Behind the Sun play the heavy music of the northern desert, a storm of sound cutting the wasteland to reveal ancient spirits and modern madness.
Behind the Sun released their self-titled debut studio album to the world on June 11, 2009. A year and a half in the making, the album features 12 original songs representing the band's epic and unique musical vision. The album is available in record stores in Israel and overseas via Amazon, iTunes, Amie St., BandCamp and many other outlets. Veterans of the Tel Aviv underground music scene and alternative radio in Israel the power and the fury of the Behind the Sun live concert experience continues to draw new, rabid fans every time they take the stage.
Behind the Sun was formed on the edges of Israel’s vast Negev desert. The music and lyrics on their debut album speak of their personal trials and tribulations living in this heavenly but harsh land. This self titled debut album contains: heavy, electric, tube driven riffing, an interlocking, charging and grooving rhythm section, blended with progressive styles and sensibilities and their own skeptical, cynical, but in the end positive philosophy as written word and amplified sound. The music and the musicians themselves are influenced and inspired by 70’s progressive rock and 90’s grunge and modern heavy music. The lyrics of Behind the Sun reckon with, among other things, the breakdown of society, loss, decay, personal relationships gone down the tubes, the sanctity of life, first hand experience of the horrors of war, corrupt leadership, and the transcendental nature of their desert home.
The musicians: Gad Erez on vocals, Aaron Lieber and Yoram Allouche on guitars, Dan Henry Levy on bass and Saar Gur on drums, bring a wide variety of experiences to Behind the Sun: Gad Erez brings front line experiences and mental scars of three years of tank corps service in one of the most dangerous places in the world. He’s also been known to write lyrics while on long patrols in reserve duty. Aaron Lieber has toured on three continents with a variety of bands, and Yoram Allouche is the leading force behind the country's premier tribute band: Prowlers (the Iron Maiden tribute band). Drummer Saar Gur has spent nearly twenty years studying and assimilating the drumming styles ranging from hard jazz and fusion to funk metal and progressive rock and bass player Dan Levy moonlights as a dental student.
After a busy few years including countless live shows in the band’s home country of Israel, the self-produced EP “Pre-Dawn Light”, and radio play for the single “Sour Days” included on domestic and international compilations including “Israel Unleashed” (JMG Music group), the band have finally finished the definitive statement of their unique musical style and vision. With the release of their debut self-titled album, Behind the Sun have a musical work to take to the world, and are now seeking an international booking agent and pursuing international festival dates.
For more information, international booking, interview requests or to receive promotional information or copies of the album please contact Gad Erez at +970-54-303-3693 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information, tour dates and samples from the album are available at http://www.myspace.com/behindthesunmusic.