UK death metal legends CANCER have announced their reunion in the original line-up. The band will reform to promote their first three albums, being re-released later this year by Cyclone Empire. Cancer are planning some special festival appearances, performing only songs form the first three albums. More news will be revealed soon.
The band comments: “Through persistent demand from Cancer fans and a process of gang pressing we’re happy to announce a reformation of the classic line-up, John Walker (vocals, guitar), Carl Stokes (drums), Ian Buchanan (bass) and Barry Savage (guitar), to promote our first three albums (1990′s To the Gory End, 1991′s Death Shall Rise, 1993′s The Sins of Mankind) which are being re-released by Cyclone Empire records later this year. Check us out when we play the festivals and remember to hold on to your bollocks!”
Cyclone Empire has announced the official re-releases (on CD and LP) of the first three albums by death metal legends CANCER.
The releases are fully authorized and supported by the band and will come with loads of bonus material and liner notes. Moreover all three albums will be re-mastered and get a revised cover artwork.
“Long overdue releases, good to see’em back out there. Featuring John Tardy, Glenn Benton and James Murphy and a lot of gore flick influence in the capable hands of Scott Burns and Simon Efemey. We are very pleased that the first CDs are coming out again, hopefully we will reach new fans that have not heard Cancer.”, states the band.
Expect a release in fall/winter 2013.
Former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord has released the following statement via his official web site, JonLord.org:
“I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure.
“I shall, of course, be continuing to write music — in my world it just has to be part of the therapy — and I fully expect to be back in good shape next year.
“God bless and see you soon.”
Jon Lord is recognized for his Hammond organ blues-rock playing and unique sound and for his pioneering work in fusing rock and classical or baroque forms. He has most famously been a member of DEEP PURPLE, the band he co-founded in 1968.
Lord recently received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Leicester. Source: Blabbermouth.net