Denver heavy rock power trio CLOUD CATCHER will release their third full-length, Return From The Cauldron, on September 29th via their own Cauldron Audio Works.
CLOUD CATCHER is guitarist/vocalist Rory Rummings with bassist Matt Ross and drummer Will Trafas, a rhythm section akin to Geezer Butler and Mitch Mitchell. With two albums and two EPs already under their proverbial belts, CLOUD CATCHER has been dispensing their own brand of guitar driven, heavy rock to the masses for over a decade. The band’s 2017 released Trails Of Kozmic Dust full-length reaped critical accolades both stateside and abroad with Metal Observer gushing, “CLOUD CATCHER knows how to warp their way through the annals of space, picking up the most inhuman compositions and translating them so us mere mortals can experience the sounds of the great beyond… an album that gets better with every listen and is sure to be on the end of year lists for anyone even remotely interested in heavy psychedelia.” Metal Injection noted, “This is feel good, zone-out, head-bobbing rock n’ roll that deserves to be spun on the turntable.” Added Invicta Magazine, “With Trails Of Kozmic Dust, CLOUD CATCHER have made an album that is not only out of this world on a sonic level but also on a spiritual level and if this album had to have a motto, it would be turn on, turn up, and let loose!”
With Return From The Cauldron, the Rocky Mountain riff merchants continue to push their signature sonic assault forward. An album about emerging positively from hard times and negative experiences, it’s a collection of songs where the themes are perseverance, growth, and hope. Most of the tunes were written when CLOUD CATCHER went on hiatus for the better part of 2019 and during 2020 when the world was slipping into pandemic madness…
“Return From The Cauldron is what I would consider the first true CLOUD CATCHER album,” elaborates Rummings. “We have found our sound and the material present is a further expanse on what we are capable of.”
In advance of the record’s release, today the band unveils first single, “I Am The Storm.” Notes the band, “’I Am The Storm’ is a song about crushing negativity and overcoming hard times with the power of self-realization and riffs. This song was inspired by some of the bands we all know and love such as Iron Maiden, ZZ Top, and of course, Black Sabbath. This song has been chosen as the first single because we feel it is a great introduction to those who don’t know of CLOUD CATCHER.”
Stream CLOUD CATCHER’s “I Am The Storm” at THIS LOCATION.
Return From The Cauldron was self-recorded by Riley Rukavina, mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, and comes swathed in the cover art of Christina Hunt of Heavy Metal Talisman.
The record will be available digitally and limited-edition vinyl via the CLOUD CATCHER Bandcamp page HERE.
Return From The Cauldron Track Listing:
- I Am The Storm
- Boundless Journey
- Magician’s Chariot
- Burning Might
- Gemini’s Ascent
- Wield The Blade
- Wretched Moon
- Return From The Cauldron
CLOUD CATCHER has toured the US several times, including one run with Earthless and an appearance at Psycho Vegas 2017. The power trio has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of such stoner/doom luminaries as Dead Meadow, The Obsessed, Danava, Acid King, Lecherous Gaze, and Pike Vs The Automaton. The band is set to embark on a West Coast tour in the Fall in support of Return From The Cauldron. See all confirmed dates below.
CLOUD CATCHER – Live From The Cauldron Tour 2023:
9/30/2023 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO * Return From The Cauldron Record Release Show
10/06/2023 TBA – Fort Collins, CO
10/07/2023 Ernie November Record Store – Cheyenne, WY
10/12/2023 Aces High Saloon – Salt Lake City, UT
10/13/2023 Artifice – Las Vegas, NV
10/14/2023 Poor House – Oceanside, CA
10/15/2023 Knucklehead – Hollywood, CA
10/16/2023 Cocktail Lounge – Ventura, CA
10/17/2023 Thee Stork Club – Oakland, CA
10/18/2023 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
10/20/2023 High Watermark – Portland, OR
10/21/2023 The Shredder – Boise, ID
“CLOUD CATCHER is one of the hidden gems of the hard rock/metal underground with a sound fusing classic NWOBHM with crushing riffs. An all-out guitar attack alongside a pummeling rhythm section. Not to be missed.” – Mike Eginton, Earthless
Rory Rummings – guitars, vocals
Matt Ross – bass
Will Trafas – drums