Upcoming Shows



Cancer Bats


Black Tusk

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Studio at Webster Hall

Doors: 6:00pm / Show: 6:30pm

Advance: $12

This event is 18+


Since the release of Kvelertak’s eponymous debut album in 2010, the band have traversed the globe playing over 500 shows in 4 continents over the last 4 years, and picking up three Norwegian Grammy’s (Spellemann awards). They have supported Converge, Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Metallica, Kiss, and most recently Anthrax and Slayer on a European wide tour.

The critical acclaim for this first record saw the band labeled the best Norwegian debut album of
all time
” by Norwegian rock authority Asbjørn Slettemark and “the best Norwegian band since A-Haby Simon Young of Kerrang, the album delivered near perfect marks from magazine reviews
across Europe, US and Australia:

9/10 Metal Hammer (UK), 8.5/10 Terrorizer (UK), 88/100 Aardschok (NL), 4/5 Kerrang! (UK), 4/5 MetalSucks (US), 9/10 Decibel (US), 9/10 Rock Hard (DE), 4/5 Zero Tolerance (AUS).

This worldwide acclaim and success is made all the more remarkable by the fact that the band, unlike most rock band that succeed internationally, they sing in Norwegian.

For their second release, Meir, in March 2013, the band set up their own label, Wørld Recørds, to produce the album and then licenced it to major label partners Sony in the Scandinavian region and RoadRunner Records for the rest of the world.

The second album received even greater acclaim both in Norway and around the world, debuting at #1 on the Norwegian album charts. The band increased their touring base in North America, as well as sold out European and Nordic headline tours (2 nights at Rockefeller) including 21 Norwegian shows.

Meir received album of the week reviews in every major rock publication around the world, and filled the end of year polls in mainstream as well as specialist media.

Highlights included: #2 on SPIN’s Metal Albums of 2013, #2 on Rolling Stones Best Metal Albums of 2013, Rolling Stones 27 Best album’s you didn’t hear, New York Times Best Song of 2013 list, #15 on Stereogum’s Best Albums of 2013 (all genres), #4 on Revolver’s album of the year.

The band is currently working on their third album for release in Spring 2016 and will be touring around the world to support the album from April 2016. 

Cancer Bats
Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats have come to destroy. Fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, Cancer Bats mix hardcore, southern metal and punk rock into a lethal rock and roll explosion.

The band originated in May of 2004 with singer Liam Cormier and guitarist Scott Middleton, former member of Toronto metal band At The Mercy Of Inspiration. The two wanted to form a project that combined their favorite parts of bands like Refused, Black flag, Led Zeppelin and Down, among others. The lineup was rounded out with the addition of Andrew McCracken on bass and Mike Peters on drums.

The four-piece wasted no time writing and recording songs for a self-released EP that saw light in January of 2005 (later reissued on Oct 31 2005 on vinyl by Tragicomedy Records). With hundreds of shows, and many epic tours under their belts, Cancer Bats are eager to party in every city, town and metropolis that will have them. Cancer Bats' long anticipated first full-length record "BIRTHING THE GIANT" is due out NOW on Distort Records(canada), Abacus Recordings(usa), Hassle Records(uk and europe) and Shock Records(australia)!

Black Tusk
Black Tusk