Cave In debut new track, to release new album in June
Monday, April 8, 2019 6:50 AM PT / 4,305 views
Cave In have announced plans to release a new album late this spring. Featuring the final recordings of late bassist Caleb Scofield, the album is titled Final Transmission and will hit streets on June 7 via Hydra Head. Half the album's proceeds will go directly to the Scofield family and according to the band, "it's an honor to present this work with their blessing." You can pre-order the album here.
Final Transmission was mixed by Andrew Schneider, mastered by James Plotkin, and features artwork/design by Aaron Turner. A new track titled "All Illusion" can be streamed below. Notably, the song is Caleb Scofield's sole lyrical contribution to the release.
Originally intended as demos, Final Transmission marks the first Cave In album in eight years and the band's last with Scofield, who performs on all of the songs. The opening, title track is a voice memo of a song idea he sent to his bandmates the last time they saw each other. "Hearing his voice fucks you up a little bit," guitarist Adam McGrath says. "We were surprised to get it from him, actually, but we thought it was great. And that was it. In a weird way, it's the end of the story as far as our relationship together."
Scofield plays bass on six of the album's remaining eight songs, and guitar on the other two.
"I feel really lucky to have this record," McGrath concludes. "I love it, but I don't like listening to it. I'm sure I'll listen to it eventually, but right now it's difficult. Just hearing him play kills me. I'll miss him forever."
Final Transmission track listing:
1: Final Transmission
2: All Illusion
3: Shake My Blood
4: Night Crawler
5: Lunar Day
6: Winter Window
8: Strange Reflection
9: Led To The Wolves