Twenty-six years ago, in Methuen, Massachusetts, the ethos underpinning the next two-and-a-half decades of CAVE IN distilled. Built on friendships established in the New England hardcore punk scene, the quartet best known to fans – Stephen Brodsky on lead guitar and vocals, Adam McGrath on rhythm guitar (and later vocals), Caleb Scofield on bass and vocals, and John-Robert Conners on drums – evolved rapidly, experiencing heart-palpitating highs and soul- crushing lows along the way.
The sound of CAVE IN finding its foundations – a compilation of tracks from demos and splits – was captured on Beyond Hypothermia, released by Hydra Head in 1998. That same year, CAVE IN released their debut studio album Until Your Heart Stops, nudging them out of their comfort zone and on their way to wider recognition. A CD release via Relapse Records in Europe cemented them as favorites among hardcore scenes further afield.