The Temple (GRC)
Glare of the Sun (AT)
The Temple was first erected around 2005 in honor of doom metal, and the profound and powerful emotions the genre endeavors to convey. On account of local metalheads being largely ignorant and unsupportive of doom at the time, the beginning was downright tough on the band. A demo was nonetheless recorded before other commitments sent The Temple into a long hiatus. Several years later the band was resolutely revived by chief songwriter and lyricist, Father Alex. With new members recruited and the lineup solidified, momentum was gained, gigs were scheduled and an EP of older songs was self-released in early 2015, immediately grabbing the attention of I Hate.
Fast forward to 2016 and the debut album, Forevermourn. The music that is oftentimes epic and melodic, not to mention earnestly and keenly poignant—was recorded live in an abandoned music hall over the course of one week. The production allows the lugubrious yet regal atmosphere of the songs to seep through the speakers and into the hearts and minds of the congregation of devotees The Temple is sure to attract. Let there be no doubt that Forevermourn was made by avid doom fans, for doom fans, drawing influences from Scald, Solstice, Warning, and Mirror of Deception. It will be a momentous and ultimately unforgettable experience for doomsters.
Glare of the Sun
Experienced musicians of all kinds of genres breaking the boundaries. No rules – no remorse. And that’s also how their music sounds like. Doom meets Post, Shoe-Gaze, Prog and several other kinds of music. All is authentic, all is glare.
In July 2016 GLARE OF THE SUN booked the Vato Loco Studios of Martin Schirenc (Pungent Stench) to create their first Album „Soil“, which will be realeased digital and as vinyl version in January 2017. Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath) and his Unisound Studio Sweden was responsible for the mastering.
GLARE OF THE SUN consists of members/ex-members of Zombie Inc., Collapse 7, Microtonner, Ghouls come knockin‘, Proll guns.