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Live: Cancer Bats, Turbowolf + Brutality Will Prevail @ London KOKO – 15 March 2013

March 18th, 2013

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If you don’t like  Cancer Bats, we’re not sure we can stay friends. If you also don’t like Turbowolf, well…let’d not even talk about that. If you don’t like Brutality Will Prevail…okay, we;ll let that one pass. Anyhow, all three of them packed out London’s KOKO on Friday night for Cancer Bats’ largest UK headline show to date. That’s why we’re going on about them in a spurious intro paragraph, obviously. We sent Gavin Lloyd along to see if the Bats were up to the challenge. (HINT: they were).

Six things we learnt watching Cancer Bats play their biggest UK headline show to date:

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Photos: Cancer Bats @ Leeds Festival – 25 August 2012

September 15th, 2012

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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Sonisphere Festival 2011: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

July 27th, 2011

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Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here.

All our work from Sonisphere Festival 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and some tiny reviews), rumours, drinking games, stage times, dodgy photos of as many sexy ladies in various states of safe-for-work undress as we can legitimately get away with? It’s all here.

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