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CAVE OF SWIMMERS:
Rock Art: A term often used when referring to once forgotten man-made
markings sketched into natural stone.
From the depths of Caracas, Venezuela, something brewed. It was 1993, lush
mountains hugged the city, and the fading summer heat weighed heavy. New
kid Guillermo walked into his fourth grade class and sat next to Arturo. He
immediately took out a pencil and started marking up the wall of his desk:
Metallica, AC/DC… Their cosmic connection became etched in stone, or
rather, in rock music.
The duo left Venezuela separately in the early 2000’s, only to come
together again in Miami, FL, to form their band Cave of Swimmers. “It’s the
music we were always meant to be making,” says Arturo.
As if they conjured up some ancient prophesy, a researcher connected with
an excavation team of the real-life Cave of Swimmers “a cave with ancient
rock art in the mountains of the Libyan Desert section of the Sahara,”
heard about the band from friend Jason Newsted of Metallica. He reached
out, excited about the band’s connection to the research that would one day
“stun the world… “prince of the power of the air'” style. Coincidence or
fate, this all felt too eerie.
Since the band’s conception, this Florida-based power duo continues to earn
a reputation as a beautifully strange and artistic musical force, rich with
wild and colorful dynamics and genre-bending soundscapes. They have toured
the country, garnering fans across the US, and have a surprising
international following in Europe, South America, Australia, and Russia
despite never having been overseas. They were also invited to play at the
Psycho Las Vegas Festival in 2016 along side Sleep, Blue Oyster Cult,
Electric Wizard, among others.
The writing is on the wall, pun intended. Simply put, the Cave of Swimmers
has never stopped making Rock Art.
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