Cancer Bats unveil new song “Inside Out” ahead of UK and European Tour

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Cancer Bats are charging into the new year with a brand-new track titledInside Out”. Recorded during the same sessions that made their critically-acclaimed sixth studio album The Spark That Moves, the band opted to hold this song back, knowing its strength and unique presence could hold its own as a standalone release. Frontman Liam Cormier had this to say about the B-side,

“Inside Out is such a gnarly beast of a song, that we all knew it would make for a rad track to release later and keep the vibe of The Spark That Moves going!

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Cancer Bats have also continued their all-encompassing campaign strategy by releasing a 12th music video for the new single. Filmed by close friend and videographer Sid Tang, the video for “Inside Out” is made up of footage taken from shows played throughout the world. Capturing the exciting, chaotic and energized Cancer Bats live show, from sweaty packed clubs to festival stages in China, to their triumphant return to Canada playing some of their largest crowds to date, this visual document offers new and old fans a taste of what’s to come when witnessing a Bats show as they continue to blast across stages around the globe.

Alongside the release of “Inside Out”, Cancer Bats will hit the UK and Europe to destroy venues across the continent. Catch their insidary live show at one of the following venues:


21st Aldershot, Westend Centre
22nd Tunbridge Wells, Forum
23rd Brighton, The Haunt
24th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
25th Reading, Sub 89
26th Exeter, Cavern
27th Plymouth, Junction
28th Bristol, Fleece
29th Stoke On Trent, Sugarmill
30th Manchester, Rebellion
31st Liverpool, Phase 1

1st Edinburgh, La Belle Angele
2nd Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
3rd Leeds, The Key Club
4th Newcastle, Think Tank
5th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
6th Norwich, Epic Studios
7th Cambridge, Junction
8th Milton Keynes, The Crauford Arms (SOLD OUT)
9th London, The 100 Club (SOLD OUT)

7th Netherlands, Eindhoven, Dynamo
8th Belgium, Antwerp, Kavka
9th Germany, Dortmund, Junkyard
10th France, Paris, Backstage By The Mill
11th France, Nantes, Ferrailleur
12th France, Dunkerque, 4 Ecluses
13th Switzerland, Bern, ISC Club
14th Austria, Vienna, Arena
15th Germany, Munich, Feierwerk
16th Germany, Leipzig, Naumanns
17th Hungary, Budapest, Durer Kert
18th Czech Republic, Prague, Underdogs/Eternia
19th Poland, Warsaw, Poglos
20th Germany, Berlin, Musik & Frieden
21st Germany, Hamburg, Headcrash
22nd Denmark, Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil
23rd Sweden, Stockholm, Fryshuset
24th Norway, Oslo, Parkteatret

Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, with no forewarning, released their latest studio album The Spark That Moves in its entirety on April 20, 2018. A critic and fan favourite, the album hit #4 on the iTunes Rock chart, has been featured on numerous Best of 2018 lists and has been streamed over 1.5 million times on Spotify. The album is available through the band’s own record label Bat Skull Records.

The Spark That Moves follows the bands critically successful album Searching for Zero (2015), which landed Cancer Bats their fourth Juno Award nomination for Metal/Hard Music Album. Recorded in Winnipeg, MB, under the watchful eyes and ears of JP Peters (Propagandhi) at his studio Private Ear and mixed by long-time collaborator and award-winning producer Eric Ratz, (producer of Hail Destroyer, Bears Mayors Scraps & Bones and Dead Set On Living), The Spark That Moves is Cancer Bats at its finest. Combining all of the elements from their last 5 releases, the 11 tracks that make up the album blend together the bands most melodic moments with their most aggressive, becoming a savage sprint of hardcore, punk, sludge, and metal that leaves the listener craving more. Drummer Mike Peters and lead bass player Jaye Schwarzer seamlessly collide together like two wild beasts, while guitarist Scott Middleton blasts his signature layers of squeals and destruction over top. All of this thunderously led by singer Liam Cormier’s now fully formed melodic growl as he fires both positive, inspiring lyrics and scorching damnation as displayed on album opener “Gate Keeper”. Without skipping a beat, they fire on track 2, “Brightest Days”, shifting back to a classic Bats positive party anthem. The record seamlessly keeps this pace of raw, catchy, anthemic, metal and punk. Halfway through it breathes with the melodic standout “Bed Of Nails”, a touch of desert rock they add into the mix before diving back into the chaos that is “Head Wound”. This pace continues right until the crushing album closer “Winterpeg”, an ode to the very city they recorded in, featuring guest vocals from Chris Hannah of the legendary Winnipeg punk band, Propagandhi.

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