…and it took the release of the video for their new track ‘Old Blood‘ to snap me into realisation. I guess I was too distracted by the deliciously Satanic prospect of them playing six shows in London this April in the shape of a pentagram. Hmm, yes.

Ah well, better late than never!

So yes, the track will feature on Dead Set On Living, Cancer Bats‘ fourth album, which will be out on April 17th, which the band have described as more upbeat than their last effort Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones, and will actually be less of a ‘traditional’ hardcore record. Vocalist Liam Cornier said of it:

“In a lot of ways we get really inspired by non-metal bands. For me, I find I really like looking at other things because I just don’t want to make a traditional hardcore record lyrically. So for me, I listen to a lot of indie rock and I’ve been getting super psyched on a lot of that, like the new ‘Helplessness Blues’ by Fleet Foxes”

Furthermore, the record is rumoured to feature Dez Fafara of DevilDriver and Kate Cooper of An Horse on the song ‘Bastards‘. Should be interesting. Anyway, enough waffling; here’s the video!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN23zLCH8wQ]

– CG

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