Origin: Brasov, Romania  
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Page online: October 25, 2019
Last update/review: October 25, 2019

The Thirteenth Sun

The Thirteenth Sun hails from Romania, and in fact their home city is in the heart of Transylvania. The band doesn't pander to the pop culture stereotypes associated with that region, but instead go in a completely different direction, to great effect. Stardust, released in 2016, is a rich, moody, dark slice of spacey progressive metal, full of emotion and class, and paradoxically sounding both original and familiar. The musicianship is top-notch, but the songs don't allow for technical wizardry, and the mood rings true to modern progressive metal yet never strays too far into melodic poppy territory. The album was released to excellent reviews but without much fanfare, and three years later these guys still are under the radar, which is unfortunate -- Stardust is a must for prog metal fans.

Current Members

Radu Barna


Marius Licu


Alexandru Vizitiu


Marius Muntean

keyboards/backing vocals

Septimu Harsan


Former Members/Guests

Flavius Misaras



Genesis  EP
2012 self-released
  1. Comprehension
  2. Glance into the Vastness
  3. Torment in Existence
  4. Epsilon Eridani
  • Radu Barna
  • Marius Licu
  • Flavius Misaras
  • Marius Muntean
  • Septimu Harsan

2017 Aural
  1. Universus
  2. Pathways
  3. Planes of Creation
  4. Universe is Burning
  5. Melting Skies
  6. The Fabric of Time
  7. Glowing Sun
  • Radu Barna
  • Marius Licu
  • Alexandru Vizitiu
  • Marius Muntean
  • Septimu Harsan

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