DANIEL GONZÁLEZ: Lead vocals
TINO HEVIA: Guitar
DAVID FIGUEIRAS: Guitar
PEDRO JUNQUERA: Bass guitar
ANA FERNÁNDEZ: Keyboards
JOSE OJEDA: Drums
DarkSun was formed in 2002 by Daniel González, Tino Hevia, and Pedro
Junquera after the split of the top selling band, NORTHWIND, who sold more
than 12,000 copies of their two albums. The band had a strong beginning,
as the first album was recorded at VPS Studios in Germany with engineer
Ingo Cjavkoski (RAGE) and was mixed at House of Music Studios with Achim
Köhler (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER). Reviews were incredibly good, stating that
their debut,\"El Legado,\" was one of the best albums of the year, praising
the band for their stellar song writing and musicianship, which included
ANGRA\'s Kiko Loureiro as guest soloist on the song \"Corazón De Dragón.\"
Fans and press alike hailed the band as a real great newcomer on the metal
scene. The tour was even better, as it sold out in most of the venues and
DarkSun received excellent live reviews.
The next step was a new album, \"El Lado Oscuro,\" and they recorded it
during the summer of 2005. Once again they worked with Ingo Cjavkoski in
Germany, but this time had Dennis Ward (ANGRA, SILENT FORCE, PINK CREAM
69) handle the mix, and Lars Ratz from METALIUM assist with producing the
vocals. Once again the reviews were stellar, stating that \"El Lado Oscuro\"
was one of the top metal albums of the year.
DarkSun later collaborated with RAGE on their \"Speak Of The Dead\" album,
creating a Spanish version of the song \"Full Moon\" entitled \"La Luna
Reine,\" which appeared as a bonus track.
\"The Dark Side\" marked the band\'s first release not sung in their native
Spanish, and featured a guest vocal appearance by Peavy Wagner of RAGE on
the song \"Prisoners Of Fate.\"With influences including BLIND GUARDIAN,
ANGRA, and HELLOWEEN, DARKSUN wrote an album in \"The Dark Side\" that the
aforementioned heavy metal legends would be proud to call their own. The
album contained 11 standout tracks, including \"Slaves Of Fear,\" \"Echoes Of
The Past,\" and \"Confrontation.\"
DARKSUN will be releasing their new album, \"Libera Me,\" on September 29,
2008 through FC Metal/Avispa Music. \"Libera Me\" is the follow-up to their
critically acclaimed \"The Dark Side\" release. As with \"The Dark Side\" (\"El
Lado Oscuro\"), there will be separate Spanish and English versions of the
Darksun recently recorded a video for the track \"Miedo\", which was
produced and directed by Jacinto Hinojal/Eyes Only (who worked on Rage´s
DVD, \"Full Moon in St. Petersburg 2007\").
Vocalist Dani G. produced and engineered the album. All lead guitars on
\"Libera Me\" were played by new member David Figueiras, with both David and
Tino Hevia laying down the rhythm guitar tracks (Dani is no longer playing
guitar in the band, as he is now solely concentrating his efforts on
The Drum tracks on \"Libera Me\" were performed by Dani Cabal, whom the band
re-enlisted to record the new album (he played on Darksun\'s debut album,
\"El Legado\"). The band\'s new drummer is Jose Ojeda, an exceptional talent
who combines the technical style of Rafael Yugueros (drummer on \"The Dark
Side\"), with the heaviness and power of Dani Cabal.
Darksun is completed by founding member Pedro Junquera on bass, and new
keyboardist Ana Fernández.