The south Texas band Shattered Sun trace their origin back to 2005 and since then have managed to share the stage with the likes of legends like Testament and Exodus, supporting them on the Dark Roots of Thrash Tour and in summer of this year (2017) joined the Warped Tour for part of that run. Interestingly, even with the success and acclaim from their first album, Hope Within Hatred (2015), the band nearly self-destructed before recording The Evolution of Anger. In late 2015, guitarist Daniel Trejo decided to leave the band and other issues that came to the surface put the second album in question. In the end, Daniel came back and the band realized that chances like they were given were few and far between. The band worked with producer Mark Lewis (Devil Drive, Fallujah) in their hometown to narrow down the 26 songs to the 10 that made it onto The Evolution of Anger, and artist Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Machine Head) was brought in for the album art depicting how anger can drive one into a maze that does nowhere, capturing the essence of the album and a bit of the band’s own struggles.
Shattered Sun have partnered with Terrorizer Magazine to stream their highly anticipated sophomore album, “The Evolution Of Anger” available tomorrow everywhere music is sold. “The Evolution Of Anger” can be streamed below.
The Texas mob recently released a pair of videos ahead of the album’s release, ‘Hollow Chains,’ and ‘Burn it Down.’
Shattered Sun’s first tour in support of “The Evolution Of Anger” finds them joining the 2017 Vans Warped Tour beginning July 26 outside of St. Louis, MO, and rounding out the tour on its final date in Pomona, CA on August 6. Fall tour details will be announced soon.
With a week away from the release of “The Evolution Of Anger,” their second album for Victory Records, modern metal trailblazers Shattered Sun have unveiled the video ‘Hollow Chains.’ Perfectly outlining the demise of cultural and social consciousness, the video also exhibits the ferociousness Shattered Sun are known to deliver on stage.
“Everyone hides behind a keyboard nowadays, and ‘Hollow Chains’ is a call for individuals to take back their identity,” prompts Shattered Sun vocalist Marcos Leal. “Everyone seems to take their arguments to the digital front and fight unnecessary battles between each other every day. All of a sudden any particular event takes away our identities as human beings and replaces it with a close-minded, cold-hearted dismissal of another person that disagrees. It’s fueling the divide by turning us on each other. Take away unity and replace it with the ‘every man for himself’ attitude, and it creates a hollow chain around us all.”
“People are fed up and I am certainly fed up,” barks Marcos Leal, vocalist for melodic thrashers Shattered Sun. The raw, loud, unapologetic and honest front-man connects the dots on all things vexing him, from the bands near-implosion to the worldwide state of affairs. Today, the Texas-bred troop has released ‘Burn It Down,’ the first video and details behind their sophomore album, “The Evolution Of Anger,” set for release on July 21 on Victory Records.
On the track, Leal admits, “We almost burned this band into the ground internally.” Guitarist Daniel Trejo decided to leave the band in late 2015, just as the band’s demons came out to haunt them before creating The Evolution Of Anger. “Between all the things we have done over the years, things finally came to the surface. Once Daniel came back into the fold, the first song he showed me was ‘Burn it Down,’ and it is a perfect reflection of what occurred within Shattered Sun.”