Total running time: 59:00
Release date: 10/2003

The self-titled Sun Caged is a progressive metal masterpiece mixed by Arjen Lucassen from Holland’s perhaps finest band in this genre to date. Killer production, fantastic songs and superb performances mark one of the best releases from Lion Music ever! Sun Caged is progressive metal in the vein of Dream Theater, Ayreon and Symphony X. When guitarist Marcel Coenen (ex-Lemur Voice) and drummer Dennis Leeflang (ex-Within Temptation) accidentally meet in late 1998 and the two discover their common interests in music, Coenen invites Leeflang to join a jam-session on new year’s day 1999. After a successful gig, both agree it should be interesting to write some material together. Sun Caged then formed in the spring of 1999. Those who try to describe Sun Caged’s music will find this to be considerable – with influences ranging from progressive metal to fusion and jazz, death metal and atmospheric and ambient jaunts. The band’s progressive blend is going to excite lots of listeners because of its diversity and excitement.