Friday, July 25, 2008

Cancer Bats Kickoff US Tour w/ Bullet For My Valentine and Bleeding Through * Announce UK Tour w/ Funeral For A Friend!

The young Canadian cats in the Cancer Bats pummel with new-school hardcore, old-school punk, and dirty NOLA metal. Full of youthful energy and great chops, their second full-length never sounds forced, and the first two tracks alone kick more ass than most bands' entire discographies. - Revolver Magazine

If anyone out there is worried that the Bats might have gone soft, they can rest assured that this is by far their most hostile release. -

Cancer Bats have uprooted their punk/hardcore foundation to become a monolithic metal/hardcore monster, carrying the torch for heavy music emanating from the Toronto area. With their new record, Hail Destroyer, the quartet have spread their ribbed wings and concocted a fierce, prolonged bark that crushes more efficiently than their past work and helps them to escape certain, ahem, associations they've previously been pigeonholed with. - Alternative Press

The Great White North gives us a blast of pummeling riffs and jagged tempos as Toronto's own Cancer Bats celebrate the release of their much awaited sophomore full length Hail Destroyer on Black Market Activities w/ a massive US tour w/ metalcore heroes Bullet For My Valentine and Bleeding Through. Hail Destroyer sees Cancer Bats mature sonically and evolving as they incorporate the past, present of hardcore while they pave out its future.

From the fury of proto punk acts like Black Flag and Minor Threat, as they tip their hats to the indie-core legends such as From Ashes Rise, Converge and The Bronx and remain cut from a somewhat similarly coarse cloth of the movers and shakers in the realm of post-hardcore and metal such as Cursed, EyeHateGod, and Every Time I Die, Cancer Bats' charging riffs and blaring anthem-like hooks are right for fist pumping and whirlpool circle pits, perching them on a wholly unique level.

Swooping like a rabid bat out of, uh, Canada, Cancer Bats give a rowdy anddefiant clobbering to the eardrums all the way down to the bone. Consider yourself warned as we aren't responsible for anything broken or destroyed within earshot of whatever stereo this album is playing from.

Stream all of "Hail Destroyer" here!

Hail Destroyer Tracklist
1. Hail Destroyer
2. Harem Of Scorpions
3. Deathsmarch
4. Regret
5. Bastard's Waltz
6. Sorceress
7. Lucifer's Rocking Chair
8. Let It Pour
9. Smiling Politely
10. Pray For Darkness
11. PMA 'Til I'm DOA
12. Zed's Dead Baby

Cancer Bats Live!

US w/ Bullet For My Valentine and Bleeding Through!
Jul 25 2008 Los Angeles The Wiltern
Jul 26 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Jul 27 2008 San Diego House of Blues
Jul 29 2008 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
Jul 31 2008 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Aug 1 2008 Houston Verizon Wireless Center
Aug 2 2008 Austin, TX Stubbs
Aug 5 2008 Baltimore TheRams Head
Aug 6 2008 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
Aug 7 2008 Lemoyne, PA The Championship (* NO BFMV)
Aug 8 2008 NYC Hammerstein Ballroom
Aug 9 2008 Hampton Beach Hampton Beach Casino
Aug 10 Holyoke Waterfront Tavern (* NO BFMV)
Aug 11 208 Montreal The Metropolis
Aug 12 Toronto The Kool Haus
Aug 13 Dayton, OH The Attic (* NO BFMV)
Aug 14 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Aug 15 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
Aug 16 Detroit, MI State Theatre

European Festivals:
Aug 18 2008 ULU LONDON UK, London and South East w/ ANTI FLAG & BLACK LUNGS
Aug 19 2008 Colchester Arts Centre Colchester w/ ANTI FLAG & BLACK LUNGS
Aug 20 2008 The Peel Kinston Upon Thames
Aug 22 2008 IEPER FEST Ieper, Belgium

UK w/ Funeral For A Friend!
Oct 14 2008 The Academy Dublin
Oct 15 2008 Spring & Airbrake Belfast, Northern Ireland
Oct 16 2008 Ironworks Inverness, Scotland
Oct 17 2008 Moshulu Aberdeen, Scotland
Oct 18 2008 ABC Glasgow, Scotland
Oct 19 2008 Metropolitan Uni Leeds
Oct 20 2008 University Hull
Oct 21 2008 The Sugar Mill Stoke
Oct 22 2008 53 Degrees Preston
Oct 23 2008 Civic Hall Whitehaven
Oct 24 2008 Academy 2 Manchester
Oct 25 2008 The Park Peterborough UK
Oct 26 2008 Academy Birmingham
Oct 27 2008 Kasbah Coventry
Oct 27 2008 Kasbah Coventry
Oct 28 2008 Rock City Nottingham
Oct 29 2008 Concorde 2 Brighton
Oct 30 2008 Lemon Grove Exeter
Oct 31 2008 Pyramid Portsmouth
Nov 1 2008 Academy Oxford
Nov 2 2008 Chinnerys Southend
Nov 3 2008 Waterfront dance Club Norwich
Nov 4 2008 Forum London UK
Dec 5 2008 Hard Rock Hell Festival - Headlining Metal Hammer/Radio 1 stage Prestatyn Sands, Wales, Wales
Dec 9 2008 De Valence Pavillion Tenby, Wales
Dec 10 2008 Sin City Swansea, Wales
Dec 12 2008 University Cardiff, Wales
Dec 13 2008 Central Station Wrexham, Wales
Dec 14 2008 Arts Centre Aberyswyth, Wales

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