The mighty Cancer Bats stormed Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Hall on Sherbourne Street this Thursday, giving fans a taste of their fifth studio album, SEARCHING FOR ZERO. They were supported by some of the best metal and hardcore bands in Southern Ontario, the night being unofficially dubbed ‘locals only.’ Bats’ vocalist Liam Cormier admitted he would have loved to put on more acts from the deep pool of talent we have here in the greater Toronto area. But how can anyone be unhappy with Kitchener-Waterloo’s Exalt, Hamilton’s Dead Tired and Barrie/Alcona’s Indian Handcrafts opening the bill? Continue reading the review of the show here.
Prior to the show, we had a chance to sit down and talk to Liam Cormier and Mike Peters.
Written by Jarod Semple
Photo by Sarah Semple