LA’s Cage 9 has released their new, “Everything You Love Will Someday Die,” which is the first single from their upcoming album Illuminator, out June 10th, via EMP Label Group, the label founded by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, distributed by eOne in North America and SPV in Europe.
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The album is currently available for pre-order from empmerch.com.
Cage9 main man Evan Rodaniche had this to say about the track:
This song is dedicated to my father, who passed away about a month ago after a two year battle with cancer. But even when I first wrote these lyrics at the onset of his terminal diagnosis as a sort of comforting mantra, in the back of my mind I believed my dad was indestructible. I never thought I’d be adding an ‘in loving memory’ dedication at the end of this video. But then he was gone. And that’s what this is all about. We spend our modern lives wrapped up in our first world problems, completely disconnected with the natural cycles of the planet around us.
We shot the video DIY with a couple Canon DSLR cameras, a black sheet in
our rehearsal room, and about 40 non-actor friends, fans, and family who showed up one sunny Los Angeles afternoon in 2015 to mouth the lyrics to a song they’d never heard. We aimed to bring home the message that no matter who you are, we’re all in this together.
‘Everything You Love’ is also the track that caught David Ellefson’s attention and ultimately inspired him to sign us to EMP. After a few conversations with our A&R guy Thom Hazaert, he brought it to David, and he got it. The rest is history.
Cage9 is definitely the real deal. When I first heard ‘Everything You Love Will Someday Die,’ it instantly struck me as the closest I’ve heard to a song with a true/Megadeth core, with the radio accessibility to really connect with a modern audience. And with the band’s history, and everything they’ve accomplished, they were a perfect fit for what we are doing at EMP.
Rock Hard \m/