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NOV 08 – Two UK Tour Dates to go. So, the Billy Talent UK tour has now finished and most of the headlining shows have been and gone too. If you didn't manage to make any of those gigs, you can still catch Cancer Bats at two rescheduled headline tour dates in York and Bournemouth at the beginning of December. Get the tour dates and tickets here. Support at York Fibbers comes from The Computers, Drowned In Flames and Teen Zu. Support at Bournemouth iBar comes from The Computers.
SEP 14 – Cancer Bats reveal new album title. Cancer Bats are currently working on album number 3 in Canada and have revealed to Rock Sound that it will be titled Bears, Mayors, Scraps And Bones. The album will likely be released in early 2010.
SEP 08 – UK Headline Tour Dates added. As expected, Cancer Bats have announced a number of headline gigs around the time of their shows with Billy Talent in October and November. Get your Cancer Bats tickets here.
AUG 21 – Cancer Bats to play Hellfire Festival. The band have been added to the main stage line-up of the Hellfire Festival on Friday November 6th. Electric Eel Shock will also play the main stage of Hellfire II on the Friday. Other bands confirmed for the 3-day festival include Saxon, Anvil, The Plight, Trigger The Bloodshed, Fields Of The Nephilim, My Dying Bride and Viking Skull. Tickets are priced at £25 per day or £55 for the weekend and can be bought here. This addition to the Cancer Bats tour schedule leaves plenty of room for a few headline dates following the Billy Talent tour before Hellfire takes place. Fingers crossed! Full Cancer Bats Tour Dates.
AUG 19 – Cancer Bats to Support Billy Talent. Cancer Bats have been added as the main support for Billy Talent's 10 date October/November UK tour. Extra support at these gigs will come from Canterbury. Full tour dates and tickets are here! Get your tickets NOW!!
JUL 02 – Cancer Bats add more UK tour dates. Some more Cancer Bats gigs have been added around the time of their upcoming performance at the Sonisphere Festival on August 2nd. The band will be headlining the second stage of Hevy Fest in Folkestone the day before (August 1st) as well as playing a headline show at White Rabbit in Plymouth on August 3rd. Cancer Bats have also been added as support to Fucked UP at their On The Rocks gig in Newquay on August 4th. You owe it to yourself to be at at least one of these shows! Go here for tour dates and tickets.
JUN 23 – Awesome Cancer Bats T-Shirt FTW. Check out this rad Cancer Bats T-shirt design by Stephen Shaw, a Toronto based designer and artist. I really hope this actually gets made - it'd be a more than worthy addition to the current Cancer Bats Tshirts available to buy.
MAY 11 – New interview with Liam. Laura Callan interviews Cancer Bats frontman Liam Cormier before their recent headline show at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms on May 6th. Watch the interview here.
MAY 05 – Cancer Bats to play Sonisphere Festival. Festival organisers have added a third stage to Sonisphere. The Bohemia stage will feature Cancer Bats on August 2nd, the day which is headlined by Metallica and also features Nine Inch Nails, Machine Head, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, Hundred Reasons & Architects. Get your Sonisphere tickets here before they sell out!
APR 20 – Hail Destroyer Special Edition. A new expanded re-issue of Cancer Bats' Hail Destroyer is released today and features 4 extra tracks and a bonus DVD. New tracks included are Engine Skull, a new Cancer Bats track recorded during the Hail Destroyer sessions; Agenda Suicide, a cover of band The Faint; So Jealous, a Teagan & Sara cover; and I Want a Lot (So Come On), a Muder City Devils cover. The DVD features live footage of Smiling Politely, French Immersion, Sorceress, Shillelagh & Hail Destroyer and exclusive behind the scenes tour footage. Buy the special edition of Hail Destroyer now for just £7.99!
APR 08 – Liam guests on new Silverstein album. The new album from Canadian quintet Silverstein, A Shipwreck in the Sand, was released last week in the UK and features guest vocals by Liam Cormier on the track Vices. Listen to the song or buy the CD for just £8.18!
MAR 10 – New Cancer Bats audio interview. Jamnow.com interview Liam Cormier while Cancer Bats were out on the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos tour in the USA. Listen to the interview here.
MAR 09 – Daily Rock interview with Liam. A nice little interview with Liam while on the Bullet For My Valentine tour in the USA. Cancer Bats were opening the show. Check out the interview here. Mega sweet bros!
MAR 02 – Cancer Bats to release single with Rolo Tomassi. A split 7" featuring Cancer Bats and Sheffield mathcore band Rolo Tomassi will be released on April 27th through Hassle Records. Cancer Bats will be touring the UK and Ireland at the same time. The record is limited to just 300 copies and will be available to buy at the shows. Tour dates and tickets.
FEB 28 – Cancer Bats Announce UK Headline Tour. After the disappointment of In Flames cancelling their April UK tour, for which Cancer Bats were due to be the main support, the band have now announced a full headline tour of the UK around the same time. There are 16 shows in the Vans Off The Wall TOur and support comes from The Plight and SSS. Tour dates and tickets here or download the tour poster.
FEB 20 – Watch the new Deathsmarch video. The new music video for Deathsmarch is available to watch now. Check it out here... Cancer Bats Deathsmarch Video.
FEB 18 – In Flames Cancel UK & Ireland Tour. The upcoming April/May tour with Cancer Bats will unfortunately not be going ahead as planned. In Flames have been forced to cancel due to personal issues. This was announced on the band's MySpace:
"We are very sad to announce that the UK & Ireland tour will not happen as planned. As you already know, Jesper is currently at an alcohol rehabilitation clinic and is taking some time off to get better. Peter is about to become a dad. We obviously knew about Peter becoming a dad and originally planned to have a replacement bassist, but with the recent events surrounding Jesper we simply feel that it is not fair on the fans to see a completely different line up, which in our eyes is not In Flames. Again, sorry to make any UK & Irish fans disappointed and we hope to make it up to you very soon! - In Flames".
Cancer Bats will still be heading over here for their headline shows. Details here.
FEB 09 – Cancer Bats Win F-U Award! ...And the winner of Best FU Song of 2008 (Song Of The Year) is Hail Destroyer by Cancer Bats! Well done guys and thanks to everyone who voted.
FEB 05 – New Cancer Bats cover song available to download. The boys have made an exclusive cover track available to download or listen online. The song is called Agenda Suicide, originally by US new wave dance punk group The Faint. Click the link beneath the online player to download.
FEB 03 – Cancer Bats nominated for JUNO Award. The nominee's for Canada's prestigious annual JUNO music awards have been announced today and Cancer Bats are up in the New Group Of The Year category. Nominees in other categories include Dallas Green's City and Colour for Artist Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year and, erm, Nickelback (please no!). Anyway, keep your fingers crossed! Winners will be declared on March 28th. In the meantime check out this video interview with Liam & Mike discussing the nomination.
JAN 20 – Help Cancer Bats win an F-U Award. Or two. The second annual F-U Awards take place on February 5th in Toronto and Cancer Bats have been nominated for two awards - Hardest Working Band of 2008 and Song of the Year for Hail Destroyer. Head over to the F-U Awards website now to cast your votes.
JAN 09 – Cancer Bats guest on new Gallows album. UK hardcore band Gallows have enlisted the help of Cancer Bats for the follow up to 2006 debut album Orchestra Of Wolves. Eva Spence of Rolo Tomassi and Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil will also be making an appearance on the album, the latter singing on the outro to a track called Graves. The album is expected to be released later this year.
DEC 20 – Cancer Bats' 2008 highlights. Watch this podcast to hear Cancer Bats give their review of 2008 and find out which were their favourite gigs. You can also subscribe to Kerrang! here to save 30% off the cover price and be the first to get it delivered to your door.
DEC 06 – New audio interview with Cancer Bats. Liam talks from the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales and reveals his true self. Listen here.
NOV 20 – Cancer Bats get the Spanish Inquisition treatment. Metal Hammer treats us all to an interview with Cancer Bats this month. Check it out here to find out their views on Thundercats and group showering with the Backstreet Boys.
NOV 15 – Cancer Bats join Taste Of Chaos in 2009. Cancer Bats will be part of the line-up for the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos tour next year. Also on the bill are Thursday, Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce The Veil and Four Year Strong. Taste Of Chaos 2009 kicks off in California, USA in February before hitting Canada at the end of March. UK dates are likely to be later in the year.
NOV 10 – In Flames tour dates announced. Check out the tour dates here to find out where Cancer Bats will be playing as the main support for Sweden's In Flames during their UK & Ireland gigs in April & May next year.
OCT 22 – Cancer Bats to tour with In Flames. Liam revealed that they will be supporting melodic death metal band In Flames on their UK tour in April 2009. The tour dates will be revealed here when they're announced so keep checking back.
OCT 21 – Cancer Bats play Leeds house party. After their show at Leeds Met on Sunday, the band dropped in to play a house party in a basement in Leeds with The Plight and D-Rail. Check out these awesome photos by xleex photography.
OCT 16 – A Short Fanzine About Rocking (*with Cancer Bats). The latest issue of this quality fanzine is still available and features interviews with Cancer Bats, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Poison The Well, Ghost Of A Thousand, As I Lay Dying, and much more in its fun-packed 80 pages. It's issue 22 and you can get it for just £1 at Banquet Records (in Kingston), Roadkill Records or Piccadilly Records (in Manchester), All Ages Records or Borders, Charing Cross Road (in London), Forbidden Planet (in Cambridge) and Punker Bunker (in Brighton). Or go here for details on how to get it through the post.
OCT 06 – Lucifer's Rocking Chair is new single. Cancer Bats will release Lucifer's Rocking Chair from 2008 album Hail Destroyer as a digital download single on November 3rd.
SEP 29 – Cancer Bats add new Kingston show. In the middle of their supporting tour with Funeral For A Friend, and the day before their appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival in Wales, Cancer Bats will be making their third headlining appearance at The Peel in Kingston on Thursday 4th December. Tickets priced at £7 can be bought here.
SEP 20 – Cancer Bats on new Kerrang! album. Hail Destroyer is featured on new 42 track double CD Kerrang! The Album 08, released on Monday September 22nd. The tracklisting looks pretty good too. Buy it cheapest at Amazon (£8.98) or Play (£8.95).
SEP 19 – Liam Cormier: Interview flood! Frontman Liam has been a busy guy recently. Here's a selection of interviews to get your teeth into (the first one's hilarious)... Liam discusses linguistic differences in England || Liam talks about Hail Destroyer and the bands you should be listening to (Download the MP3 Podcast) || Prognosis is good for Cancer Bats || Liam talks about Hail Destroyer on Canadian radio
SEP 01 – Exclusive Cancer Bats live footage. Filmed at The Peel in Kingston on August 20th just prior to their stellar performances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, here's Let It Pour!
AUG 24 – Reading Festival Interview. Mike Davies from BBC Radio 1 interviews The Cancer Bats after their storming performance at the 2008 Reading Festival. Watch it here.
AUG 17 – Reading Festival Stage Time. Cancer Bats play the Lock-Up stage at this year's Reading Festival on Saturday 23rd August from 16:40 to 17:25.
AUG 17 – Leeds Festival Stage Time. Cancer Bats play the Lock-Up stage at this year's Leeds Festival on Sunday 24th August from 16:30 to 17:10.
JUL 30 – Cancer Bats tour the UK. See the gigs section for a huge list of tour dates. Cancer Bats will be rocking these shores at the Kerrang Week of Rock, Leeds & Reading Festivals, Hard Rock Hell Festival as well as supporting Anti-Flag and Funeral For A Friend. But it doesn't stop there - they're also throwing in a few headlining dates as well.
JUL 23 – Cancer Bats nominated for Best Album at the Kerrang! Awards. Hail Destroyer goes up against albums from Bullet For My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold, In Flames and Mindless Self Indulgence. Vote now!!
APR 21 – Hail Destroyer released in the UK!! The new Cancer Bats album is out now. 12 tracks of foot-stomping hardcore/metal/punk energy that more than lives up to expectations following the excellent Birthing The Giant.
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