We were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of Caleb Scofield, bass player and vocalist for the underrated and extremely talented band Cave In. His group began in the late 1990s, starting off as a metalcore/punk band, but as time progressed their sound morphed into heavy space and progressive rock, cumulating with their masterpiece in 2000, the critically acclaimed Jupiter. An attempt at Mainstream crossover came in 2003, with the excellent yet disappointing album Antenna. Though the group went on hiatus after their ill-fated relationship with RCA, they would return and tour and release new music infrequently, most recently with 2011’s White Silence. In recent years he had worked with Old Man Gloom and Zozobra.
Scofield died Wednesday in New Hampshire as a result of an automobile accident. He was 39 years old, and leaves behind a wife and two small children. A memorial fund has been set up by the family to help cover expenses.
Our song of the day is taken from the 2005 release, perfect pitch black. “Trepanning” in my opinion represents what was best about Cave In, that being the combination of Scofield’s intense vocal prowess, hard and heavy riffs, combined with the sweet and harmonic vocals of Steven Brodsky, a Yin/Yang combination that rightfully earned them a reputation as one of the best bands of its genre.