Interview With Cage The Gods - 6th November 2013
Photo Of Cage The Gods © Copyright Cage The GodsWe sent Peter Comerford some questions via E-mail to find out how Cage The Gods formed, what we can expect from their debut EP and album and also how they have found touring with The Answer and Tracer.

How did you form as a band and came up with the name Cage The Gods?
We formed in the summer of 2012, Myself (Peter, Vocalist) and Jam (Guitarist) had known each other previously and started putting the band together. We met Mitch through a mutual friend and he introduced us to Colin, who later became our drummer. We actually started recording our own stuff before we came up with the name Cage The Gods, I think we were looking for something powerful to represent the big sound we were getting in the studio and Cage The Gods was one of the few names that stood out to us.

You are set to release your debut 4 track EP ‘Favourite Sin’ on the 24th November, what can you tell us about the EP?
It’s our first official release and will be available to download from our website, iTunes etc. The EP features four new tracks; Favourite Sin (Radio Edit), From The Start, Wake Up and an acoustic version of our song called Sacrifice. We also recently shot a video for Favourite Sin which will be released to coincide with the EP. It should serve as a good taste of what’s to come later with the album!

I understand that you are also hard at work on your debut album, what can we expect from that and when are you planning on releasing it?
We’re actually finished recording the album but we’ve still gotta decide on a track list, artwork and a title. We’re all very pleased with how it sounds given we recorded, mixed and produced everything ourselves and we really just can’t wait to get it all out. It’s looking like a March 2014 release.

You have been on the road supporting Tracer and The Answer for the past two weeks how did this come about and how have you found the shows and touring with these bands?
It’s been fantastic. They are two really great rock bands who know how to put on a great show and we’ve learned a lot from them. Their fans have been good to us and I couldn’t believe just how many people showed up early every night, we really had a blast.

Since you formed back in 2012 you have played a lot of live shows and shared the stage with many bands, do you have any good stories from the road?
Oh there’s a few alright. One of the more recent stories was a bit of a close call, on the second date of the UK Answer/Tracer shows (Wolverhampton) we were hanging out by the van waiting to replace our number plate (which we had lost in transit) when I accidently slammed the side door on (bassist) Mitch’s fingers. It was awful; I remember the moment as if in slow motion, he was so lucky not to have severed them. They swelled right up, lost feeling and he couldn’t move them all day. Come show time he simply just taped them up, took some ibuprofen and played through it. What’s kind of funny in hindsight is that we caught the whole thing on camera. He’s fine now thankfully.

What do you have planned once the tour with The Answer comes to an end? And can we expect you to play some shows around the release of your EP ‘Favourite Sin’?
We’ll be playing at Hard Rock Hell on the 30th of November which is just after we release the EP. Then the following weekend we’ll be taking part in this years Planet RockStock festival after which we’ve got a few headline dates to finish out the year; December 12th in Nottingham, 13th in Sheffield and 14th in Manchester.

It is still early days for Cage The Gods but what would you say your main highs and lows as a band have been so far?
We’ve been very fortunate over the past few months; some of the highs that stand out to me are finishing our Album, signing with a great management team, signing with a top U.K booking agent, touring with The Answer & Tracer and most recently playing to a very receptive crowd at the Electric Ballroom in London. I think the main low point for us came after our original drummer N.J announced he was leaving the band to go live with an older glamour model in LA all of which put us briefly into unchartered water. I think he’s in unchartered water as well!!! We landed on our feet very quickly though when Mitch introduced us to his mate Colin who is an incredible drummer and he fitted very comfortably into the band.

Where do you hope to see Cage The Gods in a year’s time?
Well we’ll defiantly have our album out and if all goes well we hope to be playing a lot more shows, doing some more U.K headline dates, playing at some cool festivals along the way and getting over to some new countries.

One last random question that we ask every band, if you could be an animal out of a zebra or Giraffe which one would you be and why?
Probably a Giraffe given it’s the tallest terrestrial animal in the world. It also fights using its neck which is cool. Would be pretty good at head banging!

Thanks for your time is there a message for your fans reading this?
I just wanna thank everyone that has come to see us over the past 12 months, everyone that’s bought our music, likes the band and keeps spreading the word. Thank you all.

Interview by Trigger
 Band Members

Peter Comerford
Mitch Witham
Colin Jones
 Latest Releases
Cage The Gods- Favourite Sin
Release Date - 24th November 2013

1. Favourite Sin
2. From the Start
3. Wake Up
4. Sacrifice (Acoustic Version)
 Band Related Links
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