THE BLACKSTONES – album premiere

THE BLACKSTONES – album premiere


Proudly presents the premiere of



"The Day We Shut Down The Sun"


The Release Date

November 21st, 2017

(Sliptrick records)

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The Formats



The Pre-order


The Statement

The Day We Shut Down The Sun is an imaginary journey through “the end of existence”. Like a countdown, the experimental intros between songs are named like tarot cards. Each one represents the loss of a human feature, until the last card, The Fool, which represents the void.




The Album concept:

In it’s self, The Day We Shut Down The Sun is not a true concept, but every song represents a step by step journey to the losing of all the qualities of a human being. Following the tarots (starting with the pope, the fifth card) we represent the losing of faith, wisdom, genius, knowledge and finally, trough the Mage, we become the Fool, embracing the primordial chaos.

The Biography

The Blacktones formed in Cagliari, Italy on March of 2011, The Blacktones started life as an instrumental band from an idea of Sergio Boi and Gianni Farci. The style of the band has been influenced by the Stoner/Grunge/Metal wave of the nineties and so on, with the addition of poly-rhythms. The ultimate sound of the band is dark and gloomy, with the insertion of granite-like riffs. The Blacktones have already released an EP and album in 2012 and 2015 respectively.


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The Track List

01. v The Pope
02. The Upside Down
03. Ghosts
04. vi The Emperor
05. The Day We Shut Down The Sun
06. Not The End
07. iii The Empress
08. Alone Together
09. I.D.I.O.T.S.
10. ii The Popess
11. Nowhere Man
12. Broken Dove
13. i The Magician
14. o The Fool


The LineUp

Aaron Tolu – Vocals | Sergio Boi – Guitar | Paolo Mulas – Guitar | Maurizio Mura – Drums | Gianni Farci – Bass

All Songs Written and arranged by The Blacktones, except tracks 1,4,7,10,13,14 by Paolo Mulas. Lyrics by Aaron Tolu.

Recorded in 2017 at V-Studio. Mixed by Jim Pinder at Treehouse Studio. Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studio. The beautiful artwork is by Andrea Cara.


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