Origin: Germany  
Genres: 70's Metal
Page online: March 17, 2018
Last update/review: March 17, 2018

Night Sun

The early 70's was an interesting time for heavy metal -- sure, Black Sabbath was defining the genre and bands such as Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin were also laying the foundation for decades to come, but there were several fringe bands jumping into the action, and one of them was Night Sun. Their sole album, Mournin', was released in 1972, the same year as the debut from Scorpions, so that puts this band on a short list among Germany's earliest metal bands. Mournin' is quite a trip actually, with a jazzy progressive edge and keyboards that give the band a clear Deep Purple vibe. For whatever reason the band couldn't keep it together and were done a mere year after the album's release, which is unfortunate, as Mournin' showed great potential.

Last Lineup

Bruno Schaab


Walter Kirchgassner


Knut Rossler


Ulrich Staudt



1972 Polydor
  1. Plastic Shotgun
  2. Crazy Woman
  3. Got a Bone of My Own
  4. Slush Pan Man
  5. Living With the Dying
  6. Come Down
  7. Blind
  8. Nightmare
  9. Don't Start Flying
  • Bruno Schaab
  • Walter Kirchgassner
  • Knut Rossler
  • Ulrich Staudt

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