The Metal world lost one of its own when Caleb Scofield, the bassist and singer of Cave In, Old Man Gloom and Zozobra, died after his truck collided with a toll booth. He was only 39.
Caleb Scofield 39, died on March 28 at the F.E. Everett Turnpike tollbooth, according to New Hampshire Union Leader . Bassist Cave In and Old Man Gloom died almost instantly as his vehicle crashed into the cabin at high speed. The truck hit so hard that it actually broke off the large concrete barrier in front of the cabin. After hitting the barrier, the truck rolled over. It almost immediately went up in flames. At least one witness tried to get to the car to help Caleb, but it was too late. "The truck was completely devoured with the person who was still in the vehicle," said police Sgt. Bryan Trask said
"It seems that [Caleb] was trying to change lane just before [he] entered the tollbooth and did not make the trail clear and hit the barrier, "Sgt. Trask said. "They pushed part of the concrete wall right off the tollgate ̵
He leaves behind a wife and two children – Sydney 7, and Desmond 10th Family and friends have started a fundraiser to help them. "Not only was Caleb a fantastic dad and partner, but also an accomplished carpenter and musician with a two-decade career, his bands Cave In and Old Man Gloom brought together many wonderful musicians, friends, fans and communities to be widely felt, most deeply by his wife and children. "
Caleb joined in 1998 Rolling Stone the metal band Cave In, after a" revolving door of bassist. "He saw the band succeed rising from her debut album until Your Heart Stops on Hydra Head plates to her major label release, Antenna in 2003. The band returned to Hydra Head afterwards, sticking to their underground roots. Caleb also joined Old Man Gloom, a super group of the Boston Metal, Sludge and Metalcore scene.
"I'm not ready to talk about it, but I just wanted to say that Caleb will always be in my heart," said Isis drummer Aaron Harris 40, on Instagram. Converge Drummer, Ben Koller, shared a similar heartbroken mood. "Please give what you can, if you have a minute," Ben wrote. "Thanks to all."
"We would like to thank everyone for the kind words, we will have countless words to say and endless stories to tell in the future, but today we are just trying to keep it together, writing 'Old Man Gloom' on Facebook and shared a link to the Caleb Scofield Memorial Fund. "All I ask is that if Caleb ever brought you a moment of joy, follow this link and support his family."