SCAR OF THE SUN is a modern metal band from Athens, Greece, formed in the late ‘00s in London, UK. After the release of their first self-titled demo that was nominated ‘Demo of the month’ by Metal Hammer Greece, the band released two albums, ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies’ and ‘In Flood’ through the Italian label Scarlet Records.
Both albums were successful and gained raving reviews all over the world. SCAR OF THE SUN toured Europe four times for these releases, with the likes of Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, Pain, Rage, TYR, Firewind and many other bands. The band is currently working on their third effort that is expected to be completed by the end of October 2018.
The debut album contains guest appearances by Michael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Christos Antoniou (Septic Flesh), Bob Katsions (Firewind), Marios Iliopoulos (Nightrage) and Leah Randi (Conjure One).
The band entered Wave Studios in Athens, Greece to record their first full length album. SOTS managed to attract the interest of high-profile producer Rhys Fulber (Paradise Lost, Fear Factory, Machine Head, etc) to co-produce and mix the album. The mastering duties were taken over by Greg Reely (Coldplay, The Tea Party, Strapping Young Lad, etc).
The album sound is multi-dimensional, blending many elements, from Gothic and Doom atmospheres to modern electronic samples, from symphonic arrangements to the Swedish sound, with a touch of progressive structures and lots of heaviness and drama, all contributing to SOTS’s unique sound.
The sophomore album contains guest appearances by Bob Katsions (Firewind) once again, George Katsanos (solo artist), Nick Syd (Cyanna Mercury) and Van Labrakis (Paul Oakenfold, Armin Van Buuren, etc).
The band recorded their second album at their own Zero Gravity Studios in Athens, Greece, where singer Terry Nikas engineered the whole project. For the production the band worked again with Rhys Fulber and the mixing and mastering was handled by the up and coming duo Stamos Koliousis and Van Lambrakis (Keep Of Kalessin, Kvelertak, Satan’s Wrath, etc) at Studios 210 in Berlin.
In order to promote “A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies”, the band shot two videos for the songs “Swansong Of Senses” and “Disciple Of The Sun”. The band worked with famous director/animator/designer Achilleas Gatsopoulos (video artwork and props for Pet Shop Boys, Dark Tranquillity, Steven Wilson, etc), shot and edited by Bob Katsionis (Firewind).
For the album “In Flood” the band worked once again with director Achilleas Gatsopoulos for the shooting of two videos for the songs “Among Waters And Giants” and “An Ill-Fated Wonder” (the second one was edited by Bob Katsionis once again), with ‘Among Waters And Giants’ hitting more than 200.000 views on YouTube.
LIVE & TOURS
After a series of very successful live appearances both in Greece and in Europe alongside bands like Pain Of Salvation, Dark Tranquillity, Paradise Lost, Firewind etc and a slot in Greece’s biggest summer festival “Rockwave Festival” next to Slipknot, Mastodon, Down and many others, the band start touring all over Europe and the UK.
SOTS were part of the the “Where Death Is Most Alive” tour with Dark Tranquillity and Insomnium, the “Metal Firestorm” tour with Rage, Tyr and Communic and the “Into Darkness” tour with Pain, Moonspell, Swallow The Sun and Lake Of Tears a few months later.
In addition, the band toured Europe and the U.K. for the first time with Firewind and Manimal, on their most successful tour so far. The band established a strong following that is expecting more than ever the new material that will land very soon.
THE NEW ALBUM
SCAR OF THE SUN’s sound matures over the years, so the new album explores a more aggressive and heavy sound and it’s overall more focused than before. The album was recorded and mixed by the band’s singer Terry Nikas (Septic Flesh, Suicidal Angels, Nightrage, etc) at Zero Gravity Studios, Athens, Greece and it is mastered by the legendary Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Dimmu Borgir, etc) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The album will be released in early 2019 and the band will hit the road again to play its music for the masses.