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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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