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SUNS OWL's album and European tour

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  • Posted by Shito on 2009-06-24 15:13 - Translation : Cara

    SOUNDLICIOUS takes advantage of the success that MAXIMUM THE HORMONE enjoyed in France last year, and inserts the metal band, whose fame has been recognized for a long time despite their Indie status, to their artist list..

    Formed in 1994 as a three-member group (singer, guitarist, drummer), SUNS OWL became a four-member group in 1996 when bassist SHIGE arrived. Oddly enough, the group have had trouble keeping their bassist, and changed them every 2 or 4 years! SUNS OWL sing very upbeat heavy metal songs. They progressively became recognized in this style and released their debut album in 1998. But SUNS OWL achieved many things live and did many opening parts for figures such as MAD BALL, V.O.D, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, MERAUNDER, SNAPCASE and VADER. They were first recognized abroad with the release of an album in Australia and a successful tour.

    In 2002, bassist SATOO fell sick and had to go to the hospital a few months later: the other members decided to put their activities on hold until he got better. But SATOO died in 2004. In accordance with his will, SUNS OWL resumed their activities and did a tribute tour as well as many lives in festivals, among which the legendary SXSW in the United States. 5 years after RECHARGED, the group, which still underwent changes of line-up, released a third album, Liefe, in 2006, and a fourth one, Over Drive, in 2008.

    SUNS OWL Fnac
    This is precisely this album that Soundlicious will publish in a European version on July 15, and they will also exclusively pre-sell tickets for their tour (including tickets for the Japan Expo). Indeed SUNS OWL will do a European tour in July, with 4 concerts organized by Gekido Tour:
    - July 3, 2009 at the Festival Savoie Rock – Albertville, France
    - July 4, 2009 at l’Usine – Geneva, Switzerland
    - July 5, 2009 at the Japan Expo festival, France
    - July 6, 2009 at the Mondo Bizarro – Rennes, France with GARI

    There will also be a SUNS OWL showcase at the FNAC du Forum des Halles on Tuesday, June 30, at 5:30pm, followed by a signing session. The first 20 persons who will buy the album will be given a poster!

    For further information on the group :
    Sthe group's official site: www.1138.co.jp
    Their Myspace: www.myspace.com/sunsowl
    Soundlicious' official website: www.soundlicious.com
    Soundlicious' Myspace: www.myspace.com/soundlicious
    Ragetour/Gekidotour's Myspace: www.myspace.com/gekidotour