"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2006
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Last Known Status: Active


More than one band have the name Cauldron.

One is from Bradenton, Florida and formed in 1988. They disbanded in 1995.

The newer Cauldron is from Toronto, Ontario Canada formed in 2006.

Latest Cauldron News

Below is our complete Cauldron news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Cauldron Announces North American Tour Dates

Canada's finest traditional metal trio, CAULDRON will be embarking upon their first ever North American tour starting this month. Dubbed the "North American Nightmare Tour," CAULDRON will be teaming up with the Swedish band, ENFORCER.

The tour dates are as follows:

13-Aug Sneaky Dees - Toronto, ON
14-Aug L'Alize - Montreal, QC
15-Aug Bar None - Kingston, ON
16-Aug Mavericks - Ottawa, O

20-Aug Café Lura Chicago, IL
21-Aug Blondies - Detroit, MI
22-Aug Ramalama Records - Toledo, OH
23-Aug Club Garibaldi’s - Milwaukee, WI
25-Aug Club Down Under - Burley, ID
26-Aug Samurai Duck - Euguene, OR
27-Aug Gusto's - Boise, ID
29-Aug Josefine's - Seattle, WA
31-Aug Bubba Thrasher's - Redding, CA
01-Sep MusicHead - Medford, OR
02-Sep Annie's Social Club - San Francisco, CA
03-Sep Second Wind - Santee, CA
04-Sep Black Castle - Los Angeles, CA
05-Sep Rocky's - Pacoima, CA
06-Sep Mad Italian's Club 101 - Flagstaff, AZ
07-Sep The Compound - Albuquerque, NM
08-Sep Whiskey Dix Bar - Lubbock, TX
09-Sep The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
10-Sep Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
11-Sep P.J's - Manhattan, Kansas
12-Sep Rockstar Sports Bar - Ft. Worth, Texas
13-Sep Dysfunction Junction Panama City Beach, FL
14-Sep The Haven Winter Park, FL
15-Sep The Pit Jacksonville, FL
16-Sep Dive Bar - Raleigh, NC
17-Sep The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
18-Sep The Sterling Hotel - Allentown, PA
19-Sep Club Diablo - Buffalo, NY
20-Sep Traxx - Long Island/Ronkonkoma, NY
21-Sep Muddy River - Portsmouth, NH
22-Sep Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH

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Jason Decay of Cauldron Gets Evicted

Jason Decay, frontman of Canadian traditional metal band Cauldron, has been evicted from his apartment due to a dispute over Metallica's music. As Jason explained, his neighbor was playing Metallica's "S&M" at 2 a.m. He continues," When I had enough and went down to confront him about it with a copy of "Kill 'Em All" explaining that if he's got to crank Metallica at 2 a.m., they have more than that symphony shit." The neighbor was insulted and argued with Jason before slamming the door in his face. Jason retrieved a hockey stick from his apartment and "smash[ed]" the neighbor's door. The landlord gave Jason a notice of eviction.

Jason Decay had to reside in the band's rehearsal space for a short time before moving in with a friend. He enjoys living there because it has "...way cheaper rent."

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Cauldron To Support Wolf On UK Tour

Canadian heavy metal band, CAULDRON, is set to support Swedish heavy metal act WOLF on a UK tour later this year.

Catch CAULDRON and WOLF at the following shows:

09 Oct 09 - London, UK - The Underworld
10 Oct 09 - Leeds, UK - Rio's
11 Oct 09 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
13 Oct 09 - Newcastle, UK - Trillians
14 Oct 09 - Manchester, UK - Moho
15 Oct 09 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
16 Oct 09 - Dudley, UK - JB's

Check out the tour flyer at this location.

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Cauldron Comments On U.K. Tour

Canada's Cauldron recently played up and down the UK on a short string of dates with Californian thrashers and label-mates Bonded By Blood.Cauldron vocalist/bassist Jason Decay commented on the tour:

"A big ol' X-large bacon and mushroom thanks to all the UK headbangers who came out to the shows and partied with us. Great fucking time! And also a big sign of the hammer out to the Bonded By Blood guys for proving that true spirit of metal wrestle fest runs through OUR veins. We still have the belt! See you again in October, until then, fuckin 'eh to the UK!"

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Bonded By Blood Announces Tour With Support Acts

Pomona, California thrash metallers BONDED BY BLOOD, who recently announced a short UK tour with Canadian labelmates CAULDRON, have now confirmed a full European tour.

BONDED BY BLOOD are set to hit the road on the European Massacre 2009 tour with FUELED BY FIRE and SUICIDAL ANGELS. Catch them thrashing their way across Europe at the following shows: More...

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Cauldron Frontman Says They're Ruining Nu-Metal

Lane Soderberg of Noise Creep recently interviewed Jason Decay, frontman of Canadian traditional heavy metal band, Cauldron. In this interview, Jason goes on record about his hatred for nu-metal in its heyday and how the cyclical nature of musical trends directly influenced the rise of Cauldron.

"My backlash for that shit started when Korn started ruining the "Power 30" (Much Music's metal video show) back when I was 14," says Jason, "And it ended when I simply stopped caring about hating it anymore. I forget when that was. Like anything, it comes and goes and it will be back again someday to ruin something else, just like bands like us are currently ruining it (for nu-metal)."

Read the full article at Noise Creep.

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Bonded By Blood Announces U.K. Tour Dates

Earache Records has issued the following announcement about Bonded By Blood preparing for a string of U.K. tour dates:

"Young LA thrash sensations Bonded By Blood have been touring relentlessly for the past few months, and are in no ways ready to slow down just yet. The band are preparing to return to the UK in May for a short string of dates with support from labelmates and Canadian heavy metal heroes Cauldron."

Bonded By Blood frontman Jose "Aladdin" Barrales also commented:

"We can't wait to be back in the UK. Last time we were there it was amazing. This time around should be even better!"

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

5 May - Glasgow, UK - The Classic Grand
10 May - London, UK - Purple Turtle
11 May - Leeds, UK - Rio's
12 May - Nottingham, UK - Seven

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Cauldron Posts Tour Update

Canadian heavy metal band, CAULDRON, recently made their first ever trip to the UK, to support ANVIL at a top-secret premiere for the new documentary movie, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil." CAULDRON followed that show with a gig with label mates GAMA BOMB the following night.

CAULDRON vocalist/bassist JASON DECAY comments on the band's trip:

"It was a pretty cool last minute trip to the birthplace of heavy metal. We played a couple shows, one with our buds ANVIL in front of a packed Shepherd's Bush Empire crowd of unsuspecting movie-goers, and another nice little sweaty club gig with GAMA BOMB. Other than that and in between food poisonings, we just did a slew of interviews, photos and beverages to consume to coincide with the Euro release of 'CHAINED TO THE NITE' in April." More...

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Cauldron Posts New Song Online

Toronto heavy metal heroes CAULDRON, who recently signed a multi-album, worldwide deal with Earache Records, have uploaded a new track to their MySpace page. The track, "Chained Up In Chains" comes off the band's debut album, "CHAINED TO THE NITE."

"CHAINED TO THE NITE" is due to be released on April 6th and contains the following tracks:

01. Young And Hungry
02. Conjure The Mass
03. Chained Up In Chains
04. The Leaven / Fermenting Enchantress
05. Dreams Die Young
06. Bound To The Stake
07. Witch Trail
08. Midnite Hour
09. Chains Around Heaven More...

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Cauldron Charged With Public Drunkenness

Canadian heavy metal heroes CAULDRON have run into trouble with the law in Toronto and have been charged with public drunkenness.

CAULDRON singer JASON DECAY explains how they kicked off 2009 in true metal style, "Me and Chris just got hit up with public drunkenness charges for drinking open liquor on King Street West... Kinda sucks, and there's no criminal record, but we both got $125 dollar fines. This is no coincidence! Oh, and we also wrote our new hit single tonite, "Don't Say That You Love Me", to be featured on our new next album. Shit, what a good nite that got shitty!" More...

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Earache Records Announces New Compilation Album

Earache Records has issued the following statement:

"Earache Records is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Heavy Metal Killers - a compilation featuring the very best bands from the emerging "New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal" scene.

Heavy Metal Killers features 13 new tracks from the best fresh, young bands who share one common goal - to bring back the glory days of heavy metal and with it, good old-fashioned headbanging riffs and that rarest of talents in this age of growlers - powerful, true heavy metal vocals. Released on the 30th anniversary of the original NWOBHM explosion, this compilation shows that traditional heavy metal is alive and well in the hands of a new breed of bands.

The full track listing for Heavy Metal Killers is as follows:

01. Powervice - "Behold The Hand Of Glory"
02. White Wizzard - "High Speed GTO"
03. Cauldron - "Chained Up In Chains"
04. RAM - "Suddent Impact"
05. Enforcer - "Mistress Of Hell"
06. H.O.D. - "Kicked To The Kerb"
07. Crowning Glory - " Sea Of Dead Dreams"
08. Portrait - "A Thousand Nightmares"
09. Celtic Legacy - "Live By The Sword"
10. ALLTHENIKO - "Feel The Power"
11. Voltax - "Steel Maker"
12. In Solitude - "Witches Sabbath"
13. Cast Iron - "Running From The Law" More...

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Cauldron Completes Recording Of New Album

Canadian metal band Cauldron has issued the following statement:


That's fucken rite, she's all done, mixed up and almost ready to go, we're just waiting on the mastering which should take place next week sometime, so we should have a new tune or two up here by the end of next week!
In the mean time, you can check out one of the tracks featured on the Heavy Metal Killers comp in our top friends. Produced by Ian Blurton and mixed by the mighty Neil Kernon (Dokken, Queensryche, Judas Priest) - its going to be VERY HEAVY & METAL!! She comes out on April 6th in the UK/Europe and May 5th for the rest of the world (I think) . We'll have some artwork and tracks for you to preview soon, we'll keep you posted rite here!!

Track listing is as follows...

There'll also be a bonus track or two on the limited first press of CD's and a different "vinyl only" bonus track for the vinyl!"

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Cauldron Signs To Earache Records

Earache Records has announced the signing of Toronto, Canada's CAULDRON to a multi-album worldwide deal.

Having already issued the "Into The Cauldron" EP to underground acclaim, the band is currently putting the finishing touches to their first full length, due for release in early 2009. The band's sound encompasses all the best elements of classic metal, with nods to old school NWOBHM and a focus on stand out riffs and sung vocals.

Commenting on the band's new label home, CAULDRON vocalist/bassist JASON DECAY says:

"Its pretty alright. I always thought Earache was the best name for a record label, and as a kid I was actually a little disappointed when I found out that I didn't come up with it! But at least I get to be a part of it after all! Its also nice to be a part of a catalogue that includes some of my favourite records, like Carcass' 'Heartwork' and Cathedral's 'Forest of Equilibrium'. I'm right into it!"

CAULDRON's Earache Records debut, "Chained To The Nite," is scheduled for an early 2009 release.

You can check out a video of the band playing their track "Torture Is Too Kind" at the Keep It True festival in Germany in 2007 below or check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page. More...

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Cauldron Announce Tour Dates

CAULDRON, the new band formed from the ashes of the now-defunct Toronto traditional metal act GOAT HORN, has announed the following dates:

Nov. 17 - Parma, OH @ Jigsaw Saloon*
Nov. 18 - Youngstown, OH @ Nyabinghi*
Nov. 19 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar*
Nov. 23 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
Nov. 24 - Moncton, NB @ Paramount
Nov. 25 - Halifax, NS @ Pavilon (early show)
Nov. 25 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub (late show)
Nov. 30 - Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Decuf (with JOE THRASHER and TOXICATOR)


CAULDRON features in its ranks former former GOAT HORN members Jason Decay (bass, vocals) and Al Biddle (drums), along with guitarist Ian Kilpatrick. The band recently uploaded a demo version of the song "The Striker Strikes" from its upcoming EP "Jump in the Cauldron" at this location.

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Cauldron and Skeletonwitch Mini-tour

Cauldron (featuring members of Goat Horn, Rammer & Coliseum) will be playing a series of dates with Cleveland's Skeletonwitch. Each date also features other notable acts, including Destructor and Atomic Bitchwax. Here are the tour dates:

11/17 Cleveland, OH @ The Jigsaw Saloon w/ Destructor, Lick the Blade
11/18 Youngstown, OH @ Nyabinghi w/ Members of the Press
11/19 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Bludwulf, Atomic Bitchwax

You can check out each band's music at their respective MySpace pages:

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Cauldron Puts New Music Online

CAULDRON, the new band featuring former GOAT HORN members Jason Decay (bass/vocals) and Al Biddle (drums), has uploaded a demo version of the song "The Striker Strikes" from its upcoming EP "Jump in the Cauldron". Check it out at this location. "Fans of GOAT HORN are sure not to be dissapointed!!!" the band promises in a press release. A fall release is expected.

CAULDRON's current lineup is completed by guitarist Ian Kilpatrick.

Upcoming CAULDRON shows:

Aug. 19 - Toronto, ON - Kathedral (w/ ANVIL)
Aug. 21 - London, ON - Call The Office (w/ ATOMIC BITCHWAX)

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Goat Horn Call It Quits

GOAT HORN bassist/vocalist Jason Decay has issued the following statement:

"Brandon Wars and Jason Decay will no longer carry on as GOAT HORN. After years of working together the obstacles in our path to our goals has brought everything to a stand still. Instead of working together with the constant frustrations, a descision has been made and Jason Decay and Brandon Wars [guitar] have gone their seperate ways.

"To all the fans and friends that have supported GOAT HORN through out the years; all is not lost. Through the ashes of this conclusion to the GOAT HORN legacy, Decay and Wars' new music ventures will continue in seperate directions. Jason Decay, along with Al Biddle (drums) will continue on down the GOAT HORN path as CAULDRON once a new guitar player is enlisted.

"It was not an easy descision to make. Although everything came to head at the last show. Sort of like breaking up with a really hot chick that's a psycho. Like she's so hot and you love banging her but in the end you hate the person she is or the person you have become.

"Fan support has been a tremendous fuel for the fire that had inspired GOAT HORN to give back ten fold and has never and will never be taken for granted. I personally feel terrible about what has happened and I am very sorry to every loyal individual of our legion. I never wanted to let anyone down and hopefully this never happens again. Everyone's encouragement and understanding is greatly appreciated in this matter."

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Unholy Ghost Gets New Drummer

UNHOLY GHOST, the band featuring PESSIMIST founder/guitarist Kelly McLauchlin and former DIABOLIC members Jerry Mortellaro (guitars) and Paul Ouellette (bass/vocals) welcomes new drummer DAVID BREAZEAL to the band.

David Breazeal played previously in CAULDRON, a Tampa, FL area metal band featuring guitarist Kelly McLauchlin as well as frontman Matt Barlow, (who later joined ICED EARTH). He also recorded with Kelly and PESSIMIST for a tribute to POSSESSED in 2001, and later formed his own band, TROKAR.

UNHOLY GHOST is currently writing new material, song titles include "Venomous Habitation" and "The Suffering Church". Live show dates will be announced soon. To see a photo from last weekend, click here. (from left to right: Jerry, Dave, Kelly, Paul)

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