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Named after the Apache Death Cave in Arizona, DEATHCAVE was forged in 2018 and hit the ground running as its three members — Freiburger (Throne Of Bone, Brain Scraper), Benny Koslosky (Swampyheavy), and Tony Muñoz (Razorhoof, Worship) — are longtime veterans of the underground touring circuit. The band released one three-song, self-titled demo last year. Captured by Tad Doyle (Tad, Hog Molly, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth), the recording reaped critical accolades from critics and underground fans in-the-know ultimately earning them a spot on Northwest Terror Fest (now moved to 2021).

We got to ask Freiburger a few questions on the go.

Welcome to Metal Digest!

Please describe the band in a single sentence.

A powerhouse of Loud amps, high energy, uncontrollable sadness, and brutal positivity!

What’s your latest project and what are you working on right now?

Currently, we are putting the polishing touches on our second ep which we will be recording with Matt Bayles in July.

How do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?

A wide spectrum of emotions. Almost every song we write will take you through the peaks and valleys of what it is like to live and suffer. Most of our songs use nature as analogies of life. I guess emotions, is the best way to answer that question. Songs to look inward too.

Major influences: Who put you on this path?

Our major influences can probably guess, or at least a few of them. But these are the main bands that have influenced our musical style: High on Fire, Black Sabbath, Neurosis, 40 Watt Sun, Sumac, Mgla, Baptists, Candlemass, Isis, Darkthrone, Metallica, Motorhead, Tragedy,  Cult Leader, Converge, and Pallbearer. Once I started listing, I could not stop, Soooo those are the bands responsible.

If you had to flee the country as a band, where would you choose to live?

Tony is from Mexico so we would probably head south of the imaginary border.

What’s the ‘wow factor that makes YOU decide which songs to keep, record and release?

Well, we write insanely long songs, so we pretty much keep everything we write. We do write riffs and work on parts that we end up scrapping all the time though.

The second anything starts to feel forced we let it go.

Has to come out naturally or else it won’t work for one of our songs.

What’s the most hilarious band memory you can think of?

Well, once a year usually around recording or releasing an album we like to go to the woods and celebrate camping, usually with our favorite roadie and tattoo artist, Chad Ronillo. When you combine fun, friendship, a fire, a river, the stars, and a whooooole lot of drugs it becomes a real bonding experience full of laughter and sometimes tears. I guess that’s not the most hilarious moment, but if you were there…..

What would be the title of the band’s biography?

There and back again:

A deathCAVE’s tale

What’s the next milestone you’d like to achieve as a band?

Really want to go to Europe and would love nothing more than to achieve the most excellent honor of playing Roadburn. Until we meet again>^..^<

Come on in!

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