CANCER, THE UK LEGENDS OF DEATH METAL, RELEASE THE BALLCUTTER EP
- CONFIRMED TO HEADLINE THE WASTELAND STAGE AT WACKEN FESTIVAL
Following Cancer’s 2018’s stellar return with their Shadow Gripped opus and a string of shows coming up including headlining the Wasteland Stage at this year’s esteemed Wacken festival, Cancer will be releasing the Ballcutter EP on 19th July.
This limited edition 5 track EP, available on acid yellow vinyl leads with an alternate master version of the Shadow Gripped album track ‘Ballcutter’, featuring a guest appearance from Anders Nyström of masters of Swedish brutality, Bloodbath.
Completing Side A are 2 unreleased tracks in the shape of ‘All the Curses’ & ‘Crocodile Itch’. These tracks were recorded at Foel studios, with Simon Efemey (Paradise Lost, Napalm Death, Amorphis) handling production and mixing duties.
Side B contains exclusive raw early demo versions of ‘Garrotte’ and ‘Organ Snatcher’, created in the midst of the reformation period of Cancer on the lead up to the creation of their comeback release.
Ballcutter (FEAT. Anders Nystrom)
Below the surface
It lies in wait
Close proximity killer
Seeks your fate
Sheering teeth, ripping flesh
Blood draining, slow death
Cutting off your balls
Never again will you see
Your testicles are torn free
Forever, they have gone
Invades into your brain
A brutal bloody attack
The gnawing off your sack
Beneath your cock
Those family jewels
Are now past its gills
The release of their new EP comes just ahead of Cancer making their debut appearance at the legendary Wacken festival, they’ll headline the Wasteland Stage on August 1st “Cancer are excited to be playing Wacken open air this summer. This will be our first time playing this prestigious festival and we look forward to tearing off some testicles with some new songs and old favourites. Speaking of testicles being torn off, we are also over the moon to releasing our song BALLCUTTER as an EP to coincide with our debut appearance at Wacken open air.” CFC
Cancer are one of the UK’s premiere death metal purveyors of the late 80’s and early 90’s along with other legends such as Carcass & Bolt Thrower, & responsible for such genre classics as ‘To the Gory End’ (1990) & ‘Death Shall Rise’ (1991), the band marked 30 years of existence in 2018 with their sixth full length studio album ‘Shadow Gripped’, reuniting all three original core members – John Walker on guitar/vocals, Ian Buchanan on bass and Carl Stokes on drums – for the first time since 1995.