I find the Cancer Bats to be an interesting band. Although they’re rooted in hardcore punk, they have managed to grow through that into something more – not everyone can do six dates in 24 hours in a country different from their own and sell out every single show in that. They’ve managed to put out a new EP dedicated to Black Sabbath, with them playing covers of Sabbath songs. They’ve even managed to cover Beastie Boys and do a really good job.
Most recently, they were nominated for a Juno for their work in Dead Set on Living (though they lost to the amazing Woods of Ypres‘s final record) and they will pretty much tour with anyone good, from GWAR to Touche Amore to, most recently, Kvelertak. As you can see, even though it’s been a few short months since we last spoke with them, a lot has changed. They’ve been consistently on the road for Dead Set on Living, and from talking to them, after touring Europe, they’re ready to start work on what is sure to be yet another Juno-nominated (and maybe even winning) record.
With a new record ready to be started, I couldn’t help but pick vocalist Liam Cormier on what the new record might have in store. The interview is below.