Canada’s CAVEAT Release Title-Track / Single Off Upcoming Album “Alchemy”
Track Premiere via Sonic
New Album “Alchemy” Out Feb 11th, 2022
L-R Joe Sikorski - Guitars, Greg Musgrave
- Guitars & Vocals, Amanda Marie Bourdon - Vocals & Keyboards, Casey
Rogers - Drums, Matt Petti - Bass
Photo Credit - Monika Deviat
Caveat have a new album coming out, their
first since 2016 and they are fully intending to give their fans a very nuanced
listening experience with “Alchemy”. Never content to pigeonhole themselves
into a single genre or follow any conventional rules, through this album, they
deliver an auditory adventure, a wide scope of twists and turns with a goal for
the listener to consistently expect the unexpected throughout the listening
The title track “Alchemy” is one of the proggier songs on the
album, and it shows off Amanda Marie Bourden’s powerhouse voice as well as Matt
Petti’s incredible bass performance. This song deals with addiction and how we
are in search of the magic elixir (in so many cases alcohol) that will make us
a perceived better version of ourselves, which in almost every case turns out
to be the opposite. The band explains further:
“The title track from the new album, Alchemy travels into new
territory for Caveat, with Amanda taking on lead vocal duties for most of the
song and showcasing some of our most ambitious writing to date. With an almost
soundtrack vibe of musically dynamic nuances, “Alchemy” creates a progressive
listening experience unlike any other you’ve ever heard. New, exciting,
refreshing and poised to bring Caveat’s new sound to both new and old audiences
When Caveat first
started, almost two decades ago, the songs were almost exclusively written by
guitarist/vocalist Greg Musgrave. Since then, guitarist Joe Sikorski has become
integral in the songwriting alongside Musgrave, with drummer Casey Rogers
offering musical ideas and arrangements as well. Musgrave’s lyrics primarily
come from a darker place and one of overcoming personal adversity and demons
that provide a cathartic vehicle to express and purge those inner demons.
“Alchemy” is recommended for fans of
Opeth, Cynic, and Devin Townsend.
The single "Alchemy” can
be heard via its premiere on SonicPerspectives HERE.
The full album is being released on February 11, 2022.
Music Video - Infinite - https://youtu.be/9BwpTL6c4aU
1. Silver (7:03)
2. Alchemy (7:08)
3. Infinite (6:44)
4. Black Mirror (7:06)
5. Ghost (8:35)
6. Until Dawn (5:55)
7. Zero Hour (7:21)
Album Length: 49:54
For more info:
Caveat was formed in mid-2001 by founding members Greg Musgrave
on guitar and vocals, Jawad Baloch on drums & Terry Baldwin on bass & backing
vocals. Shortly afterward Casey Rogers was asked to join as the new drummer of
Caveat. This lineup would go on to record and release the debut album ‘The
Biggest Secret’, which they released on May 14th of 2003.
After supporting the album, Caveat decided to expand and
recruited Joe Sikorski in 2004 to the second guitar, who had been playing with
Thorazine since the mid-’90s.
During 2005 Caveat partnered up with Scarab Productions to
record and release a self-titled EP, which ended up landing on numerous campus
radio charts and found the band playing larger shows than ever before. After
parting ways with Scarab Production in late 2006, the sound of the band evolved
yet again, writing more progressive and technical sounding songs, resulting in
their 2007 magnum opus full-length album entitled ‘Red’.
To release ‘Red’ Caveat partnered up with Toronto-based indie
record label Cyclone Records. To the band’s delight, ‘Red’ was very well
received in the metal community and the band played more than ever in & around
Just prior to the release of ‘Red’ several members would branch
off and form the deathgrind side project Exit Strategy with Shane Hawco
(ex-Thorazine). Exit Strategy quickly became popular in the Western Canadian
extreme metal scene. In 2008, after a successful several-year run, Caveat would
elect to go into indefinite hiatus to focus on Exit Strategy.
Five years later saw the brief reformation of the band when
Calgary Metalfest organizer ‘Big’ Nate Reno asked Caveat to reform to play the
inaugural festival in the summer of 2013, and the band obliged. Original
bassist Terry Baldwin elected to not be involved with the reunion show, so
Caveat turned to former Verbal Deception and current Illuminated Minerva bass
player Matt Petti to handle bass duties for the Metalfest performance. After
that short hiatus, the band officially reformed at the end of 2014 with Matt
Petti replacing Terry Baldwin permanently on bass duties.
Songwriting began for a new album while playing a handful of
shows and several metal festivals across western Canada. Recording began in May
2015 and the new album entitled ‘Consummation’ was released on June 24th, 2016.
‘Consummation’ was also a moment of further evolution of Caveat, as local
musician Amanda Marie Bourden was asked to join the band as keyboard player and
second lead vocalist. Amanda accepted the invitation, and her powerful vocals
were featured throughout ‘Consummation’ providing a great contrast to Greg’s
clean & brutal vocal attack.
In 2017 and 2018, writing commenced for the album and would
feature new vocalist Amanda as more of the primary voice in the new material.
This culminated into the most diverse ambitious collection of songs to date.
Then in late 2019, recording began for the new album with both Joe and Casey
handling main production duties this time. Production was completed in late
2020, but due to the Covid pandemic-related shutdowns, the band decided to
shelve its release for the duration of 2021 as a result.
Now Caveat’s delayed fifth album, entitled ‘Alchemy’, is for
release in early 2022, and once again Caveat promises to deliver a majestic
metallic assault on the senses. Stay tuned and expect the unexpected.
Album and Live Band Line Up:
Amanda Marie Bourdon: Vocals & Keyboards
Greg Musgrave: Guitar & Vocals
Joe Sikorski: Guitars
Matt Petti: Bass
Casey Rogers: Drums