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EP of the Week: On The Sun - Solar Savior

“For those that like to rock, On the Sun (OTS) salutes you! Plant your feet and put your fist in the air for some prime Chicago hard rock.

Formed in 2018, OTS has forged their many influences into one big power punch. They’ll melt your face with a hot blast of modern riff rock a la Fuzz, Elder and The Temperance Movement, mixed with an old school ass kickin’ reminiscent of Stoner pioneers like Kyuss and Black Sabbath. On their just unleashed debut EP, Solar Savior , each tune aims to be nothing short of an anthem. The release is available to stream and/or purchase on iTunes, Bandcamp, CD Baby, etc.

The pyrotechnics burn brightly with their eponymous space epic “On the Sun” and their melodic single, “Fully Krausened.” Also, check out “Narrow Mind Party Plan” and “Paper is the Devil” for some heavy-duty rock done just right. OTS has been noticed by radio with live appearances and/or airplay on Chicago’s Rebel Radio, WZRD and Q Radio.

On stage they’ve been banging it out around the Chicago area at such rock spots as Reggies, Brauer House, Liar’s Club, Chop Shop and The Cubby Bear. OTS’s origins can be traced back to a road trip years ago that took founding singer, Derek Ault (Viceroy, 40 Smokes) and guitarist Jay Septoski (Wotan, The Peterbilts) through a mind-bending canyon outside of the Salton Sea in southern California.

While cranking some Kyuss and driving way too close to the overhanging rocks, the pair carved out a plan for rock domination. It took a while, but the two finally found the perfect primal rhythm masters with bassist Fred Nettnin (Black Pearl) and drummer Matt Torossi (New Constellations, Insania). Fred and Derek have a high school rock band history. They got “Fully Krausened” with some Old Styles on a regular basis in Derek’s garage. Matt and Derek had a near miss in another band and then reconnected at an Yngwie Malmsteen show. On the Sun: “Hail, hail rock-n-roll!”


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