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Cage

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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Nightmare Metal Fest 2008 Finalizes Lineup

The Nightmare Metal Fest 2008 has finalized its lineup for this weekend's festival. Here are the details, bands and notes:

FRIDAY MARCH 21ST -
THE NIGHTMARE METAL FESTIVAL DAY 1 - $10 ADVANCE TICKETS, $15 DAY OF, DOORS 6PM, SHOWTIME 7:30PM
ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT www.clubbourbonstreet.com

Lineup -
CAGE - NATIONAL METAL ACT
DISASTERPEACE - Featuring local legend WADE BLACK of Crimson Glory fame, plus Pete Blakk and Hal Patino of the classic King Diamond lineup
ORDER OF NINE - NIGHTMARE RECORDS BAND
SACRED DAWN - NIGHTMARE RECORDS BAND
SHADES OF TWILIGHT More...

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Chris Caffrey, Zak Stevens To Play Nightmare Fest

On Saturday March 22nd, Nightmare Metal Fest will be host to a very special show by Chris Caffery and Zak Stevens (SAVATAGE, DR. BUTCHER) also known greatly for their work with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and CIRCLE II CIRCLE. These two long time musical friends will reunite in the area of SAVATAGE's inception and will be performing a special set that may include songs from their SAVATAGE years, DR. BUTCHER and or other interesting moments of musical collaborations.

Here is the line-up for the Nightmare Metal Fest so far:

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2008 - Doors at 6pm
CAGE
DISASTERPEACE (featuring Wade Black –Crimson Glory and Pete Blakk of King Diamond)
ORDER OF NINE
SACRED DAWN
SHADES OF TWILIGHT

SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2008 - Doors at 12pm
CHRIS CAFFERY & ZAK STEVENS and friends
X-THIRTIEN
AVIAN
WARMACHINE
DIMENSION
POWND
SIX MINUTE CENTURY
(Dinner break )
FAST TAKER
DECEPCION
NEGATIVE 1
SEVENTH BURNING
CHAOS ARCADE

The festival takes place at the Bourbon Street Nightclub, located at 4331 US Hwy 19, New Port Richey Florida 34652 (25 Minutes from Clearwater; 30 Minutes from Tampa).

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Cage Announce More Tour Dates

San Diego, California's CAGE have confirmed the following festival / concert tour dates in the USA; Mexico and Europe:

March
7 - Soma - San Diego, California
8 - Racers Sports Bar - Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
14 - Hellstorm Metal Music Festival - Tempe, Arizona
21 - Nightmare Metal Fest - New Port Richey, Florida
22 - Boricua Metal Fest III - Cayey, Puerto Rico
28 - The Rainbow Lounge - Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
29 - Nido de Aguilas - Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

April
4 - Pharao Club - Bocholt, Germany
5 - Keep It True X Festival - Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany
6 - 7er Club - Mannheim, Germany
10 - Garage Deluxe Club - Munich, Germany
12 - Up The Hammers III Festival - Athens, Greece

May
16 - The Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, California
17 - Tia Juana Bar & Grill - Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
24 - Mexicali Metal Fest II - Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

June
16 - The Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, California

July
4 - Cornerstone Festival - Bushnell, Illinois

More USA and international tour dates will be announced shortly.

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Avian Announced for Nightmare Metal Fest

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.

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Cage To Play San Marcos Tonight

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.

Check out a poster for the festival at this location. More...

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Cage Post Preview For Live In Switzerland DVD

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...

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Cage Announce Tour Dates

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.

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Cage Announce New Drummer

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...

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Exodus Confirmed For Burning Star Metal Fest

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.)

EXODUS
HELSTAR
PATHS OF POSSESSION
DARK FAITH
MUDFACE
WARBRINGER
DAMCYAN
ANIMAL CORPSE
VIVISECT
ABOMINATION
AXXYS

Sunday, August 5 (show starts at 1:00 p.m.)

CAGE
VICIOUS RUMORS
NIHILIST
FUELED BY FIRE
RISE TO MOURN
MEDIUS
AWAITING SAMSARA
ABYSMAL DAWN
AGHORI
KEAPER
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.

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Cage Announce 'Hell Destroyer' Release Dates

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...

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Cage To Shoot Live DVD In Mexico

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:

May
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...

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Cage Sign To Dynamo Records

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)

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Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX Announces Undercard

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...

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Cage Reveal 'Hell Destroyer' Track Listing

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.

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Cage Post the New Song "Hell Destroyer" Online

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,"

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Power Prog West Confirm First Bands

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:

Nevermore
Scarred
Agent Steel
Steel Attack (Sweden)
Cage
Resistance
Noctuary
Nuclear Winter
Prodigal Son
Azrael's Bane
Benedictum

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Neil Turbin And Cage Confirmed For Sismico Fest

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.

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Cage To Headline Powerslave Show

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

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Cage Confirmed For Earthshaker Festival

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.

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Helstar, Cage To Perform In San Diego

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.

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