Jay Cooper talks to Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats
The Cancer Bats have come to destroy. Fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, Cancer Bats
mix hardcore, southern metal, and punk rock into a lethal rock and roll explosion.
‘Hail Destroyer’ is the Cancer Bats sophomore studio release. Co-produced by Eric Ratz (Big Sugar, Theory Of A Dead Man, Billy
Talent), Kenny Luong (Billy Talent), and Greg Below (Alexisonfire) and recorded at Vespa Studios, the album features an edgier,
much heavier, and finely tuned collection of songs. From the punchy opening riff of the title track “Hail Destroyer” right to the
melodic outro of “Zed’s Dead, Baby,” the Cancer Bats do not disappoint. Integrating more Punk, Stoner Rock, Metal, and Hardcore
into the mix and taking a much more introspective approach than its predecessor, ‘Hail Destroyer’ sees the Cancer Bats taking
their musicianship to a whole new level. Lead singer Liam Cormier’s heated vocals and heavily personal lyrics keep the energy
high throughout the album, while axe-wielding Scott Middleton’s electrifying solos and shredding riffs make you want to rock out
like never before. Throw in Mike Peter’s rhythmic ferocity and you have an album that will leave you salivating for more. Featuring
guest vocals by Cancer Bat bro’s Ben Kowalewicz (Billy Talent), Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire), and Tim McIlrath, ‘Hail Destroyer’ is
in stores and online now.
|Jaye Schwarzer — Bass
Mike Peters — Drums