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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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Album: Cancer Bats – Dead Set On Living

April 30th, 2012

Cancer Bats 2012 promo photo Thrash Hits

Cancer Bats
Dead Set On Living
Hassle Records
16 April 2012

by Tom Dare

We quite like Cancer Bats (had you noticed?). In fact there aren’t many bands that quite so many of us agree are fucking brilliant. At their best (Hail Destroyer), they are in that “so exciting you’re in real danger of injuring yourself” bracket that precious few bands in any era have managed. So if Dead Set On Living is as good as we know they’re capable of, this could get frothy.

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Video: Cancer Bats go back to basics for official video to ‘Old Blood’.

January 25th, 2012

Cancer Bats promo photo 2010 Thrash Hits

Cancer Bats have cut the crap and kept it simple for their video to ‘Old Blood’, the first single to be taken from their upcoming fourth studio album, Dead Set On Living. Then again, given that the very essence of Cancer Bats is a bunch of guys going seven shades of apeshit in tiny, confined rooms, it more than captures the energy that’s made these Canadians such perennial favourites here in the UK.

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There’s a new Cancer Bats song – ‘Old Blood’ sounds like Kvelertak :)

January 3rd, 2012

You know that our favourite Canadians, Cancer Bats are back, back, BACK in 2012 with a new album, Dead Set On Living (which will be released on 16 April 2012 and will be excellent) and they’ll be playing at least one gig at London’s Highbury Garage on Saturday, 21 April 2012 but now a new song of theirs, ‘Old Blood’ has popped up on YouTube. Good.

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