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Fellow musicians mourn passing of Caleb Scofield

Friday, March 30, 2018 9:06 AM PT
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Caleb Scofield

A slew of musicians and bands have publicly reacted to the untimely death of Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Zozobra), who passed way on Wednesday, March 28 in an automobile accident. You can find those below.

Please consider donating what you can to Scofield's family.

Cave In
We are shocked and devastated by the passing of Caleb Scofield. He was one of a kind, our best friend and an unfathomable world of inspiration. Thank you for your support, and for understanding how difficult this is for us. Please donate to his family.

Old Man Gloom
We'd like to thank everyone for the kind words coming in. We will have countless words to say, and endless stories to tell in the future, but today we are just trying to keep it together. All I ask is that if Caleb has ever brought you a moment of joy, please support his family.

Converge
How do you sum up someone like Caleb Scofield in a facebook status? We all loved him deeply. We were all truly lucky to call him a friend. We all loved the music he made and we were all inspired by him. The news of his passing is a hard pill to swallow. We will miss him. Rest in peace friend.

Isis
Yesterday the world lost a very special person: Caleb Scofield. He was deeply important to us as a friend, tour mate, roommate, collaborator and human. He was a great father, a loving husband and his loss will be most deeply felt by his family. His music in his various bands (Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Zozobra), have inspired us and many others, and will continue to do so for years to come. We love you and miss you already Caleb.

Trevor Shelley de Brauw (Pelican)
Devastated to hear about the untimely passing of my friend Caleb Scofield. My heart aches for his family and bandmates.

Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Sumac, Botch)
Gutted to hear the news today about the passing of musical comrade, bass behemoth, and all around A+ human being Caleb Scofield. Listened to Until Your Heart Stops on yesterday's drive. Fuck you, universe.

Justin K Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu)
Just heard about Caleb Scofield passing away. Fvcking awful.

Steve Von Till (Neurosis)
So sorry to hear of Caleb's passing. Wishing love and healing thoughts to his close friends and family. Please support his family if you can.

Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
Devastating news. Cave In changed it all. Rest in peace, Caleb.

Paul Waggoner (Between The Buried And Me)
We lost a truly humble and gentle soul. I'm fortunate to have met and toured with Caleb. He was inspiring as a musician and human being. Infinite love to his close friends and family in this time unimaginable loss. Donate if you can.

Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour)
So saddened by the news of this. Information moves so fast I was just shocked to look at my phone and learn of the passing of this amazing dude and fucking insanely awesome musician! Our hearts goes out to his family.

Andy Williams (Every Time I Die)
One of the most influential musicians and bands in my opinion was Caleb and Cave In. Please help if you can. This is devastatingly awful news.

Jason Gagovski (Sweet Cobra, Suicide Note)
Saddened to hear about the passing of Caleb Scofield. Thoughts go out to his family and bandmates. I was fortunate enough to meet him playing shows with Cave In a few times over the years and was always blown away by his stage presence and how kind and genuine he was as a person. The music he made with Cave In, Old Man Gloom, and Zozobra was genre expanding and inspiring to experience and that is an understatement. Rest in peace.

Tommy Rogers (Between The Buried And Me)
Such horrible news :( RIP Caleb Scofield

Ryan Downey (Burn It Down)
Burn It Down played several shows with Cave In back in the day. Jupiter is one of my favorite albums. Caleb was massively talented and a sweet guy. Please give what you can to help his wife and children today. RIP

Dustie Waring (Between The Buried And Me)
Horrible to hear about the passing of a truly great human and musician. Caleb Scofield was incredibly talented and a part of so much important music. Cave In has always been a very important band in heavy music; A band that showed everyone it's ok to think outside of the box and experiment with things outside of hardcore. My first tour with BTBAM was opening for Cave In and Converge. (A dream tour for a metal and hardcore kid like me.) We made life long friendships on that tour and went on to play more shows together over the years. My most heartfelt condolences go to his family, band mates and fans.

Steve Micciche (Every Time I Die)
Shook and shocked by this tragic news. I to this day say the best tour I've ever been on was with Cave In. Caleb was an unbelievable musician and had a huge influence on me. Please help his family if you can.

Jimmy Eat World
We are extremely saddened by the news of Caleb Scofield's passing. We toured with Cave-In and Caleb and his bandmates blew us off the stage every night. He will be sorely missed. If you can, please support his family in this time of need.

Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, ex-God Forbid)
Oh my god. This is terrible news.

United Nations
Music just lost someone truly special. Please donate anything you can.

Reggie and the Full Effect
We lost someone today who did so much to shape the scene of music today. He was a beyond amazing musician and always a great person to be around. He was loved by so many, he will be truly missed. All the love and support to his family and friends. Love you buddy! Thanks for all you've done. Rest In Peace, Caleb.

Kayo Dot
Our heart goes out to Caleb's friends and family. Please donate if you feel so inclined.

Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath)
Didn't know him personally but was completely in love with all forms of Cave In and Old Man Gloom.

Hollow Earth
Finding out the news of Cave In/Old Man Gloom/Zozobra's Caleb Scofield is the biggest punch to the gut. Our musical community lost a great one and we wish his friends and family well through this awful time. RIP.

Zao
Lots of Cave In listened to in the tour van over the years. R.I.P. Caleb

Chad Fjerstad (ex-Dead To Fall)
One of my greatest influences as a bassist died in a freakish car accident at a toll booth in New Hampshire last night. Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom, etc) was 39 years old, leaving behind a wife and two kids. He was a legend who no one really talked about much. Gone way too soon. I know Caleb still had a lot left in him. R.I.P. to one of the greats of my generation.

Ray Harkins (Taken)
Taken played with Cave In before and only got to meet Caleb once but this hits all of us hard for a few reasons: 1. His music was a game changer 2. He's young 3. He has a family. Please donate to his family who is reeling. Thanks for everything, Caleb.

The Ocean
We are deeply saddened and shocked by the passing of Caleb Scofield. Our thoughts are with his close friends and family. He was an exceptional musician and a huge source of inspiration for us. Caleb will be missed, please help support his family.

Ryan Seaman (IDKHBTFM, ex-Falling In Reverse)
RIP Caleb Scofield, I didn't know you personally but holy hell, one of the best bass players of Hardcore music! The band "Cave In" will always live on in my heart! One of the best live bands I ever got to see.



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