Origin: Finland  
Genres: Doom Metal
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Last update/review: August 6, 2016

Black Sun Aeon

This was another solo project for Finnish workaholic Tuomas Saukkonen, who seemed to spend a lot of time bouncing between projects in the 2000's. Similar to his other bands such as Before The Dawn and Dawn Of Solace, Black Sun Aeon is vaguely rooted in the gothic/doom/depressive metal mold, and like Dawn Of Solace, Saukkonen handles all of the music as well as at least some of the vocals. This is less gothic metal and more of a doom/death hybrid (Saukkonen supplies harsh vocals while guests provide clean singing), though this is not doomdeath in the traditional sense. The mood here is somber, meandering, and depressive, but not dreary or heavy-handed. In 2013 Saukkonen halted this project, along with whatever else he was doing at the time, to focus on his next venture, Wolfheart.

Last Lineup

Tuomas Saukkonen

vocals/all instruments (Before The Dawn, Dawn Of Solace, Wolfheart)

Former Members/Guests

Mikko Heikkilä (guest)

vocals (Dawn Of Solace)

Janica Lönn (guest)


Saku Moilanen (guest)



Darkness Walks Besides Me  
2009 Cyclone Empire
  1. Chapter 1: A Song for the Introduction
  2. Chapter 2: A Song for My Wrath
  3. Chapter 3: A Song for My Demise
  4. Chapter 4: A Song for My Sorrow
  5. Chapter 5: A Song for My Weakness
  6. Chapter 6: A Song for This Winter
  7. Chapter 7: A Song for My Illness
  8. Chapter 8: A Song for My Funeral
  9. Chapter 9: A Song for the One Who Passed Away 2008
  • Tuomas Saukkonen
  • Mikko Heikkilä

2010 Cyclone Empire
  1. Core of Winter
  2. Frozen
  3. Sorrowsong
  4. Routa
  5. Wreath of Ice
  6. Dead Sun Aeon
  7. Cold
  8. Funeral of World
  9. River
  10. Frozen Kingdom
  11. Wanderer
  12. The Beast
  13. Silence
  14. Apocalyptic Reveries
  • Tuomas Saukkonen
  • Mikko Heikkilä
  • Janica Lönn

Blacklight Deliverance  
  • Tuomas Saukkonen
  • Mikko Heikkilä
  • Janica Lönn
  • Saku Moilanen

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