We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Blacktones new album The Day We Shut Down The Sun (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released through Sliptrick Records on November 21st. You can pre-order the album here.
The band commented: “The Day We Shut Down The Sun is an imaginary journey through ‘the end of existence.’ Like a countdown, the experimental intros between songs are named like tarot cards. Each one represents the loss of a human feature, until the last card, The Fool, which represents the void.”
The album concept:
In itself, The Day We Shut Down The Sun is not a true concept, but every song represents a step by step journey to the losing of all the qualities of a human being. Following the tarots (starting with the pope, the fifth card) we represent the losing of faith, wisdom, genius, knowledge and finally, trough the Mage, we become the Fool, embracing the primordial chaos.
About the band:
Formed in Cagliari, Italy in March 2011, The Blacktones started life as an instrumental band from an idea of Sergio Boi and Gianni Farci. The style of the band has been influenced by the Stoner/Grunge/Metal wave of the nineties and so on, with the addition of poly-rhythms. The ultimate sound of the band is dark and gloomy, with the insertion of granite-like riffs. The Blacktones have already released an EP and album in 2012 and 2015 respectively.