Hardcore metal and punk returns to the stage at the Northern.
With 13 years under their belt including 5 acclaimed studio albums, three Juno Award nominations and countless tours around the globe, Canadian hardcore metal punks, Cancer Bats have become a wellknown force within the world of heavy music. 2018 sees the band embarking on the newest chapter of their career, selfreleasing their 6th studio album “The Spark That Moves” on their own label Bat Skull Records. Not only looking to record and release albums on their own terms, but also choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, without any forewarning, released “The Spark That Moves” in its entirety on April 20th, 2018, with vinyl and CDs ready to ship to fans that day. More...
Over the last twenty years Comeback Kid have been hailed as one of the major counterparts when it has come to shaping and pioneering both the Canadian and international modern punk and hardcore sound and scene alike.
Having formed in Winnipeg, before later releasing their 2002 demo, and the acclaimed, Turn It Around in 2003, the five piece have undoubtedly over the years been able to balance a DIY ethos and dependability, with that of a humanitarian ethos, and genre defining musicianship which has broken down the boundaries of hardcore, and transcended the genre onto a global stage. Breaking into the mainstream with their 2005 career defining record, Wake The Dead, and standing strong in the face of adversity and change ever since, the band have become a force to be reckoned with when it comes to their influence impacting both the present and future of the once underground genre. Now with their seventh record on the horizon, the band are defining what it means to be both an integral, and volatile leader amongst a now globally recognized, and distinguished genre.
Misery Signals is a Milwaukee-based anthemic metalcore band formed after the disbandment of several local-hardcore acts, including 7 Angels 7 Plagues, Hamartia and Compromise. The sound of Misery Signals is more often defined by their extremely tight riffing mixed with catchy, complex melodies and fluid jazz-influenced drum work (later introducing elements of string sections and ambient sound in their fourth album). They have a total of four LPs and single EP with a rumored fifth LP currently in the writing process.