Canadian heavy metal trio CAULDRON will drop their New Gods full-length this Friday via The End Records in North America and Dissonance Productions in Europe. Crowned, “a classic heavy metal ripper,” by Metal Injection, the band’s fifth full-length and follow up to the acclaimed 2016 offering In Ruin was captured by Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Wooden Sky) at Union Sound in Toronto and again highlights the band’s now-signature strong emphasis on songwriting and melody, complete with high-end organic production to match.
Stream New Gods in full alongside an interview with frontman Jason Decay courtesy of New Noise Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
CAULDRON’s New Gods will be available on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. For preorders go to THIS LOCATION.
In conjunction with the release of New Gods, CAULDRON will be playing a handful of US shows in with support provided by Barrow Wight this week. The band has also confirmed a special record release show in their hometown of Toronto, set for September 15th at Junction City Music Hall. See all confirmed dates below.
9/06/2018 The Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Barrow Wight
9/07/2018 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA w/ Barrow Wight
9/08/2018 The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY w/ Barrow Wight
9/15/2018 Junction City Music Hall – Toronto, ON
Toronto’s CAULDRON was born from the ashes of Goat Horn. After calling it quits in 2006, frontman Jason Decay wasted no time in putting together CAULDRON to carry on his heavy metal vision. Leaders among the new wave of traditional heavy metal, CAULDRON – which features Decay alongside Ian Chains (guitar) and Myles Deck (drums) – has since released two EPs with Into The Cauldron (2007) and Moonlight Desires (2014) as well as four full-length albums: Chained To The Nite (2009), Burning Fortune (2011), Tomorrow’s Lost (2012), and In Ruin (2016). The band has toured the world with the likes of Municipal Waste, Death Angel, Nevermore, Diamond Head, Enforcer, and in the summer of 2013, were invited to play Metallica’s Orion Fest in Detroit. Burning Fortune was nominated for a Juno award in 2012 while the video for the single “All Or Nothing” has received almost 600,000 views on Youtube/Vevo and was featured in the video game RockBand.
“The latest single is ‘No Longer,’ a Scorpions-meets-Dokken–esque rocker that focuses on strong vocals and badass guitar licks to create their retro-leaning approach. Riffs are paramount, yet the quality of the band’s songwriting supersedes any potential genre trappings.” — Revolver on “No Longer”
“…a classic heavy metal ripper. Not in a crushing, fast way, but instead one rife with catchy choruses and big arena-rock riffs.” — Metal Injection
“…a no frills, no bells and whistles kind of record that is a solid listen all around… CAULDRON do a great job carrying the torch for all of us old-school metal heads.” — Puregrainaudio
“…In Ian Chains they have one of the more talented guitarists around, and here he is to the fore again. ‘Letting Go’ stirs the pot to find some occult sounding alchemy.” — Maximum Volume Music
“Cauldron have once again done a fantastic job of crafting catchy songs within a bone crunching early ’80s metal framework, dripping with dark atmosphere yet also brightly melodic at the same time.” — Sea Of Tranquility