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Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2004 – present)

Cancer Bats are a band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada that formed in 2004. They have released four studio albums and six extended plays. The band is composed of vocalist Liam Cormier, guitarist Scott Middleton, drummer Mike Peters and bassist Jaye R. Schwarzer. Cancer Bats take a wide variety of influences from heavy metal sub-genres and fuse them into hardcore punk and , including elements of , and . The band has also been compared to bands of the 1990s like Converge and Hatebreed.

Cancer Bats originated in May of 2004 with singer Liam Cormier and guitarist Scott Middleton, former member of Toronto, Canada metal band At The Mercy Of Inspiration. The two wanted to form a project that combined their favorite parts of bands like Refused, Black Flag, Led Zeppelin and Down, among others. The lineup was rounded out with the addition of Andrew McCracken on bass and Joel Bath on drums. The four-piece wrote and recorded songs for a demo self-released in January of 2005.

Soon after, Mike Peters replaced Bath on the drums, and the band began playing shows throughout southern Ontario, playing live shows with bands like Every Time I Die, NORA, Alexisonfire, Haste the Day, It Dies Today, Bane, Comeback Kid, Buried Inside, Attack in Black, Misery Signals and This Is Hell.

On June 2, 2006 the band took part in a short interview and then played a free CD release show at The Edge 102.1 (CFNY-FM).


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  • GhostFame

    I'm two songs into the new album and I'm in love

    25 May 2:18pm Reply
  • silvermagexx

    This band needs a lot more attention.

    20 May 9:49pm Reply
  • bish0p23

    "Arsenic..." is awesome, the whole album is just ok.

    10 Apr 6:25pm Reply
  • MysticShit

    Love Searching for Zero so much.

    4 Apr 7:38pm Reply
  • brootinho

    Searching For Zero is a solid album but still I think it wouldn't be bad if the mixing was better.

    3 Apr 4:53pm Reply
  • Satan1st

    Searching for zero is fucking awesome!!!!! great sound

    19 Mar 5:22pm Reply
  • XunsuccX

    Looking to the charts, most people drops album on 3rd song lol

    19 Mar 2:49pm Reply
  • Joizo

    New album sounds interesting. It's different from their previous works but still sounds like Cancer Bats. I like it.

    14 Mar 3:12pm Reply
  • Nickisonfire33

    A lot more focused and sludge worship. Memories of home.

    14 Mar 1:59am Reply
  • XSpookshowX

    New album is fucking awesome!

    8 Mar 11:51am Reply
  • Soltyys

    Searching For Zero is best thing they ever made. Of course, there is a lot of awesome songs in Cancer Bats Discography, but this album is great from first to last second.

    4 Mar 3:32pm Reply
  • durden1991

    Searching For Zero > Dead Set On Living

    4 Mar 10:49am Reply
  • xxEUROBOYxx

    First half of the album is amazing, then it starts losing breath and the fillers come in. Still a good piece.

    3 Mar 11:12pm Reply
  • matheuzimsccp

    new album is nice

    2 Mar 11:10pm Reply
  • Joizo

    I need to see this band play live. Awsum <3

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Zombienation333

    These guys are a clear example of hard work and perseverance. With years on the road and an incredibly nice attitude (it's hard to find a band with such nice guys in it, ALL of them) they've earned a good fanbase all around the globe. Cancer Bats is love.

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • LucasKlockner

    the music video from road sick is fucking very hilarious >>>>>>

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
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  • Alexburne

    For "Norma Jean" and "Every Time I Die" fans

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
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