Preview: Cancer Bats, Death by Stereo and Funeral Shakes @ The Underworld, London – 27 April 2018

I just hope The Underworld is still standing after the 1st show.

Cancer Bats are one of the best hardcore punk bands of the last decade. With legendary live shows, relentless touring cycle and the anthems to back it up. Next week they are playing The Underworld four days in a row to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Hail Destroyer, a landmark album that changed the game when it was released ten years ago.

Opening the show are Watford punks Funeral Shakes, featuring members of Gallows, The Smoking Hearts and Nervus. Upbeat punk music with a slight indie twist to it, Funeral Shakes are a band who are on the rise and are worth checking out.

Death by Stereo have an impressive live legacy. The band have been touring for 20 years, playing in around 35 countries, releasing seven studio albums, one live album and countless EPs and singles with no signs of slowing down. Death by Stereo are a fun band, they’re here to party and want the crowd to join them, and they won’t take no for an answer. They’ve earnt their stripes and deserve your attention.

Cancer Bats are one of the greatest Canadian exports of all time, a regular on our shores and we can’t get enough of them. Considered by fans and press alike to be of the best live bands of all time who are still dangerous and manic after all these years. The album features a list of timeless classics, ‘Hail Destroyer,’ ‘Deathsmarch,’ ‘Lucifer’s Rocking Chair,’ and ‘Smiling Politiely,’ to name a few of the 12 nuggets featured on the album. It may be ten years old, but as they say, the old ones are always the best. I just hope The Underworld is still standing after the 1st show.

Stage Times:

Funeral Shakes
Death by Stereo
Cancer Bats
The Camden Underworld


About Jack (874 Articles)
I am a recent graduate from the University of Essex in Colchester where by the luck of Odin I met the editor, Dom. I first got into metal when I was 13 and now I am 22 and own an uncountable amount of band T-shirts. I also regularly attend gigs (local and in neighbouring areas) as well as festivals. My musical taste is varied; I like nu metal (my first love), thrash, black, death, doom, folk, sludge (my favourite genre), symphonic and many more of the multiple genres that metal has to offer, I even like some metalcore (I know it's a dirty word within some metal circles but some of it is outstanding). One of my most memorable metal moments was meeting Grand Magus at the Bloodstock signing tent and having the whole tent to myself, spending a few minutes talking to them.

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