with Black Mastiff, Chron Goblin and Iron Eyes
From the Promoter
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.
The band originated in May of 2004 with singer Liam Cormier and guitarist Scott Middleton, former member of Toronto 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 Mike Peters on drums.
The four-piece wasted no time writing and recording songs for a self-released EP that saw light in January of 2005 (later reissued on Oct 31 2005 on vinyl by Tragicomedy Records). The band began playing shows throughout North America, spreading the gospel of rage with bands such as Every Time I Die, Nora, Alexisonfire, Haste the Day, It Dies Today, Bane, Comeback Kid, Buried Inside, A Life Once Lost, The Bled, Misery Signals and This Is Hell. With hundreds of shows and several tours in the US and Canada under their belts, Cancer Bats are eager to party in every city, town and metropolis that will have them. Cancer Bats' long anticipated first full-length record "BIRTHING THE GIANT" is due out NOW on Distort Records and will be released September 5/06 on Abacus Recordings.
Canadian rock band from Edmonton.
Where the desert meets the mountains. That’s the setting both in locale and style that has lead to the “boogie-infused facepunch” class of rock and roll Chron Goblin has proclaimed since their formation in 2009. Swagger and muscle, charm and wit, Chron Goblin pair melody with aggression for a fresh interpretation of hip-shakin' heavy. Following the success of 2013's sophomore album Life for the Living and touring in the UK, USA and Canada, the band's third full length Backwater was recorded by Adam Pike (Red Fang), in Portland, OR at Toadhouse Studios and was released Nov. 13, 2015 via Ripple Music.
In addition to performances at Stumpfest and Junofest, Chron Goblin returned across the pond embarking on their first European tour in the spring of 2016 across France, Germany and Switzerland. The band are currently in the midst of writing their fourth album and are booked to return to Desertfest London 2017.