Cauldron (band)

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Cauldron in 2009
Background information
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Heavy metal
Years active2006present
Labels Earache Records
Associated acts Goat Horn, Kïll Cheerleadër, Thor, Toxic Holocaust, Crystal Castles, Aggressor
MembersJason Decay
Ian Chains
Myles Deck
Past membersAl "Artillery" Chambers
Chris Rites
Chris Stephenson

Cauldron is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, following the break up of Goat Horn, [1] 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. [2]

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Toronto Provincial capital city in Ontario, Canada

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Goat Horn band that plays thrash metal

Goat Horn is a heavy metal band founded in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada in 1999. The band was composed of Jason Decay, Brandon Wars (guitar) and Steel Rider (drums). Decay, Wars, and Rider had all been in and out of bands on the local scene before forming Goat Horn. What began as a jam of Cathedral and Judas Priest covers quickly developed into a serious project. Their music was influenced by ground-breaking metal bands such as Venom, Raven, Eudoxis, and Celtic Frost.



Formation and debut album

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. [3] Cauldron's song "Restless" was used in a DC Shoes video of the professional skateboarder Danny Way.[ citation needed ]

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Toxic Holocaust American thrash metal band

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Touring and second album 2010–2011

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. [4]

<i>Burning Fortune</i> 2011 studio album by Cauldron

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.

Tomorrows Lost 2012-2015

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 Ruins 2016-present

In January 2016, the band released its fourth album, In Ruin. The album was voted the "release of the month" by readers of [5]

Musical style

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.

The new wave of British heavy metal was a nationwide musical movement that started in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and achieved international attention by the early 1980s. Journalist Geoff Barton coined the term in a May 1979 issue of the British music newspaper Sounds to describe the emergence of new heavy metal bands in the mid to late 1970s, during the period of punk rock's decline and the dominance of new wave music.

White Wizzard band

White Wizzard is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2007. The band has released one demo, one EP and four albums, Over the Top released in 2010, Flying Tigers released in 2011, The Devil's Cut released in 2013 and Infernal Overdrive released 2018. The end of the band was announced on Facebook by Jon Leon on April 24, 2018. Jon Leon announced he was reassembling the band on Facebook on March 26, 2019.

Enforcer (band) band

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Past members


Studio albums

Chained to the Nite is the first studio album by the Canadian heavy metal band Cauldron. Recordings for the basic tracks took place on 23-24 May 2008 at Chemical Sound in Toronto. Lead guitars were recorded in July 2008 at Highfield Sound, in Toronto. The album was mixed at Auslander in London and mastered at Mine! Studios in Nottingham.

Tomorrow's Lost is the third studio album by the Canadian heavy metal band Cauldron. Recording was between 3 April 2012 and 13 May 2012. There are videos for "Nightbreaker" and "Summoned to Succumb".



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