Cave In have begun working remotely on a new album, the band still separated due to the coronavirus. The upcoming album will be the band’s first one recorded in full since bassist Caleb Scofield had died in 2018 due to a car accident, Scofield having contributed to much of Final Transmission prior to his death.
Guitarist Adam McGrath revealed that the band is working on a new album in an interview with Punk Band Vans. McGrath said the album currently does not have a deadline for completion due to having to be socially distanced.
“Cave In is currently wood shedding riffs, ideas, and songs to remotely try and piece together a new record,” McGrath said in his interview with Punk Band Vans. “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.”
Cave In’s previous album, Final Transmission, featured Scofield’s final recordings, where he played bass on six tracks and guitar on two. The album explored band member’s feelings of grief and loss as they mourned Scofield, using each song as a catharsis. Converge’s Nate Newton has since filled in for Scofield to play bass.
McGrath and Cave In frontman, Stephen Brodsky, took part in Gibson Guitar’s “The Songbook” TV series back in May, the two discussing their final album with Scofield before playing “Shake Your Blood.” Brodsky referred to the track as one of the last songs they had written with Scofield, Brodsky’s lyrics reflecting the pain felt through each member of Cave In. McGrath stated he had found it strange continuing to play without Scofield at first, but felt his presence in each performance.
In addition to working on a new album as the pandemic continues, Brodsky has also joined Two Minutes To Late Night for remote covers of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train,” Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ in the Years,” Soundgarden’s “Fourth of July,” Tom Petty’s “Running Down a Dream,” AC/DC’s “Riff Raff” and The Rolling Stones’ “Moonlight Mile.”