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Interviews: Black Sun

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band, Black Sun, from Ecuador. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

Being from a place where the sun is always up at 12:00 o clock, right on the equator, it seemed fitting. Black Sun can be related to solar eclipses, but also means a contrast between the light and the dark, between two edges. Here in Ecuador, metal music, even in its most popular form, is considered underground. It doesn’t make much sense, a tropical country, happy music, beach weather all year round is not the common grounds to make Hard Rock or Metal. So in a metaphor, metal in Ecuador is like a Black Sun. Something rare and certainly a contrast against the popular culture.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

We all have always been exposed to music within our families since we were kids. Music was a fundamental part of our uprising. Even though none of us had a musical family background, our parents always exposed us to great music, including 80's rock and some metal. We all, separately but at around the same time, fell in love with the genre immediately after listening to it.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Christopher y Nicolas met shortly before the band formed. In fact, it was their friendship and love for hard and heavy music that lead to the birth of Black Sun.  
4. Each band member favourite band?

Christopher: Judas Priest.

Santiago: It has been changing over time but it always comes back to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and The Beatles.

Nicolas: It's hard to pick a single favorite band, especially over time, as you discover more genres and bands. That said, my favorite Artist would be Michael Jackson

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Usually but not exclusively, Chris comes up with the main riff or idea; from then on, we all pitch in to transform those into full songs. Our inspiration comes mainly from personal experiences and feelings that surround us, but also, there’s a factor of imagination. Fiction meeting real-world problems usually is the best way for us to tell a story or transmit a message to our audience. Not all songs have the same writing style or lyrical structure. However, on this EP they all try to tell a story in steps, yet every song has its own meaning.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was to close up our “The Puppeteer Tour 2018”. That specific show, we were part of the Judas Priest “Firepower Tour” on the show in Quito, Ecuador. This show took part at the Coliseo General Ruminahui and we played, along with Kreator and Judas Priest, in front of 7000 people.

7. Where would you like to act?

Wacken Open Air and Resurrection Fest are in our bucket list. Also, Tuska Open Air would be very special for us since we have many friends in Finland and it would be great to see them again and have a few drinks as well! Maybe to do a full tour between the USA and Mexico would be awesome as well.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?


9. Whom not?

Maluma or any of that shitty music

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Never! maybe Santiago on his first gig with Black Sun. Santiago: I believe stage fright/nervousness is part of the joy of playing live; without it, it might become boring. Personally, I try to gather all those emotions and channel them into my performance. |Try to show the audience that I really love being there, to transmit those emotions to the audience as well.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

A lot !: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Avantasia, Queen, Helloween, Metallica, Ozzy, etc.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

To sign their boobs

13. What do you think of your fans?

They’re great! We’ve always had diehard fans since very early, and as good Latinos, they’re very passionate!

14. What do you think of our site?

You guys are great! Sites like yours are very much needed for “not huge bands” bands to have a channel to communicate with the world. Nowadays there’s a lot of noise online and getting exposition/diffusion can be very challenging. We sincerely appreciate you guys giving us the chance to do so.

15. Something add?

Again, we like to thank you for the support and the space to cover our story. Make sure to give it a go at our website and social media sites as well. Our upcoming EP, which is a double-disc including a BluRay with a very special musical film, is available to preorder now at Rockshots Records website.

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