The Cancer Bats will release Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones, their heaviest, deadliest, and most brutal offering to date in April through Roadrunner Records.
From the press release:
Once again utilising the facilities of Vespa Studios and working alongside producers Eric Ratz (Billy Talent) and Kenny Luong (Billy Talent), Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones showcases a sharpening of the band’s musical blades – a tighter rhythm section, a gnarlier teeth-grinding guitar tone, and a vocal performance that truly encapsulates the passion that lead vocalist Liam Cormier brings to the stage.
“This is definitely the best representation of our live sound,” says the singer proudly, also noting that the record benefited from plenty of pre-production, and subsequent care and attention to even the most minute of details. “We made sure that all of the parts were properly fused together, and that every small section was the way it should be. This is more than evident on tracks like the single ‘Dead Wrong’, a blistering taste of brutality with a vocal performance capable of commanding anyone within earshot. Similarly, the road-tested ‘Scared To Death’, with a dirty, driving drum beat and drastic dynamics practically reaches out of the stereo and forces heads to bang.”
What’s more, Bats haven’t lost their ability to empower and encourage listeners through their lyrical content. Indeed, this is the Bats at their best. Since Hail Destroyer, the Juno nominated Cancer Bats have charred the pages of Kerrang!, Alternative Press, NME, Exclaim!, and countless other top-tier publications. They’ve ignited the concert going kindling from stages at SXSW, Taste Of Chaos, Download Festival, Edgefest, Leeds, and Reading, and alongside heavyweights like Rise Against, Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, Bring Me The Horizon, and Bullet For My Valentine. Still, the bands ultimate goal is just to share their music with people that are passionate about it.
“I’d just love for everyone to be able to hear this thing,” states Cormier about the band’s latest. It’s definitely the Cancer Bats, so if you weren’t a fan before, Cormier doesn’t see this one pulling you to the dark side. Simply stated: “If you hate our band, you’ll hate this record.” Luckily for ravenous Bats fans, though, the inversion is also true, meaning many will be frothing at the mouth in anticipation.
‘Roadrunner puts out some serious fuckin’ bangers and we’re stoked to be part of the family.’ states Cormier on working with the label. Fans can check out the new video for the first single ‘Sabotage’ via exclusive access thru their Facebook & Twitter accounts here.