Exclusive: CAGE Premier “Across The Sea Of Madness” Music Video
October 29, 2015, 7 years ago
San Diego-based metallists Cage have unveiled their official music video for “Across The Sea Of Madness” and BraveWords is hosting the exclusive premiere of the video.
Says vocalist Sean Peck: “We are absolutely so thankful for the director and crew that worked their asses off to create this incredible depiction of this crucial part of the Ancient Evil storyline. With this being our first real music video, I think this perfectly illustrates what Cage is all about for those new to the band, and will make our longtime fans proud to have supported us through all these years.”
Guitarist Dave Garcia adds: ”When I saw what Rich Varville had created with this mini epic, I was blown away. The band was rocking and the story was really compelling and totally metal! I have seen a lot of rock videos over the years and even though it is our baby, to me, this thing is one I think people will want to watch over and over again.”
Cage return this Friday (October 30th), with the release of their latest metallic tour de force, Ancient Evil (via SMG Records). Based on a horror novel written by Sean Peck, Ancient Evil continues the legacy of Cage as a heavy metal innovator. This nearly 80-minute monstrosity has 19 tracks that combine songs and narrated interludes to forge a unique musical journey that rocks!
However, according to Sean, making a concept record work is never an easy task - "With this being our 7th release, we wanted to try our hand at another concept album. We had great success with 'Hell Destroyer,' but doing a scary story type of thing and making the songs catchy and memorable while keeping the listener captivated by the content, is a real challenge."
The story's main character, Elliot Worthington, is played by none other than ex-Iron Maiden frontman Blaze Bayley. "I did not want to do any of the character voices this time, so we got some really great talent to act out the scenes. Blaze did an incredible job. His acting chops were freaking great, I have to say," says Peck. "The writing for this record came together effortlessly even though it was a concept record. It is pretty much just blazing fast the whole way through which is just how I like it!"
Ancient Evil tracklisting:
"There Were Others"
"Behind The Walls Of Newgate"
"Blinded By Rage"
"Tell Me Everything"
"I Have Awakened"
"Across The Sea Of Madness"
"To Save Love"
"Christ Protect Me"
"Symphony Of Sin"
"Tomorrow Never Came"
"It Can't Be"
"The Procedure” lyric video:
Check out BraveWords’ feature on Ancient Evil at this location.
A little more than a week after the release, the band will be hitting the northeast of the US. Cage's November tour kicks off on the 11th in Williamsburg, NY, and will wrap up on 19th in Patchogue, NY.
"Finally we are getting back to the east coast," explains Peck. "It has been long over due. I can't wait to unleash the new material with this new line up which I feel is by far our strongest yet! Power metal freaks mark the date!! It will be great to see all of our friends and fans again out there. The last tour we had on the east coast was mayhem! I expect it to be even crazier this time! We have prepared an extended set infused with speed and screams from beyond the realm of human comprehension!! Metal!!!"
11 - Williamsburg, NY - Duff's Brooklyn ***
12 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
13 - Allentown, PA - Jabber Jaws
14 - Elmhurst, NY - Blackthorn
15 - New Castle, DE - JB McGinnes Pub
16 - New York, NY - Three Of Cups ***
17 - Lidenhurst, NY - Lindenhurst Village Pub ***
18 - Providence, RI - Firehouse 13
19 - Patchogue, NY - 89 North Music Venue
*** Meet and greet only - no band performance.