Cauldron Forced to Cancel Tour After Serious Van Crash

Cauldron Forced to Cancel Tour After Serious Van Crash
Toronto metal trio Cauldron were deep into their North American tour with Enforcer, Warbringer and Exmortus when they got into a serious van accident. They've since been forced to cancel the remainder of their tour.

The band was en route to New Orleans when their van collided with debris from a previous car accident on a highway near Dallas, TX, on Sunday (February 14). The van rolled over several times and eventually stopped on its roof. You can see a photo of the ruined vehicle below.

While all three members survived the crash, guitarist Ian Chains was hospitalized with broken bones in his neck and back. As a result, Cauldron have been forced to cancel the remaining six tour dates of their two-month trek.

The band issued the following statement about their situation:

Sorry to report the unfortunate news of our accident (not at fault [by the way]) on the highway in Texas last night and that we will have to pull out of the remaining eight tour dates. Ian [Chains, guitar] is recovering in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, otherwise everyone is going to be okay. We are just happy to be alive at this point. Thanks for your support and to our tour mates Enforcer, Warbringer & Exmortus; we had fun and wish you all the best. Hope to see you all again soon.

Cauldron released their ominously titled new album In Ruin last month via The End Records.