Solar Temple Suicides

Solar Temple Suicides

 Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Since their formation, Solar Temple Suicides have slowly been perfecting their own brand of drugged out, spacey haze. They preach long and tall effects-laiden, psychedelic lessons culled from ancient Yajurvedas of transformation and trial by fire, thrust from the sun to the outer edges of the universe. Their unabashed space rock tendencies and hallucinatory walls of sound drive their high volume live shows. Not fitting neatly into any extant mold, Solar Temple Suicides gather their influences together to form their own nebula.

The seed of the band was planted one evening in late 2007, when Jon (guitars/vocals) met Mike (drums) in a dense cloud of vapors. Discussing their common interest in shoegaze, space rock, and similar patterns of soundwaves, the idea for a new music project coalesced in the hovering aether. They soon recruited Scott on bass, who Jon was playing with at the time in the now defunct neo-folk outfit Omega Express. Calling themselves Solar Temple Suicides after the infamous cult who tried to reach the stars by setting themselves on fire, they took up residence in early 2008 at SCarey Studios, a garage-turned-performance space run by the band and several co-conspirators in the urban wasteland of Baltimore’s west-side. Keyboardist Greg joined soon thereafter, but left the band in June 2010 to prepare for his upcoming attempt to colonize the moons of Jupiter with his mind.

The fledgling band was nearly knocked on its head when, late in the summer of 2008, SCarey Studios was forced to close by angry gods in the form of unending noise complaints and repeat visits from Officer Slaughter and his cronies. After some discussion, the band moved into Studio 14, an old, labyrinthine warehouse of rehearsal spaces, to practice, commune with the spirits of the psychedelic monks, refine their sound, and record.

Solar Temple Suicides’ debut full-length album, Sentinels of the Heliosphere, was self- recorded and produced at Studio 14 in the winter and spring of 2010. It will be released December 14th on Sleepy Records, with an east coast tour to follow in early 2011.


Pale Blue Dot

Written By: Solar Temple Suicides

knew where I was
I though had it
but now I see
there’s nothing out there.
I don’t know where I’m
But I’m ok with
cause now I see
there’s no where out there.
I find out something’s
well, it’ll fuck me
But I guess
it’ll be worth it.

Now you,
you say you’ve been too
too far to know your
Let alone
where you’re going.
there is do is
across the empty
and look back
every now and then.
you can’t quite say where you’ve
It’s all been like a
and, looking back,
it’s just a pale blue dot.

A Rough Road Leads to the Stars

Written By: Solar Temple Suicides

Out past the waves of
regret and remorse.
Beyond the pull of
gravitational force.

Someone is singing,
just out of key.
And just barely dodging
the falling debris

that’s hurled from the sky, as he
sits singing his tune,
long past his fear of
disastrous ruin.

Up to the heavens, his eyes
settle on light
that comes from the stars
that are older than night.

Down to the earth that
cradles his feet,
he notices that something is
yet incomplete.

A feeling of emptiness
envelops his mind;
he knows there is one vital
thing left to find.


Solar Temple Suicides - Sentinels of the Heliosphere (Dec. 14, 2010)
Solar Temple Suicides - e.p. (2009)

Set List

30 - 40 minutes