L-R Joe Sikorski - Guitars, Greg Musgrave - Guitars & Vocals, Amanda Marie Bourdon - Vocals & Keyboards, Casey Rogers - Drums, Matt Petti - Bass
Photo Credit - Monika Deviat
Canada’s Caveat (ft. members of Greybeard, Illuminated Minerva, Exit Strategy) is one of the longest-running metal bands in their home province of Alberta and after being relatively quiet for the last while they are charging out of the gates with a new album “Alchemy” slated for release next year.
One of the most definitive things about Caveat’s sound in recent years is the addition of Amanda Marie Bourdon on vocals, leading to a duality with Greg Musgrave, which offers an aural dynamic that sets them apart from their peers: the ability to go from soft crooning to rip-your-face-off aggression, which is showcased in the upcoming release. According to the band, “Alchemy” has an almost soundtrack vibe to it, which separates it from anything that they’ve done in the past. They explain further:
“We are hoping that it will be received well. This will be the second album featuring Amanda Marie Bourdon, who first appeared on our last album Consummation adding her vocal talents on select tracks. This time around, Amanda’s voice has been utilized much more, she has been the front-woman of the band, which is a very different dynamic from Greg being the main lead vocalist since the inception of the band. That said; Amanda’s performance on the album will speak for itself, we think fans will really dig it.”
“Alchemy” is completely done in-house by the band, it was produced and mixed by guitarist Joe Sikorski and mastered by drummer Casey Rogers. It will be the fifth addition to the band’s discography.
Caveat was formed in 2001 by Greg Musgrave with the intention of creating a band that could pull off both a full-on ‘metal’ set, as well as be able to go play a more laid back contemporary set of more eclectic material, but under the same band name with the same members.
Equally progressive, and aggressive, Caveat is suitable for fans of Megadeth, Meshuggah, and Opeth.
“Alchemy” will be available on February 11, 2022.
An album teaser can be heard here:
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
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