Cancer Bats is streaming their first new single since the departure of founding guitarist Scott Middleton, "Psychic Jailbreak." The single is off Cancer Bats' coming record of the same name due out April 15.
"We needed to kick things off with a total banger of a track that makes you want to pump your fist in the air, smash your head to the beat, all while screaming the call to action 'REJECT THE FALLACY OF TIME!'" said vocalist Liam Cormier. "The concept of a Psychic Jailbreak is to completely change one's perspective on something, in this case it's our ideas of fixed linear time."
Cormier also touched on the departure of Middleton, saying the band felt they had a standard to live up to after he was gone.
"We knew this album had to be special. Our band has never been one sole member tasked with all the writing. Over the last 15 years of releasing albums, it's been a collaboration of the 4 of us forming all musical ideas. That being said, we knew that the 3 remaining Bats would have to prove our worth with this next album. We wanted to show Cancer Bats fans that an exciting new future was in store for us. To say the stakes were high on this album, would be an understatement. We were all feeling a mix of excitement and nerves as we began tracking the 11 songs that would form this record."
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