Noted thespian Nicolas Cage hasn’t been setting the box office on fire recently, but his son Weston might be picking up the family slack. Weston Cage, or “Arcane,” is the singer of Eyes of Noctum, a black metal band currently on an east coast/southeast tour.
While the music black/goth tunes on the band’s Myspace page, taken from their album Inceptum, sound decent, it’s likely due to the contributors. The album was recorded by Fredrik Nordstrom and features Hellhammer (Mayhem, Satyricon, Dimmu Borgir) and Snowy Shaw (King Diamond). Shaw played all the drums on the album, and according to an interview with SickDrummer, doesn’t sound particularly psyched about the band’s former drummer.
Fredrik and I are great friends, and occasionally I do sessions for him or in his studio. Most recently was last summer for a band I think is called Eyes of Noctum with Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage’s son as the leader/singer. Fredrik just called me one night, asking me to attend in the studio as some sort of coach for this poor young LA drummer who simply couldn’t get it down, so after having wasted several days, Fredrik as the producer just had to take charge of the procedure and get things moving. I got there the next morning thinking I’d be coaching the guy, then understand they expect me to do ghost drumming, then the next day I’d be listed as the drummer. I’m a very quick learner, and although I don’t consider myself a very good black metal drummer (since I hit the drums very very hard, playing that ultra fast gets tricky), but I did my best to please them with all their wishes and requests, and I nailed it all in a few days time, and everybody was happy.
Nicolas Cage hasn’t plugged his son’s band a ton, probably because he has his own plugs going on.
The band’s dates are as follows:
Jul 17 2009 The Studio@Webster Hall New York, New York
Jul 18 2009 The Sterling Hotel Allentown, Pennsylvania
Jul 19 2009 El’N’Gee New London, Connecticut
Jul 20 2009 Europa Brooklyn, New York
Jul 22 2009 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
Jul 24 2009 Zeropack Live Winchester, Virginia
Jul 25 2009 Nara Sushi Richmond, Virginia
Jul 27 2009 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
Jul 31 2009 The Meridian Houston, Texas