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,” 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.