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Cancer Bats Announce Headlining US Tour for March!




Canada’s Cancer Bats ~ Scott Middleton (Guitar), Liam Cormier (Vocals), Mike Peters (Drums), Jaye R. Schwarzer (Bass) ~ will be back on the road in the US, performing new cuts from their upcoming album, Searching For Zero, this March! The tour kicks off on March 15th in Detroit and runs through March 28th ~ with the final show of the tour at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. This will be the first chance fans in the states will have to hear brand new music, including the previous released tracks “Satellites” and “Arsenic in the Year of the Snake.” The confirmed list of shows is below, but stay tuned as more dates will be announced shortly, including performances at this year’s SXSW festival!



Watch the music video for “Satellites” now at, and check out the lyric / in-studio performance video for “Arsenic in the Year of the Snake” here



Searching for Zero Track Listing:

01. Satellites
02. True Zero
03. Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake
04. Beelzebub
05. Devil’s Blood
06. Cursed With A Conscience
07. All Hail
08. Buds
09. Dusted
10. No More Bullshit
11. Kill Me Please… ** (iTunes Exclusive Track)
12. Rust And Bone ** (iTunes Exclusive Track)


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Cancer Bats previously announced a co-headlining European tour with While She Sleeps for April 2015. Tickets and album bundles for that tour are on sale now here.  


Cancer Bats albumThe beloved multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore-punk-metal band’s fifth studio album features 10 tracks and you can ~ should~ pre-order it here unless you’re in the US, in which case head here to get your pre-order in. Produced by legendary multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, glassjaw), Searching For Zero is simultaneously the most melodic yet also most menacing Cancer Bats release yet, described by bassist Jaye Schwarzer as a “raw, open wound.” The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut, Birthing The Giant and the more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer, and combines those with the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps and Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living, bringing Cancer Bats’ sound to a whole new level. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is Cancer Bats at their pinnacle ~ their “True Zero.”



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03/15 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
03/16 St. Louis, MO Fubar
03/17 Austin, TX SXSW
03/23 Nashville, TN The End
03/24 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
03/25 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
03/26 New York, NY Cake Shop
03/27 Cambridge, MA Middle East – Upstairs
03/28 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar


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Liam gettin’ and givin’ some love…

04/02 Cologne, DE Essigfabrik
04/03 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
04/04 Hamburg, DE Guenspan
04/05 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
04/07 Stockholm, SE Klubben
04/08 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
04/09 Berlin, DE Lido
04/11 Warsaw, PL Proxima
04/12 Prague, CZ Futurum
04/13 Vienna, AT Arena
04/14 Munich, DE Backstage Halle
04/15 Zurich, CH Dynamo
04/16 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp
04/17 Karlsruhe, DE Substage
04/19 Luxembourg, LU Rockhal
04/20 Paris, FR Petit bain
04/22 Birmingham, GB The Institute
04/23 Manchester, GB The Ritz
04/24 Norwich, GB The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
04/25 Bristol, GB Hit the Deck Festival
04/26 Nottingham, GB Hit the Deck Festival
04/28 Newcastle, GB University
04/29 Glasgow, GB O2 ABC
04/30 London, GB Forum
05/01 Meerhout, BE Groezrock Festival


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