“This band’s sound is one that could just as easily fill a stadium as a cramped club full of guys with long hair and beards. The sound is akin to great ‘70s rock bands like Deep Purple and Humble Pie. With the shortest song being 5:48, the structure of the album is also reminiscent of ‘70s rock. This album is only six songs, but it never stops rocking and it begs to be played at irresponsible volumes.” — Glide Magazine
Blood’s Thicker Than Love, the anticipated new full-length from Texas-based ‘70s-inspired hard rockers BLOOD OF THE SUN featuring drummer Henry Vasquez of Saint Vitus, is out TODAY in the US via Listenable Records!
Drawing influences from the likes of Deep Purple, Mountain, Humble Pie, and Led Zeppelin, BLOOD OF THE SUN has been delivering ultra-catchy hard rock over the course of four albums, churning out upbeat ‘70s radio hits with ease and conviction.
In a 10/10 review, Maximum Volume Music lauds, “a six-song study in just about everything that’s ever been cool, ever.” In a 4/5 rating, Sea Of Tranquility champions a, “wild pot of Texas stew fueled by ’70s heavy rock and blues elements,” that’s simply, “highly enjoyable.” Adds Glide Magazine in an 8/10 score, “This band’s sound is one that could just as easily fill a stadium as a cramped club full of guys with long hair and beards. The sound is akin to great ‘70s rock bands like Deep Purple and Humble Pie. With the shortest song being 5:48, the structure of the album is also reminiscent of ‘70s rock. This album is only six songs, but it never stops rocking and it begs to be played at irresponsible volumes.”
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Founded by Vasquez and keyboard player Dave Gryder, BLOOD OF THE SUN has been joined by a number of talented players over the years, including Derek St. Holmes from Ted Nugent’s band. BLOOD OF THE SUN 2018 boast their strongest incarnation yet, featuring vocalist Sean Vargas, who was recruited shortly after the release of their previous album Burning On The Wings Of Desire. A natural fit thanks to his high register wail and just enough grit, Vargas is united by newest additions, guitarists Wyatt Burton and Alex Johnson. These three players have rounded out the lineup of the band’s core, being Vasquez, Gryder, and bassist Roger “Kip” Yma on bass.
“We got in the jam room and everything just clicked,” notes Vasquez of the Blood’s Thicker Than Love writing process, “it was pretty smooth sailing after that, minus the Texas heat. We began tracking the album early July,” he continues. “We recorded at The Lair in Arlington, Texas with our guitar player Alex Johnson handling the engineering. We took a straightforward approach. We just got in and laid down our tracks and tried to make a killer hard rock record our way. Alex did an excellent job, not to mention the usual superb mixing and mastering by Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Stone Axe).”