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CANCER BATS release seventh studio album PSYCHIC JAILBREAK!


Posted 04.15.22
Today, multiple JUNO nominated Canadian hardcore punk heavyweights Cancer Bats release their highly anticipated seventh studio album Psychic Jailbreak through their own label Bat Skull Records in partnership with New Damage Records in Canada.

Psychic Jailbreak follows 2018’s critically-acclaimed, commercially successful and JUNO nominated album The Spark That Moves and is the band’s first album to be written and recorded by the current lineup of Liam Cormier (lead vocalist), Jaye Schwarzer (bass and guitar) and Mike Peters (drums), following the departure of founding member and guitarist Scott Middleton. Produced by JP Peters (Propagandhi) at his studio Private Ear Recordings in Winnipeg, MB, Psychic Jailbreak sees the beloved metal stalwarts stepping up their game once again, eagerly pushing themselves both musically and lyrically beyond what they have achieved as a band to date.

“Psychic Jailbreak was written and recorded through the two years of lockdowns, the departure of a guitar player, and separation of the band due to travel restrictions within Canada,” shares drummer Mike Peters. “This was the longest we’ve ever taken to write an album and the least amount of time we spent in a room together in the writing process. It was tough to go from years of living on the road playing hundreds of shows a year to suddenly come to a grinding halt for two years. We put all the built-up aggression and energy into PJB! It kept us sane! Now that gigs are happening and the album is out, we are excited to smash ya’ll in the face with loud guitars and these new tunes!!”

The 11-track record features the electrifying title track “Psychic Jailbreak”, the punishing, southern-tinged banger “Lonely Bong”, the hard-hitting “Pressure Mind” and latest focus track “Radiate”, which V13 describes as a “sizzling three minutes featuring everything fans love most about the band, blast beats, lighting riffs, and snarling vocals landing the band somewhere between hardcore punk and crossover metal,” and Spill Magazine calls a “hardcore anthem that is sure to be a hit in the pit.”

On “Radiate” lead vocalist Liam Cormier had this to say, “WE LOVE 90s HARDCORE! That was our whole vibe with this song was to capture that great bounce that all our fav hardcore bands had! Nothing beats a jam that makes you want to wear baggy jeans and pogo in the pit!”

Created by Mitch Barnes, the video for “Radiate” showcases the fun raw energetic moments of a Cancer Bats jam space session. Featured in the video is the band’s good friend Katie Lamond from Like A Motorcycle who will be shredding on guitar alongside Stevis Harrison on their forthcoming tour dates.

Watch + Share the video for “Radiate HERE

Listen to “Radiate” and the rest of Psychic Jailbreak HERE.

In support of their new record, Cancer Bats are currently on the road and will be playing a special sold-out album release show tonight in Winnipeg at the Park Theatre with labelmates Comeback Kid. The tour will take the band across central and western Canada with sold-out shows in Nelson, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. After a brief pause, the devoted road warriors will return to the grind for a handful of dates in Ontario with The Anti-Queens before playing Pouzza Fest in Montreal on May 22. Tickets for all Cancer Bats Canadian tour dates are available now. For a complete list of Canadian dates, please see below.

#Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates;
04.15.22 - WINNIPEG, MB @ PARK THEATRE ^ - SOLD OUT
04.16.22 - REGINA, SK @ THE EXCHANGE ^
04.17.22 - SASKATOON, SK @ AMIGOS ^
04.18.22 - GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB @ BETTER THAN FRED'S ^
04.20.22 - KELOWNA, BC @ CURLING CLUB LOUNGE
04.21.22 –VANCOUVER, BC @ RICKSHAW THEATRE*
04.22.22 - VANCOUVER, BC @ RICKSHAW THEATRE *
04.23.22 - VICTORIA, BC @ CAPITAL BALLROOM *
04.24.22 - WHISTLER, BC @ GARFINKEL'S *
04.26.22 - NELSON, BC @ THE ROYAL * - SOLD OUT
04.27.22 - FERNIE, BC @ NORTHERN BAR & STAGE *
04.28.22 - RED DEER, AB @ BO'S BAR *
04.29.22 - EDMONTON, AB @ STARLITE ROOM * - SOLD OUT
04.30.22 - CALGARY, AB @ DICKENS * - SOLD OUT
05.01.22 – CALGARY, AB @ DICKENS *
05.16.22 – ST. CATHARINES, ON @ THE WAREHOUSE CONCERT HALL %
05.17.22 – GUELPH, ON @ ONYX %
05.18.22 – PETERBOROUGH, ON @ RED DOG %
05.19.22 – SUDBURY, ON @ TOWNE HOUSE TAVERN %
05.20.22 – SUDBURY, ON @ TOWNE HOUSE TAVERN %
05.21.22 - TIMMINS, ON @ VICTORY TAVERN
05.22.22 - MONTREAL, QC @ FOUFOUNES ÉLECTRIQUES for POUZZA FEST

^ w/Comeback Kid
* w/Comeback Kid and Misery Signals
~ w/Vagina Witchcraft
% w/The Anti-Queens
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