USA Today--->“the initial impact could cause whiplash, but this Panamanian rock band makes great use of subtlety, too, like the layered guitars and the falsetto that kicks in just when you expect a scream.”
"Hearts & Stars" can be heard on the latest version of the video game "MX vs. ATV Untamed." The quartet can also be heard in the soundtrack of WWE Stone Cold Steve Austin’s new move “The Condemned,” in the trailer for the "Dukes of Hazzard" movie, as well as on FX's "The Shield," “American Pie: Band Camp,” and Stephen J. Cannell's thriller "Demon Hunter." Cage9 has performed on cable & satellite G4's "Attack of the Show," subscribed to by over 55 million households nationwide.
The band has been mentioned in Campus Circle, Hits, Music Connection, Skinnie Magazine and Billboard, as well as in Rolling Stone (Latin America) where Cage9's last E.P. received a cool 3.5 star review. Radio playlists spinning Cage9 include L.A.’s “World Famous” KROQ, Phoenix’s KEDJ, (where "Hollywood Car Crash" was the featured song for a week), XM & Sirius Satellite Radio and more. Cage9’s Spanish song “Solo Fue” hit 1 on Panama’s top FM station Radio Mix in February.
Currently serving as the main guitarist for Powerman 5000, Cage9's singer/guitarist Evan Rodaniche landed the band as opener for PM5K's last big U.S. Tour in March, playing in both bands nightly. Cage9 has also gigged with Seether, Buckcherry, Amy Lee of Evanescence, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Wes Boreland's Black Light Burns, Madina Lake, Ice T’s Body Count, Adema, Cheap Trick, ex-Pumpkin James Iha, Godhead, Smile Empty Soul and toured from Europe and Japan, to the U.S. and Central America.
Already a part of Universal Music Publishing, Cage9 recently signed with Japanese label Triple Vision Entertainment / BM.3 Corporation who licensed "Chaos Morning" (Japan exclusive) and “El Motivo” which has sold over 12,000 copies since its release in '07 and cracked that country’s Top 30 in sales! Click HERE for the Japanese website! "El Motivo" is also available stateside in both English and Spanish.
Online rag Melodic.net says "Cage9 has recorded their Physical Graffiti, an intelligent & comprehensive modern rock album worthy of a place in the history books of rock music.” Puddle of Mudd’s drummer Mark Bistany simply says “this album rocks from top to bottom!”
Cage9, based in Los Angeles, is comprised of Panama transplants Evan Rodaniche and Gustavo Aued on guitar/vocals and bass respectively, L.A. native Jesse Beltz on guitar and from Phoenix, AZ, Gordon Heckaman who was recently featured in Modern Drummer Magazine discussing his Ozzfest experience with his last band Depswa. Evan steers the project as the band’s main song-scaper and recording-guru whose production and mixing skills have not only shaped Cage9's sound but that of many other performers from latin-grammy-winners Los Rabanes, Atlantic Record's upstarts Big City Rock, to current Rolling Stone and Spin indie darlings The Willowz.
The band chose the moniker "Cage9" after a trip to Europe, fusing the German word for "no" with "cage" to epitomize the group's no-limits approach towards creating music...
Cage9's video for “My Doppelganger” is in full rotation on Mtv Latino and the band was invited to Mtv's Latin Video Awards in Mexico City in '07 where they walked the red carpet with bands like Juanes, The Cure, Avril Lavigne and more. The video has also appeared on Mtv Japan & Fuse on Demand.