Cancer Bats Announce September UK Tour

Cancer Bats have announced a September UK tour. Witch Fever and XL Life will open.

Tour Dates:

09/01 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
09/02 Brighton, UK – Washed Out Festival
09/03 Southampton, UK – Joiners
09/04 Tunbridge Wells, UK – Forum
09/06 London, UK – The Dome
09/07 London, UK – New Cross Inn
09/08 Oxford, UK – Academy 2
09/09 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
09/10 Milton Keynes, UK – The Craufurd Arms
09/11 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
09/12 Liverpool, UK – Arts Club Loft
09/13 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
09/14 Swansea, UK – Sin City
09/15 Hull, UK – Tower Ballroom
09/16 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
09/17 Glasgow, UK – Garage

Cancer Bats Premiere “Radiate” Video

Cancer Bats have premiered a new video for their new song “Radiate.” This track is from the band’s new album “Psychic Jailbreak,” which was released today (April 15). Vocalist Liam Cormier commented:

“WE LOVE 90s HARDCORE! That was our whole vibe with this song was to capture that great bounce that all our fav hardcore bands had! Nothing beats a jam that makes you want to wear baggy jeans and pogo in the pit!”

Cancer Bats Premiere New Song “Pressure Mind”

Cancer Bats have premiered a new song titled “Pressure Mind.” This track is from the band’s new album “Psychic Jailbreak,” which will be released on April 15. Frontman Liam Cormier commented:

“Sometimes you just need a release with everything going on in the world, this song is our punk rock way of blowing off some steam. Melodic verses and bridge are all about introspection and thinking how we get ourselves in these mindsets time and time again and then the Chorus is all about LETTING IT OUT!”

Cancer Bats Premiere “Lonely Bong” Video

Cancer Bats have premiered a new video for their new song “Lonely Bong.” Notably, the clip features Fever 333’s Stephen Harrison, who is expected to join the band as a fill-in for ex-guitarist Scott Middleton. The track is from their new album “Psychic Jailbreak,” which will be released on April 15.

Drummer Mike Peters commented:

“‘Lonely Bong‘ is a song about life on the road and being in a band. It was a big lifestyle change for us when the pandemic happened and we couldn’t tour. We missed it a lot. Playing music, seeing friends and fans from around the world. We didn’t even see each other for over a year. LB is a homage to the road life and the blessing it’s been in our lives.

I like to think that Liam titled the song ‘Lonely Bong‘ for me since I’m the only smoker in the band. I would smoke and play drums, working out the songs for the new album alone late at night. Smoking helped to shift my brain from dad/regular life to a creative spot. I was the lonely bong missing his buds.”

Cancer Bats Premiere “Psychic Jailbreak” Music Video

Cancer Bats have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Psychic Jailbreak.” That effort will be released on April 15.

Liam Cormier said the following about the song:

“We needed to kick things off with a total banger of a track that makes you want to pump your fist in the air, smash your head to the beat, all while screaming the call to action REJECT THE FALLACY OF TIME! The concept of a Psychic Jailbreak is to completely change one’s perspective on something, in this case it’s our ideas of fixed linear time.”

He also added the following about the album:

“We knew this album had to be special. Our band has never been one sole member tasked with all the writing. Over the last 15 years of releasing albums, it’s been a collaboration of the 4 of us forming all musical ideas. That being said, we knew that the 3 remaining Bats would have to prove our worth with this next album. We wanted to show Cancer Bats fans that an exciting new future was in store for us. To say the stakes were high on this album, would be an understatement. We were all feeling a mix of excitement and nerves as we began tracking the 11 songs that would form this record.”

“Psychic Jailbreak” Track Listing:

01. “Radiate”
02. “The Hoof”
03. “Lonely Bong”
04. “Friday Night”
05. “Hammering On”
06. “Crocodiles”
07. “Shadow Of Mercury”
08. “Keep On Breathin”
09. “Pressure Mind”
10. “Rollin Threes”
11. “Psychic Jailbreak

In other news, the group also have the following dates booked in Canada:

With Comeback Kid & A Wilhelm Scream:

03/17 London, ON – Rum Runners
03/18 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/19 Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
03/20 Kingston, ON – Mansion
04/15 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
04/16 Regina, SK – The Exchange
04/17 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
04/18 Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Freds

With Comeback Kid & Misery Signals:

04/21 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/22 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/23 Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
04/25 Whistler, BC – Garfinkel’s
04/26 Nelson, BC – The Royal
04/27 Fernie, BC – Northern Bar & Stage
04/28 Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar
04/29 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
04/30 Calgary, AB – Dickens
05/01 Calgary, AB – Dickens

Cancer Bats, Comeback Kid, & Misery Signals Announce April Canadian Tour

Cancer Bats, Comeback Kid, and Misery Signals have announced an April Canadian tour. Here’s the dates:

No Misery Signals:

04/15 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
04/16 Regina, SK – The Exchange
04/17 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
04/18 Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Freds

With Misery Signals:

04/22 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/23 Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
04/24 Whistler, BC – Garfinkel’s
04/26 Nelson, BC – The Royal
04/27 Fernie, BC – Northern Bar & Stage
04/28 Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar
04/29 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
04/30 Calgary, AB – Dickens

Cancer Bats Part Ways With Guitarist Scott Middleton

Cancer Bats have parted ways with guitarist Scott Middleton. As a result, all of the band’s remaining 2021 shows have been postponed.

Middleton issued the following statement:

“AFTER MUCH CONSIDERATION AND AN AMAZING 17 YEARS TOGETHER, I’VE DECIDED THAT I WILL BE PARTING WAYS WITH CANCER BATS.

I LOOK BACK ON ALL THE RECORDS WE MADE, THE COUNTLESS TOURS & SHOWS, THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS WE ACHIEVED TOGETHER, AND MEMORIES WE’VE SHARED, WITH IMMENSE PRIDE AND GRATITUDE. I HAVE NOTHING BUT LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR MIKE, JAYE AND LIAM AND WISH THEM ALL THE BEST IN THE FUTURE.

I ALSO WISH TO EXTEND A MASSIVE THANKS TO ALL THE CREW & BANDS WE HIT THE ROAD WITH, THE AMAZING PR TEAMS, LABELS, AGENTS, MANGERS, PRODUCERS, VENUES, ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND JOURNALISTS WE EVER WORKED WITH; AND OF COURSE, ALL THE INCREDIBLE FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF CB WORLDWIDE, WITHOUT WHOM, OUR CAREER AND SUCCESS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE.

AFTER RECENT LIFE EVENTS, NOW, MORE THAN EVER IT FEELS THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR ME TO PRIORITIZE MY FAMILY, PERSONAL GROWTH/HEALTH, AND FOCUS MY MUSIC CAREER TOWARD HELPING OTHER BANDS AND ARTISTS THROUGH MY EXPERIENCE AND PASSION FOR PRODUCING, MASTERING, AND MIXING.

I AM CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING MY OWN RECORDING STUDIO EAST OF TORONTO, ON THE BAY OF QUINTE, IN THE BELLEVILLE/PEC REGION, WHICH WILL BE
READY IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO.

PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO GET IN TOUCH.

SINCERELY,

SCOTT MIDDLETON”

Cancer Bats also commented:

“We wish Scott all the best in his future endeavours.

This is by no means the end of Cancer Bats.

The 3 of us will continue on this sonic path of destruction, heading into the studio soon to start tracking CB7

Due to Scotts departure, we are going to be postponing all shows for the rest of the year.

Thank you for your understanding and we can wait to see you all next year!!!!

Thanks to Scott for being our Brother in Metal the last 17 years.

Many hails to Scoeb the Mayor 🤘

ALL DATES POSTPONED UNTIL 2022
OCTOBER

8 – MISSISSAUGA – THE REC ROOM
9 – SUDBURY – THE TOWNHOUSE
10 – SUDBURY – THE TOWNHOUSE
14 – PETERBROUGH – THE RED DOG
16 – OTTAWA – CLUB SAW

*date cancelled- please contact Spectrasonic for refunds

DECEMBER

9 – BARRIE ON – THE QUEENS
10 – GUELPH – ONYX
11 – ST CATHERINES – THE WAREHOUSE

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES”

Cancer Bats To Release “You’ll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 2” In September, Share “Hail The Acoustic Destroyer” Featuring Lindsay Schoolcraft

Cancer Bats will be releasing a new acoustic EP, titled “You’ll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 2,” on September 14. The effort will be available though Bandcamp with proceeds set to go towards Water First NGO.

“You’ll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 2” Track Listing:

01. “Hail The Acoustic Destroyer” (feat. Lindsay Schoolcraft)
02. “Bricks Mandolins And More Tambourine” (feat. Eamon McGrath)
03. “Pneumoniacoustic Hawk”
04. “RAcousticTS”
05. “Winterpeg Folk Fest”

Liam Cormier said the following about the EP:

“After we released the first EP the reaction was so positive and great. So many people reached out saying they loved these new versions, that we felt really inspired to work on more songs and try more ideas. Jaye led the charge picking up his guitar and sending tons of ideas for us all to run with and the second round we had a bit better idea of what we were doing, and especially for me in terms of how to even sing these songs. Everything came together quickly and Vol 2 was tons of fun to make!”

The effort’s first single, “Hail The Acoustic Destroyer” (feat. Lindsay Schoolcraft), can be found below. Cormier added the following about that:

“For ‘Hail The Acoustic Destroyer‘ we all really wanted to capture the same energy and tension of the song but using a completely different approach from the original. Looking more at it being sparse and looming to convey the ‘heaviness’. Once that ground work was laid, having Lindsay Schoolcraft’s amazing goth tinged vocals on the track really pushes the song into a new melodic dimension, making the listener forget what the original ‘Hail Destroyer” even was.”

Cancer Bats, Comeback Kid, & A Wilhelm Scream Announce Canadian Shows

Cancer Bats, Comeback Kid, and A Wilhelm Scream have booked some Canadian shows together. Here’s the dates:

03/17 London, ON – Rum Runners
03/18 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/19 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
03/20 Kingston, ON – The Mansion

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: