Montreal, QC – February 17, 2021
For fans of Judas Priest, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Stratovarius, Iron Maiden
Rockshots Records: Ecuador’s BLACK SUN Shares Music Video “Terror Zone” Extract From Award-Winning Short Film (32 FilmFest Award Wins)
“Terror Zone” ft. Henning Basse (ex-Firewind, ex-Mayan, ex-Sons Of Seasons)
New EP “Silent Enemy” Out Now!
EP guests include members from Sonata Arctica, Lordi, Battle Beast,
Thunderstone, Smackbound, Omnium Gatherum, Wintersun, Damnation Plan,
Arion, Firewind, Ensiferum, Norther, JF Aguirre Project
Well known in their home country of Ecuador and South America for supporting bands like Judas Priest, Kreator, Firewind (Immortals Tour 2018), Edguy, UDO, and more. Heavy metal trio Black Sun unleashed their new EP “Silent Enemy” during September 2020 via Rockshots Records. The EP follows the band’s three previous albums “The Pupetteer” (2017), “Dance of Elders” (2010), and “Tyrant From a Foreign Land” (2015).
During the production of Black Sun‘s new material, the band parted ways with their longtime lead singer. Under the guidance of the EP’s producer Nino Laurenne (Emma Winner – Finnish Grammy, Hevisaurus, Amorphis, The Rasmus), Black Sun found ways to complete the EP with guest singers on all the tracks. Guests include Finnish metal legends and talents like Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Lordi, Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast), Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone), Elias Viljanen (Sonata Arctica ), Netta Laurenne (Smackbound), Jukka Pelkonen (Omnium Gatherum), Asim Searah (Wintersun/Damnation Plan), Topias Kupiainen (Arion), Henning Basse (Firewind), Petri Lindroos (Ensiferum / Norther) and JF Aguirre (JF Aguirre Project). All come together to create a powerful and catchy metal hymn.
Today, Black Sun is ready to reveal their latest music video “Terror Zone”, which features guest vocals from Henning Basse (ex-Firewind, ex-Mayan, ex-Sons Of Seasons). The music video is an extract from their award-winning short film (total of 32 awards listed below from multiple film festivals), which can be found on the BluRay edition of “Silent Enemy”.
Black Sun’s latest EP “Silent Enemy” is a concept release of seven tracks, three of them being special music scores (intro, interlude, outro). The EP will also have a special short-film based on its storyline out on its release day that was written by Black Sun and Topias Kupiainen.
The EP was recorded at Hi NoiZ Studios and Sonic Pump Studios, mixed by Jens Bogren (tracks 2 and 3) and Nino Laurenne (tracks 1,4-7) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck.
‘Still Alive’ featuring guest vocals by Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Lordi, Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast), Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone), Elias Viljanen (Sonata Arctica ), Netta Laurenne (Smackbound), Jukka Pelkonen (Omnium Gatherum) and Asim Searah (Wintersun/Damnation Plan) – YouTube
‘Resist’ ft. Netta Laurenne (Smackbound) – YouTube
2. Resist ft. Netta Laurenne
3. Terror Zone ft. Henning Basse
4. Dark Mirror
5. No Return
6. Still Alive ft. Tony Kakko, Lordi, Netta Laurenne, Noora Louhimo, Asim Searah, Jukka Pelkonen, Pasi Rantanen, Elias Viljanen
Christopher Gruenberg (Guitar)
Santiago Salem (Bass)
Nicolás Estrada (Drums)
Music Video “Terror” (32 AWARDS WINNER SHORTFILM)
– HOLLYWOOD GOLDEN AWARDS: 1 AWARD IN: BEST ACTION SHORTFILM.
– NEW YORK CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS: 3 AWARDS IN: BEST VFX / BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC / BEST FILM POSTER.
– EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS: 3 AWARDS IN: BEST VFX / BES SCORE MUSIC / BEST POSTER.
– MADRID FILM AWARDS: 1 AWARD IN: BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORTFILM.
– CANADIAN FILM AWARDS: 2 AWARDS IN: BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORTFILM / BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC.
– FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: 8 AWARDS IN : BEST MUSICAL SHORTFILM / BEST VFX / BEST MAKE UP / BEST COSTUME DESIGN / BEST ART DIRECTION / BEST ORIGINAL SONG / BEST PRODUCTION SHORTFILM / AUDIENCE AWARD.
– FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: 4 SPECIAL MENTIONS : BEST DIRECTOR / BEST LIGHTING / BEST ACTOR / BEST SCREENPLAY.
– VENICE FILM AWARDS : 2 AWARDS : BEST ACTION SHORTFILM / BEST ORIGINAL SONG.
– NEW YORK FILM AWARDS: 1 HONORABLE MENTION IN: EXPERIMENTAL SHORTFILM.
– SCORPIUS FEST: 1 AWARD IN: BEST SHORTFILM.
– SOUTH FILM AND ARTS AWARDS: 3 AWARDS IN: BEST MUSICAL SHORTFILM / BEST VFX / BEST ORIGINAL SCORE MUSIC.
– SOUTH FILM AND ARTS AWARDS: 3 HONORABLE MENTION IN: BEST DIRECTOR/ BEST LEAD ACTOR / BEST PRODUCTION.
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