Beginning in the summer of 2010, Shattered Sun has been gradually compiling the line-up needed to surpass the surface that defines today’s genre of metal. The core formation began with the three members who shared common history and contributions to the live music scene in their hometown. Guitarist, Daniel Trejo and drummer, Robert Garza bring song structure and arrangement to the basis of their sound, while lead vocalist, Marcos Leal is responsible for the song hooks you can’t ignore. They began moving forward by incorporating bassist, Joseph Guajardo to complete the rhythm section and keyboardist, Henry Garza to develop a more signature sound. The line-up was finalized with lead guitarist, Jessie Santos to fulfill their desired melodic, yet heavy sound.
In 2011, Shattered Sun went in to record their first EP “Confessions” with producer, Robert Beltran at Precision Studio, LLC in Corpus Christi, TX. They followed the recording with heavy support by joining national tours, along with their own, to bring recognition to the EP, as well as their name. Currently, Shattered Sun has returned to Precision Studio to record their debut full length album, “Hope Within Hatred"
Assailing, inventive, daring and resonant are just a few words to describe SHATTERED SUN. This band is about to enervate the metal scene, and it's coming from the deep South of the Lone Star State, the outskirts of Corpus Christi known as Alice, Texas.
Bonding over a love for the classics like Metallica and Queensryche, as well as contemporaries Unearth and Killswitch Engage, the members of SHATTERED SUN solidified their lineup in 2011. The core formation began with guitarist Daniel Trejo, drummer Robert Garza and vocalist Marcos Leal, and the additions of bassist Joseph Guajardo, keyboardist Henry Garza and guitarist Jessie Santos, SHATTERED SUN developed their signature sound.
The emergence of SHATTERED SUN may seem sudden, but the release of Hope Within Hatred has been in the making for nearly three years. With the album ready to assault ears everywhere, SHATTERED SUN aim to take the next leap in their evolution. Adding to the extreme nature of Hope Within Hatred is the notorious volume and force the band delivers live. Vocalist Leal puts it bluntly, "We're a band that thrives on our live shows. We've never really been too theatrical, it's more about the energy. We love to get the audience pumped up really fast. Kind of like Pantera, just really aggressive and in the crowd's face."
In 2014 SHATTERED SUN signed with Breaking Bands LLC, the powerhouse management team led by Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferraro, Megaforce Records founder Jonny Zazula (known for launching the careers of Metallica and Anthrax), and Chuck Billy, the voice of legendary thrash titans Testament. The band signed with Victory Records shortly after and the rest is about to make history.
Helping the band create Hope Within Hatred was producer Robert Beltran at Precision Studio in Corpus Christi, who produced the band's 2011 release, Confessions.
"This is more than just a band putting out an album, going on tour, or signing to a label. This is living proof that no matter whom you are, where you're from, or what people tell you, you can overcome and turn dreams into reality". The band continues, "Everything that has crossed our path, from the continued support of friends and family to the discouragement of our greatest enemies, has left us with no regret".
SHATTERED SUN is getting an early boost in 2015, as they have been confirmed for the 17th Annual New England Metal & Hardcore Fest, performing on April 18th alongside Testament and Exodus. More major tour announcements will be revealed in the near future, keep your eyes on the metal band of 2015: SHATTERED SUN.