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Cane Hill is a Nu Metal/Metalcore band from New Orleans, Louisiana formed in 2011. Their name comes from an abandoned psychiatric hospital located in United Kingdom of that name. After releasing their debut self-titled EP in 2015, they've garnered a fair amount of popularity in metal communities as of late, especially for those who appreciate their "retro" style metal that takes influence from the late '90s nu metal explosion. As far as lyrical themes go, nothing is off limits. Sex, religion, drugs, twisted love, and angst are topics they cover.

Their debut album Smile was released in 2016 to positive reception. Since then, they've toured extensively in promotion of their material. Cane Hill is considered to be part of the modern era of Nu Metal acts that have arisen in the 2010s, which include bands like Issues, King 810, Of Mice and Men, Fire From the Gods, and From Ashes to New, among others.



  • Elijah Witt - vocals
  • James Barnett - lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Ryan Henriquez - bass guitar
  • Devin Clark - drums

Former Members

  • Bemo Barnett - rhythm guitar (2011-15)


  • Cane Hill EP (2015)
  • Smile (2016)
  • Too Far Gone (2018)
  • Krewe de la Mort, Vol. 1 (EP, 2021)


  • Abandoned Hospital: Their name comes from one in the UK.
  • The Big Easy: Where they hail from.
  • Fun with Acronyms: "M.G.G.D.A" stands for "My Good God Damn America".
  • Genre Mashup: As you can expect from a nu metal band, especially one that combines it with metalcore. Their music features elements of industrial, electronic, funk, hip-hop, and groove metal along with their normal style.
  • Intercourse with You: Take a wild guess what "Cream Pie" is about. If you think it's about pies with creamy filling, you're horribly, horribly mistaken.
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  • Mood Whiplash: Songs can go from soft to heavy in a moment's notice.
  • Religion Rant Song: "(The New) Jesus" is a criticism of Christianity in general.
  • Sampling: Their music, especially on their debut album Smile, makes heavy use of this.
  • Soprano and Gravel: Elijah provides a one-man variation in most songs.
  • Special Guest: "Time Bomb" features Tyler "Scout" Accord of Issues providing turntable scratches.