Published Nov 30, 2020Cancer Bats have announced a six-song EP of acoustic renditions of the band's classics. Titled You'll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1, the record arrives exclusively through Bandcamp on December 16, with wider release scheduled for December 18 through Bat Skull Records in collaboration with New Damage Records.
All proceeds from the record's purchases through Bandcamp will benefit Water First, an organization that aims to address critical drinking water challenges in First Nations communities. Bandcamp sales will also include the bonus seventh track, "Bastards Waltz Recorded Live from TV."
"While we are excited for fans to hear and enjoy these new renditions, the other goal for this project is to raise funds and awareness for the clean water crisis that still exists within Canada for many Indigenous communities," frontman Liam Cormier said in a statement.
Alongside the announcement, Cancer Bats have shared the EP's lead single "Deathsmarch to a New Acoustic Beat," which features Ojibwe singer-songwriter Nick Sherman.
"With the end of 2020 just around the corner, the optimistic lyrics to 'Deathsmarch' seem to ring truer now than when first shouted in 2008, 'Hey World You'll Never Break Us, try your hardest, try your hardest,'" Cormier added.
Stream the acoustic version of "Deathsmarch" below.
You'll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1:
1. Deathsmarch To A New Acoustic Beat
2. Road Sick Sick Sick So Stay Home
3. Black Metal Bicycle My Blues Riffs Away
4. Darkness Lite 5. Bed of Nails Dreams of Tambourines
6. Lucifer's Slightly Less Rocking Chair
7. Bastards Waltz Recorded Live From TV (Bonus track exclusive to Bandcamp)
Pre-order You'll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1.