– In automn 2005 Ermes (prev. drums) and Eddie (prev. guitar) decided to form a symphonic metal band. In the rehearsal room at Schönenwerd «1 Hour»...Read Biography
In automn 2005 Ermes (prev. drums) and Eddie (prev. guitar) decided to form a symphonic metal band. In the rehearsal room at Schönenwerd «1 Hour» came into existence. Shortly after Eros Di Prisco (guitar) came along on board. He is the last remaining founding member until today and the good soul of the band.
However, the search for more band members proved to be very tedious and exhausting. Only in October 2006 Tom Hiebaum (keys) joined the band and provided the needed symphonic touch. He since shapes the music of Deep Sun with his keyboard melodies and compositions like no other. Also in fall of 2006 Sunny (prev. vocal) was discovered to complement the melodic and symphonic music with her singing.
Due to job-related changes Eddie left the band in July 2008. A few months later Sunny also went her own ways. Nonetheless, these setbacks did not discourage the boys and they decided to start anew. The bandname was then changed to «Deep Sun».
In November 2008 Sabrina (prev. vocals) joined to take over the voice of Deep Sun. In August 2009 a more than equivalent substitiution for Edde could be found in Pascal Töngi (guitar). He since is responsible for the heavy guitar riffs along with Eros and also contributes with his compositions to the rocking sound, which provides a great diversity to the musical spectrum of Deep Sun. The line-up changes did not stop yet, however. A year after her joining Sabrina left the band. This change should prove to be a stroke of luck for the band’s future, though, as in December 2009 Debora Lavagnolo (vocals) applied for the job on the microphone. The classically trained soprano singer immediately convinced not only the band members, but also the fans with her intense voice and stage presence.
In May 2010 an excellent addition could be made with Angelo Salerno (bass), a very skilled musician with lots of experience. Angelo since established himself along with Tom and Pascal as one of the most dilligent songwriters in the band and furthermore embodies the technical insurance of Deep Sun.
In September 2011 it came to the latest line-up change so far. Ermes left the band and was replaced by the well-experienced Tobias Brutschi (drums) on very short notice. His first assignment was to learn the complete set within four weeks in order to play the upcoming gigs. Tobias passed his baptism of fire and since marks the sixth member of Deep Sun.
In 2011 and 2012 Deep Sun played more than a dozen concerts and in January 2013 the debut album «Flight of the Phoenix» was recorded at Greenhorn Records Studio at Schupfart and was released in October 2013. Prior to the album release show Deep Sun reached another milestone by playing at the «Masters of Symphonic Metal», taking place at the famous concert venue Z-7.
Over the next three years the band performed at various smaller and bigger gigs. Also some larger and renowned venues could be played. The «Race Against Time»-Tour, starting in fall of 2015, brought the musicians from Argovia to places like «Club L‘Amalgame» at Yverdon and the «Undertown» at Geneva. In April 2016 Deep Sun provided a musical highlight at the «Palazzo» in Chur, opening for Eluveitie.
For their second ouput «Race Against Time» Deep Sun went all-in. They worked with renowned producer Markus Teske (Bazement Studio) to produce the eleven tracks for the new record. Therewith the sound was brought to a whole new level. The artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann, who already made album covers for bands like Kamelot, Epica or Rhapsody and shooting promos for Nightwish. «Race Against Time» was released in September 2016.