Why did they choose the name Cancer Bats?

Why did they choose the name Cancer Bats?

Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names?  Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it.  We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene.  Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s Toronto hardcore act Cancer Bats

This story is relatively simple.  Basically, Cancer Bats lead singer, Liam Cormier, wanted something “dark” for a band name.  He figured it would be cool to mix a disease name with an animal and after throwing out the initial “Pneumonia Hawk” he eventually landed on “Cancer Bats” and the rest is history.  Incidentally, the band has a track off their “Birthing The Giant” album named “Pneumonia Hawk”.  You can check out the music video for it here.

Check out last week’s Band Name Origin story: 88 Fingers Louie

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