Cancer is a British death metal band. They released three steady, mid-paced, typical death metal albums. Death Shall Rise was the most known, featuring ex-Death/Obituary guitarist James Murphy. After the ill-received fourth titled Black Faith, the band split up. In 2003 they reunited and released an EP in 2004 followed by a new album titled spirit in Flames in 2005. In 2006, the band split up again. The same year a new band was founded under the name Hail of Fire, featuring four ex-Cancer members and a new singer.