PRESS RELEASE 30.07.2018
NEW BAND, FAMILIAR FACES – Six Silver Suns releases their first digital EP.
SIX SILVER SUNS is a recent addition to the Finnish rock field, but the band’s members are all well known musicians. Janne Mannonen on the drums is known from YUP. Vocalist Markku Kuikka has been heard on dozens of heavy and hard rock albums. Guitarists Toni Bite and Harri Petjakko, bass player Teo Lehto and keyboardist Sammy Tabermann have released dozens of records with several bands. Helena Haaparanta is heard as a background singer.
Six Silver Suns has emerged from the desire to wander back to the golden years of rock and pop music: the 70s and the 80s. The band’s inspiration comes from progressive rock, goes towards Blue Öyster Cult, and combines all with the catchy tunes and melodies from AOR scene.
Their first release is a digital EP ”Lord of the Southern Tower”. The EP is available on Six Silver Suns BandCamp –page. Lyric video is available in YouTube.
”Six Silver Suns has two main composers, and both have a strong vision. On my other band YUP, I felt I did not have much to offer as a composer, while now I feel like I’m more on my own field, musically. When Toni and I started to write music for Six Silver Sun, we soon realized we work really well together, even though our tastes in music are quite different”, explains Janne Mannonen.
”Six Silver Suns has given me a chance to sing in a completely new musical environment. Our goal has been to take influence from the 70s and it was surprisingly easy to find that natural groove. We all have been playing in quite different type of bands, but all that experience came together nicely in Six Silver Suns, and – at least to my ears – we sound good! Mikko Karmila made beautiful mixes for our songs and now everyone deserves to hear them. ” Vocalist Markku Kuikka says.
Six Silver Suns is currently working on their debut album. The band’s first live show is scheduled for late 2018 in Helsinki, date and location will be announced later.