Cursed Sun Death Metal / Co. Antrim
Cursed Sun are a five piece metal band from Belfast, Northern Ireland and are one of the longest existing bands on the local music scene.
Formed in summer 2007 jointly by Andrew “Jones” Cassidy and Bryn Boothby, they quickly recruited Jonny McCleery and Ciaran McKeever who have formed the core of a solid line up ever since. The goal was to write original material incorporating a mix of genres from progressive to thrash, speed and power but to try to incorporate melody and the unorthodox into their songs as well.
In Aug 2009, Cursed Sun opened up for thrash legends Onslaught and have since received high critical acclaim with every live performance, gaining a higher fanbase throughout N Ireland’s metal community. In Nov 2009, they launched their debut EP entitled “As Seen Through The Eyes Of The Dead” which they recorded at Einstein Studios in County Antrim.
The band’s original drummer Paul “Pablo” Houston departed to pursue academic studies in September 2009. 2010 started with Cursed Sun on a mini tour of South England in Feb with which they received so much positive feedback from new fans and promoters.
In June 2010 the band recorded a new EP “No Order In Existence”, again at Einstein Studios, and this was launched in August of the same year. It showcased a much heavier sound and the band had more time to spend on production. The band recruited a new drummer, Chris McMullan, in August 2010 and returned to England in November for gigs in Bristol and Cheltenham.
In October 2011 Cursed Sun began work on their first full album “Premonitions” at Einstein Studios, which was released in 2012. Bass player Bryn Boothby left in 2013 and was replaced by Matthew Montgomery. 2014 saw the release of a new 4 track EP called “The Fall and Rise” and 2017 “The Amygdala”.
Death Metal, Melodic Death, Thrash Metal
- Andy "Jones" Cassidy - Vocals
- Jonny Mccleery - L.Guitar
- Ciaran McKeever - R.Guitar
- Chris McMullan - Drums
- Matthew Montgomery - Bass
- Bryn Boothby - Bass
- Paul "Pablo" Houston - Drums
- Jay Stevenson - Drums