Cancer (3)

John Walker (vocals), Ian Buchanan (bass), and Carl Stokes (drums) formed Cancer back around 1988/1989. Back then, Cancer was a simple Death-Thrash band hevaily influenced by bands such as Slayer but also more commercial groups like Metallica.

Their debut, "To the Gory End" was a simplistic and quite banal recording, not really featuring anything new (a look at it's cover should be self-explanatory). What really brought Cancer to fans' attention however, was their second album, "Death Shall Rise". The record featured the infamous James Murphy (guitars), who had previously played in bands such as Disincarnate, Obituary, Konkhra, Testament, Solstice and Death.

The third album, "The Sins of Mankind", was less fortunate, as Murphy had decided to leave as it was too hard for him to take part in a UK-based band while living in America. Shortly after the release of "Black Faith" in 1995, Cancer broke up.

Cancer was reformed with a new line-up in 2003 and released the EP "Corporation$" in 2004.


7 72597-4 Cancer (3) - To The Gory End album art Cancer (3) To The Gory End (Album) Vinyl Solution, Efa 7 72597-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
SOL 28 C Cancer (3) - Death Shall Rise album art Cancer (3) Death Shall Rise (Album) Vinyl Solution SOL 28 C UK 1991 Sell This Version
SOL35CD, SOL 35CD Cancer (3) - The Sins Of Mankind album art Cancer (3) The Sins Of Mankind (Album) Vinyl Solution, Vinyl Solution SOL35CD, SOL 35CD 1993 Sell This Version
0630-10752-4 Cancer (3) - Black Faith album art Cancer (3) Black Faith (Album) EastWest 0630-10752-4 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
COP044 Cancer (3) - Spirit In Flames album art Cancer (3) Spirit In Flames (Album) Copro Records COP044 UK 2005 Sell This Version
VILELP780 Cancer (3) - Shadow Gripped album art Cancer (3) Shadow Gripped (Album) Peaceville VILELP780 UK 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

COP033 Cancer (3) - Corporation$ album art Cancer (3) Corporation$ (EP) Copro Records COP033 UK 2004 Sell This Version
VILELP813 Cancer (3) - Ballcutter album art Cancer (3) Ballcutter(LP, EP, Ltd, Yel) Peaceville VILELP813 UK 2019 Sell This Version


none Cancer (3) - Back From The Dead album art Cancer (3) Back From The Dead(VHS, Promo, PAL) Nailbiter Productions none 1991 Sell This Version


SAM1600 Cancer (3) - Black Faith album art Cancer (3) Black Faith EastWest SAM1600 Germany 1995 Sell This Version