Hot New Band: Cane Hill
NOLA’s nu metal newbies Cane Hill are raging for social justice.
Cane Hill are not afraid to go for the jugular.
The New Orleans bruisers take their name from a now-demolished asylum in Croydon and their debut EP gets straight to the heavy stuff: racism, misogyny, and how “lost and fucked” the human race is are just some of the themes explored on their self-titled release. The band – who are frontman Elijah Witt, guitarists Bemo and James Barnett, bassist Ryan Henriquez and drummer Devin Clark – are also set to explode after signing with Rise Records last year.
“Things are going really well,” says Elijah, and you can’t argue with him. Their EP features a guest spot from Issues’ keyboardist Tyler Acord on the track Time Bomb, a nu metal infused frenzy that mixes screeching metal riffs with electronic samples. They’ve also toured with The Plot In You and Hollywood Undead, and are currently out with Blessthefall. Their growing success isn’t something Elijah foresaw...