Multiple Juno-nominated, Canadian hardcore metal punks, Cancer Bats have released their sixth studio album, The Spark That Moves, as a surprise worldwide.
Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, with no forewarning, released Spark That Moves in its entirety on all digital services and are headed to Australia to share it with us live.
“Not to let the cat out of the bag but we have a super special guest filling in for Scott on guitar which we’re way too excited about,” revealed vocalist Liam Cormier. ” Wade MacNeil from Alexisonfire is filling in for Scott while he is taking care of parental duties with his wife having a new baby so we’re currently ripping across Canada getting road-ready for Australia.Cancer Bats are no strangers to this country, with Cormier gushing when asked to recall his fondest memories.
“Literally the wildest shows!” he enthused. “Some of the wildest shows we’ve played in our history have been in Australia in sweaty, packed, amazing clubs with people that are absolutely losing their minds. That’s from the first time that we came with album one Birthing The Giant. We were like how do people even know about our band let alone have learned the lyrics and are annihilated and moshing so hard? We were like this country is so bad.”
In the full interview, Liam tells of the reception to The Spark That Moves, mixing genres, playing to your strengths, the early days of Cancer Bats, guest vocalists and how bands support each other, the possibility of Axewound – his collaboration with Matt Tuck from Bullet For My Valentine – releasing another album, and more