Cancer Bats To Release New Acoustic EP “You’ll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1”

Cancer Bats will be releasing a new acoustic EP titled “You’ll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1” on December 18. The effort can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp and proceeds from it will go towards Water First NGO.

“You’ll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1” Track Listing:

01. “Deathsmarch To A New Acoustic Beat”
02. “Road Sick Sick Sick So Stay Home”
03. “Black Metal Bicycle My Blues Riffs Away”
04. “Darkness Lite”
05. “Bed Of Nails Dreams Of Tambourines”
06. “Lucifer’s Slightly Less Rocking Chair”
07. “Bastards Waltz Recorded Live From TV” (Bandcamp exclusive)

Liam Cormier commented:

“After having our road dog existence of constant touring over the past 15 years halted due to the pandemic, and with all four band members, now spread across Canada in separate cities, towns and Provinces, we haven’t been in the same room since March. While separated from each other, we thought what better time to re-examine and record new versions of 6 classic Bats tracks. With the end of 2020 just around the corner, the optimistic lyrics to ‘Deathsmarch‘ seem to ring truer now than when first shouted in 2008, ‘Hey World You’ll Never Break Us, try your hardest, try your hardest.’”

He also added:

“While we are excited for fans to hear and enjoy these new renditions, the other goal for this project is to raise funds and awareness for the clean water crisis that still exists within Canada for many Indigenous communities.”

You can stream “Deathsmarch To A New Acoustic Beat“ and “Bastards Waltz Recorded Live From TV” from the EP below:

Cancer Bats Postpone March Canadian Tour

Cancer Bats have postponed their March Canadian tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in November.

The group commented:

“We arent stoked to be making this announcement but we feel a responsibility to act in reaction to everything thats happening around Covid-19, We will be rescheduling all of our dates in March.

We value the safety and health of all our fans, crew and band mates and want to make sure everyone is looked out for and taken care of.

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe and Take Care of Each Other. .



#cancerbats @spectrasonic @therecroomca @londonmusichall @townehousetavern”

Cancer Bats Announce 10th Anniversary Edition Of “Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones”

Cancer Bats will be releasing a remastered 10th anniversary edition of “Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones” on March 20. You can find pre-orders for the vinyl version HERE. Liam Cormier commented:

“It’s crazy looking back ten years at this album and listening to all these songs. Hearing where we were at as a band, especially having Jaye writing on bass, made everything so much heavier. I could also really scream at this point after playing 1000+ live shows, this is where we really shifted into being more metal and aggressive of a band. I’m also so stoked this vinyl is available worldwide after so many people having been asking us all the time where they can find it and extra stoked it can be out on Bat Skull Records!!!!”

Cancer Bats Announce Canadian Dates With Dead Tired & Dboy

Cancer Bats have announced some Canadian shows with Dead Tired and Dboy. Here’s the dates:

05/14 St. Catherines, ON – The Warehouse
05/15 Guelph, ON – Onyx
05/16 Barrie, ON – Foxx Lounge
05/17 Montreal, QC – Pouzza Festival

Cancer Bats Guitarist Scott Middleton To Miss Remaining 2019 Dates

Cancer Bats guitarist Scott Middleton will be missing the rest of the band’s 2019 dates as he awaits the birth of his child. During his absence, Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire) will be filling in.

Middleton commented:

“Thanks to everyone who made my last @cancerbats tour of the year so awesome! Had a blast at all our shows across France and the UK! Feels crazy to be missing my first show ever in 15 years of CB, but couldn’t be more excited about having our first child in a few more weeks! @wademacneil has my back on the shred stick while I’m gone! Go check out all our tours in Canada, Australia and Europe before the year’s end!

Since I’ll be at home, I’ll be open to doing more studio work than ever before. Please email me @ if you’re interested in help with Production, mixing, mastering, songwriting etc.”

The group added:

“Scoeby is taking a break for the rest of the year, and we couldn’t be more excited for him to start this new chapter in his life.”

Cancer Bats Announce Australian Tour

Cancer Bats have announced an Australian tour with Totally Unicorn. Here’s the dates:

10/10 Brisbane, AUS – Crowbar
10/11 Newcastle, AUS – Cambridge Hotel
10/12 Sydney, AUS – Crowbar
10/13 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
10/16 Melbourne, AUS – Stay Gold
10/17 Frankston, AUS – Pelly Bar
10/18 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar

Cancer Bats Announce UK & France Dates

Cancer Bats have announced that they will be touring the UK and France this August. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

08/02 Le Garric, FRA – Xtreme Festival
08/04 Guildford, UK – Boileroom
08/05 Bath, UK – Moles
08/06 Bridgend, UK – Hobos
08/07 Cheltenham, UK – Frog & Fiddle
08/08 Blackpool, UK – Waterloo Bar
08/10 Walton-On-Trent, UK – Bloodstock
08/11 Bristol, UK – Boomtown Alley
08/12 Bridgwater, UK – The Cobblestones
08/13 Southampton, UK – Joiners
08/14 Oxford, UK – Academy 2
08/16 Sallat-Sur-Vienne, FRA – Les Cheminees Du Rock
08/17 St. Nolff, FRA – Motocultor Festival

[via The PRP]

Cancer Bats Announce September Canadian Tour With Single Mothers & Sharptooth

Cancer Bats have announced a September Canadian tour. Single Mothers and Sharptooth will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/12 Sault Ste Marie, ON – Soo Blaster
09/13 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
09/14 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre, SOS Festival
09/15 Regina, SK – The Exchange
09/16 Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol Music Club
09/17 Fort McMurray, AB – The Den
09/18 Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s
09/20 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/21 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
09/22 Whistler, BC – Garfunkel’s
09/24 Kelowna, BC – Doc Willoughby’s
09/25 Rossland, BC – Flying Steam Shovel
09/26 Red Deer, AB – The Burgundy
09/27 Edmonton, AB – Starlite
09/28 Calgary, AB – The Gateway at SAIT

Cancer Bats Premiere “Inside Out” Video, Announce Eastern Canada Tour

Cancer Bats have premiered a new video for their previously unreleased “The Spark That Moves“ b-side “Inside Out.” The track will be available on the band’s split 7″ with Bleed From Within (out February 22) and Liam Cormier had the following to say about it:

“‘Inside Out‘ is such a gnarly beast of a song, that we all knew it would make for a rad track to release later and keep the vibe of ‘The Spark That Moves‘ going!”

In other news, Cancer Bats have also announced an Eastern Canadian tour. Dead Quiet, Diner Drugs, Heart Attack Kids and Deep Fryer will join them on select dates. Here’s where you can catch them:

04/18 Windsor, ON – Dom Polski (feat. Heart Attack Kids)
04/19 Hamilton, ON – Club Absinthe (feat. Heart Attack Kids)
04/20 Ottawa, ON – 27 Club
04/21 Sherbrooke, QC – Bar Le Magog
04/22 Saint John, NB – The Panic Room (feat. Diner Drugs and Deep Fryer)
04/23 Sydney, NS – Capri Cabaret (feat. Diner Drugs and Deep Fryer)
04/24 Fredericton, NB – Charlotte St Art Centre (feat. Diner Drugs and Deep Fryer)
04/25 Charlottetown, PEI – Beer Garden (feat. Diner Drugs)
04/26 Moncton, NB – Le Caveau (feat. Diner Drugs and Deep Fryer)
04/27 Halifax, NS – The Seahorse (feat. Diner Drugs and Deep Fryer)