Profile of Cage9

Wednesday 11/16 The Dragonfly, L.A., CA 10 PM Also playing: Flood the Sky, Aura and more!

Saturday 11/19 The Brickhouse in Phoenix, AZ 9 PM Also: Voze, Vistalance & more TBA! All Ages..Cage9 AZ CD Release party!

Tuesday 04/26 @ The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA Opening for ADEMA!

Swimming in the categories of such like-minds as Dredg, Foo Fighters, Cave In and A Perfect Circle, this alt-rawk-high-octane anomaly takes the format for a spin that'll leave you comfortably dazed and wondering "Why the f**k haven't I heard this before?" Cage9 has gigged with Cheap Trick, Seether, Amy Lee of Evanescence, Smile Empty Soul, Depswa, Authority Zero, Spineshank, Cro-mags, James Iha, and toured everywhere from Europe to the East Coast to Central America. Recently signed with BMG Music Publishing, the quartet can be heard in the trailer for the new "Dukes of Hazzard" movie performing the first rawked-out version of Waylan Jenning's "Good Ol' Boys" as well as FX's popular cop drama "The Shield," on ESPN/Japan and Stephen J. Cannell's new thriller "Demon Hunter." The band was recently mentioned in Billboard Magazine as well as in Rolling Stone Magazine (Latin America) where Cage9's last E.P. received a cool 3.5 star review. Cage9's gearing up to release a 74 minute, 17 track opus titled "El Motivo." Pre-release copies are already generating a great buzz in the band's hometown L.A. scene where the band's return show (after a six month absence) drew over 300 fans. The song “Hearts and Stars” has already been the # 2 most requested song on Panama’s top rock radio program and “My Doppelganger” received Single of the Week status along with a great album review at Popbang Radio. Cage9 is comprised of Republic of Panama transplants Evan Rodaniche and Gustavo Aued on guitar/vocals and bass respectively, Ohio native Ryan Delfino on guitar and Warren Johnson of Washington D.C. on drums. Evan keeps things fresh with his uncompromised vocal musings and guitar hysteria, but he also anchors the band as the main song-scaper, vision-creator and recording-guru whose production and mixing skills have not only shaped Cage9's sound but that of many other performers from latin-grammy-nominated Los Rabanes, Atlantic Record's upstarts Big City Rock, to current Rolling Stone and Spin darlings The Willowz. Bassist Gustavo's lo end rattles the musical Richter scale and charges up the live show with his own style of aggression and untethered energy. Ryan's ex-band mates are currently called The Calling while his creative six-string attack advances to complete the Cage9 stereo effect. Warren's sticks have beat with the best the age of 16, he toured with the legendary punk band Scream soon after Dave Grohl set sail for Seattle. The band chose the moniker "Cage9" after a trip to Europe, joining the german word for "no" with "cage" to epitomize the group's no-limits approach towards creating music. Cage9 plans to tour the U.S. extensively to promote "El Motivo" as well as to release a Spanish version of the album. The band’s dynamic thrives on the band’s cultural mix. Evan grew up speaking mostly English in the 10 by 50 mile strip of land known as the Canal Zone, while Gustavo grew up a few miles away in the heart of old Panama City. Now living and jamming together in a rented downtown L.A./Echo Park apartment, the two founding members of Cage9 relate verbally in a rough mix of English and Spanish-slang but musically with the help of Ryan and Warren, they deftly-maneuver from the subtle pop grooves in “Sick of It!” to the staccato-melodic-overdrive of “Hearts & Stars” like a well-oiled machine. Of their intense live incarnation, L.A.'s Skinnie Magazine says that Cage9 "have personality and stage presence unlike any local band I've seen." "We've been seeing these guy's stencils ALL OVER the streets of L.A...these guys are definitely in it to win it" says Recognized by many noteable locals, such as Dino Cazares, as one of the "hardest working bands in town," this band is the real deal. Kludge Magazine says “Cage9’s work model is one that should be taken by many other bands;…they have steadily cultivated a fan base based on tremendous hard work and dedication, not only to bringing new people to shows, but also to refining their songs, constantly growing and evolving.”