It’s with great sadness that we say goodbye to Black Sun.
They cast a worthy shadow over UK music for a good while and now they’re done. It would be against their ethos to get all teary but if there is a tinge of anxiety remember this is only a change of form.
The music is continuing.
Glasgow industrial doom metallers Black Sun (2001 – 2013) have announced the end of collaboration between Drum Major Russell MacEwan (vocals and drums), and bandmates Kevin Hare (guitar) and Graeme Leggate (bass).
Statements from the band as follows:
Drum Major Russell MacEwan: “R.I.P. Black Sun. I would like to wish Kevin and Graeme all the very best for the future. Onwards!”
Kevin Hare: “I’d like to take this opportunity to give my most heartfelt love and thanks to all the people who’ve supported us for the last 12 years or so, whether it’s reviewers, interviewers, promoters, labels, other bands, friends, and most importantly fans, collectively you’ve made my world a better place for your support and good times. “
Graeme Leggate: “… It saddens me to say that Black Sun have now decided to call it quits. It’s been a wild ride, and I’ve had some of the best times of my life with this band. We’ve managed to do things and get to places I never thought possible when I joined the band over 10 years ago. It’s been a hard road at times, but I’m immensely proud of our achievements, none more so than our last record, Twilight of the Gods. This band has and will always be a part of my life in some way, and I will never forget the times spent with my band mates Kevin and Russell.”
LONG LIVE BLACK SUN DRUM KORPS
Drum Major Russell MacEwan continues intense large scale collaborative works beginning Sunday 31st March 2013 with ‘Lady MacBeth’ – featuring very special guest vocals by Jarboe of Swans – at Buzzcut 2013 Glue Factory, Glasgow.
Drum Major MacEwan presents and hosts masterclass workshops at Bath Spa University Contemporary Shakespeare in Practice Symposium on his practice /process with Black Sun Drum Korps and ‘MacBeth’ Saturday 6th April 2013.
Extreme body artist JonJohn (Ron Athey & Co.) and Drum Major MacEwan appear at Torture Garden, Edinburgh, Saturday 13th April 2013.
Many more activities TBA.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle