Posted in metal | music | tour dates on July 17, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

The black metal star, with the star of classic cinema such as Ghost Rider, Next, Knowing, and Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
Nic Cage

In 1987, actor Nicolas Cage was "Raising Arizona." Three years later, he began raising future underground black-metal singer Weston "Arcane" Cage....

Weston tells BostonHerald.com. "I have a dark maniacal side and sometimes I want to decimate every person in the room. But I also want to enlighten. We have a variety of different fans and get different reactions."

He adds... "I come from a lineage of great artists," he said. "I just want to contribute to my genre and honor my family."- [Boston Herald via Blabbermouth]

That "undergound black metal band" is Eyes of Noctum, whose debut album, Inceptum was recorded by Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir) and features Hellhammer (!?!?!?!) (Mayhem, Satyricon, Dimmu Borgir) and Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Therion, Mercyful Fate). Eyes of Noctum play two nights in NYC starting tonight (7/17), and though I wouldn't necessarily recommend this band, they are playing with the mighty Malkuth at Studio @ Webster Hall and then again on July 20th (Mon) at Europa with the also awesome Villains and Bezoar. Advance tickets for tonight are here while tickets for Europa are here.

Snowy Shaw rwas recently interviewed by SickDrummer.com where he spoke on his current projects as well as his time with Eyes of Noctum:

SDM: Tell us about your relationship with Fredrik Nordstrom. Do you ever do studio sessions for him?

Snowy: 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.

Tour dates below...

EYES OF NOCTUM - 2009 TOUR DATES
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

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Comments (63)

Wonder if tickets will be "Gone in 60 Seconds"?

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 10:59 AM

Surely! This man is "National Treasure".

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:02 AM

It's encouraging that he allows his son to be so "Wild at Heart."

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:05 AM

Having an embarassment of a son? "It Could Happen to You"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:07 AM

The look on Nicholas Cage's face is priceless.

He's probably repeating, 'I love my son, i love my son, I love my son' over and over again in his head.

Posted by Chris | July 17, 2009 11:09 AM

I'm not sure if i can handle "The Rock"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:11 AM

I expect nothing from the show except the "Best of Times."

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:13 AM

Randy (i.e. Nicholas Cage in Valley Girl, '83) would probably dig Weston's music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:13 AM

Is it raining tonight? I should check with "The Weather Man".

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:13 AM

No, you should "get a life."

You're probably the same tool who posts that stupid Wavves comment in every post and writes MEH everywhere.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:15 AM

I hear his son's band is playing Las Vegas...so ya know Nicholas will be going to support his son...

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:18 AM

I bet he has a REAL BLACK dick

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:19 AM

Of course he check's out his son's band, Nic Cage is "The Family Man."

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:20 AM

"Knowing" this could be a "Kiss of Death" for his career Cage appears rather "Moonstruck" in that picture.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:26 AM

BV commenters, you are all so classy and witty... I cannot compete.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:34 AM

do CON AIR please....

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:35 AM

I bet he really wishes his son would wipe his "Face/Off"

Posted by ES | July 17, 2009 11:39 AM

I heard that during the encore, he does a solo on "Captain Corelli's Mandolin".

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:40 AM

nick was at the bands boston show

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:44 AM

This is the show no one will want to see, much like "Zandalee."

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:49 AM

his son looks like he has "snake eyes"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:52 AM

Seriously guys, if you can't say anything nice about Nic Cage's son, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:53 AM

After the brutality this show will unleash, they will most definitely be "Bringing Out the Dead"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:56 AM

"Seriously guys, if you can't say anything nice about Nic Cage's son, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!"

Well, I would "Never on a Tuesday" but any other day is fair game.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 11:57 AM

"Guarding Tess"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:00 PM

Well he is certianly not "The Boy in Blue"!

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:00 PM

From the looks of Weston, I'd say he just saw "Rumble Fish"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:06 PM

Ahh never a dull moment on the brooklyn vegan blog...keep up the good work guys.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:06 PM

This band makes me wish I was "Leaving Las Vegas" to see them right now

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:07 PM

This reminds me of the time I watched that movie "Peggy Sue Got Married"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:09 PM

I'll bet Nick's son gives a great "Vampire's Kiss"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:10 PM

These board offer a good "Adaptation" to any situation!

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:11 PM

at least he and his son stand together better than "The World Trade Center"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:12 PM

hahahahahaha thanks movie title posters!
totally brightened this crappy cleveland day!!!
LOLed at the first one!

cheers!

Posted by cleveland! | July 17, 2009 12:12 PM

His son looks extremely Bangkok Dangerous

Posted by dic cage | July 17, 2009 12:12 PM

Pretty sure I looked like a bloody douchebag when I was 17. But there are certainly some anger issues that could use a steady hand.

Posted by Darnell | July 17, 2009 12:13 PM

You guys really like to put me on the spot

Um ok, so Nic Cage's son "Arcane."

The reason that I like this clodpate so much, uh, aside from the fact that he's amazing is, um, I feel like he was kind of overlooked when he actually came out and now he's like this absolute classic clodpate. But, uh, when he was actually reviewed, when he came out, he really didn't do very...I mean he did well, but he didn't do extremely well. Rolling Stone at the time gave him like..I think 2 out of 5 stars or something like that. And then when they re-released him they said he was 5 out of 5 stars, when they did the next review. But he was just a very important clodpate in my formidable years and, um, he's a classic pop clodpate.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:14 PM

Son you got a panty on your head

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:16 PM

The "You guys really like to put me on the spot. Um ok, so..." guy is getting annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:17 PM

"getting" annoying? it was annoying after the second time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:19 PM

Weird to see "Arcane" in black, I always thought he was "The Boy in Blue"

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:23 PM

Hey 12:23 I used a similar one at 12:00...

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:25 PM

Hahaa, shit! My bad :)

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:26 PM

Well don't they just look like "Amos & Andrew" in that photo?!

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:28 PM

NP 12:25 :)

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:30 PM

I meant NP 12:26!

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 12:30 PM

Ohhh yess 11:39!!

Posted by alien.soundtracks | July 17, 2009 1:04 PM

what's worse? a comment you don't like or being a wiener and complaining about a comment you don't like?

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 1:04 PM

reading that report wants me to go to a city but what i heard its bangkok dangerous

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 1:08 PM

what size spikes do you think weston has on his gauntlet? like maybe 7 or 8mm?

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 1:11 PM

See what happens when you raise your kid in arizona!

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 1:21 PM

Wow, Nic Cage's son truly looks like a "Sorcerer's Apprentice"
(guys, it's in production!)

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 1:50 PM

11:19 wins best post award

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 1:57 PM

....Seriously guys, if you can't say anything nice about Nic Cage's son, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!
You kids are just Wild at Heart.
Fricken Matchstick Men!

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 4:28 PM

Quel est votre problème ? Jalousie maladive ? Il est vrai que peu de fils et de pères qui sont si différents ont cette chance de pouvoir s'entendre aussi bien ! Sans doute votre cas ! Et en adoptant une tel look et une musique aussi opposée à celle que prèfère son père, Weston ne fait que "se rechercher", tout comme Nicolas l'a fait auparavant en changeant de nom ! Tout le monde a le droit à sa propre personalité, aussi marquée soit-elle ! Il est d'ailleurs plus facile de se fondre dans la masse que de s'affirmer ! Avez-vous vous-même assez de courage pour ça ? Vos commentaires prouvent que Non ! Open your mind !!!

Posted by Libra | July 17, 2009 5:28 PM

he is being a good dad going to his sons metal concert
......
Weston "I have a dark maniacal side and sometimes I want to decimate every person in the room. But I also want to enlighten.

Take him on a boating trip Dad and have that "talk" with him. Enlighten him.

Posted by Anonymous | July 17, 2009 6:56 PM

WHINERS SHUT UP

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2009 12:26 AM

I vote they change their name to Dork Throne

Posted by mayham | July 22, 2009 11:12 AM

I didnt know it!! eyes of noctum is a great band, and I havent idea than arcane is his son XDD
wowo O_O im in shock.

Posted by hergoremajesty | November 4, 2009 7:57 PM

Fucking poser. Die I spit on your grave!

Posted by Nacht | November 10, 2009 1:04 PM

zionist clown.
just like good 'ol Dad.

Posted by hh | November 26, 2010 6:20 PM

Do I smell crap?

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2010 6:46 PM

I wonder if snowy's drum kit is made of WICKER MAN?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 6:09 PM

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