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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
AVIAN, the melodic metal band featuring singer Lance King and guitarist Yan Leviathan, has been confirmed for the Nightmare Metal Fest, a brand new festival set to take place March 21-22 at Bourbon Street in New Port Richey, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are WARMACHINE, CAGE, DISASTERPEACE (the new band featuring singer Wade Black [CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES, LEASH LAW, BLACK REIGN, LEATHERWOLF], former KING DIAMOND guitarist master Pete Blakk, renowned drummer Jesse Martillo [CRIMSON GLORY] and bassist Chris Baylor), X-THIRTIEN, ORDER OF NINE, SACRED DAWN, POWND, SIX MINUTE CENTURY and SHADES OF TWILIGHT.
AVIAN's new lineup is rounded out by guitarist Bill Hudson (CELLADOR, THE SUPREMACY), bassist Mika Horiuchi (CELLADOR) and drummer Jerry B.
The event is the brainchild of Lance King — owner of Nightmare Records and former frontman of BALANCE OF POWER and PYRAMAZE.
For more information, visit www.nightmaremetalfest.com.
San Diego, California's CAGE will play an all-ages show tonight (Saturday, January 5) at The Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, California (North San Diego County). Also on the bill are up-and-coming San Diego-based metal bands MORDIUM; SATOR SQUARE; CALL OF THOUSANDS and Los Angeles, California's WHITE WIZZARD.
As previously reported, CAGE is the first confirmed band for the Nightmare Fest, a brand new festival set to take place March 21-22 at Bourbon Street in New Port Richey, Florida.
The event is the brainchild of Lance King — owner of Nightmare Records and former frontman of BALANCE OF POWER and PYRAMAZE.
California metallers CAGE have posted a preview clip for their forthcoming DVD release, Live In Switzerland.
A clip from the DVD, of the band performing the track 'Final Solution', can be viewed here More details to follow soon.
Cage have posted their original KING DIAMOND tribute song (called 'King Diamond') on their official band MySpace page.
The song is an homage to all things King Diamond/MERCYFUL FATE and is a bonus track on the - Hell Destroyer CD versions released in Europe (MTM Music); Mexico (Asenath Records) and Central America / South America (Dynamo Records). More...
San Diego, California heavy metal band CAGE has announced the following worldwide concert dates n support of its fourth CD, "Hell Destroyer":
Sep. 14 - Mexicali, Mexico - El Jardin del Silencio Extreme Rock Bar
Sep. 21 - Ramona, California - The 420 Channel (Molly Malone's)
Sep. 27 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Station 4
Sep. 28 - Madison, Wisconsin - Madpower Festival
Sep. 29 - Aurora, Illinois - The End Zone
Sep. 30 - Addison Illinois - Legends
Oct. 12 - San Jose, California - Macla Center
Oct. 13 - Bakersfield, California - The Dome
Oct. 14 - Montebello, California - Terraza Jamay
Nov. 17 - Cayey, Puerto Rico - Boricua Metal Fest
Nov. 24 - Tijuana, Mexico - Tia Juana Tilly's
May 05 - Lauda-Königshofen, Germany - Keep It True X Festival
CAGE recently announced the addition of drummer Norm Leggio, formerly of the legendary prog-metal band PSYCHOTIC WALTZ, to the group's ranks.
Norm Leggio previously performed on all PSYCHOTIC WALTZ releases between 1986 and 1996. He also is the owner of San Diego, California all-metal record store Blue Meannie Records in El Cajon. In addition, he was the co-host of the metal radio show "Another State of Mind" on San Diego, California Clear Channel radio station Rock 105.3 FM for many years.
Commented CAGE vocalist Sean Peck: "To say we are totally excited is an understatement! Norm brings an entirely new level of drumming to our band that will definitely be noticed immediately at all of our upcoming shows and in our new material we are already hard at work on. We have been friends with Norm for a long time and it is very cool to have him in the CAGE family. We know our fans will be stoked to hear and witness his amazing hand speed and tasty fills. I know he is excited to be heading out on the road again to greet all the CAGE and PSYCHOTIC WALTZ fans around the heavy metal world."
CAGE's latest CD, "Hell Destroyer", was released on May 18 in Western and Eastern Europe via MTM Music; May 22 in the USA and Canada via Destroy All Records Entertainment/BCD Music Group; May 18 in Mexico via Asenath Records/Iguana Records and May 21 in Central and South America via Dynamo Records.
San Diego, California heavy metal band "CAGE" have announced the addition of drummer Norm Leggio, formerly of the legendary prog-metal band PSYCHOTIC WALTZ as the band's newest member.
Norm Leggio previously performed on all PSYCHOTIC WALTZ releases between 1986 - 1996 (ASLAN demo; PSYCHOTIC WALTZ demo; A SOCIAL GRACE; INTO THE EVERFLOW; MOSQUITO and BLEEDING).
He also is the owner of the all metal record store BLUE MEANNIE RECORDS in El Cajon, California.
In addition, he was the co-host of the metal radio show ANOTHER STATE OF MIND on San Diego, California Clear Channel radio station ROCK 105.3 FM for many years. More...
EXODUS, HELSTAR and VICIOUS RUMORS are among the confirmed bands for the Burning Star Metal Fest 2007, set to take place August 4-5 at The Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Saturday, August 4 (show starts at 2:00 p.m.)
PATHS OF POSSESSION
Sunday, August 5 (show starts at 1:00 p.m.)
FUELED BY FIRE
RISE TO MOURN
LIGHT OF DOOM
These shows are open to all ages through 10:00 p.m., which includes all bands but PATHS OF POSSESSION, DARK FAITH, and RISE TO MOURN.
Tickets are available pre-sale at www.thejumpingturtle.com for $20 ($25 day of show). A ticket to one of the days gets you in the other day for only $15.
San Diego, California heavy metal band CAGE will release its fourth CD, "Hell Destroyer", via the following labels and on corresponding dates:
Destroy All Records Entertainment: May 22 (United States / Canada)
MTM Music: May 18 (Western and Eastern Europe)
Asenath Records: May 18 (Mexico)
Dynamo Records: May 21 (Central and South America)
Destroy All Records Entertainment president Brad Preston states, "We are extremely proud and excited to have what we consider one of the best power metal bands in the world on our label. Not only are we excited about the 'Hell Destroyer' release which comes out on May 22, 2007 but also we are announcing the release of the entire back catalog of the first three CAGE CDs ('Darker Than Black', 'Astrology' and 'Unveiled') via digital download format which will be available for purchase through all digital outlets on that day as well. Then in June/July 2007 we will be bringing the fans the ultimate CAGE musical collection of vintage CAGE previously unreleased studio, live, outtakes, bonus tracks, cover songs, karaoke and unreleased live in-concert DVD recordings which have been unavailable anywhere until now. It is going to be a great summer and year of fantastic CAGE releases, so look out." More...
San Diego, California heavy metal band CAGE will be heading down south to Mexico next week to play two high profile metal festivals and one major showcase in the cities of Mexico City and Monterrey in support of their new fourth CD, Hell Destroyer. They are as follows:
1 - Mago De Oz Fest - Palacio de Los Deportes (with MAGO DE OZ, U.D.O., WARCRY, MALIGNO, ONASSIS DAY)
4 - Asenath Records showcase - Cafe Iguana (with MUTUM, MALIGNO: this is a free show and will be pro-shot for a live Cage DVD)
5 - Mago De Oz Fest - Arena Monterrey (with MAGO DE OZ, U.D.O., WARCRY, MALIGNO) More...
San Diego, California heavy metal band CAGE has signed with DYNAMO RECORDS from Brazil for the release of their new upcoming 4th cd "HELL DESTROYER".
In addition, CAGE's worldwide acclaimed previous 3rd cd "DARKER THAN BLACK will also be distributed for the very 1st time alongside HELL DESTROYER throughout Central and South America (except Mexico).
DYNAMO RECORDS is headed by Eric De Haas, formerly of CENTURY MEDIA BRAZIL and current director of ROCK HARD / VALHALLA magazine in Brazil (www.rockhard.com.br)
Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX has announced that the majority of our undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining bands and 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not quite all of them. There will be more undercard announcements in a few days.
Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX The Undercard: More...
San Diego, California-based heavy metal band CAGE has finalized the track listing for its upcoming fourth album, entitled "Hell Destroyer", due in May via Destroy All Records Entertainment (distributed by BCD Music Group). The cover artwork was created, once again, by Marc Sasso, who worked on CAGE's third CD, "Darker Than Black", and who has also collaborated with HALFORD, DIO, MORBID ANGEL and ROB ROCK, among many others.
"Hell Destroyer" was recorded, engineered, produced and mixed at Richard Carr Studios in San Diego, California by Richard "The Guru" Carr and executive producers, CAGE vocalist Sean Peck and guitarist Dave Garcia. The CD was mastered by two-time Grammy-award winner Gavin Lurssen (GUNS N' ROSES, ALICE COOPER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, MOTÖRHEAD, ROB ZOMBIE) at Lurssen Mastering in Hollywood, California.
"Hell Destroyer" track listing:
01. Hell Destroyer
02. I Am The King
03. Christ Hammer
04. Born in Blood
05. Rise of The Beast
06. Bohemian Grove
07. From Death to Legend
08. Legion of Demons
09. Fall of The Angels
10. Fire and Metal
11. Beyond The Apocalypse
12. Metal Devil
13. King Diamond
Check out the title track at the band's official web site.
San Diego, California based heavy metal band CAGE has uploaded the title track of their new upcoming 4th cd, entitled "Hell Destroyer", to its MySpace page.
The track is the title cut of the group's recently completed new album HELL DESTROYER, tentatively due in early 2007 via a soon to be revealed worldwide distribution deal.
CAGE "has spent the last three years in making the ultimate concept album based on the bible's revelations mixed with new world order conspiracies that climax with the demonic invasion of the earth,"
The first set of bands have been announced for the first annual Power Prog West festival set to take place August 27th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA:
Steel Attack (Sweden)
Original ANTHRAX frontman NEIL TURBIN and CAGE have been confirmed to appear on the main stage of the Sismico festival, set to be held Saturday, May 21 at the Fex (Baja California State Fairgrounds) in the city of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Also scheduled to appear on the main stage are PLASTILINA MOSH, PUYA and other Mexican metal, punk, ska, goth and emo bands.
The festival will feature extreme sports, skateboarding events, wrestling matches, cultural events and many other activities.
San Diego, California heavy metal band CAGE will be headlining the Powerslave webzine (www.powerslave.com) metal night on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at the Jumping Turtle Bar & Grill in San Marcos, California (North San Diego County).
Support on the bill will come from San Diego bands Thunderhed, Striktnyne and Kill the Sound. The Jumping Turtle Bar & Grill is located at 1660 Capalina Road in San Marcos, California Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Larry Huff at (760) 917-2319. For more information, visit the Jumping Turtle Bar & Grill website at: http://www.thejumpingturtle.com
CAGE has been confirmed to play at the Earthshaker Festival 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. MANOWAR will headline the festival and will also feature TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, RHAPSODY, GRAVE DIGGER, MASTERPLAN and many other bands.
Reunited '80s classic heavy metal legends Helstar, featuring vocalist James Rivera (Destiny's End, Flotsam And Jetsam, Seven Witches, Distant Thunder), will be playing in San Diego, California on Friday, January 14, 2005 at the Brick By Brick club. Also appearing on the bill will be special guests Cage, Broken Foundation (featuring ex-Psychotic Waltz drummer Norm Leggio) and Wither.
Brick by Brick is located at 1130 Buenos Aires Avenue in San Diego, California. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.00.
San Diego, California based heavy metal band Cage have been selected to support the Scorpions and Tesla at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California on Friday November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2004.
Cage will once again play the outdoors Sirius Satellite Radio Showcase Stage from 6:45pm-7:30pm for a 45 minute set of pure American heavy metal thunder.
Cage previously was invited to open up for Iron Maiden and Arch Enemy at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31, 2004.
Cage recently returned from playing a triumpant show on November 13 at the 2004 Monterrey Metal Fest in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico alongside Twisted Sister, Dio, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Hatebreed and Shaman.
Cage's last cd, "Darker Than Black," has received incredible worldwide praise from the metal press and fans.
The first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, will be filmed with 10 stationary, mobile and crane-mounted cameras and will be released in the future in DVD format worldwide, according to a press release from Cage, one of the bands scheduled to appear at the festival. Other groups set to perform on the main stage include Twisted Sister, Dio, Dokken, Quiet Riot, Shaman and Hatebreed.
The secondnd stage will feature the hottest Mexican metal bands currently on the scene: Next, Evilheart, Argos, Aglarond, Calvaria, Marco Ferrigno - The Quest, Stentor, Eon, Skeptic Universe, Divina Lez and Aiwass.
To visit the Monterrey Metal Fest web site, click here.
Mexican black/death metal band Evilheart have been confirmed for the first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The complete lineup for the festival so far is as follows:
The Monterrey Metal Fest Vol. 1 will be the largest heavy metal festival ever to be held in Mexico. The outdoor Coca Cola Auditorium has a capacity for over 20,000 persons.
The festival promoters, Day Dream Productions and Dark Vission Entertainment, plan on making the Monterrey Metal Fest an annual event.