Cancer Bats reveal animated video for ‘Gatekeeper’ and announce £5 UK shows!

By Penny Bennett

Directed by Stevie Gee and written by Gee and Essy May, who both worked on Mastodon’s “Steambreather”, the super awesome 80s-inspired animated short, features motorbike-riding ghouls, a sorcerer and the motherf**king Cancer Bats performing in a crystal ball.

Lifted from the bands critically-acclaimed sixth album, The Spark That Moves, “the song is about those people we have the misfortune of crossing paths with in our lives, who use lies, schemes and deceit to make their way through this world,” says frontman Liam Cormier. “Everyone has a choice and it’s theirs to continue down this path that will never work out for them.  They are the gatekeepers to their own future.”

Cancer Bats have also just announced a string of TINY album release shows in the UK for the princely sum of £5! There will also be a free show at London’s House of Vans.

Tickets for the following shows are on sale now – you better be quick!


7 GLASGOW, The Attic

8 MANCHESTER, Star and Garter

9 DONCASTER, The Vintage Rocker Bar

10 BRIGHTON, The Hope and Ruin

11 LONDON House Of Vans (available from Monday 10am)



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