Cauterize (band)

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OriginOshawa, Ontario, Canada
GenresAlternative rock, Pop punk, Punk rock, Post-hardcore
Years active1995–2007
Associated actsBrown Brigade, Organ Thieves
MembersJesse Smith
Josh Slater
Chuck Coles
Jason Bone
Matt Worobec
Past membersRyan van Asten

Cauterize was an alternative rock band from Canada, active from 1995 to 2007.

In 2003, Cauterize's first single Something Beautiful was released, with its only music video, was broadcast on the web site Its second and third singles Choke and Killing Me were used in Nintendo's 1080 Avalanche video game and commercials, with a hidden live video within the game.

Also in 2003, Cauterize recorded its 3rd CD, So Far From Real, produced by Murray Daigle.[citation needed] The band toured with Evanescence, Three Days Grace, and Hoobastank.[when?] It ceased touring,[when?] but in 2005 produced an independently released second album, Paper Wings, the band having left Wind-up Records. The same year, the band's personnel was augmented with guitarist Chuck Coles (previously of Murder Culture).[citation needed] Coles subsequently played in heavy metal band Brown Brigade, (with Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh), and has started[when?] a southern rock collaboration with Cauterize drummer Matt Worobec.[citation needed]

In 2006 Darrin Pfeiffer, Cauterize's new manager, founded record label, High 4 Records, to promote Canadian Talent; Cauterize was one of his first acts. The band re-recorded a number of tracks from Paper Wings, and new material, with Greig Nori (from the bands Treble Charger and Sum 41) ; the new album, re-released in 2007 as Disguises, with songs Closer and Minor Key Symphony as single releases, was unsuccessful in securing radio play and sales.[citation needed]

In 2007 a scheduled September 5 performance on MTV Live in Canada was canceled and on September 12, at a concert in Ottawa, Cauterize announced that they were breaking up after twelve years together. This was later confirmed on the band's website. They played their final show on October 19, 2007 in their hometown of Oshawa.[citation needed]

Band members[edit]

  • Jesse Smith - lead vocals, guitar (1995–2007)
  • Josh Slater - guitar, backing vocals (1998–2007)
  • Chuck Coles - lead guitar (2005–2007)
  • Jason Bone - bass, backing vocals (1995–2007)
  • Matt Worobec - drums, percussion (1995–2007)
  • Ryan van Asten - guitar (1995–1998)


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