Canada punk metal perpetrators, CANCER BATS, will kick off a short sprint of North American dates supporting Danzig and Pennywise this weekend. Set to commence tomorrow, July 11th in Pomona, California, the tour will wind its way through fifteen cities in eleven states and provinces, coming to a close on July 31st in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additionally, the band will take part in this year’s Gwar B-Q in Richmond, Virginia in August.
CANCER BATS will be touring in support of their Searching For Zero full-length, released via Metal Blade Records earlier this year. Recorded in the Summer of 2014 with legendary multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, Glassjaw) at his studio in Venice, California. Robinson and the band shared a singular vision to create a personal, vibrant album and the results are apparent. The multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore band’s fifth studio offering features ten tracks that are the most melodic, yet menacing CANCER BATS tunes compositions to date. The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut,Birthing The Giant, and the more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer, while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps And Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau. 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.” As a precursor to the tour, CANCER BATS recently issued a brand new video for fourth Searching For Zero track “Beelzebub”. Check it out now.
CANCER BATS w/ Danzig, Pennywise:
7/11/2015 Fox Theater Pomona – Pomona, CA *no Pennywise
7/12/2015 Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park – Flagstaff, AZ
7/13/2015 Friendz Bar & Zombie Burger – Amarillo, TX *CANCER BATS only
7/14/2015 Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
7/15/2015 Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
7/17/2015 South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX
7/18/2015 Club Brady – Tulsa, OK
7/19/2015 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MO
7/21/2015 The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
7/24/2015 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
7/25/2015 Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
7/27/2015 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
7/28/2015 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
7/30/2015 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
7/31/2015 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
8/15/2015 Gwar BQ @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond VA
In related CANCER BATS news, leading Canadian rock/metal/punk/hardcore website PureGrainAudio.com recently released Zeroed In, its first-ever mini documentary. The site teamed with CANCER BATS and The Visual Medium to cover in detail the release Searching For Zero, plus the album release show held at The Phoenix Concert Theatre last March. Through extensive fan-interviews at the release show, plus a frank discussion with the CANCER BATS, the twenty-minute Zeroed In documentary sets out to not only explore the intricacies behind Searching For Zero but to also demonstrate the impact and influence the group continues to have on the local scene, fans and bands alike. View it now below.