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Cauterize was a rock band from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; previously known as T.O.E. They released five albums; the final being Disguises, which was released on June 12, 2007.

As T.O.E., the band released two independent records; Take Off Eh! and The Moment I Cauterize. The band then signed with US record label Wind-up Records, which released one of the band's album; 2003's So Far From Real. The album included the song "Something Beautiful", which was turned into a music video. The singles "Choke" and "Killing Me" were featured in Nintendo GameCube game 1080° Avalanche. Cauterize toured with bands such as Evanescence, Three Days Grace and Hoobastank. They left Wind-Up Records citing creative differences after the album, not pleased with the direction being forced upon them.

Sometime in 2005 the band added a third guitarist, Chuck Coles. By 2007, Coles had became the lead guitarist of the band. The evolution of band's sound was evident in the three-guitar attack. On July 22nd of 2005, Cauterize released their second album, Paper Wings, without a label.

Their manager during Paper Wings, Darrin Pfeiffer of Goldfinger, started the label High 4 Records. Cauterize was one of the first two bands signed by the label (the other being Crush Luther). The band planned on re-releasing the album on High 4 and recorded four new songs as well as a new version of the song "Closer".

The band's final album, Disguises, was released in Canada and on the Internet on June 12, 2007. The new version of "Closer" was the first single. The band brought in Greig Nori (former Treble Charger, Sum 41 manager) to produce tracks on the record. The band also released an acoustic CD entitled "Unmasked" to the first 2000 buyers of the CD through MapleMusic. Poor album sales were evident early, as the Unmasked EP did not sell out through through MapleMusic. Due to the poor sales, no music videos were made for either single, Closer or Minor Key Symphony.

During a concert on September 12, 2007 in Ottawa, Cauterize announced they were breaking up; ending their more than ten years together as a band. The band had been scheduled to play on MTV Live in Canada on September 5 and cancelled, which was later found to be due to the decision to break up the band. A formal announcement was posted on the band's message board and website on September 27, 2007. They played their final show together October 19, 2007 in their hometown of Oshawa.

Chuck Coles is currently playing with Brown Brigade, led by former Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh. Jesse Smith recently produced the album When We Were Safe by Burlington-based band Sydney, which was released in October 2007.

As of April 2008, the band's website no longer exists.

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