Cave In Digitally Release “Live At Club Soda”

Cave In’s “Live At Club Soda” has officially received a digital release via Bandcamp. The band said the following:

“‘Live at Club Soda’ now available for the first time digitally via Bandcamp. Recorded 06/23/10 in Montreal at the final Isis show. Originally available only on cassette to celebrate the release of ‘White Silence’. Thank you for listening.”

Cave In Working On New Album

It looks like Cave In have been working on a new album amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Adam McGrath confirmed the news during an interview with Punk Band Vans:

“Cave In is currently wood shedding riffs, ideas, and songs to remotely try and piece together a new record. In the uncertainty of current times, there is no definitive timeline for completion, but it feels good to still be moving forward with the band after so many years together.”

[via Lambgoat]

Cave In Share New Live Video For “Moral Eclipse”

Cave In have shared a new live video for “Moral Eclipse.” The clip was filmed during the band’s February 1 show at the Shimokitazawa Garden in Tokyo, Japan. The track appears on their 1998 debut album “Until Your Heart Stops“

Watch Cave In Perform Acoustic Version Of “Shake My Blood”

Footage of Cave In‘s Stephen Brodsky and Adam McGrath performing an acoustic version of “Shake My Blood” has been shared online as part of Gibson Guitars‘ “The Songbook” series. You can check that out below. “Shake My Blood” is from the band’s latest album “Final Transmission.“

Cave In Release Cover Of The Rolling Stones’ “Moonlight Mile”

Cave In have released a cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “Moonlight Mile.” The band commented:

“Family and friends, we hope you’re holding up during these strange times. Here’s a little sonic gift that we crafted while social distancing – what started as a means of simply entertaining ourselves turned into something we’re happy to share. If you like what you hear, then maybe you’ll consider donating to one of the charities we’ve chosen below. If you’re unable to do so, then we understand, and want you to simply enjoy the music. Thanks for listening!

Watch Cave In‘s Stephen Brodsky & Adam McGrath Play An Acoustic In-Store Set In Austin, TX

Cave In‘s Stephen Brodsky and Adam McGrath have shared footage of an acoustic set that they played at BLK Vinyl in Austin, TX on November 10. You can check that out below:

[via The PRP]

Cave In To Release “Jupiter” & “Final Transmission” As Limited Edition Cassettes

Cave In will be releasing limited edition cassette versions of “Final Transmission” and “Jupiter” on November 5. 50% of the proceeds will go towards the late Caleb Scofield’s family.

Cave In Announce North American Tour

Cave In have announced a fall North American tour. War Of Women, Lazer/Wulf, Helms Alee, and The Primals will open on select dates. $1 from each ticket sold will go towards the Caleb Scofield memorial fund.

Tour Dates:

With War On Women and Lazer/Wulf:

10/10 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/11 Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch
10/12 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
10/13 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/14 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
10/16 Washington, DC – Union Stage
10/17 Philadelphia, PA – Theater Of Living Arts
10/18 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/19 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair (with Miltown)
10/20 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair (with Miltown)
10/21 Allston, MA – Great Scott

With Helms Alee and The Primals:

11/08 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/09 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
11/10 Austin, TX – The Parish
11/12 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
11/13 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
11/14 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
11/16 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11/18 Portland, OR – Star Theater
11/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Cave In Premiere New Song “Shake My Blood”

Cave In have premiered a new song titled “Shake My Blood.” The track debuted via Alternative Press, who are also running an interview with the band about their new album “Final Transmission.“ That effort will be released on June 7 and it will feature late bassist Caleb Scofield’s final studio recordings. Stephen Brodsky previously had the following to say about “Shake My Blood”:

“The song ‘Shake My Blood‘ was my first opportunity to express what I was feeling about the whole situation. It’s a mix of extreme grief, frustration and anger. I was trying to do something to gain the clearest answer about whatever the next move might be. We worked on the lyrics together, and all three of us sing on that song—Adam’s doing the high harmonies and JR is doing the low harmonies.”

Cave In To Release New Album “Final Transmission” In June, Premiere New Song “All Illusion”

Cave In have announced that their new album “Final Transmission” will be released on June 7 via Hydra Head. The effort will feature late bassist Caleb Scofield’s final studio recordings and the first single “All Illusion” can be streamed below:

Here’s an official press release:

“In February of 2018, the members of Cave In gathered at their rehearsal space in Boston to work on material for their next record. It had been nearly seven years since their previous album, White Silence, had been released. But they’d been writing and rehearsing methodically, off and on, to craft a worthy follow-up.

In that time, guitarist/vocalist Steve Brodsky had started prog-metal power trio Mutoid Man, drummer J.R. Conners and guitarist Adam McGrath started psych-punk outfit Nomad Stones, and bassist Caleb Scofield was busy with simian rock supergroup Old Man Gloom and his own band, Zozobra. After jamming all weekend with Cave In, Caleb got in his truck and drove home to New Hampshire. It was the last time his bandmates would ever see him.

On March 28th, 2018, Caleb was killed in an auto accident. There are no words to describe what a devastating blow this was to his wife and children, his friends, family and bandmates—not to mention his countless fans around the world. A light had gone out—a light with a monstrous bass tone and a feral roar.

An occasionally stubborn light with a million-dollar smile who loved his family and music above all else. To describe his death as a tragedy would be a colossal understatement. Caleb didn’t live to see 40.

Benefit shows were held in Boston and Los Angeles, complete with performances from longtime friends and touring partners Converge, Pelican and 27. Cave In played with Converge bassist Nate Newton and Caleb’s younger brother, Kyle, filling in on bass.

Old Man Gloom played with Brodsky on bass. Even long-defunct comrades Isis reformed under the non-threatening code name Celestial for a onetime performance—their first in nearly a decade—in celebration of Caleb’s life and music. All proceeds went to his wife and children.

Rewind to that night in February of ’18: Steve, Adam and JR are hanging out at Adam’s place after Caleb heads home. They get a text message from him with a voice memo attached. It’s an idea for a new song. Caleb is playing an acoustic guitar and humming a melody. “Hearing his voice fucks you up a little bit,” Adam says today. “We were surprised to get it from him, actually, but we thought it was great. And that was it. In a weird way, it’s the end of the story as far as our relationship together.”

That voice memo is the haunting opening track of Final Transmission, the first Cave In album in eight years and the band’s last with Caleb, who performs on all of the songs. “Adam, Steve and I would sometimes get together to work on stuff when Caleb couldn’t make it,” J.R. says. “But the next time Caleb would be there and the songs turned into something else.

It became much more of a Cave In project than it was before he showed up. He had weird rhythms that none of us would ever come up with or think to try, which turned the material into a different thing. He had a huge hand in these songs.”

Originally intended as demos, Final Transmission was brought to fruition by the band, mixed by Andrew Schneider and mastered by James Plotkin. “Getting these mixes back was really hard,” Steve says. “I don’t think I’ve cried so much putting together any record. I’ve definitely felt like bursting into tears while I was working on things, but this was actual water being shed. I don’t try to look too deeply into how these things work, but these recordings are some of our last moments spending time with him.”

Caleb’s voice—musical and physical—are everywhere on Final Transmission. After the opening title track/voice memo, he plays bass on six of the album’s remaining eight songs, and guitar on the other two. Steve points to “All Illusion” and album closer “Led To The Wolves” as being particularly Caleb-driven. “‘Led To The Wolves’ is a Caleb song,” he says. “It’s his composition and mostly his riffs. If you know White Silence, you can smell the fumes of that record on ‘Led To The Wolves.’ And White Silence was heavily shaped by Caleb’s hand.”

“All Illusion” was another Caleb composition that Steve had originally written lyrics for. But that changed not long after Caleb’s passing, when Adam went to visit Caleb’s wife, Jen, and their two kids, Desmond and Sydney. “Jen found some lyrics in one of Caleb’s journals,” Adam explains.

“She was going to tear them out and give them to me, but I just took a picture because I wanted her to keep it. We used the lyrics for ‘All Illusion,’ which is a song that really haunts me. I feel like it’s a weird message from Caleb sometimes.”

Most of the lyrics and vocals for Final Transmission weren’t finished until after Caleb’s death. “The song ‘Shake My Blood’ was my first opportunity to express what I was feeling about the whole situation,” Steve explains. “It’s a mix of extreme grief, frustration and anger. I was trying to do something to gain the clearest answer about whatever the next move might be. We worked on the lyrics together, and all three of us sing on that song—Adam’s doing the high harmonies and JR is doing the low harmonies.”

Collaboration is one of the defining forces behind Final Transmission. “Over the years, the songwriting in Cave In has become more and more of a communal effort,” JR observes. “In my mind, it hit the pinnacle with this record that’s about to come out.

It was so easy to throw around ideas between all four of us that we kinda got everything in there that we wanted to get in there. I don’t think we were aware of it at the time, but maybe subconsciously we wanted to put the best of what we’ve done in the past into this record.”

Even a cursory listen of Final Transmission will offer glimpses of past Cave In eras, from the scintillating space rock of their 2000 breakthrough opus Jupiter to the ripping metal melodies of White Silence. All told, it’s a direction that was largely spearheaded by Caleb. “When I look back at our email correspondence about the demos, Caleb had a really crystallized view of how to navigate the whole thing,” Steve reveals.

“He was really digging the stuff that was spacey, heavy, a little bit weird, but with very pretty melodies and hooks—which is a very surface-level way of looking at Jupiter. So I think he was encouraging us to embrace what we’ve always been good at and what sets us apart from our contemporaries. That’s what made Jupiter a turning point for the band. So there was definitely that creative motion to slip back into the spacesuits.”

Half of the proceeds from Final Transmission will be given to Caleb’s wife and children. “I feel really lucky to have this record,” Adam concludes. “I love it, but I don’t like listening to it. I’m sure I’ll listen to it eventually, but right now it’s difficult. Just hearing him play kills me. I’ll miss him forever.”

“Final Transmission” Track Listing:

01. “Final Transmission”
02. “All Illusion”
03. “Shake My Blood”
04. “Night Crawler”
05. “Lunar Day”
06. “Winter Window”
07. “Lanterna”
08. “Strange Reflection”
09. “Led To The Wolves”