Mutoid Man Part Ways with Bassist Nick Cageao

  • Axl Rosenberg

Bummer: Mutoid Man, one of the best hard rock bands to emerge in the past decade, have parted ways with their wildly-entertaining bass player, Nick Cageao (also famous, at least here in New York, for being the primary sound dude at Brooklyn’s much-beloved Saint Vitus Bar for a number of years).

The silver lining is that the split appears to be amicable, per Cageao:

“Hey! I’m no longer in Mutoid Man.Nothing but love for the camp and family I’ve made there. I needed [some] big changes in my life to get healthy and focused and this is how it manifested itself. I’ll probably still put out music that now none of you will care about.”

As for the other members of Mutoid Man — guitarist/vocalist Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Old Man Gloom) and drummer Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die, Killer Be Killed) — their label, Sergeant House, says they’re working on new music with a “secret new bass player”… and it’s apparently somebody YOOGE:

“7 years ago on this day we announced signing @mutoidman ???? 3 Albums later and I am delighted to say we are keeping them ????????This weekend @benjaminkoller and @stephenbrodsky will arrive to @thefarmfamily compound along with their secret new bass player to finish writing their next opus. We will of course miss Nick but just wait until you hear who is stepping in ….stay tuned, ROCK LIVES.”

Mutoid Man’s most recent album, War Moans, came out in 2017, which feels much too long ago. We shall wait for more intel with bated breath.

[via The PRP]

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