Genre: Death/Thrash Metal
Origin: United Kingdom
Status: Active

A workmanlike death metal band from England, Cancer is notable for recruiting the talents of James Murphy, who has played for many well-known bands in his day, for their second, and probably best-known album, Death Shall Rise. Murphy left after that album, as it was too difficult for him to continue in a British band while living in America, but the rest of the band soldiered on, even winning a major label contract (rare for a death metal band) for their fourth, and ultimately last, album, Black Faith. Most of the material on the first three albums are similar in nature, that being steady, mid-paced, typical death metal, while on Black Faith the death metal influences were toned down a bit, replaced by a more thrash sound. The band broke up soon after that album, but reunited in 2003 with a new lineup, and a new EP, Corporation$, was released in May 2004, with a new album, Spirit In Flames, released in June 2005. However, they again split up in early 2006, though several members, both recent and past, have teamed up in a new band called Hail Of Fire.


Studio albums
- To the Gory End  (1990)
- Death Shall Rise  (1991)
- The Sins of Mankind  (1993)
- Black Faith  (1995)
- Spirit in Flames  (2005)

- No Fuckin Cover  (1988)
- Demo #2  (1989)

- Corporation$  (2004)

- Poison Idea / Cancer / Gunshot / Headbutt  (1993)
- Live Death  (1994)


Current members:
Ian Buchanan - Bass (1987-1996, 2013-present)
Carl Stokes - Drums (1987-1996, 2003-2006, 2013-present)
John Walker - Guitars, Vocals (lead) (1987-1996, 2003-2006, 2013-present)

Past members:
Barry Savage - Guitars (lead) (1993-1996, 2013-2014)
Adam Richardson - Bass (2003-2006)
Rob Engvikson - Guitars (lead) (2003-2004)
Dave Leitch - Guitars (lead) (2004-2006)


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