On this episode of In Conversation we welcome one of the busiest people in heavy music, Stephen Brodsky to talk about the fantastic new Cave In album, Heavy Pendulum.
Out May 20th on Relapse Records, Heavy Pendulum seemed like an album Cave In fans may have never had the chance to hear. After the tragic passing of founding bassist Caleb Scofield in 2018, the future of the long-running and influential Boston metal and hardcore project was uncertain. But after a successful run of benefit shows with Converge and Old Man Gloom’s Nate Newton filling in on bass, Brodsky and the rest of Cave In felt a newfound creative energy and purpose to carry on.
The resulting album is as aggressive and adventurous as anything the band has ever released and reaffirms Cave In as one of the most exciting and important heavy bands working today.
In this conversation, Stephen Brodsky discusses the circumstances around the recording of Heavy Pendulum, working with Kurt Ballou of Converge for the first time since Cave In’s first album Until Your Heart Stops 1998, how moving out of Massachusetts to New York helped him open up creatively, and more.