Canadian hardcore punk heavyweights Cancer Bats have released “Weird Punx”, a B-side from their critically acclaimed JUNO nominated seventh studio LP, Psychic Jailbreak.
“Weird Punx” is accompanied by a new video directed by Jonah Landry and shot in both Halifax and Moncton, with some live footage taken from shows in Europe by Del Bremner.
On releasing “Weird Punx”, lead vocalist Liam Cormier had this to share:
“We decided to save “Weird Punx” for its own separate release because we felt it was a strong stand alone track that really tells its own story. Psychic Jailbreak is an album about where things are heading and expanding our ideas, whereas “Weird Punx” is very much where we came from and what started us on this journey.”
“The track is about growing up in a small town, where you and all your friends just hang out and dream about one day getting out and seeing the world. The photo for the single is of Jaye and I at a punk show in the late 90s, just young kids not knowing that 20 years later we would be living out our punk dreams that we talked about while skateboarding in parking lots. It is very cool to look back at us being friends when we were teenagers and then meeting Mikey a few years later and that we are all still making music and being the “Weird Punx” we’ve always been.”
“Weird Punx” is now available through all the usual digital outlets and as a limited edition flexi, which is now available to pre-order here. Limited to 500 copies worldwide, the transparent orange flexi, which will feature a metallic silver foil printed over the top of the grooves and includes a photo zine of pictures taken during the bands summer European tour, will be fulfilled on November 2nd, 2023 when the band returns home from their European tour with Kvelertak.
After a highly successful West Coast run as their alter egos Bat Sabbath in support of their Bat Sabbath – Masters of Duality EP, Cancer Bats will be continuing their tour as Bat Sabbath with a slew of dates in Ontario and Quebec in November and December.
10/10 – HELSINKI, FI – KULTTUURITALO
10/11 – TEMPERE, FI – PAKKAHUONE
10/13 – STOCKHOLM, SE – DEBASER
10/14 – GOTHENBURG, SE – PUSTEVIK
10/15 – MALMO, SE – PLAN B
10/17 – COPENHAGEN, DK – PUMPHUSEN
10/19 – COLOGNE, DE – CARLSWERK VICTORIA
10/21 – WEISBADEN, DE – SCHLACHTHOF
10/22 – ZURICH, CH – KOMPLEX 457
10/24 – MUNICH, DE – BACKSTAGE WERK
10/25 – LUXEMBOURG – ROCKHAL
10/27 – WARSAW, PL – PROXIMA
10/28 – LEIPZIG, DE – CONNE ISLAND
10/29 – BERLIN, DE – ASTRA
10/31 – HAMBURG DE – MARKTHALLE
11/01 – ANTWERP BE – TRIX
(all dates as Cancer Bats supporting Kvelertak)
11/20 – BARRIE – QUEENS
11/21 – ST CATHERINES – WAREHOUSE
11/22 – WINDSOR – THE BACKSTAGE
11/23 – GUELPH – ONYX
11/24 – LONDON – RUM RUNNERS
11/25 – HAMILTON – CORKTOWN TAVERN
11/26 – KINGSTON – BROOM FACTORY
11/28 – TROIS RIVIERS – L’ENTITE
11/29 – QUEBEC CITY – L’ANTI
11/30 – MONTREAL – BAR LE RITZ
12/01 – OTTAWA – 27 CLUB
12/02 – TORONTO – HARD LUCK BAR
(all dates as Bat Sabbath w/Ethereal Tomb and Black Mastiff)
For a list of all upcoming tour dates as both Cancer Bats and Bat Sabbath, head over to the Official Cancer Bats Website.