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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.
Drummer Chris Bevalaqua has amicably left Doomriders and has subsequently been replaced by former Cave In drummer, JR Connors. Here's a statement from the band:
"We have our ups and we have our downs. So let's start with the downs first.....Bev unfortunately had to leave the band. It's an amicable split and we are very sorry to see him go but we wish him all the best in his pursuits. Ladies and Gentlemen of the west coast will surely see him skating, surfing, drinking coffee, and walking around aimlessly looking for wireless Internet on a regular basis. Watch out. Bev's coming. We are very happy however to announce that the man who will be filling Bev's shoes is none other than JR Connors of Cave In fame. He's only been back from Berlin for two weeks and we already snatched him up much to the chagrin of his lovely wife. He's a MANIAC. He's learning our songs and doing a damn fine job of it I might add. We are very proud to welcome JR to the band and are positive he will up the ante quite a bit. Oh and his name is actually John. John Connors... like in terminator. How fucking cool is that?"
Dates for the upcoming Cave In and Pelican European tour have been announced and are as follows:
2/1 Munich, Germany @ Backstage Club
2/2 Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos Saal
2/3 Bielefeld, Germany @ Forum - Visions
2/4 Dormund, Germany @ FZW - Visions
2/5 Berlin, Germany @ Kato
2/7 Koln, Germany @ Prime Club
2/8 Tillburg, Holland @ O13
2/9 Deventer, Holland @ Burgerweeshuis
2/10 Groningen, Holland @ Vera
2/11 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
2/13 Geneva, Switzerland @ Usine
2/14 Bern, Switzerland @ Reitschule
2/16 Torino, Italy @ Spazio 211
2/16 Roma, Italy @ Cicolo Degli Artisti
2/17 Bologna, Italy @ Estragon Club
2/19 St. Feliu, Spain @ Palm Beach
2/20 Madrid, Spain @ Grunta 77
2/22 Lyon, France @ L'Epicerie Moderne
2/23 Poitier, France @ Le Confort Moderne
2/24 Paris, France @ La Boule Noire
2/25 Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie
2/26 Antwerp, Belgium @ Hof Ter Loo
2/28 Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
3/1 Glasgow, UK @ ABC 2
3/2 Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
3/3 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
3/4 London, UK @ Garage
Cave In recently completed a US tour with Doomriders, while Pelican just returned from a UK tour in December.
Cave In, Doomriders and Lorene Drive have announced the following US tour dates:
11.27: New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
11.29: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11.30: St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
12.01: Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
12.02: Denver, CO @ Rock Island
12.03: Ogden, UT @ Club Boom Va
12.04: Boise, ID @ The Venue
12.07: Portland, OR @ Loveland
12.08: San Fransisco, CA @ The Pound
12.09: Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
12.10: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
12.11: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
12.12: Phoenix, AZ @ Modified
12.13: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
12.15: Austin, TX @ Emo's
12.16: Houston, TX @ Walters's on Washington
12.17: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12.19: Nashville, TN @ The End
12.20: Richmond, VA @ The Nanci Raygun
12.21: Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
12.22: Philadelphia, PA @ 1st Unitarian Church
Cave In have gone back in time for their upcoming US tour with the Doomriders, which starts in late November. They'll be selling cassette singles, featuring two new songs, namely 'Shapeshifter' and 'Dead Already. These are the first recordings with drummer Ben Koller.
Cave In, will be touring this fall with Doomriders which features Nate Newton of Converge. Dates to come shortly.
Cave In drummer JR Connors is reportedly no longer part of the group. Connors was originally sidelined by a severe wrist injury and is currently living in Germany. Converge drummer Ben Koller has been filling in as of late and has seemingly joined the band on a permanent basis, though no official statement has been released.
Cave In are to play some US shows in the next few weeks. But they'll be doing these without drummer JR Connors. His place is being temporarily taken by Ben Koller of Converge.
Deftones, A Perfect Circle and Cave In are among the bands featured on an upcoming tribute album to Failure. Melissa Auf Der Maur and Poison The Well are also involved. The record will be released by the Renfield label.
Cave In have announced that they'll be releasing a new album with Hydra Head Records this summer. Titled "Perfect Pitch Black," the eight-song album will feature songs recorded in 2003 and 2004, with some "recent embellishments." According to the band, "whatever recorded versions of these tunes you may already be familiar with via the Internet, the actual disc that sees the light this summer will be news to your ears." Engineering and mixing the effort is Andrew Schneider, with the album expected to hit stores in August.
Cave In are to release a batch of songs they recorded last year. These will come out through Hydra Head in the Summer. Among the tracks to be included are: 'The World Is In Your Way', 'Prognosis', 'Trepanning', 'Paranormal', 'Believe In Doubt', 'Tension In The Ranks', 'On The Prowl', 'Atarxia', 'Perfect Pitch Black' and 'Screaming In Your Sleep'.
According to a post on their website, Cave In have recently spent some time at Kurt Ballou's Godcity studio with members of Converge working on a "collaborative recording project." They are currently working on five songs. No word yet on when or how the material will surface.
The Old Man Gloom Simian Alien Defense League -- comprised of delegates from Cave-In (RCA), Isis (Ipecac Recordings) and Converge (Epitaph) -- delivers its fifth sonic dissertation, Christmas on Tortuga Recordings on Tuesday, August 24th.
Response from fans of OMG and its respective outfits has been unanimously enthusiastic regarding this immense 13-song album that took three years in the making. The wait has certainly been worth it. The songs are so musically diverse, Christmas seems to continually shift moods and styles, while retaining a slinking, syrupy depth throughout. From the crushing force of epic opener "Gift" -- think Meddle-era Pink Floyd meets Isis -- to the flowing effluvium of "Something for the Mrs", to twisted psych of "The Volcano" and art-punk of "'Tis Better to Receive" the album showcases the quintet's incredible talents and mixed palettes. Equal parts Skullflower, Neurosis, Black Dice, Pink Floyd and Mens Recovery Project, OMG's latest edict has something for every fan of unusual and extreme music.
In OMG's typical tounge-in-cheek fashion, Christmas details man's myriad gifts to Mother Nature -- and the incalculable repercussions thereof. Apes and chimps unite to fend off the "rewards" of civilization, but man's capacity for avarice and cruelty knows no bounds. Mass insurrection results in a battle for the ages. Evolution, as they say, is just a theory. But, this much is true: the only good human is a dead human.
Old Man Gloom -- the effigy of Zozobra that is ritually burned in Native American culture to cast off all ill will of the year -- is stuffed this time around with guitarist/vocalist Nate Newton(Converge), bassist/vocalist Caleb Scofield (Cave-In), electronics specialist Luke Scarola, drummer Santos Montano and guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner (Isis, et al.)
This album would make a fantastic sidebar to coverage of forthcoming releases by Converge and Isis, due this fall.
Converge, Cave In and Between The Buried And Me have announced the "You Fail Me Tour 2K4" tour to take place September. The following dates have leaked with a full list on the way:
10/02 St. Petersburg, FL State Theater
10/06 San Antonio, TX Sin 13
10/08 Phoenix, AZ Old Brickhouse
10/12 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
10/20 Omaha, NE Ranch Bowl
10/22 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
10/26 Pittsburgh, PA Nick's Fat City