Cancer Bats at Sonisphere: 'We're ready to party on our new album'

Metal punks say their fourth album will come out early next year

Cancer Bats at Sonisphere: 'We're ready to party on our new album'

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Cancer Bats have said that they're planning to have their new album out early next year.

Speaking to NME backstage at Sonisphere, frontman Liam Cormier said that the Canadian punks wanted the follow-up to 2009's 'Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones' to be a much more upbeat record.

Asked how far along the band were with the writing process, he said: "We're not super far into it, this is going to be our last show before we head into the studio and we're going to get our noses to the grindstone. We want to write some bangers."

Cormier added that he wanted to record a much happier record than their 2009 effort, saying: "I love the last record, but I've kind of said what I wanted to say and I'm over being super dark and now I'm ready to party. I'm done being bummed out and now it's time to rip it."

In terms of a release date, the frontman said: "Hopefully it'll be out early next year, that's what we want, because we already have tours booked for next year, so we've painted ourselves into a corner, it's good positive pressure."

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