Cauldron is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 2006 in Toronto. They were formed following the breakup of Goat Horn, with guitarist Brandon Wars leaving to form a new band, Zuku. Cauldron consists of Jason Decay on vocals and bass, Ian Chains on guitar and Myles Deck on Drums.
Formation and debut album:
Less than a year after formation, the band released their debut EP titled 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 their debut album. Around this time 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 then replaced by Kill Cheerleader/Zuku/Crystal Castles drummer, Chris Rites. The band's Debut Album Chained to the Nite was released in April 2009 and the band toured the UK with Wolf in support of the album, Cauldron's song "Restless" is featured in a DC Shoes video of professional skateboarder Danny Way.
Touring and second album 2010-2011:
After the release of the debut album, drummer Steel Rider left the band and was replaced by Chris Stephenson of Canadian band Aggressor. The band spent most of 2010 playing gigs and touring. The band then began to work on their follow-up to 2009's Chained to the Nite titled Burning Fortune which was released on 14 February 2011.
Tomorrows Lost 2012-present:
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, which was released on October 8, 2012, via Earache Records.,
In July 2012 Cauldron announced Myles Deck as their new drummer.
Cauldron is considered a part of the New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal (NWOTHM) an ongoing movement that in recent years has seen the return of traditional-sounding metal bands (similar to the Swedish Sleaze metal revival). The name is taken from the New wave of British heavy metal, which the movement strongly identifies with. Other bands considered part of the movement include White Wizzard, Enforcer, Skull Fist, Steelwing and more recently Sons of Lioth.
Jason Decay - bass, lead vocals (2006-present),
Ian Chains - lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals (2006-present),
Myles Deck - drums, percussion and backing vocals (2012-present),
Al Artillery - drums (2006-2008),
Chris Rites - drums (2008-2009, 2012),
Steel Rider - drums (2008),
Chris Stephenson - drums (2009-2011)