The origin of Big Sun goes back to the beginning of the 19th century and refers to a secret lodge founded by Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, also known as Karl Johan the 14th of Sweden, who before he ascended the throne of Sweden, was field marshal under Napoleon. After much internal strife, Jean Baptiste and Napoleon were reconciled in 1804, and he swore allegiance to Napoleon’s famous quote: “If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god“.
After the Swedish coronation, Karl Johan created a secret lodge for Scandinavian and North German nobles, powerful lords, and future industrial magnates – Loge du Grand Soleil, which over a number of years held secret meetings in castles and manors throughout Scandinavia. The Lodge sought to be a kind of shadow cabinet and exercise their power on a political, cultural, and artistic level. The lodge was ruled with a heavy hand by a Grand Master who was the guardian of the lodge’s secrets and who was given “carte blanche” to protect and spread the message of The Big Sun to the chosen ones.
Big Sun’s members are all direct descendants of the absolute pinnacle of the Loge du Grand Soleil’s heyday and are now ready to lift the lodge’s vision of a return of the big truth and true art – borne forth in the essence of music – under the new lodge name Big Sun.
“In the beyond, when the sun goes out – music, the invisible thread of the universe, continues in eternity“
Big Sun is a heavy rock force of nature driven by the vision of a tribute to creation. Knife-sharp precision and heaviness make up the big sun’s enormous musical powerhouse. The musical lodge creates a melodic expression with sky-high ambitions, while staring into the abyss and the animal impulses are given free rein. Big riffs, melodic choruses, and virtuosic instrumental passages consistently seek to complement the vocals and the songs’ messages.