Announce US Release of Hail Destroyer out June 24th on Black Market!
Cancer Bats are one of the few bands that can successfully satisfy all tastes. - Exclaim!
A very solid album with a cohesive sound and direction that will satisfy the metal fan in a punk kid and the punk kid in a metal fan. - Subba-Cultcha.com
An explosive metal-inspired post-hardcore collection of songs. - Punknews.org
The Great White North gives us a blast of pummeling riffs and jagged tempos as Toronto's own Cancer Bats gear up for the release of their much awaited sophomore full length Hail Destroyer on Black Market Activities. Hail Destroyer sees Cancer Bats mature sonically and evolving as they incorporate the past, present of hardcore while they pave out its future.
From the fury of proto punk acts like Black Flag and Minor Threat as they tip their hats to the indie-core legends of the late 80's and early 90's such as Fugazi, Drive Like Jehu and Jawbox and remain cut from a somewhat similarly coarse cloth of today's movers and shakers in the realm of post-hardcore such as Young Widows, Pissed Jeans and Fucked Up to name a few. Make no mistake as Cancer Bats aren't here to be lumped into a pigeonhole as their charging riffs and blaring anthem-like hooks ample for fist pumping and whirlpool circle pits perches them on a wholly unique level.
Swooping like a rabid bat out of, uh, Canada, Cancer Bats give a rowdy and defiant clobbering to the eardrums all the way down to the bone. Consider yourself warned as we aren't responsible for anything broken or destroyed within earshot of whatever stereo this album is playing from.
Hail Destroyer Tracklist
1. Hail Destroyer
2. Harem Of Scorpions
5. Bastard's Waltz
7. Lucifer's Rocking Chair
8. Let It Pour
9. Smiling Politely
10. Pray For Darkness
11. PMA 'Til I'm DOA
12. Zed's Dead Baby
Cancer Bats Live!
May 19 2008 ROCK CITY *venue change* Nottingham
May 20 2008 Corporation Sheffield
May 21 2008 Satan’s Hollow Manchester
May 22 2008 Camden Barfly London UK
May 24 2008 Spring and Airbrake Belfast, Northern Ireland
May 25 2008 The Hub Dublin Ireland, Dublin
May 28 2008 Magnet Berlin
May 30 2008 Underground Koln
May 31 2008 X Herford
Jun 1 2008 Treibhaus Luzern
Jun 2 2008 Rockhal Luxembourg
Jun 4 2008 Boule Noir Paris
Jun 5 2008 Helling Utrecht w/ The Black Dahlia Murder
Jun 6 2008 Melkweg Amsterdam
Jun 7 2008 Waterfront Rotterdam
Jun 9 2008 007 Prague
Jun 10 2008 Arena Vienna
Jun 11 2008 Cafe Schlachthaus Dornbrim
Jun 14 2008 Rock Planet Ravenna
Jun 15 2008 Traffic Rome
Jun 17 2008 Le Caravan Serail Toulouse
Jun 18 2008 AVV Arrebato Zaragoza
Jun 19 2008 Porto Rio Oporto
Jun 20 2008 Ritmos Y Compas Madrid
Jun 21 2008 Mas Guinada Barcelona
Jun 22 2008 Casino Royale Palma De Mallorca
Jun 29 2008 SCENE FEST St. Catharines, Ontario
Aug 23 2008 READING FESTIVAL LOCK UP STAGE Reading
Aug 24 2008 LEEDS FESTIVAL LOCK UP STAGE LEEDS
US Summer Tourdates Coming Soon!
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