Weston Coppola Cage, the 23-year-old son of actor Nicolas Cage, recently released a new heavy metal single, "Tell Me Why (Matriarch Of Misery)". The track, which can be streamed at this location, is expected to appear on Weston's upcoming debut solo album, "Prehistoric Dichotomy", tentatively due in February.
Asked who some of his favorite bands have been over the years, Weston told Journey Of A Frotnman: "The music that was always on in the house when I was younger was Enya and Buddha Bar; it was very atmospheric. When I heard stuff like DIMMU BORGIR or EMPEROR, I got very connected to it because of how atmospheric it was. Bands that were huge gateways for me were SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RAMMSTEIN and NINE INCH NAILS. Currently, I’ve been listening to a lot of GOJIRA."
Weston also spoke about how he and his dad bond over music. He said: "The last concert we went to was MÖTLEY CRÜE in Vegas where Tommy Lee almost started a fight with me. [Laughs] We went to see LACUNA COIL with ROB ZOMBIE [when] they played together. That was great. I want to show him AMON AMARTH; that's one band that I really want him to get into because we both have a love for Viking mythology and anything Norse."
He continued: "My dad has always liked NINE INCH NAILS; that was always on in the house. He listens to a lot of ROB ZOMBIE. He was also playing a lot of classical music such as Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and Chopin. All these outstanding composers were playing throughout the house. I think that's maybe what molded me the most and brought me to wanting to compose.
"When I was eighteen, I binged on nonstop symphonic classical music. I did not stop listening to counterpoint and things that I wanted to branch into a little more and Beethoven helped with that.
Regarding the music that he has been working on, Weston said: "For those who haven't heard it, my music is definitely something I encourage others to listen to because it's something that's gonna keep evolving and getting closer to a sound that's never been done before. It's something that can bring someone back to their ancestry and bring someone back to their innermost self. If someone definitely wants to embark on that journey within them, my music is definitely the right way to go."
Read the entire interview at Journey Of A Frotnman.
Weston was previously the frontman of the California-based black metal band EYES OF NOCTUM.