- Joseph Guajardo - Bass
- Henry Garza - Keys/Vocals
- Jessie Santos - Guitar/Vocals
- Robert Garza - Drums
- Marcos Leal - Vocals
SHATTERED SUN are poised to dominate the metal scene. The Texas six-piece is a remarkable example of hard work and determination, coming a long way from their industrious origins. SHATTERED SUN reflect the roots of their Southern backdrop, infusing state-of-the-art metal, and created Hope Within Hatred, their debut album (released April 21, 2015). What sets SHATTERED SUN apart from the crowd is their lyrical content in a time where it seems most heavy music is about negativity and angst. SHATTERED SUN empower with their message of hope and positivity.
Bonding over a love for the classics like Metallica and Queensryche, as well as contemporaries Unearth and Killswitch Engage, the members of SHATTERED SUN solidified their lineup in 2011. The core formation began with guitarist Daniel Trejo, drummer Robert Garza and vocalist Marcos Leal, and with the additions of bassist Joseph Guajardo, keyboardist Henry Garza, and guitarist Jessie Santos, SHATTERED SUN developed their signature sound.
The six-piece is a remarkable example of hard work and determination, coming a long way from their blue-collar origins. SHATTERED SUN reflect the roots of their influences amidst their vigorous Southern backdrop, slamming together into a sound that is Hope Within Hatred, their debut album to be released April 21, 2015. Helping the band create the album was producer Robert Beltran, who produced the bands 2011 release, Confessions, again at Precision Studio in Corpus Christi.
The emergence of SHATTERED SUN may seem sudden, but the release of Hope Within Hatred has been in the making for nearly three years. With the album finally ready to assault ears everywhere, SHATTERED SUN aim to take the next leap in their evolution. Adding to the landscape of Hope Within Hatred is the notorious volume and force the band delivers live. Vocalist Leal puts it bluntly, "We're a band that thrives on our live shows." We've never really been too theatrical, it's more about the energy. We love to get the audience pumped up, get aggressive and in the crowd's face."
In 2014 SHATTERED SUN signed with Breaking Bands LLC, the powerhouse management team led by Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferrero, Megaforce Records founder Jon Zazula (known for launching the careers of Metallica and Anthrax), and Chuck Billy, the voice of legendary thrash titans Testament. The band signed with Victory Records shortly after and the rest is about to make history.
"This is more than just a band putting out an album, going on tour, or signing to a label. This is living proof that no matter whom you are, where you're from, or what people tell you, you can overcome and turn dreams into reality". The band continues, "Everything that has crossed our path, from the continued support of friends and family, to the discouragement of our greatest enemies, has left us with no regret".
SHATTERED SUN received an early boost in 2015, as they performed for the 17th Annual New England Metal & Hardcore Fest, alongside Testament and Exodus. SHATTERED SUN also performed at River City Rockfest in San Antonio on May 24th, with Anthrax, Papa Roach and other metal contemporaries. The band spent the summer on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, followed by a fall tour with Soulfly on the "We Sold Our Souls To Metal Tour."
In 2016, SHATTERED SUN continued their road work, sharing the stage with Ill Nino, Voodoo Terror Tribe, Bobaflex, Scar Symmerty, Arisis and labelmates Darkness Divided.
The band is currently in the studio prepping their sophomore release, and will perform at the Texas Independence Festival in Austin on April 15, 2017.
Marcos Leal - Vocals
Jessie Santos - Guitar
Joseph Guajardo - Bass
Robert Garza - Drums
Henry Garza - Keys/samples