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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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Cave In To Sell Cassette Singles On Tour

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.

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Cave In to Tour With Doomriders

Cave In, will be touring this fall with Doomriders which features Nate Newton of Converge. Dates to come shortly.

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Cave In Part With Dummer, Get Converge Drummer

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.

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Cave In Temporarily Replace Drummer

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.

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Deftones, A Perfect Circle On Failure Tribute

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.

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Cave In Prepare New Release With Hydrahead

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.

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Cave In Ready New Release

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'.

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Cave In And Converge Collaborate

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.

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Old Man Gloom To Release New Album "Christmas"

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.

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Converge, Cave In To Tour U.S. Together

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

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