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CAULDRON Reveal Video For New Single ‘Standing In Awe of A Monument’

20th September 2023

Birmingham metalcore quintet CAULDRON are pleased to return with the video for their new single ‘Standing In Awe of A Monument’ released on 20th September 2023 via all good streaming services.

Commenting on the track, vocalist Frazer Cassling says: “‘Standing in Awe of a Monument’ is a song about struggling to comprehend something so profound it’s almost alien to you. The monument in the title can refer to anything, but in the context of this song, it refers to watching someone that you love turn into something that you no longer recognise. Something that is complex and unbelievable in its strangeness. This was one of the hardest songs on the album to write and went through many different changes before the version you hear now, but this is definitely the song in its most refined form.”

Hot on the heels of UK support tour dates with Philadelphia metalcore band Kaonashi and an appearance at Burn it Down Festival, the single is the latest track to be taken from the band’s debut album, Suicide In The City, which will be released on 3rd November 2023 through The Coming Strife Records (UK/EU) and Ephyra Records (US).

The record is now available to pre-order on a number of vinyl variants, along with 3 variants of cassette and collectors edition box sets (which sold out in less than one minute), including a limited edition 7” through both labels. 

Suicide In The City is a concept album based around a group therapy session in Seattle run by the main character of the story, Tristram St. Claire. Interweaving throughout are the stories of characters from the group, making an in-depth tale ladened with the physical and mental struggles of all involved. The concept draws from vocalist Frazer Cassling’s experiences and struggles with mental health, portrayed through characters, as he pulled himself through the lowest time of his life.

Recorded at Lower Lane Studios by producer Sam Bloor, the album was mastered by Grant Berry at Fader Mastering (Ithaca, Static Dress, Rolo Tomassi). Examining feelings of anxiety, self-worth, grief and mental health struggles, Suicide In The City is a dark record with a powerful message of hope.

“The album’s concept was conceived during the worst period of my life,” states Cassling. “The story is laced with things I needed to write to myself. During this time I was diagnosed with OCD, and this really changed the shape of where the album was going. The lyrics are ultra-personal, whilst being really story-focused.”

Lead single ‘Rejection Pact’ was released last month to a wave of excitement from alternative tastemakers KNOTFEST, Brooklyn Vegan, Distorted Sound Magazine, Already Heard, Noizze, Bring The Noise and many more.

The band will hit the road later this year on a run of upcoming UK/EU tour dates, with tickets on sale now (see below for listings).

Debut album Suicide In The City released 3rd November via The Coming Strife Records and Ephyra Records

CAULDRON Live Dates:

Sat 15 Sep – JCHC Zine Hardcore All Dayer, Dundee
Sat 29 Sep – Castlefest, Luton
Sun 08 Oct – Till The Fest, London
Tue 24 Oct – Le Farmer, Lyon FR
Wed 25 Oct – Canadian Cafe, Tours FR
Thu 26 Oct – Trefpunt, Ghent BE
Fri 27 Oct – Sin City Mosh Fest, Hamburg DE
Sat 28 Oct – MK Bar, Belval LUX
Fri 17 Nov – Muthers Studio, Birmingham (album release show)