Searching For Zero
It's very fitting that Toronto hardcore punk heroes Cancer Bats are one of the bands supporting the U.K. hearing awareness campaign Save Your Hearing, given the ferocity of their sonic assault. That intensity remains on Searching for Zero, a new album sure to please their large global following. It's their fifth full-length since they formed in 2004. The band wrote on their website that "We worked our asses off making a serious banger that we could all party the fuck out of!" . Mission accomplished, with the aid of top hard rock producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot, the Cure). Tracks like "Devil's Blood" and "Beelzebub" are not for the squeamish. For more information on a very worthwhile cause, go to www.allearplugs.com/help-centre/save-your-hearing-campaign.aspx
They kicked off a North American tour at Toronto's Phoenix last night, and a major European tour follows in April. Bring earplugs!