Cancer Bats studio video part 1

Cancer Bats studio video part 1

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During the summer of 2014, Toronto, ON’s Cancer Bats spent several weeks with producer Ross Robinson at his studio in Venice, CA. The Canadian act was pulled out of their normal, more winter-y element to the beaches of California for the tracking of “Searching for Zero.” Robinson and the band shared a singular vision to create a personal, vibrant album and the results are apparent. In the series of four studio videos, the Cancer Bats: Liam Cormier, Scott Middleton, Jaye Schwarzer, and Mike Peters, will share their experiences during tracking and what it was like to work with Robinson and what made this recording session different. Jaye Schwarzer stated in one episode:

“let everything that’s fake and bullshit fall to the wayside, and you’re left with like a raw, open wound.”

Watch episode 1 now here:

Canada’s Cancer Bats 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, with more to be announced shortly, including performances at this year’s SXSW festival!

The beloved multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore-punk-metal band’s fifth studio album features 10 tracks 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 menacing Cancer Bats release. The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut, Birthing The Giant and 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.”

Tour w/ Exalt
03/15 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
03/16 St. Louis, MO Fubar
03/19 Austin, TX SXSW
03/20 Austin, TX SXSW
03/21 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
Tour w/ While She Sleeps
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
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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