On Saturday, April 7, hard rock rising stars Cane Hill performed at NXT Take Over: New Orleans, as part of WWE’s WrestleMania Weekend. The band opened NXT TakeOver with “It Follows,” one of the event’s Official Theme Songs, inside the sold-out Smoothie King Center in their hometown of New Orleans.
The band also performed with Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale, playing NXT Superstar Ember Moon’s entrance theme “Free the Flame” before her Championship match.
Watch the performances of “It Follows” and “Free the Flame.”
Check out the band’s interview with WWE here and photo with WWE’s Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque here.
“Opening NXT TakeOver and doing an entrance theme with Lzzy Hale was downright the coolest experience we’ve ever had,” said Cane Hill singer Elijah Witt. “It’s amazing seeing NXT and underground metal joining together to make both worlds bigger than ever and we’re just honored to have been a part of it.”
Last month, it was announced that Cane Hill was selected as #NXTLOUD artist and their singles “Lord of Flies” and “It Follows” would serve as the Official Theme Songs for #NXTTakeover: New Orleans.
Both tracks appear on the band’s second album, Too Far Gone, out now via Rise Records. Upon release, the album, which cultivates a sound that splits the difference between the thudding nu-metal of Korn and the squealing power grooves of Pantera, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. It was recently selected by Loudwire as one of the best albums of 2018 so far, with the publication stating that we are “witnessing a piece of metal’s future morphing in front of our eyes.” AXS.com recently spent the day with the band in its hometown, as well.
The band will embark on another tour this spring, supporting Nonpoint and Butcher Babies in the US. The band will also make their first appearance at Rock on the Range and Northern Invasion.
Press praise for Too Far Gone:
“Too Far Gone is an incredibly focused record; cuts like ‘Lord of Flies,’ ‘Hateful’ and the title-track find a cohesive (and very appealing) sonic middle-ground between Slipknot, Pantera, Korn and Alice in Chains. There isn’t an ounce of musical fat anywhere on the album — it’s just one ripping riff and jugular-slicing hook after another.” —Revolver
‘Sounds like Cane Hill will be making a noise like no one else in 2018’ –
‘It feels as though Cane Hill have bottled that feeling and unleashed it to wreak havoc on this, their fantastically filthy sophomore album’ – Rock Sound
‘It’s a fascinating tumble down a wonderfully crooked rabbit hole’ – Kerrang!