Cave In’s ‘Heavy Pendulum’ LP Is Out Now

Cave In’s Heavy Pendulum LP Is Out Now

Stream the album in its entirety. // See Cave In on a headline tour in the U.S. & EU/UK this summer and fall.

Photo credit: Jay Zucco.

Boston legends Cave In make a highly anticipated return with their Relapse Records debut, Heavy Pendulum, which is out today. Heavy Pendulum is the band’s first full studio record in over a decade.

Listen to Heavy Pendulum on all streaming services here. Physical Heavy Pendulum orders are available via

Additionally, Cave In announced headline tour dates throughout the summer and fall. Cave In will tour the United States from July 21-August 6 with support from label mates Author & Punisher. Cave In will also tour throughout Europe & the United Kingdom in October with support from Stake— a full tour schedule can be found below

Produced by Kurt Ballou at God City, Heavy Pendulum showcases everything that has long established Cave In as one of the best contemporary rock, hardcore, and metal bands since their monumental 1998 debut Until Your Heart Stops. From the driving tracks such as crushing opener “New Reality” to the metallic edge of “Blood Spiller”, Heavy Pendulum sees Cave In look back at their discography and capture their most memorable, visceral, and forward-thinking moments to create a record that is all at once familiar and in true Cave In fashion, ahead of the mainstream.

“finds the band rerouting the mother ship back to the seismic wonder and majesty of their 2000 masterpiece, ‘Jupiter’” – Austin Chronicle

“‘Heavy Pendulum’ might just be the greatest thing CAVE IN have ever produced” – Blabbermouth

“finds them trekking through atmospheric, melodic, post-metal territory, and operating at the peaks of their powers” – BrooklynVegan

“‘Heavy Pendulum’ (Relapse), isn’t just another collection of songs in their catalog; it’s another step in the evolution of a band whose shifting sound is one of their biggest assets and most defining features” – Chicago Reader

“a crushing introduction to this iteration of Cave In” – Consequence

“The best stadium-ready modern Metal record” – Decibel

“super heavy, energetic” – Metal Injection

“showcases their exceptional songwriting talent and a heavy post-metal vibe” – New Noise Magazine

“awesome sludged-up post-hardcore ripper loaded with savory riffs, thick low-end and Stephen Brodsky’s rich croon” – Revolver Magazine  

“Cave In lurch into a seasick dirge-metal groove that reminds me of mid-period Mastodon, or maybe even prime Alice In Chains.” – Stereogum

“‘Heavy Pendulum’ is a triumph, a band’s return to their former strength born of grief and friendship.” – Visions Magazine Germany

Cave In, on tour:

US Headline Tour w/ Author & Punisher

July 21 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
July 22 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

July 23 Syracuse, NY The Lost Horizon

July 24 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Music Hall

July 26 Hamtramck, MI The Sanctuary

July 27 Chicago, IL Sleeping Village

July 29 Louisville, KY Zanzabar

July 30 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle

Aug 02 Orlando, FL The Abbey

Aug 04 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

Aug 05 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

Aug 06 Richmond, VA Browns Island (w/ Avail, Quicksand, Ceremony [No Author & Punisher])

EU/UK Headline Tour w/ Stake

Oct 13 Porto, PT Amplifest *

Oct 14 Antwerp, BE Desertfest *

Oct 15 Dortmund, DE Junkyard

Oct 16 Berlin, DE Lido

Oct 17 Wiesbaden, DE Kesselhaus

Oct 19 Paris, FR Badaboum

Oct 20 Bethune, FR La Poche

Oct 21 Nijmegen,NL Soulcrusher Fest *

Oct 24 London, UK Heaven

Oct 25 Bristol, UK The Exchange

Oct 26 Manchester, UK Gorilla

Oct 28 Glasgow, SCO Room 2

* No Stake

Album Art: Richey Beckett

Heavy Pendulum, track listing: 

  1. New Reality
  2. Blood Spiller
  3. Floating Skulls
  4. Heavy Pendulum
  5. Pendulambient
  6. Careless Offering
  7. Blinded By a Blaze
  8. Amaranthine
  9. Searchers of Hell
  10. Nightmare Eyes
  11. Days of Nothing
  12. Waiting For Love
  13. Reckoning
  14. Wavering Angel


Stephen Brodsky – Guitar/Vocals

Adam McGrath – Guitar/Vocals

John-Robert Conners – Drums

Nate Newton – Bass/Vocals