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Watch Cancer Bat’s play SXSW live online – RIGHT NOW!

Canadian hardcore act, Cancer Bats, SXSW set is streaming live right now.

You can check it out here.

The band will release their fourth full-length album, “Dead Set on Living,” on April 17th through Distort Records.



New Song: Cancer Bats – “Road Sick” off upcoming album “Dead Set On Living”

Canadian hardcore act, Cancer Bats, recently premiered a new song called “Road Sick” on BBC Radio 1.

You can listen to it around the 01:07:00 mark here.

The band will release their fourth full-length album, “Dead Set on Living,” on April 17th through Distort Records.



Cancer Bats announce release date for upcoming album “Dead Set On Living”

Canadian hardcore act, Cancer Bats, have announced that they will release their fourth full-length album, “Dead Set on Living,” on April 17th through Distort Records.

You can check out a track by track breakdown of each of the songs on the album here.

Cancer Bats re-released their latest album “Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones” with exclusive bonus content last October 25th.



Guitarist Casey Hjelmberg leaves Comeback Kid

Canadian hardcore act Comeback Kid have announced that their guitarist Casey Hjelmberg has left the band. Here’s what they had to say:

We very unfortunately have to announce that our friend and guitar player Casey Hjelmberg has decided to leave Comeback Kid. The split is completely amicable and we’re thankful to have spent as much time with him over the past few years as we have. He let us know early last year that it was time to move on with his life, and we’re sorry to see him go. Casey has been in Comeback Kid since our original vocalist Scott left in 2006 and Andrew took over vocal duties. He has been a true friend to us all and huge part of why we’ve been able to keep at this for as long as we have. We wish him all the luck in the world and we’re sure he’ll be just fine. In the meantime, our friend Stu Ross will be filling in on guitar. Stu has been on tour with us a bunch with both Misery Signals and Living with Lions. We’re not going to miss a step and we look forward to seeing everyone on tour in 2012. Our sincere thanks and love go out to Casey. We can’t wait for the year to come and we hope everyone is as excited as we are.” -Comeback Kid

The band will tour the U.S. this Spring with support from Close Your Eyes, Foundation, Such Gold, and Living With Lions. You can check out the full run of dates here. They released their last album, “Symptoms + Cures,” August 31st, 2010 on Victory Records. (US), Distort Records(Canada).



Music Video: Comeback Kid “The Concept Stays”

Canadian hardcore act Comeback Kid has just released a new video for the track “The Concept Stays” off the band’s last album “Symptoms + Cures.” Check it out right here.

Symptoms + Cures was released August 31st, 2010 on Victory Records. (US), Distort Records(Canada).



Why did they choose the name Comeback Kid?

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 Canadian hardcore act Comeback Kid.

Their name comes from a headline in a newspaper about hockey player, Mario Lemieux coming back to the NHL. Lemieux led Pittsburgh to two Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. Then in 1993 he made the announcement that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  Lemieux later came back to hockey and finally retired for the second time in 2006. Thus earning the nickname Comeback Kid. He broke countless records becoming the only player to score over 30 power-play goals in two different seasons and only one of two players to score over 10 short-handed goals in two different seasons. The other, Wayne Gretzky.



Interview: Comeback Kid talk tour, role-switching, Canadian beer

Canadian hardcore act Comeback Kid sat down with Smartpunk Live to talk about their tour and what it was like for Andrew Neufeld to switch from guitar to vocals. They also chat about their album, Symptoms and Cures, being leaked before its release date and how they got their name (hint: it involves hockey).

There are two video sections to the interview. Check them both out here.



Comeback Kid announces Spring Canadian tour dates with Title Fight, The Carrier and Counterparts

Canadian hardcore punk act Comeback Kid have announced Spring Canadian tour dates with Title Fight, The Carrier and Counterparts.

Check out dates and locations here.

Comeback Kid released Symptoms + Cures August 31st, 2010 on Victory Records. (US), Distort Records(Canada). Check out our recent interview with their guitarist Casey here.



Music Video: Comeback Kid – “G.M. Vincent And I” (but only if you “Like” them)

Canadian hardcore punk act Comeback Kid has another music video from their latest release Symptoms + Cures. This time, it is the song “G.M. Vincent & I”. If you want to watch it, all you have to do is “Like” Comeback Kid on Facebook. Easy as pie.

Comeback Kid released Symptoms + Cures August 31st, 2010 on Victory Records. (US), Distort Records(Canada).



DS Exclusive: Casey Hjelmberg (Comeback Kid) talks about the new album, side-projects and future plans

On January 7th at The Social in Orlando, I had the pleasure of interviewing Comeback Kid guitarist Casey Hjelmberg. During the interview we discussed their new album “Symptoms & Cures”, side-projects and future plans.

Comeback Kid played with Florida’s own The Attack and Casey Jones. It was a great show! Check out the interview here.



Comeback kid announce month-long European tour

Canadian hardcore punk act Comeback Kid have announced the dates for a month-long European tour in April and May. The Euro tour will start shortly after the conclusion of their domestic tour with H2O, Attack, Madball, Cruel Hand, and Sick Of It All. Click here for the full dates.

The band released their last album Symptoms And Cures August 31st, 2010 on Victory Records. (US), Distort Records (Canada).



Comeback Kid announce headling tour with H2O, Attack, Madball, Cruel Hand, and Sick Of It All

Canadian hardcore punk act Comeback Kid have announced 3 consecutive headlining tours, all with different support acts. The first phase of the tour will feature H2O and Attack, the second will feature Madball and Cruel Hand, and lastly, the third will feature Sick Of It All. Click here to find out the full dates.

The band released their last album Symptoms And Cures August 31st, 2010 on Victory Records. (US), Distort Records (Canada).



Music Video: Comeback Kid – “Because Of All”

Comeback Kid have premiered the music video for their song “Because of All” and you can check it out right here.

The song appears on the hardcore act’s most recent release, “Symptoms And Cures,” released August 31 on Victory Records (US), Distort Records (Canada).



Video Interview: Comeback Kid Q&A

Canadian hardcore punk act Comeback Kid did a little Q&A video where they answer a bunch of random questions from fans.  To find out the band’s favorite album of 2010, favorite place in the world to tour, favorite melodic hardcore band, and if they’ve had any homosexual moments with each other watch the video here.

The band released their last album Symptoms And Cures August 31st, 2010 on Victory Records. (US), Distort Records (Canada).



Album Review: Comeback Kid – “Symptoms And Cures”

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Canada’s Comeback Kid released their first album, “Turn It Around” in 2003, with a move to Victory records the following year. The next couple of years saw the release of “Wake The Dead” and “Broadcasting”, plus a few line-up changes.

Fast forward to 2010 (via a CD/DVD release – “Through the Noise”), and they’re back with a new album, “Symptoms And Cures”, featuring some new sounds, and appearances from one or two familiar faces in the hardcore scene.

As soon as ‘Do Yourself A Favor’ starts, it’s noticeable this album is going to be heavier than their older material, making it more like their live sound. They’re still true to their genre though, and a proper fan would still be able to tell it’s Comeback Kid. ‘Crooked Floors’ is a very fast, close to old-school NYHC number, again somewhat different than their previous albums.

‘G.M. Vincent & I’ onwards is classic Comeback Kid, deeply melodic and powerful. A sigh of relief to any avid fan, even though there’s nothing wrong with the distinct sounds they’ve experimented with on this album.

Another newer sound for the band, on ‘Balance’. Think the Gallows’ Grey Britain. The title track also uses some uncommon guitar parts – complicated and fairly intricate, rather than the usual chugging riffs. Nothing wrong with that though, and CBK pull it off perfectly.

A couple more heavy ones, ‘Manifest’ and ‘Pull Back The Reins’, with the latter being close to the metal side of things.

There’s something unusual about ‘Get Alone’ and ‘Magnet Pull’, something you can’t quite put your finger on. They just seem more polished than the typical hardcore sound. Certainly not in a bad way though.

While there’s plenty of atypical (for them) sounds on this album, none if it is too far from their previous releases. So rest assured fans, you don’t have to change your music taste to still love Comeback Kid.

The album would go down a treat at live shows, which, let’s face it is how hardcore is meant to be. Plus, as always with CBK, you can’t help but sing along with your fist in the air and a frown on your face after a few listens.