Canadian hardcore punk heavyweights Cancer Bats are thrilled to announce that they will be returning to the road as their legendary alter egos, Bat Sabbath. Having launched the tribute band in 2011 to showcase their raw admiration and love for the pioneers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath, Bat Sabbath are once again set to perform covers of some of the greatest metal songs of all time at venues across Western Canada this August and September.
With support from Edmonton rockers Black Mastiff, the 15-date run will kick off with an intimate show at The Buckingham in Edmonton on August 24th and will wrap up with a performance at Winnipeg’s SOS Festival on September 9th.
When asked to comment on his excitement for the upcoming Bat Sabbath tour, frontman Liam Joseph Cormier had this to say: “Dearest Western Canada!!! The time has come for us to gather once more in faithful worship to the true gods of metal! The devoted souls known as Cancer Bats will take on their legendary form as Bat Sabbath to once more pay homage to the almighty lords of all things heavy, Black Sabbath!!! Join us in worship of the five greatest albums to ever be crafted!”
Alongside the tour announcement, Bat Sabbath has just released a cover version of the iconic Black Sabbath track, ‘War Pigs.’ Showcasing the mighty Jaye Schwarzer on both the bass and the electric guitar, the cover can be found below.
August 24th – The Buckingham – Edmonton, Alberta
August 25th – Modern Love – Calgary, Alberta
August 26th – The Vat – Red Deer, Alberta
August 27th – Better Than Freds – Grand Prairie, Alberta
August 29th – Blue Grotto – Kamloops, British Columbia
August 30th – Wise Hall – Vancouver, British Columbia
August 31st – Lucky Bar – Victoria, British Columbia
September 1st – Queens Pub – Nanaimo, British Columbia
September 2nd – Jackknife Brewing – Kelowna, British Columbia
September 4th – The Royal – Nelson, British Columbia
September 5th – The Northern – Fernie, British Columbia
September 6th – Mainliner Pub – Medicine Hat, Alberta
September 7th – Black Cat Tavern – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
September 8th – The Exchange – Regina, Saskatchewan
September 9th – SOS Festival – Winnipeg, Manitoba