The Metalcore act refuses to let anyone walk over them anymore. Mourning Sun, a San-Antonio-based metalcore act founded in 2017, has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the scene.
Combining profound lyrics and conscious music composition that bleeds emotion, they have quickly amassed a diverse following due to their explosive stage presence and commitment to their craft. Having already performed with well-established bands such as The Plot in You, Like Moths to Flames, Dayseeker, and The Devil Wears Prada, Mourning Sun’s momentum is quickly building, song after song.
Mourning Sun comprises guitarists Coby Gutierrez and Josh Gomez, John Harvey on drums, and Emmanuel Facio on bass. Their former bassist, Jericho Barrera, has reprised the lead singer and lyricist role. Familiar yet different and with one eye to the future, the new look of Mourning Sun will surely provide an experience that will feel nostalgic to early listeners. It also showcases the group's continuous improvement and drives it to greater heights.
Their latest single and video, "Spineless," is a cathartic response to the fake people in our lives who we thought would be there for us. Over raging, thrashing instrumentals, Barrera takes a stand against those who would use and then abandon him when the going gets tough. “I’ve killed what you thought of me!” Barrera exclaims, rejecting his former, weaker self. “I'll return the knife you left in me / Spineless!” Barrera warns, vowing to learn his lesson and reject the fake. It's safe to say, lesson learned.
Mourning Sun’s “Spineless” is a decisive rejection of everything fake. It’s about standing up for yourself, refusing to be taken advantage of, and standing tall and recognizing your self-worth. Whenever you’re ready, tap in and stream “Spineless,” available now on all major streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Mourning Sun! Wow, what a performance. We loved “Spineless” and its story; you guys did an excellent job! After you got the inspiration for this song, we have to ask how you went from the idea to bringing it to life? Take us through your creative process!
We liked the idea of making the spineless title into something more literal than metaphorical, which gave us an easy lead into just 3D printing a spine and building around a few story shots with the beatdown performance ones. We feel everyone can relate to the subject matter, and being able to express the anger and betrayal behind it visually came pretty easily with the experience with our genre.
So you’re based in San Antonio, Texas. What’s the metal scene like there, and what’s your favorite part about the music scene?
The metal scene here does not get enough praise. We have some local favorites like Voltreus, imbalance, and Forever, must see and hear if no one has yet. A band like this keeps this scene alive and makes us curious about future projects. The hardcore scene is the most dedicated and alive, and those are some of our favourite shows to be a part of or just get to see here in San Antonio.
How did Mourning Sun come to be? What’s your origin story?
Emannuel, the founding member of this band, has undergone many member changes over the years; even before I was doing vocals, I played bass only a few years ago. This band started like any other, though, with a kid in high school wanting to make music, and from there, it grew and continues to grow into something more for each and every one of us.
What do you guys like to do outside of music? Do you hang out alot outside of band meetings?
Definitely, video games are something we all love to pass the time. Emmanuel has his family and graphic design career; John works with his brother at his woodshop, and Coby produces and makes other genres of music in his downtime, fishing and hitting the shooting range. Josh is a bit of an enigma when not working on music, and Jericho loves to draw, animate, and character design when he has the time.
What’s next for Mourning Sun? Are any big plans in the works for the rest of the year?
We are already working on our next EP and the album to come, after which we are excited and antsy to continue working. As well as setting ourselves up to play more extensive and farther out shows so we can meet and play for more people across the US and the world when that time arrives.