Evan Rodaniche of Cage9 and Powerman 5000Evan Rodaniche is the guitarist, lead singer and mastermind behind Cage9 and also serves as lead axe-man in Powerman 5000. Between the two bands toured everywhere from Japan, Central America, Europe and the US and shared stages with artists such as Korn, Ozzy Osbourne, Danzig, Chevelle, Flyleaf, Three Days Grace, Drowning Pool, Shine Down, Black Label Society, Mudvayne, Judas Priest, Five Finger Death Punch and Cheap Trick to name a few. Cage9's latest release, the post-apocalyptically themed Survival Plan is the inspiration behind the artwork of Evan's Michael Kelly Patriot design including the album's spray-painted logo. The album also includes cameos by Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit, Spider of Powerman 5000 and Mike Miller of Godhead.
Born and raised in Panama, Evan picked up his first electric guitar at 14 after being exposed to the brutal riffage of Metallica's - And Justice for All. Fast forward a few years, Cage9's English and Spanish video for My Doppelganger/Doble Opuesto spent much of '07 in full rotation on MTV Latin America and the guys were invited to MTV's Latin Video Awards in Mexico City where they walked the red carpet with bands like The Cure, Juanes and Avril Lavigne. The video also appeared on MTV Japan, Fuse on Demand and +23 in Panama. Cage9 has won many awards in Panama's annual PanamaRock Event and is considered by many local rockers to be the country's most promising heavy-rock export.
Cage9's "Hearts & Stars" can be heard on the latest version of the video game "MX vs. ATV Untamed." The quartet can also be heard in WWE Dolph Zeigler's wrestling entrance theme song, Stone Cold Steve Austin's theme song and his movie The Condemned, Rob Dyrdek's MTV show Fantasy Factory, in the trailer for the "Dukes of Hazzard" movie, as well as on FX's "The Shield," American Pie: Band Camp, and vampire thriller "Demon Hunter."
Cage9 teamed up with Japanese label Triple Vision Entertainment / BM.3 Corporation in 2007, who licensed the band's last four releases which have gone on to sell over 18,000 copies to date.
An accomplished songwriter and ProTools ninja, Evan's also produced and mixed albums for countless bands including Powerman 5000's new LP Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere, Boy Hits Car, Great Gods of Greed (feat. Mike Clark of Suicidal Tendencies), The Willowz as well as many other video game, TV and movie soundtracks.
Cage9 is currently embarking on Shiprocked a rock-themed Caribbean cruise sailing from Florida to Mexico along with Queensryche, Sevendust, Filter, Buckcherry, Hell Yeah, Hinder, Candlebox, Living Colour and In This Moment.
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