Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats Detail New Album “Psychic Jailbreak”, Debut Video For Title Track


April 15th has been set as the release date for the seventh studio album from Canadian hardcore punk outfit Cancer Bats. That record has been christened “Psychic Jailbreak” and it will emerge via the band’s own Bat Skull Records and New Damage Records.

The record marks the band’s first since last October’s departure of guitarist Scott Middleton. In turn, bassist Jaye Schwarzer pulled double duty on this album, tracking both bass and guitars. Recording sessions for it took place at Private Ear Recordings in Winnipeg, MB with producer JP Peters (Propagandhi, Comeback Kid) once again behind the boards.

A video for the album’s title track directed by Sid Tang has newly gone up online and can be viewed below. Speaking of that, vocalist Liam Cormier offered:

“We needed to kick things off with a total banger of a track that makes you want to pump your fist in the air, smash your head to the beat, all while screaming the call to action REJECT THE FALLACY OF TIME! The concept of a Psychic Jailbreak is to completely change one’s perspective on something, in this case it’s our ideas of fixed linear time.”

As for the album itself and forging ahead without Middleton, Cormier stated:

“We knew this album had to be special. Our band has never been one sole member tasked with all the writing. Over the last 15 years of releasing albums, it’s been a collaboration of the 4 of us forming all musical ideas. That being said, we knew that the 3 remaining Bats would have to prove our worth with this next album. We wanted to show Cancer Bats fans that an exciting new future was in store for us. To say the stakes were high on this album, would be an understatement. We were all feeling a mix of excitement and nerves as we began tracking the 11 songs that would form this record.”

Psychic Jailbreak” track listing:

01 – “Radiate
02 – “The Hoof
03 – “Lonely Bong
04 – “Friday Night
05 – “Hammering On
06 – “Crocodiles
07 – “Shadow Of Mercury
08 – “Keep On Breathin
09 – “Pressure Mind
10 – “Rollin Threes
11 – “Psychic Jailbreak

Pre-orders are available here. The band’s current touring plans include:

With Comeback Kid & A Wilhelm Scream:

03/17 London, ON – Rum Runners
03/18 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/19 Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
03/20 Kingston, ON – Mansion
04/15 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
04/16 Regina, SK – The Exchange
04/17 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
04/18 Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Freds

With Comeback Kid & Misery Signals:

04/21 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/22 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/23 Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
04/25 Whistler, BC – Garfinkel’s
04/26 Nelson, BC – The Royal
04/27 Fernie, BC – Northern Bar & Stage
04/28 Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar
04/29 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
04/30 Calgary, AB – Dickens
05/01 Calgary, AB – Dickens

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