A biography is defined as being a written account of the series of events that make up a person's life. Atlas Cage was born during the setting sun of a Friday night, one month after the Chernobyl incident, in an East German town that was still being covered by the ash that drifted in from the skies like dirty snowflakes. It seems only fitting that years later he would adopt a form of the radiation symbol as the marker for the heavy, psychedelic, blues band known as “Strings of Atlas”.
Filmmaker and writer Atlas Cage makes the guitars wail, bass lines thump like Icky and drum lines drive the listener into a tripped out world of bending reality and atomic science fiction. Part beat poet, part rock-n-rolla and a full time wandering soul, Strings of Atlas has been on the underground scene since late 2006. With several self released albums (including the most recent success “So far from home”), an independent film score, three short films, a yearly invitation to G4TV’s Ninja Warrior and an amazing head of hair, he has managed to climb indie charts from Florida to Texas, garner some FM radio play, find inclusion in numerous podcasts and blogs and tour the west coast in his 1974 Chevy Nova. The first big break for SOA was with the album “Atomic Girls” which made its way on to iTunes, Rhapsody and several other major platforms.
All of 2010 was spent on the road contemplating life, learning as much as the world was willing to teach and writing/re-writing song after song. Cage lived in Santa Fe/Albuquerque for several months, drumming for the band Eyes of 9ine, job hunting at Q studios and learning how to make homemade Kombucha before making his way so far north that the sales taxes actually stopped ( Oregon state). Cage spent several months DJ’ing in strip clubs, playing private parties and crashing on the couches of people from all walks of life (Airline owners, ex cons, zine writers, continuing/recovering meth addicts and of course the dancers he worked with). Other major cities on this voyage included Phoenix (and all the surrounding subsidiaries), Tombstone, Anaheim, Vancouver and Chicago. All of this leading up to the most well know SOA album to date “So Far from home”.
After falling from atop a Cadillac that was planted in the ground just outside of Amarillo, Tx, Cage made his way back to his hometown of El Paso and began the recording and fundraising process or as its better known, getting a day job(or two).
Born and raised in the southwest city of El Paso Ed Chavez (BASS) started playing bass in 07 after realizing he had outgrown his violin. He joined progressive metal band Archetyped in 2010, opening for national bands such as Hemlock and Vital Remains. They also played regionally in Albuquerque, El Paso, and Las Cruces. Eventually he moved along with the band to Central Texas where they continued to spread their sound between Austin, San Antonio, and its surrounding areas. After the band parted ways in 2014, BASS joined up with cosmic wanderer Atlas Cage to help shape the ever evolving sound of the band Strings of Atlas. Currently, Ed tours with metal band Phoenix Recoil.
Strings of Atlas has opened for names like Nick Megalis, Guitar slim and Atlas has worked with artists such as Hip-hop mad man Sike O. Phenix, Punk rockers Sweetest Downfall and Latin pop singer Rebecca Pearl. The vibe of the music is a punk rock spirit with a Motown soul, being drowned in some heavy rockin’ blues. Catch Stings of Atlas on Facebook and watch music videos to tracks like “Atomic Girl”, “Find A Way”, “Don’t want the world” and more on various video sites.