EYES OF NOCTUM Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

EYES OF NOCTUM, the California-based black metal band fronted by Weston "Arcane" Coppola Cage (son of actor Nicolas Cage), has issued the following update:

"Just wanted to let you know that we had a lineup change last week. We have parted ways with Asmodeus. His departure was strictly professional and there is no bad blood between us. We all wish him best of luck in his future endeavors and we will always remain friends. Also we want to thank him for being very business-minded and understanding throughout the entire time we have been together. We'd also like everyone to welcome our new lead guitarist Nebron. We are all really looking forward to working together with him in light of the fact that he is a brilliant musician and an amazing person."

EYES OF NOCTUM recently posted two songs from its upcoming debut album, "Awakening", tentatively due in April through Morbid Rose Records. One of them is a full version of the track "Renaissance Prosperity" (a clip of which has been online for some time now), and the other is a cut entitled "Annihilate".

EYES OF NOCTUM recorded "Awakening" at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL). Norwegian drummer Hellhammer (MAYHEM, DIMMU BORGIR) and Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) have recorded guest appearances on the CD.

This is Entertainment reporter Amber Bollard conducted an interview EYES OF NOCTUM at the launch of Fulcage clothing line's fall/winter 2008 collection on October 23, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. Watch the footage below.

In a July 2007 interview with Wizard Entertainment, Weston stated about his musical preferences, "I'm really into the kind of music that comes from Norway called black metal. It's the type of music that's really, really raw. But some bands like CRADLE OF FILTH like to add melodic factors to it, which I do myself, and what that does is create a very powerful piece that incorporates strong melodic backgrounds that could be rather like Bach or something very symphonic."

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