Jay Allen Sanford 12:09 p.m., May 24
Sound description: Progressive classical metal.
RIYL: Godsmack and metal rock operas by the likes of Savatage and Queensryche
Upcoming Local Shows
- Website · Aug. 23, 2007
- Blurt · Dec. 9, 2004
Influences: Godsmack, Halford, Slayer, Dio, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Kataklysm, Savatage, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Metal Church, Malice, Iced Earth, Queensryche
After Cage played a show headlined by Germany's the Scorpions at the Universal Amphitheater on November 26, 2004, L.A. Loudness magazine reported, "Singer Sean Peck does his best to channel Rob Halford, even shaving his head and sporting a properly Satanic goatee, but his vocal chops are hampered by an inability to hold a note without wavering like Laura Petrie bemoaning 'Rob!' The songs from last year's Darker than Black CD (their third), in the context of the Scorpions gig [Cage played an outdoor stage close to the Amphitheater], seemed well suited to the evening due to their Germanic bombast and brevity."
Similar to their feelings for David Hasselhoff, Germans love Cage. The German rag Heavy Odor placed Darker than Black at number one on their Soundcheck chart list for March 2003, ahead of more established acts like Anthrax, Krokus, and Biohazard. This proves once again that Germany is, historically and today, a country that cannot be trusted to back the right horse.
Singer Sean Peck previously led the band Nomad, while guitarist Dave Garcia and bassist Mike Giordano previously played in the metal group Crusher.
Cage's Hell Destroyer was released May 18, 2007, 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.
In August 2007, Cage lost drummer Mikey Neilsen, replacing him in September with Norm Leggio, formerly with prog metal rockers Psychotic and owner of Blue Meannie Records in El Cajon. Leggio was also the co-host of the metal radio show Another State of Mind on Rock 105.3 FM for many years.
Their 2009 CD Science Of Annihilation was re-released as a limited edition double gatefold vinyl LP in 2010 by Pure Steel Records in Germany.
in April 2010, founding bassist Mike Giordano and lead guitarist Anthony Wayne McGinnis left the band, with Mike citing "medical reasons" and Anthony "family reasons." They were replaced by Steve Brogden (lead guitarist/vocalist for the aggressive power thrash metal band Howler) and lead guitarist Garrett Peters (of the melodic death metal band Climhazzard and punk metal band Sayaka). Bassist Pete Stone soon joined as well.
On October 23, 2010, Faith Factor’s singer Ski joined the band onstage to perform the Cage song “Kill The Devil” at Iron And Steel Fest II in Reading, Pennsylvania.
In early 2011, TheRightToRock.com interviewed singer Sean Peck, for their podcast episode #110. Soon after, they released a 2-disc DVD The Rise to Power featuring their Progpower X show in Atlanta Georgia, while disc 2 includes footage from various festivals and five unreleased audio tracks.
Their 2011 full-length Supremecy of Steel features cover art by Marvel Comics painter Marc Sasso.