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Cancer Bats

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Cancer Bats are a hardcore punk band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada that formed in 2004. They have released four studio albums and six extended plays. The band is composed of vocalist Liam Cormier, guitarist Scott Middleton, drummer Mike Peters and bassist Jaye R. Schwarzer. Cancer Bats take a wide variety of influences from heavy metal sub-genres and fuse them into hardcore punk and punk rock, including elements of sludge metal, and southern rock. The band has also been compared to metalcore bands of the 1990s like Converge and Hatebreed. Read more on Last.fm

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Photos: Leeds Festival – 24-26 August 2012

September 17th, 2012

Mastodon at Leeds Festival 2012 by Gobinder Jhitta Thrash Hits

In addition to those sweet as you like on-stage photos of Cancer Bats’ Main Stage triumph we showed you last weekend, our man Gobinder Jhitta took a shedload of photos at this year’s Leeds Festival. We basically gave him free rein to go shoot whatever and whoever he wanted, and he didn’t let us down – pretty much every band we ranted and/or raved about in our post-Reading & Leeds Festival podcast is featured in his gallery, which you can check out after the jump.

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Photos: Cancer Bats @ Leeds Festival – 25 August 2012

September 15th, 2012

Cancer Bats at Leeds Festival 2012 by Gobinder Jhitta

Cancer Bats might have missed their chance to pop their Main Stage cherry at Download Festival 2012 (cheers for that, British weather), but Leeds Festival 2012 was a different story. In front of the joint-biggest crowd of their career (tied with Leeds’ sister-festival, Reading, of course), Liam Cormier and co. smashed it. Lucky for us, our man Gobinder Jhitta was on hand to document their victory with his camera – and he did so from onstage.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 004: Albums of the Year (So Far)

June 29th, 2012

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Raz is back in “the studio” for this week’s podcast, where he joins Hugh in looking back at the best albums of 2012 so far. There’ll be bands you’ve heard of, bands you’ve never heard of, and bands you’ve criminally under-rated up until now because they had stupid names. We’ve got the lot.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 004: Albums of the Year (so far)

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Download Festival 2012: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

June 28th, 2012

Download Festival 2012 logo Thrash Hits

It’s that time of year again – it’s the return of the Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page for 2012! All of our Download coverage from across the entire weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. That means individual band coverage in the form of photos and setlists, as well as reviews of each day’s highlights, every scandalous rumour and dirty bit of gossip that we overhear, and every outrageous photo of muddy debauchery that our photographers can get their lenses on.

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Heavy Metal Sandwich 001: Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats

June 19th, 2012

The sandwich is possibly the greatest food-based invention. We need to be able to eat and post on Facebook at the same time. Sandwiches allow us to do this. The best thing about sandwiches, however, is that anybody can eat them. Vegetarian? Put some more salad in. Belly doesn’t like wheat? Use some gluten-free bread then! And everybody has a favourite sandwich. Even bands…

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This feature was actually inspired by Liam Cormier. Due to our frequent interviews with Cancer Bats, Liam always takes the piss out of us and reckons we just ask him about his favourite sandwich. If you can’t beat ’em…

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Download Festival 2012: Cancer Bats @ Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage – Friday, 08 June 2012

June 9th, 2012

Cancer Bats Download Festival Thrash Hits

Cancer Bats might’ve had their Main Stage slot cancelled due to the awful weather that plagued Download Festival 2012, but given that they’d flown all the way over from bleedin’ Canada, the Bats weren’t gonna go home till they’d shook Download’s tits off. Phone calls were made, and Cancer Bats found themselves playing after Gallows over on the Red Bull Stage. And yes, ladies and gentlemen – it was carnage.

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Reading & Leeds Festivals confirm Foo Fighters, Paramore, and Bullet For My Valentine among first 41 acts announced for 2012

March 12th, 2012

Foo Fighters 2011 promo photo Thrash Hits

Festival Republic have tonight officially confirmed the first batch of 41 names playing their flagship festivals – Reading & Leeds Festivals. Although their arguably the UK’s biggest festivals taking place in 2012 (since Glastonbury is taking a year off), admittedly most of these names will be of little or no interest to the majority of our readers here at Thrash Hits, but there are a few heavier highlights in among the indie-fodder.

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