Night swells like a flood across the sky. The solar warmth subsides, a blanket of darkness wraps the world in a cold embrace. Time is running out.
Merging elements of atmospheric metal, progressive rock, fusion, electronica and more into a singular intense musical vision, Ephemeral Sun is a powerful new entry into the more adventurous musical realms.
Ephemeral Sun was formed during the summer of 2002 by former Rain Fell Within members as an opportunity to explore new musical territories and more adventurous songwriting. Drawing on their diverse backgrounds and experience with metal, prog-rock, jazz, blues, fusion, electronica, classical, and world music, the group quickly began to create musical pieces that defy easy categorization. The developing Ephemeral Sun sound is a study in contrasts; lush atmospheres juxtaposed against crushing riffs, daunting leads and soaring ethereal vocals, driven forward by a powerful rhythm section.
Their demo entitled Prototype 19.5 was released in summer 2003 and received much positive feedback. Tracks from the E.P. consistently ranked within the top 20 Progressive Metal for over 6 months on the now defunct Mp3.com. The internationally acclaimed progressive music magazine, Expose, stated, An outstanding start for a very promising band. Hurry up and get that full length CD out!
Ephemeral Suns debut full length, Broken Door, is near completion with an expected release date of October 31, 2004.
Look for samples online soon.
Ephemeral Sun members current and past musical history:
Charles Gore - bass (ex-Rain Fell Within)
John Battema - keyboards (ex-Rain Fell Within, Snafu, Ruby Jones, No Apparent Reason, Jeff McGall Project, solo)
Laurie Ann Haus - vocals (ex-Rain Fell Within, Autumn Tears, Anomalous Feather, Todesbonden, ex-Garden of Shadows)
Tim Miller - drums (ex-Rain Fell Within, ex-Psychophancy)
Brian O'Neill - guitars (ex-Land of Chocolate)
Yes, where ever we are deemed worthy. We play anywhere that is fitting for our style. Yes, we love playing live. Our special experiences are when we have a crowd infront of us loving what we do.
We like to mix all of our influences into one large melting pot. The result is something unexpected. Metal, Atmosphere, Classic Proggressive Rock, Darkness, Middle Eastern, Opera, Alternative, Jazz
Organic and inorganic devices of varying natures.