“Flying Fortress”, the new video from the San Diego, California metal band CAGE, can be seen below. The clip depicts the historic recount of the crucial attack by the allies on the ball-bearing plant in Schweinfurt, Germany on August 17, 1943. The song refers to the B17 bomber which was known for its amazing ability to take incredible amounts of damage and stay airborne. The attack, although costly in lives, proved to be a major turning point in World War 2 by crippling the Germans’ ability to manufacture the Messerschmitt fighter plane that provides air cover for the ground war.
The “Flying Fortress” video was previously released only to pre-order purchasers of the “Ultimate Viking” edition package of the new CAGE album, “Supremacy Of Steel”.
“Supremacy Of Steel” was released on November 25 via Music Buy Mail in Europe and Heavy Metal Media in the U.S. and rest of the world.
Known for crafting great memorable songs, capturing the essence of the classic NWOBHM sound, and always sounding unique and modern, CAGE somehow effortlessly shows how the limits of the genre can be pushed without losing what makes the heavy metal sound a worldwide calling for the faithful. Throughout the 11 tracks, all the smashing CAGE elements are found along with fresh new surprises that are tastefully sprinkled about in just the right fashion. From the blast beats in the opening scream fest “Bloodsteel”, to the eerie King Diamond-like falsettos in “Annaliese Michel”, CAGE fans new and old will be banging their heads with horns in the air throughout this entire long player for decades to come. “Supremacy Of Steel” also contains the epic, long-awaited sequel song “Hell Destroyer vs. Metal Devil” and a remake of their unreleased cult classic song “Braindead Woman”. Anthems like “Metal Empire” and “King Of The Wasteland” will have all metal fans unable to resist such true, convincing metal emotion.
CAGE’s latest and greatest lineup yet includes the hulking frame of riff master Dave Garcia, the unmatched vocal diversity and range of singer Sean Peck, drummer Norm Leggio also of PSYCHOTIC WALTZ, and debuting the new additions of thunder-thrash guitarist Steve Brogden and the amazing bass playing of one America’s best, Pete Stone. All the power and speed from their previous award-winning albums has once more been ramped up with faster drums, blazing leads and riffs that will stay with you into the night, and the highest of inhumanly impossible supersonic screams.
As always, CAGE has spared no expense when it comes to the presentation and packaging of their products. The amazing artwork of Marc Sasso (DIO, HALFORD, Marvel Comics) depicts the band in a live setting with the very metal godz themselves looking down upon the mayhem! The 16-page interior booklet is second to none with various artists chronicling the contents of each song in vivid color and truly has to be seen to be believed. It may be the finest looking metal booklet ever and that is no exaggeration! The special pre-order packages are available at www.cageheavymetal.com and have been extended until October 31. These will include both bonus tracks, a special sticker, a full color poster, a CDR with unreleased versions and bonus tracks, and other metal goodies.
“Supremacy Of Steel” track listing:
01. Bloodsteel (feat. guest artist BITTERFROST)
02. The Beast Of Bray Road
03. King Of The Wasteland
04. Metal Empire
05. War Of The Undead
06. Flying Fortress
07. Doctor Doom
08. Annaliese Michel
09. Braindead Woman
10. The Monitor
11. Hell Destroyer vs. Metal Devil
12. Skinned Alive (bonus track for Europe)
12. Blood White And Blue (bonus track USA and rest of the world)