The Band from Austria/Germany creates holistic sound spheres between rock and metal. GLARE OF THE SUN is neither about fast consumption nor about direct effects. It’s the exact opposite. The musicians develop their compositions deliberately, but emphatically. Formed in 2013 (the final lineup was found in 2015) Glare of the Sun recorded their first album “Soil” in 2016 – which has been released via Lifeforce Records. Based on their 2017 debut “Soil”, GLARE OF THE SUN have pushed their sound further. In 2018 they recorded their second longplayer „Theia“ which has also been released via Lifeforce Records.
“Theia” is characterized by a free-spirited creativity, which looks for its own solution patterns and thus refreshingly stands out from most of the competitors between Prog-, Post-, Shoegaze- and Doom-Rock respectively -Metal. Massive, straight forward riffing meets melancholy and fragile playfulness. Theia is leading to death – is leading to life. Obvious genre references are a thing of the past. The quintet creates a sound cosmos that is as flattering as it is captivating, and which listeners are willing to explore. On “Theia” you can hear gracefully beautiful music and impressive contrasts. For GLARE OF THE SUN, less often is more, but musical substance and a rough attitude are not neglected.
The second album has again been realized with Martin Schirenc (Pungent Stench) and Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath), who have already produced respectively mixed/mastered the band’s debut. With “Theia”, the active or former members of Zombie Inc., Collapse 7, Microtonner and Ghouls come knockin’ are offering an exciting and lasting vision of mature, stirring music between rock and metal.