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Update:     Jim Mullis will be doing the vocals on the new Cauldron Born EP! 

 


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Cauldron Born Biography

Cauldron Born was formed in the winter of 1994 by guitarist/lyricist Howie Bentley.  Cauldron Born has a grim, but heroic sound with hook laden songs.  Add to that Howie's  Robert E. Howard inspired epic sword and sorcery lyrics along with top notch musicianship and you have the ultimate Heavy Metal band.  

Cauldron Born's music was inspired by bands like Iron Maiden, Dio-era Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Early Fate's Warning, Candlemass, Coroner and Venom. 

In addition to Robert E. Howard, some other authors who have inspired Howie's lyrics are  H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Richard L. Tierney, Karl Edward Wagner, Michael Moorcock and David C. Smith. 

Cauldron Born recorded their first demo, "Swords, Sorcery, and Science" in early 1994.  The band line-up was Howie Bentley on guitars, Shawn Kascak on bass, Bill Parsons on drums and Christian Schulze on vocals.

"Swords, Sorcery, and Science" immediately caught the attention of the metal underground with Greek and German fanzines proclaiming Cauldron Born to be the Best Epic Heavy Metal Band In The World."  After the demo was finished Christian Schulze left the band.  In the meantime, Cauldron Born was being contacted by a number of labels who were interested in bands with a pure metal sound.  Howie Bentley chose the European metal label, Underground Symphony based in Italy.

With new vocalist Danny White, they recorded their debut album  "Born Of The Cauldron"  in the fall of 1996 and released it in 1997.

Receiving praise from fans all around the world and due to fan request the early demo material from Howie Bentley's first project "Beyond The Shade Gates" was released along with their first demo  "Swords, Sorcery, and Science" as a collection entitled "God Of Metal".  By this time, Danny White had left the band.

Cauldron Born arose from the ashes with new vocalist David Loudon to record their third and final album, "...And Rome Shall Fall".  David was a session vocalist and could not commit to live performances with the band due to family and business obligations. 

Cauldron Born added another vocalist to the list,  Zane Matthews who joined the band just before 2001 Classic Metal Festival.  With Zane on vocals the band played several gigs and a handful of festivals before Howie disbanded Cauldron Born in 2003.

Cauldron Born is now active again with a new line-up which you can see below.


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4-24-2013   Announcing the line-up for the Cauldron Born EP entitled "Sword and Sorcery Heavy Metal."

Vocals - Jim Mullis  (Temple of Blood)

Guitars - Howie Bentley (Founder of Cauldron Born)

Drums - Greg Haa (formerly of Slough Feg)

Bass Guitar - John Leeson (bass student of Howie Bentley)

Alex Parra - Second Guitar


There will be a short delay on the "Sword and Sorcery Heavy Metal" EP due to a change in vocals.  More coming soon...   posted 4-24-2013 


Announcements will be made for band line-up, album cover, release date and other important information as it happens!


Discography


Cauldron Born

"Born Of The Cauldron"

Re-released  --  Limited Editon Vinyl  2010

Iron on Iron Records -- Iron004

Iron On Iron Records

Label Descripiton:  The 1997 Masterpiece  in Gatefold Vinyl ), with  a 16 1/2" by 23" Poster of the Magnificent Cover made by Lionel Baker !!  A Must Have Album!!


Born Of The Cauldron  Vinyl Issue  Cover

Cauldron Born Born Of The Cauldron cover/Painting done by Lionel Baker II

 

Born Of The Cauldron 

CBorn:  SSR-DY09

With Bonus Track:  Lucifer's Hammer (Warlord Cover).   Music & Lyrics - William J. Tsamis of Warlord.

Re-Released January, 2008    Limited Edition 1000 copies.   Released on Stormspell Records,   San Jose, CA   USA.

Album Cover Painting by Lionel Baker TN, USA.

Photography by Doug Lester, Distinctive Images  GA, USA.

All music & lyrics with the exception of Lucifer's Hammer written by Howie Bentley.

Guitar  --  Howie Bentley
Bass  --  Shawn Kascak
Drums  --  Bill Parsons
Vocals  --  Danny White

Tracks: 

1.  Crusader
2.  The Sword's Lament
3.  Synchronicity At Midnight/A Baying Of Hounds
4.  Imprisoned With The Pharaohs
5.  The Final Incantation/In The Dreaming City
6.  In Fate's Eye A King
7.  Born Of The Cauldron
8.  Unholy Sanctuary
9.  Lucifer's Hammer (Warlord Cover)

Vocals on Lucifer's Hammer done by David Loudon.



 

And Rome Shall Fall  US CD-059

Released 2002 by Underground Symphony, Italy.

Recorded @ King Doom Studio, Engineered by Corbin King  GA, USA.

Album Cover Painting by Lionel Baker  TN, USA.

Photography by Scott Sawyer  GA, USA.

All music & lyrics written by Howie Bentley.

Guitar --  Howie Bentley

Bass  --  Shawn Kascak
Drums --  Bill Parsons

Vocals  --  David Loudon

Tracks:

1.  By This Axe I Rule
2.  And Rome Shall Fall
3.  Finder Of The Black Stone
4.  Blood Bath In The Arena
5.  Dragon Throne
6.  Clontarf
7.  Storming The Castle
8.  People Of The Dark Circle

Cauldron Born ...And Rome Shall Fall cover/Painting done by Lionel Baker II

Cauldron Born God Of Metal cover/Painting done by Lionel Baker II

 

 

God of Metal  US CD-031

Released 1998  Underground Symphony, Italy.

( Collection of Demos )

Album Cover Painting by Lionel Baker TN, USA.

Photography by Doug Lester, Distinctive Images  GA, USA.

All music and lyrics written by Howie Bentley.

 

Tracks 1 - 4
Guitar  --  Howie Bentley
Bass  --  Shawn Kascak
Drums  --  Bill Parsons
Vocals  --  Christian Schulze
Tracks 5 - 8
Electric, Bass, Acoustic Guitars  --  Howie Bentley
Drums  --  Kevin Harp

Vocals  --  Cat Denton

Tracks:

1.  Calling From The Crystal Tower
2.  In Fate's Eye A King
3.  Crusader
4.  The Final Incantation/In The Dreaming City
5.  Dreaming With The Incubus
6.  Wicker Man
7.  Unleashing Wrath
8.  On Broken Wings Of Sorrow


 

 

 

Born Of The Cauldron   US CD-018

SOLD OUT 

1997 Version is Out of Print.

Original Release 1997  Underground Symphony, Italy.

Recorded @ MG Studios  GA,  USA.

Album Cover Painting by Lionel Baker II   TN, USA.

Photography by Doug Lester, Distinctive Images  GA,  USA.

All music and lyrics written by Howie Bentley.

 

Guitars  --  Howie Bentley
Bass  --  Shawn Kascak
Drums  --  Bill Parsons

Vocals  --  Danny White

Tracks:

1.  Crusader
2.  The Sword's Lament
3.  Synchronicity At Midnight/A Baying of Hounds
4.  Imprisoned With The Pharaohs
5.  The Fincal Incantation/In The Dreaming City
6.  In Fate's Eye A King
7.  Born Of The Cauldron
8.  Unholy Sanctuary

Cauldron Born 1997 Born Of The Cauldron cover

Swords, Sorcery and Science --  Demo

NOT AVAILABLE

Self Released 1994  -- Howie Bentley  GA, USA.

Guitars, Drums and Bass Recorded @ Homestead Studios.  Engineered by Ron Swindall  VA, USA.

Vocals Recorded @ Phoenix Sound Recording.  Engineered by Skip Slaughter  GA, USA.

All music and lyrics written by Howie Bentley.

Guitar -- Howie Bentley
Bass -- Shawn Kascak
Drums -- Bill Parsons
Vocals -- Christian Schulze

Tracks:

1.  Calling From The Crystal Tower
2.  In Fate's Eye A King
3.  Crusader
4.  The Final Incatation/In The Dreaming City

Cauldron Born Sword, Sorcery and Science Demo

Howie Bentley Beyone The Shade Gates demo

Howie Bentley - Beyond The Shade Gates --Demo

NOT AVAILABLE 


Self-Released 1993  -  Howie Bentley   GA, USA.


Cover Photography by Doug Lester, Distinctive Images  GA, USA.


All music and lyrics written by Howie Bentley.


Electric, Bass and Acoustic Guitars  -  Howie Bentley
Drums  -  Kevin Harp
Vocals  -  Cat Denton

Tracks:

1.   Dreaming With The Incubus
2.   Wicker Man
3.   Unleashing Wrath
4.   On Broken Wings of Sorrow


Cauldron Born Photos: 

Howie Bentley - Guitar

Greg Haa - Drums

John Leeson - Bass

Alex Parra - Guitar

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Cauldron Born Photos:

Some live photos, rehearsal photos, and some recording photos when recording "Born Of The Cauldron.  These photos are prior to 2003...

© Howie Bentley



EMAIL:  cauldronborn@echoesofcromrecords.com