Hardcore / thrash / crossover band, Cage Fight, have released their enraging new single, ‘Respect Ends’. The track is the second to be taken from their upcoming debut album, Cage Fight, due for release 13th May on the Candlelight label.

Check out the music video for ‘Respect Ends’ here:

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The new track presents itself as an aggressive warning to those that attempt to prey on others. Vocalist Rachel Aspe explains:

“This song is dedicated to men (and anyone in general) who thinks it’s okay to harass, abuse, make inappropriate comments or not take no for an answer, both in the real world but also online. It’s also a message of solidarity to those who have been victims of such behaviour. The video is symbolic of the frustration and damage this can cause, and it’s something we as a society should not and will not accept. The final message is clear. If this is how you behave, stay the f**k away, otherwise you will regret it.”

One of the most furious hardcore records to emerge from the UK in years, the anger and frustration of Cage Fight‘s self-titled debut album is the perfect catharsis for our times. 

Rachel comments: “I cherish the ability to channel my anger through this outlet. In a world full of uncertainty and frustration, this type of music was the only thing I found solace and balance in. These songs have a deep meaning for me and I hope this is something that other people can relate to.”

Bassist Jon Reid adds: “In the wake of the greatest media heist in modern British times and the fall out of the cataclysmic debacle that is Brexit, it seemed the perfect stimulus to write lyrics that confronted the continued world of systemic racism, cultural divide and an antiquated class system wrapped up with personal mental health issues and the challenges of modern living”

The album’s artwork – a grabbing hand with the Cage Fight logo tattooed on the palm – visually portrays the violent rage at the core of the band’s music. Legitimately tattooed by Rachel, a tattoo artist by trade, the process of creating the image is as impactful as the final artwork itself.

Meanwhile, Cage Fight, alongside Raging Speedhorn, have been announced as support to Sepultura across three UK shows:

12.6.22 – Buckley, The Tivoli w/ Sepultura
14.6.22 – Hull, Tower Hall w/ Sepultura
15.6.22 – Norwich, Waterfront w/ Sepultura

The band are set to be busy throughout spring and summer 2022, playing various festivals and supporting the likes of Cro-MagsNapalm DeathSvalbard and ShaiHulud; as well as playing a free show for their album release party at Blondies, London, on 26th May.

All confirmed Cage Fight appearances listed below:

19.3.22 – The Culture Trust, Luton w/Svalbard
25.3.22 – The Foundry, Torquay w/ Napalm Death
26.3.22 – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes w/ Napalm Death
15.4.22 – New Cross Inn, w/ShaiHulud& Ithaca
22.4.22 – Primordial Festival w/Devin Townsend, Those Damn Crows
26.5.22 – Blondies, London. Album release party [FREE SHOW]
12.6.22 – The Tivoli, Buckley w/ Sepultura
14.6.22 – Tower Hall, Hull w/ Sepultura
15.6.22 – Waterfront, Norwich w/ Sepultura
21.6.22 – Broadcast,Glasgow w/ Cro-Mags
22.6.22 – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh w/ Cro-Mags
25.6.22 – Uprising Festival, Leicester w/ Orange Goblin, Ingested
26.6.22 – The Boulevard –Wigan w/ Cro-Mags
27.6.22 – The Cluny, Newcastle w/ Cro-Mags
28.6.22 – Brudenell Social Club,Leeds w/ Cro-Mags
29.6.22 – The Joiners,Southampton w/ Cro-Mags
30.6.22 – The Underworld,Camden London w/ Cro-Mags
31.7.22 – Radar Festival, Guildford w/ Dirty Loops, Hacktivist
13.8.22 – Bloodstock Festival, Walton-on-Trent w/ Merciful Fate, Hatebreed

Cage Fight are:
Rachel Aspe – vocals
James Monteith – guitar
Jon Reid – bass
Nick Plews – drums

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