Published Jun 12, 2018Earlier this year, Cave In and Old Man Gloom bassist Caleb Scofield was tragically killed in a car crash. To celebrate his life and legacy — and raise money for his family — a number of experimental metal bands are set to perform in Los Angeles.
In addition to Cave In and Old Man Gloom, the bill is rounded out by 27, Pelican and Celestial. You may know Celestial from their previous band name, as the moniker marks a new project from the members of the instrumental metal outfit Isis (it was also, fittingly, the name of their 2013 LP).
The members of Celestial shared the following statement about their reunion, which they say is a one-time thing:
Caleb was a touring partner and bandmate to the individual and collective personnel of ISIS; he was also a dear friend, roommate and collaborator. We are profoundly saddened that Caleb is gone. His place in our lives and hearts is indelible. Caleb's loss is unquestioningly felt most deeply by the family he leaves behind: his wife Jen and children Desmond and Sydney.
As a group we are moved to try to do something to help them, and to commemorate Caleb's life, to celebrate what he meant to us. Sadly, we were unable to participate in the Boston Scofield family benefit show on June 13. However, we will be performing at the Los Angeles event on Oct. 13, along with Caleb's friends in Cave In, Old Man Gloom, 27 and Pelican.
On this occasion, we are choosing to perform under the name Celestial. This event is a one-off performance to benefit Caleb's family in their time of need and to pay tribute to a person we loved and lost.
We are glad to be able to do our small part in the face of this tragedy and are looking forward to coming together to celebrate the beautiful and all too brief life of Caleb Scofield. Thank you.
The show will take place at the Wiltern in Los Angeles on October 13. Tickets will be available on Thursday (June 14).