Cancer released To The Gory End and Death Shall Rise in 1990 and 1991 with John Walker on guitar and vocals, Carl Stokes on drums, and Ian Buchanan on bass. The trio added Barry Savage on guitar for two more albums in 1993 and 1995 and then broke up. Cancer did an EP and full-length in 2004 and 2005 with a different lineup, but now they're back as that original trio and ready to release their new album tentatively titled Shadow Gripped later this year.
The album was recorded at Foel Studios with Simon Efemy (Paradise Lost, Napalm Death, Amorphis) and will be out via Peaceville Records.
"We are delighted to have signed a recording deal with such an esteemed label as Peaceville. We have full confidence that they understand this metal and Cancer as a band. Together we want to deliver an album that celebrates our 30-year existence and the old school death metal sound that we played a part in creating back in 1988 when the band was conceived. So rejoice and hoist the bunting fashioned from flaps of skin, and fill your balloons with the last gasp of a dying man! We are back from the dead. CFC"
So let's see how this shapes up.