NICOLAS CAGE FIGHTER are back, and much like a mash-up of the marvellously over-the-top actor’s antics and a brutal, no-holds-barred steel cage match, you never know what to expect from the band from Ballarat, Victoria. Today they announce the release of their new single ‘Dead Ends’, which is from a forthcoming EP ‘Cast You Out’, which will be released in the first quarter of 2021.
Dead Ends will be released this Friday, November 27 and can be streamed at this location.
Nick Moriarty, vocalist for the band, said that this song “…talks about declaring a change, thus creating a turning point in life for the better. This song follows on from earlier tracks Black Jackal and Devil’s Head which highlight negative symptoms and effects of a poor headspace. Dead ends is a song we wrote as an anthem of self-determination.”
“Lyrically, it reiterates the theme of the record which is a journey of improving one’s mental health. Self-awareness throughout is an important factor of any recovery, it starts with realising you’re the only one who’s capable of creating change for the better. The lyrics show that by recognising the external and internal negativity, continuing along that path is nothing but detrimental.
“This song represents the pivotal moment in the narrative where affirmative actions are taken; such cutting loose the dead weight, shifting out of a negative attitude, and therefore avoiding the spiral towards “Dead Ends”.”
‘Black Jackal’ and ‘Devil’s Head’ have been released already from the EP – and both tracks have been featured on Spotify’s Homegrown & Heavy, New Blood, Heavy Beatdown and New Metal Tracks playlists, and Apple Music’s Heaps Heavy and Fresh Blood playlists!
Recording for this single and the rest of the EP tracks was done by Kye Blomeley at K.B Audio and mixed and mastered by Roman Koester (The Red Shore, Deez Nuts, 50 Lions, Carpathian).
Over the years, Nicolas Cage Fighter have shared the stage with bands such as ATTILA (USA), THY ART IS MURDER (AUS), THICK AS BLOOD (USA), IWRESTLEDABEARONCE (USA), I DECLARE WAR (USA), DEEZ NUTS (AUS), IN HEARTS WAKE (AUS), AVERSIONS CROWN (AUS), SAVIOUR (AUS) and HELLIONS (AUS).