Return From The Cauldron, the latest full-length from Denver heavy rock power trioÂ CLOUD CATCHER, is currently streaming in its entirety at The Obelisk. The premiere comes in advance of the recordâs official release this Friday, September 29th via their own Cauldron Audio Works.
CLOUD CATCHERÂ 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,Â CLOUD CATCHERÂ has been dispensing their own brand of guitar driven, heavy rock to the masses for over a decade.
The Obelisk champions the bandâs âconsistency of songcraft,â as well as their recognizable, âstylistic niche between classic heavy rock, proto-metal boogie, and NWOBHM,â further elaborating, ââ¦CLOUD CATCHER are no strangers to making heads spin, and they do so across the first half of Return From The Cauldron while also finding themselves dug into a sludgier-rocking vibe, the verses of âI Am The Stormâ calling to mind Backwoods Payback or early Alabama Thunderpussy as âBurning Mightâ will again soon enough, which the hot-shit noodling and Sabbath-blues soft-shoe of âBoundless Journeyâ only echo, Rummingsâ solo casting space outward from the cyclical riffsâ¦â
Read more and stream CLOUD CATCHERâs Return From The Cauldron, exclusively at The Obelisk, at THIS LOCATION.
CLOUD CATCHERâs 2017 releasedÂ Trails Of Kozmic DustÂ full-length reaped critical accolades both stateside and abroad with Metal Observer gushing, âCLOUD CATCHERÂ 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 beyondâ¦ 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.â Metal Injection noted, âThis is feel good, zone-out, head-bobbing rock nâ roll that deserves to be spun on the turntable.â Added Invicta Magazine, âWithÂ Trails Of Kozmic Dust,Â CLOUD CATCHERÂ 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!â
WithÂ 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, itâs a collection of songs where the themesÂ are perseverance, growth, and hope.Â Most of the tunes were written whenÂ CLOUD CATCHERÂ went on hiatus for the better part of 2019 and during 2020 when the world was slipping into pandemic madnessâ¦
Return From The CauldronÂ 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 pageÂ HERE.
CLOUD CATCHERÂ will celebrate Return From The CauldronÂ with a special record release show this Saturday at Denverâs Hi-Dive before embarking on a West Coast tour next month. See all confirmed dates below.
CLOUD CATCHER â Live From The Cauldron Tour 2023:
9/30/2023 Hi-Dive â Denver, CO *Â Return From The CauldronÂ Record Release Show
10/06/2023 TBA â Fort Collins, CO
10/07/2023 Ernie November Record Store â Cheyenne, WY
10/12/2023 Aces High Saloon â Salt Lake City, UT
10/13/2023 Artifice â Las Vegas, NV
10/14/2023 Poor House â Oceanside, CA
10/15/2023 Knucklehead â Hollywood, CA
10/16/2023 Cocktail Lounge â Ventura, CA
10/17/2023 Thee Stork Club â Oakland, CA
10/18/2023 Cafe Colonial â Sacramento, CA
10/20/2023 High Watermark â Portland, OR
10/21/2023 The Shredder â Boise, ID
âCLOUD CATCHERÂ 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.â â Mike Eginton, Earthless
âTaking some cues from Judas Priest and Budgie, and in doing so aligning themselves with fellow modern greats like Green Lung and King Witch, this is about as mainline heavy metal as possible, but that doesnât mean itâs without nuanceâ¦ Soaring vocals and pounding drums help fill out its sonic palette for a fully-fledged metal marmalade that wouldnât be out of place in the arenas of the late â70s, maybe in some bell bottoms and big-ass hair.â â Everything Is Noise
Rory Rummings â guitars, vocals
Matt Ross â bass
Will Trafas â drums