We are really excited to have Canadian hardcore heavyweights Cancer Bats in the room on June 19th. They are touring in support of their new album ‘Searching for Zero’ comes out March 2015. Along for the ride will be Vancouver’s We Hunt Buffalo and some local guests to be announced.
Cancer Bats & We Hunt Buffalo
June 19th at The Park Theatre
Doors 8. Show 9. Tickets $20.
Since first turning heads in 2006 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Cancer Bats, made up of lead vocalist Liam Cormier, guitarist Scott Middleton, drummer Mike Peters and bassist Jaye Schwarzer, have arduously and unrelentingly toured across the globe, averaging about 300 shows a year in both 2011 and 2012 alone. Truly one of the hardest working bands in Canada, Cancer Bats have graced the covers and pages of countless tastemaking publications including Kerrang!, Exclaim!, Revolver, and Rock Sound and have been nominated for numerous awards from JUNO’s to Metal Hammer Golden God Awards.
On ‘Searching for Zero’:
“With all of these things we’ve had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying “No More Bull Shit”, we’ve dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way.” Cormier explains, “We’ve found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive” And that positivity – that willingness to change what you can and let go of the rest – is the source of resolution. “There are real reasons we do this,” Cormier says assuredly. “We love being in this band, and we love the people that were lucky enough to share this with.”
Nowhere is that more evident than a Cancer Bats show, where band, fans, and unsuspecting bystanders unite under a banner of raised fists and banging heads. The energy is as undeniably infectious as the music itself and has helped the band hold its own on club and festival stages around the world.
Searching For Zero comes from a place of heavy contemplation for its creators, and at times, that contemplation grew grim and dark. But the end result is an acceptance of the realities that come with pursuing a passion, leaving Cancer Bats with a reinvigorated drive to do right by themselves and the people that have followed them this far.
“We think of the kids that have been with us the whole way” Cormier states “and we’re going to make sure that nobody ever regrets buying an album or getting a tattoo of our band put on their bodies for the rest of their lives, were all in this for the long haul.”