Time I Die, Norma Jean:
5/11 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/12 - Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby's
5/14 - Lexington, KY @ Buster's
5/15 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
5/16 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/17 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
5/18 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
5/19 - Springfield, MO @ Remington's Downtown
5/21 - Little Rock, AR @ The Village
5/22 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
5/23 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
5/24 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
5/25 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge

Be sure to check out the April issues of Kerrang, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, and Big Cheese for more on the Cancer Bats, and for general information, please head over to:
http://www.cancerbats.com
http://www.myspace.com/cancerbats
 
 
 
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Cancer Bats To Release Digital EP March 2nd
February 25, 2010
Cancer Bats have announced that they will be releasing a digital EP on March 2nd ; it will be available for download from all major online digital distribution outlets. The EP will contain the tracks "Scared To Death" and their take on the Beastie Boys' classic, "Sabotage."

The songs on the EP are from their forthcoming release, 'Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones', due to be released on April 13th. Lead singer Liam Cormier had the following to say about the forthcoming digital EP, "Brothers and sisters this Sabotage EP is gonna be a fuckin serious digital party."

Cancer Bats
have released a video for "Sabotage." If you have not seen the video yet make sure to head over to http://www.cancerbats.com/sabotage and check it out today.

Cancer Bats
will be hitting the road in Canada with Billy Talent and Against Me this March. You can view the tour dates below.

Cancer Bats
Canadian Tour
w/ Billy Talent, Against Me and Alexisonfire:
2/25 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Black Pirate's Pub (Headlining Show)
3/01 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's (Direct Support for Against Me)
3/02 - Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre (Direct Support for Against Me)
3/03 - Victoria, BC @ Save On Foods Centre
3/04 - Whistler, BC @ Merlin's (Co-Headlining with 3 Inches of Blood)
3/05 - Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
3/06 - Kamloops, BC @ Interior Savings Centre
3/08 - Prince George, BC @ CN Centre
3/09 - Dawson Creek, BC @ EnCana Events Center
3/11 - Red Deer, AB @ Enmax Centrium
3/12 - Medicine Hat, AB @ Medicine Hat Arena
3/13 - Lethbridge, AB @ Enmax Centre
3/15 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
3/16 - Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
3/18 - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre @ Evrez Place
3/19 - Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
3/20 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
3/22 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON @ Essar Centre
3/23 - Sudbury, ON @ Sudbury Arena
3/24 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
3/25 - Kingston, ON @ Stages (Direct Support for Against Me)
3/26 - Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
3/27 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
3/28 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

For more info on Cancer Bats, Visit:
http://www.cancerbats.com
http://www.myspace.com/cancerbats
 
 
 
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Cancer Bats Exclusive Track On Revolver Bootleg Series
February 6, 2009
Canada’s Cancer Bats have released a cover track for The Faint’s song, "Agenda Suicide", exclusively through Revolver Magazine’s Bootleg series available on the magazine’s website. This installment features the Cancer Bats cover of “Agenda Suicide” by Nebraskan neo-new-wavers The Faint. The song almost made the Bats’ latest, 'Hail Destroyer' (Blackmarket Activities/Metal Blade). Head over to the Revolver site to check out the track and to see what vocalist Liam Cormier has to say about why the track didn’t make the cut but is still unique.

And don’t forget to catch the band live when they hit your town as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos alongside Thursday, Bring Me the Horizon, Four Year Strong, and Pierce the Veil. Tour dates are listed below.

Cancer Bats:
02/08 - Claremore, OK - The King Of Clubs

Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos Tour
w/ Thursday, Bring Me The Horizon, Four Year Strong, Pierce The Veil:
02/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
02/15 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Civic Auditorium
02/16 - Chico, CA - Senator Theatre
02/17 - Bakersfield, CA - The Dome*
02/18 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
02/19 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
02/20 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
02/21 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
02/22 - Denver, CO - Fillmore
02/23 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground*
02/24 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
02/25 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
02/26 - Rochester, NY - Armory
02/27 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
02/28 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
03/01 - Portland, ME - The Station*
03/02 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
03/03 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
03/04 - New York City, NY - Nokia
03/05 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland
03/06 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
03/07 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
03/08 - Columbus, OH - Newport
03/09 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
03/10 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
03/11 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant
03/12 - Chicago, IL - Aragon
03/13 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
03/14 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
03/15 - Louisville, KY - Expo 5
03/17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
03/18 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock
03/19 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
03/21 - Houston, TX - Verizon
03/22 - San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
03/23 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
03/24 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom*
03/26 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
03/27 - Portland, OR - Roseland
03/28 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
03/29 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
03/30 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
04/01 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
04/03 - Edmonton, AB - Event Centre
04/04 - Saskatoon, SK - Odeon
04/05 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings
04/08 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
04/09 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis

* = Off Dates w/ Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce The Veil, Four Year Strong

For more info on Cancer Bats, visit http://www.cancerbats.com, or http://www.myspace.com/cancerbats.
 
 
 
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Bring Me The Horizon 'Making The Video' Segments
January 6, 2009
2 “Making the Video” segments from Bring Me The Horizon’s video shoot for “Chelsea Smiles” have been posted online and can be viewed below. The full video will premiere on MySpace this Friday, January 9th.

You can also view them at www.tasteofchaos.com.

Be sure to check out Bring Me The Horizon on the 2009 Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour along with headliner Thursday, plus Four Year Strong, Pierce The Veil and Cancer Bats. RTOC 2009 kicks off Feb 14th in Los Angeles, CA.

RTOC 2009 Tour Dates:
2/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
2/15 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Civic Auditorium
2/16 - Chico, CA - Senator Theatre
2/17 - OFF
2/18 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
2/19 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
2/20 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
2/21 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
2/22 - Denver, CO - Fillmore
2/23 - OFF
2/24 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
2/25 - Cincinnati , OH - Bogart's
2/26 - Rochester, NY - Armory
2/27 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
2/28 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
3/1 - OFF
3/2 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
3/3 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
3/4 - New York City, NY - Nokia
3/5 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland
3/6 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
3/7 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
3/8 - Columbus, OH - Newport
3/9 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
3/10 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
3/11 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant
3/12 - Chicago, IL - Aragon
3/13 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
3/14 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
3/15 - Louisville, KY - Expo 5
3/16 - OFF
3/17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
3/18 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock
3/19 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
3/20 - OFF
3/21 - Houston, TX - Verizon
3/22 - San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
3/23 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
3/24 - OFF
3/25 - OFF
3/26 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
3/27 - Portland, OR - Roseland
3/28 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
3/29 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
3/30 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
3/31 - OFF
4/1 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
4/2 - OFF
4/3 - Edmonton, AB - Event Centre
4/4 - Saskatoon, SK - Odeon
4/5 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings
4/6 - OFF
4/7 - OFF
4/8 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
4/9 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
 
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2004
HOME TOWN: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
MEMBERS:
Liam Cormier - Vocals
Scott Middleton - Guitar
Jaye Schwarzer - Bass
Mike Peters - Drums

The Cancer Bats have come to destroy. Fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, Cancer Bats mix hardcore, southern metal, and punk rock into a lethal rock and roll explosion.
The band originated in May of 2004 with singer Liam Cormier and guitarist Scott Middleton, former member of Toronto metal band At The Mercy Of Inspiration. The two wanted to form a project that combined their favorite parts of bands like Refused, Black Flag, Led Zeppelin and Down, among others. The line-up was rounded out with the addition of Andrew McCracken on bass and Mike Peters on drums.

The four-piece wasted no time writing and recording songs for a self-released demo that saw light in January of 2005 (later reissued on Oct 31 2005 on vinyl by Tragicomedy Records). Determined to spread the gospel of rage and get its music heard, the Cancer Bats spent the next year touring extensively all over North America with bands such as Every Time I Die, Nora, Alexisonfire, Haste the Day, It Dies Today, Comeback Kid, A Life Once Lost, The Bled, Misery Signals and This Is Hell.

Show after show, from coast to coast, the Cancer Bats, whose explosive live shows inspire floor punching, windmills, and arm spinning, had begun to establish their own devoted legion of fans.
With the hellacious buzz about the Cancer Bats fuelling across North America, the band unleashed its highly anticipated debut album 'Birthing the Giant' on the most evil day in history 06/06/06, on Distort Inc. (home to Alexisonfire). Produced by award winning Canadian producer Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace, Billy Talent) the album featured bold, infectious riffage that peaked the interest of audiences and press across the globe. With critical acclaim resonating from all sides of the planet, the year following the debut release saw the Cancer Bats fly to the top of the Hardcore Punk scene. From signing licensing deals with Hassle in the UK and Shock in Australia, to winning the Favourite Hardcore/Metal Group of the year at the 2007 Indie Awards and Best Independent Video at the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards, the world had started to take notice of Canada's favourite flying mammals.

'Hail Destroyer' is the Cancer Bats sophomore studio release. Co-produced by Eric Ratz (Big Sugar, Theory Of A Dead Man, Billy Talent), Kenny Luong (Billy Talent), and Greg Below (Alexisonfire) and recorded at Vespa Studios, the album features an edgier, much heavier, and finely tuned collection of songs. From the punchy opening riff of the title track "Hail Destroyer" right to the melodic outro of "Zed's Dead, Baby," the Cancer Bats do not disappoint. Integrating more Punk, Stoner Rock, Metal, and Hardcore into the mix and taking a much more introspective approach than its predecessor, 'Hail Destroyer' sees the Cancer Bats taking their musicianship to a whole new level. Lead singer Liam Cormier's heated vocals and heavily personal lyrics keep the energy high throughout the album, while axe-wielding Scott Middleton's electrifying solos and shredding riffs make you want to rock out like never before. Throw in Mike Peter's rhythmic ferocity and you have an album that will leave you salivating for more.

2010 is looming large for Cancer Bats and the band is already off to a fuel throttled start. The guys recently recorded a brand new album titled "Bears, Mayors, Scraps, and Bones". The 14 track ensemble of whiskey soaked riffs, focused aggression, and well placed hooks is the bands biggest and boldest work to date. The final track of the album is a blistering rendition of the Beastie Boy's "Sabatoge". The band filmed a raucous and hilarious homage to the 3 emcees from NYC, which is the perfect complement to the hard hitting track. While The "Sabotage" video is guaranteed to act as an open invitation to many a new fan across the globe it is the Cancer Bats trademark hybrid sound of punk infused stoner metal that will hook them in for life. "Bears, Mayors, Scraps, and Bones" is set to pounce the U.S. through Good Fight Music on Tuesday April 13th.