XEROSUN are a four piece metal band originating from Dublin, Ireland. The band members are guitarists Fiachra Kelly & Gareth Jeffs, drummer Darrin Bell and bassist & vocalist Ivan O’Sullivan. Combining an eclectic mix of influences, XEROSUN produce a melodic, powerful, aggressive and above all, original sound.
XEROSUN began cutting their teeth by gigging relentlessly across Ireland and England. As the band progressed, the crafting of their sound and vision continued with music videos shot to coincide with two EP releases. These efforts culminated in the band making their live television début to an audience of 500,000 people on Irish national television.
Crossing the boundaries of heavy music with soaring and passionate vocals, XEROSUN has carved a place for themselves in modern metal.
Their début album “Absence of Light” was awarded the maximum 5 out of 5 by UK’s Black Velvet Magazine who described it as a “…dark sounding industrial monster… drawn together brilliantly and magnificently done”. The album can be purchased on-line at http://www.xerosun.com in a limited edition digipak with stunning artwork provided by Seth Siro Anton. Seth’s artwork can be found on the covers of other metal greats such as Paradise Lost, Soilwork and Kamelot.
XEROSUN recorded a version of Paradise Lost’s seminal, gothic metal classic ‘True Belief’. It pricked the ears of Paradise Lost’s guitarist, Gregor Mackintosh, who voiced his approval in an email to the band saying “Cracking cover lads, made me feel very nostalgic”.
November 2010 saw XEROSUN playing support to the mighty Avenged Sevenfold on the Irish leg of their world tour. The sold-out gig held in Dublin’s famous Olympia Theatre saw a very receptive
and engaged crowd singing along to Xerosun’s lyrics and chanting for more XEROSUN.
With a strong, grass-roots support in the US college radio circuit and a fast growing fan base in Europe, XEROSUN are set to conquer the world one crushing, melodic step at a time.
Fiachra - Backing Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Ives - Vocals, Bass
Jeffs - Backing Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Darrin - Drums, Percussion
Absence of Light - Debut Album (Oct 31st 2009)
Xerosun, a shining beacon in Irish rock.
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Xerosun are currently shining like a beacon in Irish rock. While everyone else is falling for the tr...Xerosun are currently shining like a beacon in Irish rock. While everyone else is falling for the trap of trying to be the next "The Somethings" and top the charts, Xerosun are sticking to what they know how to do. And they know how to do it very well. Their songs are mature, well-structured, melodic and, as is so important in this genre, masterfully performed.
You can hear the influences of established bands and styles but none of this impinges on the creation of and dedication to Xerosun's own identity. I hear a lot of metal and so often, especially at the unsigned level, the vocals can let down an otherwise strong package. Not here. The vocals do what they should do. They lead. The songs are driven by the strong combination of melody and lyrics, the key to creating “songs”, not just pieces of music. I’ve put these guys on heavy rotate on my mp3 player and they’re not coming off any time soon. In fact, my only criticism is that I’ve only got three songs. Send me more. I’m Xerosun-hungry. You will be too.
"Crushingly powerful debut album..."
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Exploding out of the Irish music scene with sonic ferocity, XEROSUN are a musical force to be reckon...Exploding out of the Irish music scene with sonic ferocity, XEROSUN are a musical force to be reckoned with. A delicate balance of Metal, Rock and Industrial, their music is precise and devastating in its poetic delivery. Out to show that the Irish Metal scene is a powerful contender, they mean business and their music means it too.
Formed in Dublin, Ireland, XEROSUN themselves and their music have grown and evolved, honing and developing their skills as songwriters, and creating a sound and style that is uniquely their own. Comprising of Guitar player Fiachra Kelly, Bassist & Lead Vocalist Ivan O’Sullivan, Guitar player Gareth Jeffs and Drummer Darrin Bell, XEROSUN has musicians whose playing ability and command of their instruments have set them apart on the music scene.
Carefully and painstakingly crafting the songs for their crushingly powerful debut album “Absence of Light”, which is due out in September, XEROSUN have created not only an awesome debut, but also spawned 10 new anthems that will go down in Metal history. The precision, energy and feeling they instil into their music has earned them a fan base stretching across the USA & Canada, through Europe and Japan.
Combining power, emotion and aggression with confident assurance in their music, XEROSUN are carving their name into the music industry, to stand out, where others merely blend in.
Debut album awarded 5 out 5
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In issue 64, Black Velvet Magazine reviewed Xerosun's debut album "Absence Of Light" and awarded the...In issue 64, Black Velvet Magazine reviewed Xerosun's debut album "Absence Of Light" and awarded the debut album by the Dublin 4-piece, the maximum score of 5 out of 5.
The renowned and well respected publication called it "a very dark sounding industrial monster" and stating that the album was "drawn together magnificently" and "Brilliantly done".
This band are not to be missed!
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"This is a fantastic album. Well put together and delivered. This band are not to be missed and show..."This is a fantastic album. Well put together and delivered. This band are not to be missed and show great potential for the future."
1. Cut Me Down
2. In My Mind
4. Transparent Fantasy
5. All For Nothing
6. Long Way Down
7. Driving Me
9. Silent Call
Paradise Lost - "True Belief "
Motorhead - "Ace Of Spades"
Depcehe Mode - "Enjoy the Silence"
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