Interview with Apu Rumi, Folk Metal Band from Peru
Apu Rumi is Folk Metal Band from Huaraz, Ancash Peru. They’re Paúl Berrospi (Voz), Roger Cueva (Teclados), Oscar Bañez, Carlos Salas (Guitarra), Paul Gonzales (Bass), Fredy Loli (Vientos), and Alex Borja (Drums).
Tell us about APU RUMI?
Hi my friend´s thanks for the interest ; APU RUMI Is a band that mixes Andean sounds with power metal , progressive metal and heavy metal; the main characteristic is that these sounds are sung in Peruvian "Quechua" (ancestral language of the "Incas") The "Incas" was the largest culture in South America
What are lyrical themes of APU RUMI?
The lyrics speak of Peruvian legends, of life, of our people, of our race
What are your influences?
Our influences are Andean, and European metal
Who are Your Favorite Peruvian Metal Bands?
Perú has very good bands but they are not our influence
How did you choose the cover artwork for "Puka Yaku"?
We wanted to convey the meaning of the songs on a cover and that's how the idea was born, the first song we composed was called "Waskar and Wandy" and we represented to both on the cover
How were the songs written?
The lyrics are part of the Peruvian culture and everyday life all channeled with metal.
How did the recording process go?
The recordings were given in Lima and Huaraz (our city of origin) through "Solar Empire Record's", was something fast in 4 months we already had the entire album, since the songs were already good works in model and musical writing .
What are your future plans?
Continue to produce and contribute to the Peruvian and world culture
Are there any countries you’re interested in touring or performing in? Why?
We would like to reach European countries and teach them what our music is, in particular Japan and Italy, as our metal influences come from those countries
What bands would you like to play alongside?
Labyrinth , Secreth Sphere, Symphony X, Dream Theater, etc…
Any last words?
Thank you very much for the interview, and we invite to everyone who like, listen our music and keep in contact with us. www.apurumi.com