Metalcore pioneers Cave In are touring Australia for the first time in their 30-year career this June

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Metalcore pioneers Cave In are touring Australia for the first time in their 30-year career this June

Cave In tour
Words by Staff Writer

A pioneering and unique force of rock, metal, and hardcore across multiple spectrums, Cave In will tour Australia and New Zealand for the very first time in their near 30-year history this June.

In addition to already announced dates supporting German post-metal titans The Ocean, the Massachusetts four-piece now announces a limited run of additional headline performances in Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington, and at the nascent Strange Festival in Perth.

Though touring in support of their 2022 Relapse Records debut Heavy Pendulum, a critically acclaimed album described as everything from sludge metal to post-grunge, fans can expect a career-spanning set as Cave In finally touches down under.

Cave In Australian tour

*Supporting The Ocean

  • Wednesday 5 June 2024 – The Triffid, Brisbane*
  • Thursday 6 June 2024 – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle*
  • Friday 7 June 2024 – The Baso, Canberra*
  • Saturday 8 June 2024 – Factory Theatre, Sydney*
  • Sunday 9 June 2024 – Stay Gold, Melbourne
  • Wednesday 12 June 2024 – Valhalla, Wellington
  • Thursday 13 June 2024 – Whammy, Auckland
  • Friday 14 June 2024 – 170 Russell, Melbourne*
  • Saturday 15 June 2024 – Strange Festival, Perth
  • Sunday 16 June 2024 – Lion Arts, Adelaide *

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Formed in 1995 in Massachusetts by singer/guitarist Stephen Brodsky, Cave In was ahead of its time from the very beginning, helping to define the then-primitive metalcore genre with a more creatively elevated slant on their 1998 debut album Until Your Heart Stops.

Not content to remain pigeonholed, the band veered into more accessible psychedelic ‘space rock’ sounds on subsequent releases before a brief hiatus in the mid 2000s.

After the tragic death of bassist/vocalist Caleb Schofield in 2018, Converge bassist Nate Newton picked up his friend’s instrument and the band was able to continue on its legacy, resulting most recently in their seventh album, 2022’s Heavy Pendulum; a culmination of all the sounds the band had explored throughout their tenure and then some, with universal critical praise labelling it everything from sludge metal to post-grunge and even thrash.

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