Every once in a while you come across a band that blows you away, and leaves you wondering how they have managed to stay below the radar. Such is the case with Cage9, who just released their latest single – “Illuminator” – yesterday.
The brainchild of Evan Rodaniche (vocals/guitar) – who is known for his guitar work with Powerman 5000 (featuring Rob Zombie’s brother, Spider) – Cage9 is a Los Angeles-based power quartet.
Though the band has gone through some lineup changes since its inception, the current incarnation (which includes Brian Sumwalt – drums, Leslie Wyatt – bass and Matt Borowski – guitar) is a force to be reckoned with, and one that promises to make a significant impact in the hard rock music genre.
“Illuminator” grabs you by the throat from the first power chord and never lets go. On this track, you get all of the ballsiness and intensity of Powerman 5000, but in a much more melodic way.
Though Rodaniche made his bones as a guitarist, his powerful vocals rival the best singers in hard rock today. Particularly impressive is his ability to bring meaningful lyrics to life with his with his heartfelt delivery. Hauntingly beautiful harmonies perfectly complement Rodaniche’s vocals, as does the dynamic playing of this killer quartet.
Once upon a time, the only bands that were able to deliver the kind of music and video production that Cage9 does on “Illuminator” were signed to major labels. Cage9 offers proof-positive that talented DIY bands with vision can make just as big of an impact as those signed to a major label.
Suffice it to say that you will be seeing a lot more from Cage9 in the near future on Hard Rock Daddy, including an exclusive look into the meaning behind “Illuminator,” and the story of how the video was made. Stay tuned!