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.
18:45 – FUNERAL SHAKES
19:30 – DEATH BY STEREO
20:30 – CANCER BATS