Canadian heavy metal heroes CAULDRON will join HOLY GRAIL for a North American tour this spring.
Cauldron will be supporting Holy Grail on all US dates, but due to the overwhelming demand of their long time Canadian fans, the band will co-headline each date in their homeland and play a longer set each night.
Tour dates are as follows:
15 - Los Angeles, CA - Viper Room
16 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro Opera House
17 - Portland, OR - Dante's
18 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon Lounge
19 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club
21 - Calgary, AB - Republik
22 - Edmonton, AB - Brixx Bar & Grill
25 - Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert
26 - Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
28 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
29 - Quebec City, QC - l'Agitée
30 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
1 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
2 - Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
3 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
4 - New York, NY - Union Pool
5 - Washington, DC - Red Palace
6 - Columbus, OH - The Summit
7 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
8 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
9 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
10 - Denver, CO - Three Kings Tavern
11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
12 - Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theatre
Cauldron are offering fans a free, limited edition Chromium Dioxide fanzine with limited edition copies of the band's new album, Burning Fortune.
Released in Europe on February 14th and in North America on February 15th, the limited edition CD and vinyl versions of Burning Fortune include a free special edition copy of Chromium Dioxide - a rare and collectible Cauldron-themed issue of the magazine dedicated entirely to the young Canadian bangers.
Cauldron frontman Jason Decay comments: "Chromium Dioxide is our favourite zine out there, plus we're good friends with the creator, Phil, so when Earache suggested we include a Cauldron special edition of the magazine as a bonus with the new album, it was a no-brainer. It's really an honor to have a magazine, let alone one of the most addictive reads out there, dedicate an entire - although mini-issue to us."
Chromium Dioxide creator Philip "Philthy" Bernard adds: "The initial project was entitled Harry Potter & The Witch's Warm Mouth, but for copyright reasons, we decided on Chromium Dioxide: Burning Fortune Special Edition.
The collaboration was natural and, I guess, somewhat inevitable. Funny thing is, the mag was born in the Cauldron jam space. We'd all be pounding back discount beers together, and while the boys practised, I'd be hanging out working my art projects. Basically an Alcoholics Unanimous meets a five-man Art Community Centre. We toyed with the idea of creating a band called Chromium Dioxide, named after that old cassette tape technology, but it never really came to pass due to hectic schedules... and my lack of musical talent. But I'm just fine just being the Sleazy P. Martini of Cauldron. We know our roles.
The collaboration was just a fun way we'd all be on the same level - except this time I was on leads."
Get a sneak peak of the Cauldron special edition of Chromium Dioxide below:
As well as the limited edition CD and limited edition vinyl versions of Burning Fortune, which include the free special edition of Chromium Dioxide, the album is also available without the fanzine on low price CD.