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Music: Cancer Bats

By Reyan Ali · January 26th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Nobody likes getting robbed, but Liam Cormier especially hates it.

The likely reason the Cancer Bats vocalist is so ardently against the crime is because it’s affected him and the rest of the Toronto band before. In an April 2008 interview with Eye Weekly, Cormier discussed a then-recent Canada/U.S. tour being interrupted by robbery. While the band was onstage in Victoria, B.C., someone jacked their bags.

“They left iPods, but they stole my bag of clothes,” he said. “Such a fuckin’ burn.”

Coinciding with turns like this, Cancer Bats’ upcoming record Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones includes a track about his disgust. Relating to others through the Bats’ robust mix of Hardcore, Metal and Punk is one of Cormier’s favorite things about the band.

They play The Mad Hatter with Anti-Flag, Aiden and Star Fucking Hipsters. Get show details and Sound Advice here.



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