The Toronto-raised hardcore-punk pirates that go by the name of Cancer Bats did a marvellous job of moving their legacy forward with a brilliant 2018, in which the group released their sixth studio album, The Spark That Moves, and laying waste to The Hope & Ruin after a sold out show. It seems that they are off to an equally impressive 2019 with their new single ‘Inside Out’ and a brand new tour, which sees Cancer Bats return to Brighton once again for yet another sold out gig, this time at The Haunt.
The lines between band and crowd are considerably blurred tonight, as Canada’s Cancer Bats return to Brighton for a very special show in celebration of sixth studio album The Spark That Moves. Last time round they were in full Bat Sabbath mode, but tonight is a glorious return to their true form. In a run of shows at 150-capacity venues (the tickets priced at a fiver!), this is an opportunity to get seriously up close and personal with one of hardcore’s finest groups. And they do not disappoint on a night where you can get close enough to feel the bands’ breath on your faces from the very start.