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Cave In

Formed: 1995
From: Methuen, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cave In News

Below is our complete Cave In news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Mutoid Man Premiere Tom Jones Cover

Mutoid Man (Cave In, Converge, etc.) have premiered a cover version of Tom Jones‘ “She’s A Lady“, which you can stream below.

In May the band will be touring with Lazer/Wulf and The Armed on this spring run: More...

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Just For Fun

GWARsenio Hall Fights Off A "Gwarsuit"

Watch GWARsenio Hall fighting off a "Gwarsuit" - a fictitious lawsuit from Gwar - in the latest "Two Minutes To Late Night" episode. The clip showcases also some bonus Steve Brodsky (Cave In/Mutoid Man) action as well.

Check it out below:

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Psycho California Announces 2015 Lineup

Psycho California has announced the headliners for this year’s event: Cult of Luna (May 15th), Sleep (May 16th) and Pentagram, who will perform "First Daze Here" in its entirety (May 17th).

"2015 is going to be a slow year for Cult of Luna. However as much as we are musicians we are also fans,” said Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson. “Evaluating if the offer to play Psycho California was worth dusting off our instruments was not hard after looking on the line-up. Being on the same bill as Pentagram, Sleep and a festival packed with the best bands around is a privilege in itself and we’ll try to live up to that honor."

The lineup for Psycho California is: Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Lune, Kylesa, OM, Earth, Russian Circles, Bedemon, Conan, Wrench, Eyehategod, Indian, Earthless, Pallbearer, Stoned Jesus, Old Man Gloom, Cave In, Acid Witch, Truckfighters, Tombs, Bang, Electric Citizen, Coffinworm, SubRosa, Eagle Twin, Mammatus, True Widow, Anciients, Bellwitch, Dead Meadow, Lord Dying, Death By Stereo, Radio Moscow, Ancient Altar, Samsara Blues Experiment, Atriarch, Elder, Mothership, The Well, Deathkings, Wo Fat, Rozamov, Destroyer of Light, Highlands, Bloodmoon, Slow Season, Goatsnake, Crypt Trip, Wrench, Lords of Beacon House, Tumbleweed Dealer, Sinister Haze, Blackout, Red Wizard, Banquet and Loom.

Festival interludes will be provided by Housecore Records’ artist Author & Punisher and vinyl DJ set from Bob Lugowe (Relapse Records) and Sean Pellet (Last Daze Here).

Previously announced early bird tickets sold out immediately. Tickets for the festival are on-sale this morning with both a 3-day pass ($149.50) and a 3-day VIP pass available ($256.66)

VIP packages include a 3-day festival pass, a signed screen print concert poster by David D’Andrea, express entry via artist check-in booth, access to artist VIP lounge, a limited edition Thief X Obey festival tee, a Psycho record bag and patch as well as access to a complimentary craft tequila bar, premium microbrews and artisan snacks. More...

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Anciients To Play Psycho California Festival

Vancouver's Anciients just announced a West Coast appearance as part of next year's Psycho California Festival.

Now in its third year, the Psycho California Festival (formerly Psycho de Mayo) encompasses 54 bands across two stages, live art collaborations and more. The 2015 edition runs March 15th - 17th, and sees Anciients perform alongside Russian Circles, Pallbearer, label-mates Kylesa, Om, Orange Goblin, Cave In, and many more.

Anciients recently finished the tour cycle for debut album, "Heart of Oak," and are deep in the process of writing material for a new album. The as-yet untitled album will be released in late 2015 by Season of Mist. More...

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Cave In Reveals New EP Details

Progressive rock act Cave In has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming EP, titled "Anomalies Vol. 1." The EP is to include rare Cave In tracks that were previously unreleased. "Anomalies Vol. 1" is set for release on December 14, 2010 through Hydra Head Records.

The "Anomalies Vol. 1" tracklisting is as follows:
1. Mr. Co-Dexterity
2. Inflatable Dream
3. I Luv I Jah (Bad Brains cover)
4. Plainsong (The Cure cover)
5. N.I.B. (Black Sabbath cover)
6. Innuendo And Out The Other (demo)
7. Cave-In (Codeine cover)

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Hydra Head Records Offers Free MP3 Sampler

Hydra Head Records are now offering a free MP3 sampler download from their online store. The sampler, titled "Phoning It In", features an eclectic range of music and is available for a limited time only.

The track listing is as follows:
1. Oxbow + Philippe Thiphaine - "Coalking" From Songs for the French (5:46)
2. Daughters - "The First Supper" From "s/t" (3:18)
3. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - "Unkerich" From Dolores (5:31)
4. Knut - "Calamity" From Wonder (1:43)
5. The Austerity Program - "Song 27" From Backsliders and Apostates Will Burn (4:04)
6. Pyramids With Nadja - "Another War" From Pyramids With Nadja (15:27)
7. Helms Alee - "Lionize" From Lionize/Truly 7" (2:45)
8. Hayaino Daisuki - "Ghosts of Purgatory" From The Invincible Gate Mind of the Infernal Fire Hell, or Did You Mean Hawaii Daisuki? (2:43)
9. Harvey Milk - "I Know This Is No Place For You" From A Small Turn of Human Kindness (5:07)
10. La Gritona - "Tony Alamo" From Demasiado Tonto Para Los Ninos Listos. Demasiado Listo Para Los Ninos Tontos (4:38)
11. Stephen Brodsky - "Here In Spirit" From Here's to the future (5:54)
12. Jodis - "Continents" From Secret House (7:27)
13. Nihill - "Mundus Subterreanus" From Krach (5:16)
14. Cave In - "Retina Sees Rewind" From Planets of Old (2:30)
15. Kayo Dot - "II. Whisper Ineffable" From Coyote (11:13)
16. ÿþKeelhaul - "THC for One" From Keelhaul s Triumphant Return to Obscurity (3:34)
17. Clouds - "New Bombs" From B Chuggas May Be Logging (2:08)
18. Xasthur - "UNTITLED 4/05" From 2005 Demo (7:02)
19. GridLink - "Amber Gray" From Amber Gray (1:06)
20. Greymachine - "Wasted" From Disconnected (8:43)
21. Bergraven - "Hunger" From Till Makabert Vasen (7:08)
22. Torche - "UFO" From Songs For Singles (2:01)

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Isis Reveals "Wavering Radiant" Lyrics

It has been one year since post-metal outfit Isis released their superb "Wavering Radiant" album. And to celebrate that anniversary, they have released the complete lyrics for the album.

You can find the lyrics at their MySpace.

Isis will be on tour this summer with, at various points, Jakob, Tombs, The Melvins and Cave In. Check their tour schedule here.

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Cave In To Play Two Shows With Isis

Boston's Cave In have announced they will be performing two upcoming shows in support of Isis on their North American tour. The details of the tour dates are as follows:

6/22 @ Port City Music Hall, Portland, Maine
6/23 @ Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec

You can also check out several sample Cave In tracks via the band's official MySpace page.

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Cave In Posts Bonus DVD Sneak Peak Online

Cave In, who is releasing the previously vinyl-only Planets of Old on CD, with a bonus DVD shot during their Great Scott comeback set, has premiered a sneak peak video from that DVD. Check it out below, courtesy of The Boston Phoenix.

Read the full article at The Boston Phoenix.

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Cave In Announces More Free US Tour Dates

Massachusetts' Cave In has announced the following additional free US tour dates:

11/19 - The Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY w/ Narrows & Trap Them
11/20 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA w/ Narrows & Trap Them
11/21 - Club Hell - Providence, RI w/ Narrows & Trap Them
11/22 - The Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA w/ Narrows & Trap Them

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Cave In Announces Free Tour Dates

Massachusetts metallers Cave In have announced that they will be playing two free shows with Coalesce. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

10/7 @ Masquerade
695 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

10/8 The Knitting Factory
7021 Hollywood, CA 90028

Attendees must RSVP at this location to get into the free shows.

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Fuel TV Posts Cave In Show Footage Teaser

Fuel TV was on hand to shoot Cave In's recent sold out show where they interviewed the band and filmed the performance. A teaser of the full video can be seen below. More...

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Cave In Offering New Album Samples Online

Cave In are currently streaming samples from their upcoming album "Planets of Old" online. The samples can be heard here.

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Doomriders In The Studio Recording New Album

Doomriders is currently at God City studios with engineer Kurt Ballou recording the follow up to their debut, "Black Thunder." This is the first proper album to feature JR Conners (Cave In) in the band.

Doomrider's yet titled new album is expected to be out via Deathwish Inc. later this year. "If their split 7"EP with Disfear was any indication as to where this band is heading, then this album is going to be unstoppable," according to the label.

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Champions Of Sound 2008 U.S. Tour Announced

Hydra Head Records has announced their second ever Champions of Sound US Tour. Originally conceived in 2003 and also featuring label staples and instrumental metal masters, Pelican, this year's trek sees avant-metal pioneers Kayo Dot, supporting their latest "Blue Lambency Downward," and Cave-In frontman Stephen Brodsky support his psychedelic rock masterpiece that is "The Black Ribbon Award." Joining the bill in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, are Zozobra, whose latest, "Bird of Prey," was recently released this summer.

Here are the latest Champions of Sound 2008 tour dates featuring Pelican, Kayo Dot and Steve Brodsky: More...

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Zozobra Set To Release New Album

Zozobra, featuring Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom), will be releasing a new album on July 22nd via Hydra Head Records. Titled "Bird Of Prey," the effort was engineered and mixed by Aaron Harris (of Isis), who also plays drums on the album. The band comments:

"'Bird Of Prey' will be out on Hydra Head Records July 22nd. Or at least that's what the contract says. If not, I'm sure our lawyers will have a field day shitting on the label's faces. This time it features Aaron Harris of Isis on the skins. Aaron also engineered and mixed the record. At only 10 grand a song you can't go wrong with that guy. Also, Mark [Thompson] told me to keep this brief but the record was going to be released under the name Heatseeker but it's not anymore, so if any of you heard about that just go ahead and forget it happened."

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Doomriders Prepares New Album

Doomriders, featuring Nate Newton of Converge and ex-Cave In drummer JR Conners, has been writing material for a new album as of late. According to the group, "With everyone's schedules and other bands, it's been hard to write new songs, so we finally decided that we aren't going to play shows for a while and just focus on writing new material."

The band recently recorded some demos with Kurt Ballou at Godcity studios and "are very stoked on the direction the songs are going." Fans can expect a new album to surface later this year via Deathwish Inc.

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Cave In Still Inactive; Update On Band Members

Cave In currently has no plans to reconvene anytime soon. Regarding the band's status, guitarist Adam McGrath states the following:

"Cave In's members are all presently living in different places and focused on different things. When your together for over ten years you tend to want to stretch with out each other. We are still brothers and continue to support eachother in all our musical endeavors. I don't know when or how but we WILL cross paths again."

Meanwhile, McGrath has also offered updates regarding his bandmates:

"- Stove has a new record coming out in November on Hydra Head. Stephen Brodsky's Octave Museum is the perfect album to drift off into the 16 bit landscape of warp zone's, minus worlds and triforces.

- Caleb has recorded a new record with Santos Montano of OMG fame. Zozobra's "Harmonic Tremors" will see the light of day in the near future on Hydra Head as well. It is a new FRONTIER of heavy music that will blow all minds.

- JR has been bashing away his drums with Doomriders. RIDE OR DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He also has gone back to school to refine his computer hacking skills.

- Ben is currently on tour with the mighty Converge. The new record "No Heroes" is their most savage and ferocious work in years. Everyone reading this should go check out why Converge is presently the undisputed greatest American hardcore band.

-Myself (Adam)...I have recorded an album with my new band Clouds. The "Legendary Demo" was recorded last summer by Stove and will be out on Hydra Head in Feb 07."

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Garden of Exile To Release Botch, Cave In Vinyl

Garden of Exile Records has acquired the rights from Hydrahead Records to release vinyl versions of Cave In's "Perfect Pitch Black" and Botch's "Unifying Themes Redux." Notably, the vinyl version of "Perfect Pitch Black" will feature a previously unavailable bonus track recorded during the album sessions and "Unifying Themes Redux" will be released as a gatefold 2xLP. Expect both of these releases in early 2007.

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Cave In Frontman Working On Solo Album

Cave In frontman Stephen Brodsky is finishing up work on his new, as yet untitled solo album. This album should be issued by Hyrdahead later in the year.

As previously reported, Cave In themselves are on hiatus from touring and plans to regroup this summer to record a new album.

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