Canada's Cancer Bats never formed out of any grand ambitions to change the world - indeed, it began as little more than a side project for Liam Cormier and Scott Middleton. Even so, the next 15 years saw the riff-loving Canucks take their love of punk, hardcore and rock & roll to a global stage. No matter what has come their way, the band has made a point to never lose sight of their roots. They've also made a point of never losing their sense of humour - and this episode will happily testify to that.
In October 2019, Cancer Bats ran ruckus on Bar Bands before a freezing-cold show with Totally Unicorn in the nation's capitol, Canberra. Cormier and bassist Jaye Schwarzer turned the podcast into their playhouse, while simultaneously offering up informative history of the early 2000s Canadian hardcore scene. Equal parts factual and funny - what's not to love?
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Cancer Bats' most recent releases are The Spark That Moves and the remastered 10-year anniversary edition of Bears, Mayors, Scrapes and Bones.
Stream, download and purchase both via Cancer Bats' Bandcamp: http://cancerbats.bandcamp.com
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