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Saturday 29th September 2012

Showbread set to return with ambitious concept album and film

ROCK EXPERIMENTALISTS Showbread will be releasing 'Cancer', a project described as an "elaborately detailed, science fiction, glam-punk concept record." The album follows the story of a downtrodden and rebellious rock icon of a protagonist as he attempts to use a punk rock band to lead a revolt against inter-dimensional fascists called The Principalities in a not-so-distant American future. Read a press release, "In the grand tradition of rock opera, 'Cancer' skilfully runs the gamut of angst, aggression, irony and tragedy. Listeners will follow cryptic liner notes, expansive artwork and provocative lyrics across the detailed terrain of the album's fictional universe - which will ultimately crescendo with the release of a feature film in 2013. Relentlessly ambitious, Showbread seem to have found in 'Cancer' the perfect storm to accommodate their unusual tendencies. Musically, the record seamlessly blends every style previously explored in Showbread's lengthy discography, building narrative tension with raucous punk rock energy." CR

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