Hardcore / thrash / crossover band Cage Fight, featuring TesseracT guitarist James Monteith and former Eths vocalist Rachel Aspe, have announced their debut self-titled album, Cage Fight, due for release May 13th on the Candlelight label.
Check out first single/ video, ‘Shine Don’t Fade’, HERE.
One of the most furious hardcore records to emerge from the UK in years, the anger and frustration of Cage Fight’s self-titled debut album is the perfect catharsis for our times.
Rachel comments: “I cherish the ability to channel my anger through this outlet. In a world full of uncertainty and frustration this type of music was the only thing I found solace and balance in. These songs have a deep meaning for me and I hope this is something that other people can relate to.”
Bassist, Jon Reid, adds: “In the wake of the greatest media heist in modern British times and the fall out of the cataclysmic debacle that is Brexit, it seemed perfect stimulus to write lyrics that confronted the continued world of systemic racism, cultural divide and an antiquated class system wrapped up with personal mental health issues and the challenges of modern living”
The album’s artwork – a grabbing hand with the Cage Fight logo tattooed on the palm – visually portrays the violent rage at the core of the band’s music. Legitimately tattooed by Rachel, a tattoo artist by trade, the process of creating the image is as impactful as the final artwork itself.
01: Intro Feat. Jeremy Sylvester
02: The Mirror Shattered
04: Hope Castrated
05: Make A Decision
07: Cage Fight!
08: Shine Don’t Fade
09: One Minute
10: Tell Me What Real Is
11: Respect Ends
12: Eating Me Alive Feat. Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
13: My Dreams
14: Bitch In The Pit (Body Count cover)
Album pre-orders are available now, HERE.
Meanwhile, the band have confirmed a number of UK shows, supporting the likes of Svalbard and Shai Hulud, in addition to a festival appearance at Bloodstock Festival 2022.
Full list of confirmed Cage Fight shows:
25 Feb – Voodoo, Elektrowerkz, Angel, London w/ The Five Hundred, EXIM, Red Method
19 Mar – The Culture Trust, Luton w/ Svalbard
15 Apr – New Cross Inn, w/ Ithica & Shai Hulud
22 Apr – Primordial Festival w/ Devin Townsend, Those Damn Crows
13 Aug – Bloodstock Festival
More gigs & festivals will be announced shortly.
Cage Fight are:
Rachel Aspe – vocals
James Monteith – guitar
Jon Reid – bass
Nick Plews – drums
Cage Fight online: