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Formed: 1992
From: San Diego, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cage News

Below is our complete Cage news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Cage Announces New Tour

San Diego's long time heavy metal die-hards from Cage have announced upcoming spring 2017 European tour dates. Celebrating over 25 years of touring and 7 albums, Cage will soon embark on the band's most extensive worldwide trek yet, venturing into new countries for the first time like Israel, Cyprus, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, and France.

“We are fired up to be playing for our fans in these new places that we have not reached yet.” Says Guitarist David Garcia. “We have heard the cries for the Cage for years from these places and now we finally get to play at a time when the band is at its’ peak performance. Our lineup now is just incredible from both the technical and visual performance standpoint. The guys really bring it every night!” More...

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Metal Allegiance Announces West Coast U.S. Tour

Metal Allegiance - the all-star project featuring Death Angel's Mark Osegueda, Testament's Alex Skolnick, ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson among its ranks - announced a short string of tour dates for the West Coast of the U.S. in the New Year.

Support will come from San Diego's Cage and Arizona-based all-female rock quartet Doll Skin.

The dates are as follows:

January 07 | Ramona Main Stage - San Diego, CA
January 08 | Count's Vamp'd - Las Vegas, NV
January 09 | Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
January 10 | The Regency - San Francisco, CA More...

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Cage Announces European Tour

The U.S. metal band Cage will soon be heading out on a European tour supported by Split Heaven from Mexico and German power metal outfit Javelin. Dates are as follows:

16th July 2014 Musikkeller, Frankfurt (Germany)
17th July 2014 UJK Uelsen, Uelsen (Germany)
18th July 2014 Little Devil, Tilburg (The Netherlands)
19th July 2014 BÄÄÄM Festival, Kierspe (Germany)
20th July 2014 Joe's, Erkenschwick (Germany)
23rd July 2014 The Jack, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
24th July 2014 Headbangers Open Air
25th July 2014 Cafè Jan Hertog, Maasmechelen (The Netherlands)
26th July 2014 Come Inn, Renchen (Germany) More...

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Cage Working On New Album

California heavy metal outfit Cage has issued the following announcement about releasing an upcoming new album:

"We are proud to announce the title of our 7th studio album: ANCIENT EVIL.

"The album is a horror concept project that is based on a 45,000 word manuscript written by our own Sean Peck. The story takes place in 1869 London England and is heavily influenced by H.P. Lovecraft's writings. The book will be available along with the CD this Summer.

"The album is over halfway recorded and channels all the best of Cage with some obvious King Diamond influences as well. It is a massive undertaking that will have you metal heads cranking it in the dark with candles lit!"

Further details on the album are forthcoming.

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Cage Returns From Hiatus

San Diego act Cage is returning to the stage from an 18 month hiatus with an all new lineup. This long running heavy metal band of 21 years re-emerges with original members Sean Peck and Dave Garcia and three new additions.

First is Sean Elg, drummer from So Cal thrasher Nihilist. "This guy doesn’t stop! He is a machine!" says Dave Garcia. "He has played literally thousands of shows and just loves metal. We dig that about him."

Next up is Dwight Magic, bass player from the band Detonated. "He plays a six string fretless bass and has committed his soul to that instrument and the art of metal itself I tell you! He is by far the most skilled guy we have ever had at the position and is a great writer too," says Peck. More...

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Empires Of Eden Releases "We Three Kings" Single

Australia's Empires Of Eden released a rendition of "We Three Kings" for the holiday season. The song is available for purchase on iTunes for a limited time. All proceeds from the song will go to the "Metal For Cancer" charity. The song was mixed by guitarist Stu Marshall and sung by Cage vocalist Sean Peck.

Stu Marshall commented on the song: "This track came into being when I was hanging with Sean in California on a recent trip. It seemed a great way to honour a great song and at the same time offer something positive towards the fight for Cancer. The usual covers of Christmas carols are fairly comical and we wanted to take it the other way, much heavier and dramatic. Working with Sean on the last EOE cd was an incredible experience so it was natural for us to work on this."

Sean Peck added his comments: "Cancer has affected all of our lives directly or indirectly and we would encourage all metal heads to take the time to give just a small donation towards defeating this killer."

Check out the song here:

We Three Kings - Empires of Eden feat Sean Peck by heavymetalmedia

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Cage Details New LP "Supremacy Of Steel"

San Diego power metal band Cage announced that the band has completed work on its sixth release entitled "Supremacy Of Steel." The album will be released on November 25, 2011 through Music by Mail (EU) and Heavy Metal Media (USA/Rest Of World).

The track listing for "Supremacy Of Steel" is as follows:

1. Bloodsteel featuring guest artist BITTERFROST
2. The Beast Of Bray Road
3. King Of The Wasteland
4. Metal Empire
5. War Of The Undead
6. Flying Fortress
7. Doctor Doom
8. Annaliese Michel
9. Braindead Woman
10. The Monitor
11. Hell Destroyer vs. Metal Devil

Bonus tracks:

Skinned Alive (Europe)
Blood White And Blue (USA and Rest of the World) More...

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Bands Announced For Ragnarokkr Festival

The 2011 Ragnarokkr Metal Festival is set to take place in Chicago, IL on October 1st, 2011. The currently announced lineup for the festival includes Helstar, Cage, Sacred Oath, Black Widow USA, Furnaze, and Catalano.

The promotional poster for the show can be viewed below, or you can find more information on the festival by heading over to this location.

The festival organizers also issued the following statement:

"For far too long, metal has been disappearing from the US. Few bands are doing long tours in the US and even fewer are coming to the US from other countries. We are dedicated to revitalizing metal in the US again and bringing the greatest metal bands from around the globe for all headbangers in the states still going strong. The Gods have been invoked and the battle has begun."

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Cage Releases Live DVD

San Diego metallers Cage have announced the worldwide release of their first ever DVD, "The Rise to Power." The package is a 2 disc DVD set packed full of material and will be released on March 15th 2011 in Europe through Music Buy Mail and through Heavy Metal Media for North America and the rest of the world. In April, a Blu-Ray version will also be available.

Disc 1 features their entire performance at Progpower X in Atlanta Georgia, USA. Disc 2 features footage from various festivals and performances around the world as well as backstage and on tour clips. Also on disc 2, are five unreleased audio tracks including one off of their upcoming brand new CD.

Cage is currently in the studio finishing the band's follow-up to "Science of Annihilation," which is due out 2nd quarter of 2011. Cage is also booking dates to tour Europe in May 2011 in support of the DVD and upcoming new CD release. Guitarist Steven Brogden and Bassist Pete Stone have also recently joined the band.

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Cage Announces East Coast US Tour Dates

CAGE has announced a return to the East Coast for a string of tour dates. CAGE will debut 3 new songs from their as of yet untitled upcoming CD slated for 2nd quarter 2011 release. Singer Sean Peck comments, “We have had such a killer time on the East Coast where some serious metal heads dwell, we had to return and expand our search for more Vikings!” Cage has also announced an upcoming 2 disc live DVD. The tour dates are as follows:

October 15th The Local Marrieta GA w/ ETERNAL HOUR, BRAZEN ANGEL, PARADIGM
October 16th JAXX Springfield VA w 5th Avenue Vampires
October 17th The TRIPLE Richmond VA w/ Hateful Bones and Goracide
October 19th The SONAR Baltimore MD w/ Tolerance For Tragedy, Sky Came Burning, Balor’s eye
October 20th MOJO 13 Wilmington DE w/ DECEPTICIDE, Severed Allegiance, ConQbine
October 21st DINGBATZ NJ
October 22nd THE CHANCE Poughkeepsie NY
October 23rd THE SILO Reading PA IRON and STEEL FEST 2 w/ Co headliner FAITH FACTOR
October 24th TRAXX Long Island NY w/ SAVIOUR

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Cage Begins Work On New Album

San Diego metal band Cage has issued the following update:

"Massive CAGE happennings going on. Soon the myspace page will go under the knife as the Wicked Alice Kilne does some magic to it so look for that. Next the DVD is almost finished packed with all kinds of met suprises. We are deep in the writing and recording process of the next cd. 8 songs are near done but we are crushing much more into the process. To follow up science is quite a task so we are making sure the songs are up to the task. More on that later we do not want to reveal too much now. We have been playing the new song WAR OF THE UNDEAD out live and it has been a balst seeing the fans reaction to it. Anyone who has not seen the new CAGE lineup live has to make a point to get out and witness the rampaging metal assault between the sound and sights it is killing it! So stay tuned as the CAGE universe is expanding and the AMERICAN POWER METAL KINGS are on the move!"

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Cage Announces New Lineup

CAGE has announced the departure of long time bassist and lead guitarist. Founding bassist Mike Giordano and lead guitarist Anthony Wayne McGinnis have recently exited CAGE. Mike departed due to medical reasons and Anthony for family reasons.

Replacing Mike is monster bassist Steve Brogden, who is the lead guitarist / vocalist for the aggressive power thrash metal band HOWLER. Replacing Anthony is shredding lead guitarist Garrett Peters of the melodic death metal band CLIMHAZZARD and punk metal band SAYAKA.

CAGE vocalist Sean Peck comments, "All of us in CAGE would like to sincerely thank Mike G. and Anthony for the years of dedication and devotion to the band. There are lots of great memories that we shared as we rocked around the world together. They will always be a part of who we are as a band and they both will be sorely missed. As we move forward with Steve Brogden and Garrett Peters, there is a killer level of excitement and enthusiasm as with anything new and fresh. We have already been writing together with the new lineup and cannot wait to get to Largo, Florida on April 30thto unleash the beast at "SWORDFEST ". More...

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Icarus Witch Welcomes New Vocalist

Pittsburgh melodic metal band ICARUS WITCH has announced a change in their lead vocalist. In a statement from the band's official site they explained the situation:

"We are excited to announce yet another massive shift in our ranks as we welcome new vocalist Christopher Shaner to the ICARUS WITCH circle and part ways amicably with original vocalist, Matthew Bizilia. Matthew's contributions to the band have been immeasurable over the past six years. While this was a serious decision for both parties, professional differences of opinion led to the change. Bizilia is a phenomenal talent who will always be a part of the Witch family as we wish him much success on his future ventures."

Incoming vocalist and Erie, Pennsylvania native Shaner is a long time friend and collaborator of guitarist Quinn Lukas. Before Quinn moved to Pittsburgh to join ICARUS WITCH in 2006, he had worked on various musical projects with the singer. Much like the recent acquisition of second guitarist Ed Skero, the choice to add Christopher to the band was based on a combination of what he brings to the lineup personally, musically and professionally. His powerful vocal range, sense of harmony and intense work ethic are a perfect fit for the next phase of this band. Writing for the follow-up to Draw Down The Moon has already commenced with the new recruits and it promises to be the band's most diverse, melodic and epic release ever. More...

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Ravage Announces More US Tour Date Cancellations

Boston thrash metal band Ravage has issued the following update regarding the cancellation of two tour dates:

"Unfortunately the venue has had to cancel our show on Sept 24th at The Rock Star sports bar in Fort Worth Texas - so that show is not happening. If anyone wants to book Ravage in the Forth Worth area on Sept 23rd or 24th, send me a message or email swwrproductions@gmail.com" More...

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Ravage Announces Tour Date Cancellations

Singer Al Firicano, of the thrash metal band, Ravage, has issued the following update regarding some tour date cancellations:

"Ravage has unfortunately been forced to cancel appearances at The KC Power Fest and the August 18th show at Volume 11 in Raleigh, NC (this show will still be taking place, but without Ravage). Due to issues with the Ravage mobile, we've been forced to wait for repairs to take place in Missouri, so we will be delayed significantly and will have to pick up the tour in Allentown PA on August 20th - that will be the next show. We'd like to sincerely apologize to the fans and promoters for this and we hope to add a Kansas City show and a Raleigh NC show back to the tour before it is all over. Details will be announced when available." More...

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Ravage Announces North American Tour Dates

Metal Blade Records artists, Ravage, from Boston, MA, has announced an extensive North American Tour in support of their forthcoming full-length CD, "The End Of Tomorrow," which due out on August 18th.

The tour will be in essence, a collection of mini-tours featuring the best regional and local support acts appearing on short strings of dates. In the North East, Ravage will be joined by Las Vegas power metallers, SEVENTH CALLING, for a series of shows. Some tour dates will also include Heaven and Hell Record's East Coasters HELLRAZOR. Southern dates will include appearances by A LOWER DEEP, and in the Northwest, Ravage will be joined by SKELATOR for some dates. In addition, Ravage will make a special guest appearance at the Seattle tour date of STRATOVARIUS and will kick off the tour at the Mexico Metalfest in Mexico, Maine with PSYCHOSTICK. Further festival appearances will include The KC Power Fest in Kansas City with MANILLA ROAD, The Binghampton NY Metalfest with THE RODS and CAGE, The Iron and Steel Festival in New Jersey with ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR) and FAITH FACTOR (ex-DEADLY BLESSING) and The Pathfinder Metalfest in Atlanta with HALLOW'S EVE. More...

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Crimson Glory Announces ProgPower Guest Vocalists

Crimson Glory is pleased to announce that they have confirmed the following special guest vocalists to perform with them during their headlining set at ProgPower USA X:

Wade Black (Crimson Glory/Leatherwolf)
Zak Stevens (Savatage/Circle II Circle)
Lance King (Pyramaze/Balance of Power)
Nils K. Rue (Pagan’s Mind)
Chris Salinas (Zero Hour/Power of Omens)
Ronny Monroe (Metal Church)
Andy B. Franck (Brainstorm/Symphorce/Ivanhoe)
Sean Peck (Cage)
Danilo Herbert (Mindflow)
Joakim Brodén (Sabaton)
Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus)
David Vanlanding (Crimson Glory/Michael Schenker Group) More...

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Cage Announces Extra European Tour Dates

San Diego metallers Cage have announced the following extra European tour dates:

5/7 - Hamburg, Germany - Ballroom
5/8 - Uelsen, Germany - UJT
5/9 - Datteln - Metal Mercenaries Fest
5/10 - Frankfurt, Germany - Die Halle
5/12 - Crailsheim, Germany - Die Eiche
5/13 - Regensburg, Germany - Gloria
5/14 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice.
5/15 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal
5/16 - Ostrava, Czech Republic - Tancirna
5/17 - Torun, Poland - Trabant
5/19 - Gent, Belgium - The Frontline
5/20 - Antwerpen, Belgium - De Rots
5/21 - Oberhausen, Germany - Helvete
5/22 - Kerkrade,Netherlands - Rocktempel
5/23 - Uster, Switzerland - Elements Of Rock

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Cage Posts New Album Samples Online

San Diego metallers, CAGE, have posted a sample of their new song "Planet Crusher" on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's fifth album, "Science Of Annihilation," which is scheduled for release on May 22 through Music Buy Mail. Also on the band’s MySpace page is a radio-ad spot revealing parts of additional material from the upcoming CD. The CD will be available for purchase while Cage is on their European tour. More...

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Cage Posts Demo of New Song Online

San Diego metallers, Cage, have posted a demo of a new song on their MySpace page entitled "Operation Overlord." The band has also issued the following update:

"With the addition of our new legendary drummer Norm Leggio (Ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ), CAGE has this time raised the bar even higher than anticipated." More...

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