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Blood of the Sun

Formed in 2002 by ex Archie Bunker members Henry Vasquez (drums) and Dave Gryder (organ/electric piano). The band quickly establisheditselfasa formidable live act with the addition of ex Las Cruces vocalist Mark Zammaron.2004 saw the self titled debut CD releasedthroughBrainticketRecords garnering critical acclaim for its fresh approach to classic heavy 70's rock. Drawing on inspiration from classic heavybands likeDeepPurple, Grand Funk and Humble Pie, the band continued to spread their heavy rock sound in the heat soaked regions of Texas! In2005theirsophomore effort "In Blood We Rock" saw ...read more

Formed in 2002 by ex Archie Bunker members Henry Vasquez (drums) and Dave Gryder (organ/electric piano). The band quickly establisheditselfasa formidable live act with the addition of ex Las Cruces vocalist Mark Zammaron.2004 saw the self titled debut CD releasedthroughBrainticketRecords garnering critical acclaim for its fresh approach to classic heavy 70's rock. Drawing on inspiration from classic heavybands likeDeepPurple, Grand Funk and Humble Pie, the band continued to spread their heavy rock sound in the heat soaked regions of Texas! In2005theirsophomore effort "In Blood We Rock" saw the vocal duties being taken over by drummer Vasquez.

More rocking and intense than the debut,thesesongs translated into a wild storm of hard rock mayhem on the live front with Vasquez pulling doubleduty on vex and drums. Shortly after thebandembarked on their first European tour with Versus the Stillborn Minded and Spancer as support. Ayear later the band was to hit the mainstage asa co-headlining act at the infamous Roadburn festival in Holland. Another European tour followed in2006 with Spanish doom band Glowopening.

In 2008 the band brought in Derek St. Holmes of Ted Nugent fame for guest vocals on a new album entitled "Death Ride" Sounding asstrong aseverSt. Holmes vocals brought the bands sound to a new and stronger level. Glowing reviews worldwide and strong album salesprompted the bandforyet another European tour this time with Mos Generator as support act. In 2009 Blood of the Sun continue to dominate onthe live front andplansfor a new release by years end will keep this band in everyone's ears for a long time! « hide

Similar Bands: Humble Pie, Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad, Graveyard (SWE), The Lizards

Burning on the Wings of Desire
11/11/2012

4
1 Votes
Death Ride
2008

4
1 Votes
In Blood We Rock
2007

Blood of the Sun
2004

4.3
2 Votes

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