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Cauldron in 2009
|Origin||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Associated acts||Goat Horn, Kïll Cheerleadër, Thor, Toxic Holocaust, Crystal Castles, Aggressor|
|Past members||Al "Artillery" Chambers|
Cauldron is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, following the break up of Goat Horn,with guitarist Brandon Wars leaving to form a new band, Zuku. Cauldron consists of Jason Decay on vocals and bass guitar, Ian Chains on guitar and Myles Deck on drums.
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Less than a year after formation, the band released its first EP, Into The Cauldron, with New Iron Age/Iron Kodex Records (Germany), and it was received positively by the metal press, which led to the band touring across Canada. In 2008, the band signed with Earache Records and began to record its first album. Around this time, the original drummer, Al Artillery, left the band to join Relapse Records' Toxic Holocaust, and the position was filled briefly by Steelrider, the original drummer of Goat Horn. He was replaced by Kïll Cheerleadër/Zuku/Crystal Castles drummer, Chris Rites. The band's first album, Chained to the Nite , was released in April 2009 and the band toured the UK with Wolf in support of the album. [ citation needed ]Cauldron's song "Restless" was used in a DC Shoes video of the professional skateboarder Danny Way.
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After the release of Chained to the Nite, drummer Steelrider left the band and was replaced by Chris Stephenson of the Canadian band Aggressor. The band spent most of 2010 playing gigs and touring and then began to work on a second album, Burning Fortune , which was released on 14 February 2011.
Burning Fortune is the second studio album by the Canadian heavy metal band Cauldron. Recording started in August 2010 in Rogue Studios. The only single from the album is "All or Nothing", with a music video released on 19 March 2011.
In December 2011, the band's drummer, Chris Stephenson, left the band and the former one, Chris Rites, temporarily returned for the recording of Tomorrow's Lost, the band's third studio album, released on 8 October 2012 by Earache Records.
In July 2012, Cauldron announced Myles Deck as the new drummer.
In January 2016, the band released its fourth album, In Ruin. The album was voted the "release of the month" by readers of Loudwire.com
Cauldron is considered[ by whom? ] a part of the new wave of traditional heavy metal, an ongoing movement that has seen the return of traditional-sounding metal bands, similar to the Swedish glam metal revival. The name is taken from the new wave of British heavy metal, with which the movement strongly identifies. Other bands considered[ by whom? ] part of the movement include White Wizzard, Enforcer, Skull Fist, Steelwing and Sons of Lioth.
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