Flobots Announces New Tour Dates

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Flobots recently announced it has a new album on the way in the New Year and just this week, the veteran hip-hop act announced it will hit the road this fall in support of its upcoming album.

The “Your Life Matters Tour” will launch October 27th in Wichita, Kansas and currently runs through January 2nd in Aspen, Colorado. The tour is sin support of the group’s upcoming album NOENEMIES.

No release date has been announced for NOENEMIES. The album will be the group’s first full-length release since 2012’s Circle in the Square.  Flobots drummer Kenny Ortiz said the band didn’t initially expect to tour until after NOENEMIES was released but the group felt, with the nation’s current state, there was a need to get out to the public again.

“Music has the power to bring people together, ” Ortiz said. “Right now we need that more than ever. We didn’t anticipate hitting the road again nationally until NOENEMIES is released next year. But with all that ‘s happening in the country and in the world right now, there is just too much to say and too much to do to not get out there.”

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Website: http://www.flobots.com

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All Hail The Yeti Premieres ‘Mr. Murder’ Video

Courtesy:  Minus Head Records

Courtesy: Minus Head Records

All Hail The Yeti released the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its latest single ‘Mr. Murder’ online this week exclusively through Music Choice. The song is taken from the band’s latest full-length studio recording Scream From a Black Wilderness. Front man Connor Garritty talked about the video, saying that while it gives fans a view of the band’s live show it also pays tribute to one of the band’s close friends, Matthew Berube.

“We are very excited to finally release the video for ‘Mr. Murder,” Garritty said. “This was shot over the last few tours compiled with live footage and tour antics while paying tribute to our brother Matthew Berube, who passed away in 2015.  it also features our dear friend Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists who flew out from Alaksa to join us on the Haunted and Damaged Tour to perform live and film the video. This song is very difficult for us to perform live given the subject matter, but it also brings us great happiness to immortalize our best friend. Hope you all enjoy…Hail ‘Mr. Murder’!”

All Hail The Yeti is preparing to join Max and Iggor Cavalera’s “Return to Roots Tour.”   they will join The Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, Allegeon, and Oni as support for the tour.  The tour launches this Sunday, Sept. 25.

Along with its dates on the “Return to Roots Tour,” All Hail The Yeti will also perform at a number of off-date shows with Combichrist during its October tour.

Fans can view All Hail The Yeti’s current tour schedule online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.allhailtheyeti.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/offialallhailtheyeti

Twitter: http://twitter.com/allhailtheyeti

 

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Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release New Fall Out Boy Live Recording

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Fall Out Boy has a new live recording on the way next month, and it will be released exclusive by Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The Boys Of Zummer Tour: Live In Chicago will be released Friday, October 21st in stores and online. It will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital platforms.

The performance presented in this recording was held during the band’s most recent tour, which spanned 39 cities across North America.  The concert’s set list features 17 songs from the band’s catalogue including: ‘Sugar, We’re Going Down,’ ‘Dance, Dance,’ ‘This Ain’t A Scene,’ ‘Thnks Fr The Mmrs’ and ‘My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)’ among a handful of the band’s other popular songs.  Those other songs include recent Fall Out Boy hits ‘Centuries,’ ‘Uma Thurman’ and ‘Irresistable.’

As a special added bonus to the recording,  rap star Whiz Kalifa joins the band in its performance of ‘Uma Thurman,’ just one of the songs included in Fall Out Boy’s latest album American Beauty/American Psycho.

Fans can pre-order Boys Of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago now both on DVD and Blu-ray.

The complete set list for The Boys Of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago is noted below.

TRACK LISTING (ALL FORMATS)
 
1.     Sugar, We’re Goin Down
2.     Irresistible
3.     The Phoenix
4.     A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me”
5.     Thriller
6.     Alone Together
7.     This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race
8.     Immortals
9.     Young Volcanoes
10.  Dance, Dance
11.  American Beauty / American Psycho
12.  Uma Thurman
13.  Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
14.  I Don’t Care
15.  Centuries
16.  My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
17.  Saturday

DVD & BD formats include these bonus promo videos:
1.     Centuries
2.     Irresistible
3.     Uma Thurman
Audiences can check out a teaser for the new recording online now here.
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Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release New Iggy Pop Live Recording

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a new live recording from legendary rocker Iggy Pop this fall.

Post Pop Depression: Live at the Royal Albert Hall will be released Friday, October 28th. The performance presented in the recording was originally recorded May 13, 2016 at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall.

Post Pop Depression was co-created by Iggy Pop and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age).  Home produced the record, which has since gone on to be one of Iggy Pop’s most well-received records in a number of years.

Along with having helmed the new album, Homme also serves as part of Pop’s backing band for the performance presented in this recording.  The pair is joined for the performance by Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age band mates Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen as well as guitarist Matt Sweeney.

Post Pop Depresion: Live at the Royal Albert Hall will be released Friday, October 28th in stores and online.  It will be available as a DVD + 2CD combo pack and a Blu-ray + 2CD combo pack.  The DVD + 2CD combo pack will retail for MSRP of $21.98 and the Blu-ray + 2CD combo pack for $26.98.

Fans can pre-order the concert’s DVD + 2CD combo pack and its Blu-ray + 2CD combo pack online now.

Audiences can check out a performance of ‘The Passenger,’ which is included in the concert, online now via YouTube.

The full track listing for the concert is noted below.

 

TRACK LISTING 

1) Lust For Life

2) Sister Midnight

3) American Valhalla

4) Sixteen

5) In The Lobby

6) Some Weird Sin

7) Funtime

8) Tonight

9) Sunday

10) German Days

11) Mass Production

12) Nightclubbing

13) Gardenia

14) The Passenger

14) China Girl

15) Break Into Your Heart

16) Fall In Love With Me

17) Repo Man

18) Baby

19) Chocolate Drops

20) Paraguay

21) Success

 

More information on Post Pop Depression: Live at The Royal Albert Hall is available online now along with all of Iggy Pop’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.iggypop.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/iggypop

Twitter: http://twitter.com/iggypop

 

 

 

More information on this recording and all of the latest Queens of the Stone Age news is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.qotsa.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/QOTSA

Twitter: http://twitter.com/qotsa

 

 

 

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Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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‘Live In Manila’ Re-Issue Is A Great Musical “Journey” For Journey Fans

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

On March 14th, 2009 Journey performed a landmark concert in Manila before thousands of fans.  The concert was a landmark for the band because it marked a homecoming for the band’s then new front man Arnel Pineda. It marked the first time that Pineda had performed in front of his fellow countrymen since joining the band two years prior in 2007.  Though, not the first time that Pineda had performed with the band since he replaced former front man Steve Augeri—who left the band in 2006—it was still a very special performance both for Pineda and for his band mates.  It ended up being recorded for DVD and released on DVD the same month.  Now seven years following its original release, that same concert will be re-issued by Eagle Rock Entertainment on separate DVD + 2CD combo pack, Blu-ray + 2CD combo pack, and digital platforms.  The concert will be released this Friday in stores and online.  For fans that were not lucky enough to get their hands on the concert’s original presentation, this upcoming re-issue offers plenty to appreciate beginning with its set list.  That will be discussed later.  The band’s stage presence throughout the concert is another positive to the concert.  Last but definitely not least of note in to the new re-issue’s presentation is its companion booklet.  Each element presents its own importance to the recording’s overall presentation.  All things considered, they make Journey: Live in Manila yet another clear example of what makes Eagle Rock Entertainment the leading name in live entertainment and why Journey remains today one of the most respected bands in the rock community.

Journey: Live in Manila is yet another example of what makes Eagle Rock Entertainment the leading name in live recordings and why Journey remains today one of the most respected bands in the rock community.  That is due in part to the concert’s extensive set list.  The twenty-six song set list spans two CDs and almost every era of the veteran band’s life.  Fans will especially appreciate in examining the recording that every song featured in the recording’s CD presentation is also included in its DVD and Blu-ray presentation, too.  On the surface that might not seem like much to some audiences.  But the reality of the matter is that there are many live recordings out there that feature set lists which vary between their CD presentations and DVD/BD presentations.  That includes not only their sequencing but also in the very omission of songs in one format or the other.  They are not rare but they are not overly prominent either.  That being the case, the fact that the set list presented in this concert is exactly the same both in terms of its featured songs and its sequencing is a major positive to note.  The fact that it reaches through so much of Journey’s catalogue makes the show’s set list even more notable.  The set list is, of course, just one of the concert’s most notable elements.  The band’s stage presence throughout the course of the extensive two hour plus concert is just as important to note in its presentation as the shows set list.
The extensive set list that is presented in Journey: Live in Manila is a hugely important part of the concert’s presentation. That is because it reaches through so much of the band’s catalogue.  It is also important to note because even now in the concert’s re-issue the show’s set list remains the same on CD, DVD and Blu-ray.  It stays the same both in terms of its makeup and its sequencing.  It is just one part of what makes the concert’s presentation so enjoyable for fans in this new re-issue.  The band’s stage presence throughout the course of the concert is just as important to note as the featured set list.  Whether in its CD presentation or in its DVD/BD presentation, the band’s stage presence is incredible from beginning to end.  Pineda proves at every point that the band made the right choice bringing him in as its new front man.  From his vocal prowess to his very charisma and energy, Pineda keeps the throngs completely engaged in his homecoming.  Pineda’s band mates are just as impressive in their performances, too. Between the powerhouse riffs provided by guitarist Neil Schon, the creative and impeccable time keeping of drummer Deen Castronovo, Jonathan Cain’s keyboard lines, and bassist Ross Valory’s bass line, every member of the band brings his own special touch to the band’s overall stage presence.  Altogether, the energy exuded by the band puts the show over the top.  That is especially the case when the band’s presence is coupled with the set list itself.  When both elements are set against one another, the reasons for Journey fans to own this collection become even clearer.  They are not the only elements that are worth noting in the recording’s presentation, though.  As with so many Eagle Rock recordings, the recording’s companion booklet plays its own important part here believe it or not.
The set list that is featured in Journey: Live in Manila and the band’s performance thereof are both key elements to the recording’s overall presentation.  That is because of their ability to entertain home audiences just as much as the audiences that were in attendance for the original concert.  Both elements succeed entirely.  They are not the only key elements to consider in this recording, however.  Believe it or not, the concert’s companion booklet plays a part in the concert’s presentation that is just as important as the concert’s set list and the band’s stage presence.  That is because the booklet sets up the concert contained in the various platforms.  It shows once again why there will always be a place for physical copies of any recording even in a digital age.   The companion booklet sets up the concert by presenting a written background on how Arnel Pineda came to be Journeys then new front man and the importance of his performance with the band in his home country only a couple of years after he first joined the band.  Even being in written form, that brief but concise history paints a rich picture of the band’s rebirth and its triumphant “return” of sorts upon that rebirth.  It is a picture that is so rich that it is easy to see everything unfold in one’s own mind.  It shows why the booklet, as simple as it might be, is just as important to the concert’s presentation and experience as are the shows featured set list and the band’s performance thereof.  What’s even more interesting is that it still is not the last element that could be noted.  The top notch audio and video mix could be noted just as much as the concert’s packaging, too.  But those are elements for another discussion.  All things considered, Journey: Live in Manila shows in the end once more why Eagle Rock Entertainment remains today the leading name in live recordings and why Journey remains to this day one of the most respected bands in the rock community.
Journey: Live in Manila is a must have recording for any true fan of the veteran rock outfit.  It is one more clear example of why Eagle Rock Entertainment remains today the leading name in live recordings.  It is just as much an example of why Journey remains today one of the most respected acts in the rock community.  That is evidenced through the set list featured in this recording, the band’s performance thereof, and companion booklet that comes with the recording’s new re-issue.  One could also cite the recording’s packaging as a positive and its top notch production values, too.  Each element is important in its own right.  That goes without saying.  All in all this re re-issue shows itself to be a welcome addition to any Journey fan’s music library.  It will be available tomorrow, September 9th in stores and online.  More information on Journey: Live in Manila is available online now at:
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Wovenwar Announces New Album Title, Release Date; Tour To Launch Next Month

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Wovenwar will release its sophomore album this fall.

The band today announced the details for its upcoming sophomore album Honor is Dead.  The album will be released Friday October 21st via Metal Blade Records.  In anticipation of the album’s release the band is currently streaming a video for the album’s lead single ‘Censorship’ online here.

The album is currently available now for pre-order in a number of bundle packs including: CD, Limited Edition CD/DVD (only 5000 copies available in Europe), Box set (limited to only 600 copies), 180 gram black vinyl, steel-grey marble vinyl (limited to 300 copies), clear/black marble vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to only 200 copies), exclusive t-shirt bundle and digital pre-order bundles.  The full track listing for Honor is Dead is noted below.

Honor Is Dead track-listing
1. Confession
2. Censorship
3. Honor Is Dead
4. Lines in the Sand
5. World on Fire
6. Compass
7. Stones Thrown
8. Cascade
9. Silhouette
10. Bloodletter
11. 130

Along with the new video, the band has announced a tour in support of Honor Is Dead that will launch October 14th in Providence, Rhode Island. The tour currently runs through November 16th and includes performances in Denver, Colorado, Carrboro, North Carolina and a number of other cities.  The current schedule for the tour is noted below.

Wovenwar tour dates
w/ Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, Darkness Divided

Oct. 14 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
Oct. 15 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
Oct. 16 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shakes
Oct. 17 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
Oct. 18 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
Oct. 20 – Ft. Worth, TX – The Rail Club
Oct. 21 – San Leon, TX – 18th Street
Oct. 22 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
Oct. 24 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Oct. 26 – Pomona, CA – Glass House
Oct. 27 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Oct. 29 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Oct. 30 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
Nov. 1 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
Nov. 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
Nov. 3 – Denver, CO – The Summit
Nov. 5 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Nov. 6 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
Nov. 8 – Cudday, WI – The Metal Grill
Nov. 9 – Ringle, WI – Q&Z
Nov. 10 – Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
Nov. 11 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Nov. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
Nov. 13 – New York City, NY – Gramercy
Nov. 15 – Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
Nov. 16 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile

Honor Is Dead was recorded by each of the band’s members in separate different locations across the country–including California, Alabama, and Texas—instead of coming together in one studio together.  Guitarist Nick Hipa said recording the record in this fashion wasn’t easy but it ended up working for the band in the end.

“Recording separately across multiple states at different times with a mixing engineer bouncing between multiple countries made things very tricky,” Hipa said. “Luckily we’ve all made records before an everything ended up working out.”

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Website: http://www.wovenwar.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wovenwar

Twitter: http://twitter.com/WOVENWAR

 

 

 

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‘Illuminator’ Shows Cage9 Is Ready For The Mainstream Spotlight

Courtesy: eOne/EMP Label Group

Courtesy: eOne/EMP Label Group

Late last year Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson launched his independent record label EMP Label Group.  The upstart company has been making quite the name for itself ever since its launch, signing notable up and coming bands such as Another Lost Year, Apollo Under Fire and Even The Dead Love A Parade to its roster just to name a few. All three bands have proven with their latest records to be some of the label’s leading acts. Early this past June, another new member of the EMP roster stepped up and proved itself to be one more of the label’s leading bands when it released its new album.  The band in question is Cage9 and its new album goes by the title of Illuminator.  It is a fitting title for the album.  That is because after working so hard for more than a decade, putting out some six albums and selling more than 25,000 copies of its records, Iluminator could be the album that finally sets the spotlight on Cage9 and breaks the band into the mainstream realm.  That is due to the mix of the album’s radio-ready musical arrangements and its equally well-thought out lyrical content from beginning to end.  The album’s opener ‘Open The Sky’ is just one of the songs included in the record that proves this but definitely not the only one.  ‘Everything You Love Will Someday Die,’ one of the album’s singles, is another example of what makes Illuminator a bright, shining spot in the band’s life.  The same can be said of the album’s title track, which is saved for a spot very late in the album’s run.  All three songs are key inclusions in Cage9’s new record. When they are set alongside the rest of the album’s songs, the album in whole proves to be one of the brightest spots in Cage9’s history.

Cage9’s recently released album Illuminator is an aptly titled record.  That is because the album is one of the brightest spots in the band’s history.  It could be the album that, given the right support, could finally put the mainstream rock realm’s spotlight on the band. That is due to the combination of the album’s radio ready musical arrangements and its equally well thought out lyrical content. Both elements will keep listeners engaged from the beginning to the end of the fifty-six minute record. That is obvious right off the top with the album’s opener ‘Open The Sky.’ The song’s musical arrangement is driven largely through the dual guitar attack of front man/guitarist Evan Rodaniche and guitarist Matt Borowski.  The melodic hard rock arrangement is complemented expertly by Leslie Wyatt’s low end and drummer Brian Sumwalt’s time keeping.  The collective work of the band’s members results in an arrangement that is instantly infectious and ripe for the picking by any mainstream rock radio programmer.  Of course, it is only one part of what makes the song stand out in the record’s overall body.  The song’s lyrical content is just as important to note as its musical arrangement.  In regards to its lyrical content, it will keep listeners’ ears just as easily as the song’s musical arrangement.  That is because of just how well thought out it is.  Rodaniche sings here, “You can call me an alien/In a superstitious land/But I’m flipping the pages, rattling cages/In the age of man/Staring out into the night/I know we’re living in black and white.”  He comes across as saying to someone, “you can call me different all you want, but I’m here and I’m doing what I do. I don’t care what you think.”  When he says, “Staring out into the night/I know we’re living in black and white” is followed by a statement that, without lyrics to which to refer, is a little difficult to understand.  But the first part of that statement is easy enough to understand.  He is saying this world is set in its ways, but I don’t care.”  That is, at least, this critic’s interpretation of these lines.  He goes on to sing in the song’s second verse, “We’re so afraid to be alone/We want to know what can’t be known/Are we just an anomaly…stuck in the Twilight Zone.”  These lines will leave listeners thinking and talking just as much as the lines in the song’s lead verse.  That is because of the metaphorical language used here.  The seemingly contemplative verse works with the song’s lead verse and its chorus to say people need to “open the sky and let the stars in” or rather, open up their horizons and let in all of life’s possibilities.  That is, again, just this critic’s own interpretation.  As always, it should not be taken as musical gospel.  It could very well be a completely incorrect interpretation.  Hopefully not, though.  Regardless, the sheer depth of the song’s lyrical content proves in the end to be another reason that this song stands out in Cage9’s new album.  When the song’s musical content and coupled with that well thought out lyrical content, the two elements make the song a solid opening statement from the band on its latest offering and a clear example of what makes Illuminator such a bright spot for the band.

‘Open The Sky’ is a solid opener for Illuminator and a clear example of what makes this record such a bright spot for the band.  That is because its musical content is just as infectious as anything else out there across the mainstream rock realm today.  The song’s deeply contemplative lyrical content couples with that infectious musical content to make the song in whole one of the album’s best compositions just as much as it is a solid opener for the album.  It is just one of the songs that serves to show what makes Illuminator such a bright spot for the band, too.  ‘Everything You Love Will SomeDay Die’ is another of the album’s best compositions.  Rodaniche explained in an interview some months ago that he wrote the song a long time ago after having lost his father to cancer.  The song’s musical arrangement expertly conveys the pained emotions that Rodaniche must have felt in losing his father beginning with the power of the song’s opening measures.  The minor chords that are used in those trodding measures lead to a powerful explosion of musical emotion, which takes listeners straight through to the end of the song.  It is just as expertly complemented by the song’s lyrical content, which makes the song’s picture even richer.  Rodaniche sings here, “We’re built to suffer/We’re built to question every breath we take/We’re like a cancer without a cure/And we don’t’ know just what we’re fighting for/But everything you wish for/Everything you make/Everything that’s perfect slowly fades away/So open up your sleepy eyes/Cause everything you love will someday die.”  Yes, it is a seemingly nihilistic statement.  There’s no getting around that.  But Rodaniche does eventually go on to remind listeners that even in the bleakest, most painful moments, it is possible to keep going.  He does this as he sings, “I know everything’s a circle/Everything is made/Everything seems to always end the same/But don’t give up and hang your head in sorrow/It comes around again.”  This is a wonderful reminder that Rodaniche offers to listeners and a great way to lyrically cap off the song even as the band’s members reprise the song’s chorus from here and adds, There’s no time to close your eyes.”  They are saying life happens. People come and go.  We have to go on in life.  It is such a small statement but it speaks such loud volumes, again showing in its own way why the song’s lyrical content is just as important as its musical arrangement.  When both elements are coupled together they show why ‘Everyday You Love Will Someday Die’ is one more of Illuminator’s key compositions.  In turn, it is yet another example of what makes Illuminator its own bright spot for Cage9.  It still is not the last song that could be cited in making this statement.  The song’s title track is one more example of what makes Illuminator shine so brightly.

‘Everything You Love Will Someday Die’ and ‘Open The Sky’ are both key inclusions in Cage9’s new album Illuminator.  That is due to the combination of the songs’ musical arrangements and their equally well thought out lyrical content.  They are not the only songs that show just how brightly this record shines.  The album’s title track stands out just as much as those songs for the same reason.  In regards to its musical arrangement, the song is a solid slab of hard rock that any true hard rock purist will appreciate.  It mixes the band’s melodic hard rock sound in its chorus with shorter but still heavy riffs in its verses, resulting in a work that is just as ready to be used on radio stations nationwide as any other song featured in the body of Illuminator.  It is just one part of what makes this song stand out.  The song’s lyrical content is just as important to note here as the song’s musical arrangement.  The song’s lyrical content seems to paint a picture of the bright and dark spots in life, from all of the lows to all of the highs.  Its seemingly introspective approach will keep listeners just as engaged as the duality in the song’s musical arrangement.  When both elements are set against one another, the end result is yet another high point for this album that shows even more what makes Illuminator such a bright spot for Cage9.  When it is set alongside the album’s opener and ‘Everything You Love Will Someday Die,’ the trio show clearly why this album could be the record that shifts the mainstream rock realm’s light to Cage9. When the album’s other offerings are taken into consideration with these songs, the end production is a record that is one of Cage9’s most brightly shining musical offerings.

Cage9’s latest album Illuminator is one of the brightest spots in the band’s already extensive history to date.  That is because from the album’s musically intense and deeply lyrical opener to its equally stirring single ‘Everything You Love Will Someday Die’ to its equally deep and powerful title track and beyond, this record is a solid offering.  It is a record that is both a bright spot for the band and for a mainstream industry that is in need of another big name.  It isn’t the band’s first album by any means.  But it is definitely among the band’s best offerings to date.  It could be the album that puts that mainstream spotlight on the band and finally takes the band to the next level.  Illuminator is available now and can be directly ordered online via the band’s official website.  More information on Illuminator is available online along with the bands latest news at:

 

 

Website: http://www.cage9.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Cage9

Twitter: http://twitter.com/cage9

 

 

 

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