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The Sammus Theory & Cage 9
October 20, 2012 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
THE APOCALYPTIC TAKEOVER TOUR
THE SAMMUS THEORY
Too many bands and musicians today have lost the ability to inspire or leave a lasting impression. In an age of fleeting interests and ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ bands, it would seem that most acts are lacking all the pieces of the puzzle required to formulate the modern day successful rock band. Enter The Sammus Theory. From the hot and arid landscape of Phoenix, Arizona emerges a hard rock act with all the pieces of the puzzle falling into place. The sound is s a recipe for infectious melodies that ultimately get stuck in your head. Weaving the likes of Tool, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, and a unique sound of their own into a gritty, musically solid style, The Sammus Theory have found a winning formula that is knocking over the fans. With an effortless finesse topped with raw, unbridled energy, The Sammus Theory perform like a group of seasoned road veterans who have been touring for decades. They captivate, drawing the crowd in with their on-stage personas and leave the room wanting more after they’ve gone. The band has toured relentlessly for the last four years and has no plans to quit. They have shared the stage with Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Disturbed, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Bullet for my Valentine, Escape the Fate, Hellyeah, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Saliva, Art of Dying, Red, Shinedown, and many more. Commercially, The Sammus Theory has been a featured artist on MTV2 with a video airing nation-wide daily during regular hours and on “Rock the Deuce” since march of 2008. November 2008 saw the release of their first official music video for the hit single “Pure”. Their debut album, “See (it) Through”, was released in summer of 2009 selling over 7,000 copies followed up with their sophomore record “trusting the liar” in summer of 2011. It would certainly appear that all the pieces are in place for The Sammus Theory. This band from the desert will be sure to leave its mark.
“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.” – USA Today “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,” Stephen J. Cannell’s thriller “Demon Hunter,” and in the intro to CW4Kids show “Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight.” Cage9 opened for Ozzy Osbourne in Panama in April 2011 and performed on Shiprocked, a rock and roll cruise, with Queensryche, Filter, Buckcherry, Hinder, Candlebox, Sevendust, In This Moment, Hell Yeah, & more in November 2011. 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. Currently serving as the main guitarist for Powerman 5000, Cage9’s singer/guitarist Evan Rodaniche landed Cage9 as opener for PM5K’s 2007 U.S. Tour, playing in both bands nightly. Already a part of Universal Music Publishing, Cage9 signed with Japanese label Triple Vision Entertainment / BM.3 Corporation who licensed “Survival Plan,””…For Amnesia,””Chaos Morning” (Japan exclusive) and “El Motivo” which has sold over 12,000 copies. Cage9, based in Los Angeles, is comprised of Panama transplant Evan Rodaniche on guitar/vocals, L.A. native Jesse Beltz on guitar, Murv Douglas on bass, and Rattan on drums. 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. Cage9 recently released their video for “Comatose” from the album “Survival Plan,” and the band’s last video, “My Doppelganger,” spent time in full rotation on Mtv Latino. Cage9 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.