Interviews: Burn The Sun

This is a new interview with the Atmospheric Heavy Rock band Burn The Sun from Greece. Check out the interview and follow the band on his FACEBOOK PAGE.

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

It just came out of nowhere to Fotis one ridiculously hot summer day while he was waiting for the bus and he was cursing his luck, Athens, and the godamn sun that was baking him.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

We don’t even know what genre of music we are playing, if someone has any idea feel free to inform us. From day one we said that we are always going to play the music that we want to play, whatever that might mean to us at any given moment. We don’t try to chase any particular sounds other than the ones in our heads. If our music aligns with a specific genre and people enjoy it that’s great, if not well that won’t stop us.

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

Well, Stam and Aggelos are brothers so they definitely knew each other. We actually all grew up in the same neighborhood and went to the same High School. We would meet up after school and play music together and that’s how the band got started.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

Fotis: From Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd to Mastodon and Kyuss and back to Jimi Hendrix and Robert Johnson, depends on the day.

Aggelos: I don’t have one favorite band, right now I listen to a lot of Deftones, Megadeth, and the solo works of Tony Williams.

Stam: All the way from Pink Floyd and Uriah Heep to The Ocean and Mastodon. Classical is also on the menu.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Everyday life is enough to fuel anyone with a lot of strong emotions, both positive and negative, and we believe that just a look around at the state of the world should make anyone’s mind race with thoughts. The above are pretty good inspirations for any kind of art.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was in our hometown and base, Athens to celebrate the release of our new album “Le Roi Soleil”. It was also our first life after the pandemic and the whole experience was very cathartic for us and maybe even a bit surreal. It was great to be able to play music live again.

7. Where would you like to act?

In any city, town, or village in which we can find even one person that likes our music.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

It’d be awesome to have the chance to collaborate with bands we admire like The Ocean or Elder.

9. Whom not? 

Anyone who just makes music and performs with the only goal being to make money and promote themselves.

10. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that?

If you are near-sighted just take off your glasses or contact lenses before you get up on stage. Everything then becomes a blur of colors and sounds and the music will take care of the rest. If your eyesight is perfect first of all congrats, secondly just close your eyes, take a deep breath and just focus on the music. At the end of the day people go to concerts to have fun, almost no one will notice a small mistake here and there but everyone will mind if the performance is boring.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

When we entered the studio to record “Le Roi Soleil” we wanted to create something in the vein of Mastodon’s “Crack the Skye” and Alice in Chains’ “Black gives way to Blue” two of the best albums of the last 20 years in our opinion. In addition, although at first glance it might not be very obvious we always find ourselves going back to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd for inspiration.

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

To buy the notebook in which we originally wrote the lyrics for our EP “Crack of Dawn”. The thing is there was no such thing, the lyrics were written on random pieces of paper. Anyway, it didn’t feel right to sell them.

13. What do you think of your fans?

Weird people with questionable taste in music. Kickass live crowd though. 

14. What do you think of our site?

It is great to see a site that actually promotes bands from underground scenes from all over the world! Keep up the great work! 

15. Something to add?

Thanks for giving us a chance to be featured in your site and secondly whoever’s reading and likes our music should stay tuned because there are a lot of things coming soon!

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