Cave Of Swimmers’ Arturo Garcia on new album “Aurora,” efficiency of being a duo, origin of the band’s name, how his drumming career started, and so much more!

Cave Of Swimmers have been around since 2012 and have finally released their debut full length Aurora. And what a surprise it is after two EP’s worth of what could be described as “doom-prog.” This album shifts effortlessly between a Mars Volta meets System of a Down vibe to a thrashtastic Megadeth vibe while giving a world music spin to their particular brand of metal. It’s a mouthful on paper but rest assured it works seamlessly and is an absolute blast to experience.  Head below to get the details of a recent chat between Buke and drummer Arturo Garcia.

On the heels of Aurora‘s release, Arturo took the time to chat with Buke about the new album and just how different this band is than most out there right now, how freeing and efficient it is being a duo, origin of the band’s name, how he got his start in drumming and when the music bug hit him, the impetus for moving from Venezuela to Florida, and his favorite track off the album. All that and a discussion on whether or not to defend the snare on St. Anger, the value of playing covers, and a whole host of other topics. This is an excellent discussion so dive in below!

Many thanks to Arturo for his time!

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– Buke


Aurora is available now on BroomTune Records. To keep up with all things Cave Of Swimmers, visit their official website and Facebook page.

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