Lead / rhythm / acoustic guitars, drums & percussions,
bass, keyboards, dark vocals
ADDITIONAL DARK VOCALS
TOMI KOIVUSAARI (Amorphis)
VILLE SORVALI (Moonsorrow)
MYNNI LUUKKAINEN (Sotajumala)
The year 2008 started aeon of the black sun when the founder and sole member Tuomas Saukkonen decided to start a solo career beside the continuing leadership of Before The Dawn and The Final Harvest. The debut album “The Darkness Walks Beside Me” followed soon in the beginning of 2009 and was praised by critics and fans of majestic, melodic doom metal with death metal twist.
Few very carefully selected gigs were also played with session members and BLACK SUN AEON shared the stage with bands like Samael and did a powerful festival debut at Summer Breeze festivals. What many thought to be a simple side project and one time release has become a solid one man band and a sharpest blade in the musical armory of Tuomas Saukkonen.
Multi instrumental and highly productive “one man army” has also been recognized by Finnish metal fans since Tuomas was voted as 2# in musician of the year category in Finnish Metal Awards and new BLACK SUN AEON will only underline the strenght in songwriting, musicianship, production and vision when double album -ROUTA- is released in 1.4.2010. A massive theme album about cruel but beautiful Finnish winter including 2 albums in total lenght of 80mins.