2012-01-25 10:29 in by Pim
Two-time JUNO-nominated CANCER BATS will release their fourth full-length album Dead Set On Living, on April 16, 2012 through Hassle/Suburban. Once again utilizing the legendary Vespa Studios and producers Eric Ratz and Kenny Luong, Dead Set On Living brings yet another dimension to the Bats’ menacing style of thrash-tinged hardcore rock.
“We really strived for that raw, off-the-floor vibe this time around,” begins Cancer Bats vocalist Liam Cormier. “It’s really the bridge between our live show and what we put on record.”
Tracks like “R.A.T.S.” (Featuring guest vocals from Rob Urbinati of Sacrifice) and “The Void” are laced with the gritty, sludgy groove that first emerged on cuts from 2008’s Hail Destroyer, while the blistering first single “Old Blood” roars with the riot-inducing speed and aggression so familiar to the band’s fans. The blazing “Bastards!” also features vocal boosts from DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara and An Horse’s Kate Cooper. “We’ve been very lucky to experiment as much as we have,” Cormier offers, crediting the band’s loyal following for their fortune. “I love that we can have thrash songs, hardcore songs, and the more Queens of the Stone Age or Kyuss kind of groove-based tunes.”
The Cancer Bats recently revealed to fans that on April 21, 2012 in London, UK, they would play six shows in five different venues, all within the space of 24 hours. Dubbed the ‘Pentagram’ tour (the location of the venues when joined together form the shape of a pentagram), all six shows sold out in the first week.
Band Cancer Bats
Source Suburban Records