Watch an Exclusive Bass Play Through With Joseph Guajardo of Shattered Sun (VIDEO)

Joseph Guajardo of Shattered Sun gives an exclusive play through of the song "Awaken"

Watch Joseph Guajardo demonstrate his fast and furious bass work on Shattered Sun's hard-hitting track "Awaken" in this exclusive footage:

Gear List:

Ibanez Prestige SR5000e
Ernie Ball Cobalt Strings 105-45
Monster Bass Cables
Mesa Boogie M9 Carbine
Mesa Boogie Big Block 750
Mesa Boogie Powerhouse 4X12
Darkglass Micotube B7K
Whirlwind Bass Ten Band EQ
Origin Effects Cali76 Compressor
Furman Power Strip
SansAmp RBI
Line 6 g50 Wireless System
Korg pitchblack Tuner 

SHATTERED SUN are poised to dominate the metal scene. The Texas six-piece is a remarkable example of hard work and determination, coming a long way from their industrious origins. SHATTERED SUN reflect the roots of their Southern backdrop, infusing state-of-the-art metal, and created Hope Within Hatred, their debut album via Victory Records. What sets SHATTERED SUN apart from the crowd is their lyrical content in a time where it seems most heavy music is about negativity and angst. SHATTERED SUN empower with their message of hope and positivity.

Bonding over a love for the classics like Metallica and Queensryche, as well as contemporaries Unearth and Killswitch Engage, the members of SHATTERED SUN solidified their lineup in 2011. The core formation began with guitarist Daniel Trejo, drummer Robert Garza and vocalist Marcos Leal, and with the additions of bassist Joseph Guajardo, keyboardist Henry Garza, and guitarist Jessie Santos, SHATTERED SUN developed their signature sound.

Helping the band create the album was producer Robert Beltran, who produced the band’s 2011 release, Confessions, again at Precision Studio in Corpus Christi.

The emergence of SHATTERED SUN may seem sudden, but the release of Hope Within Hatred has been in the making for nearly three years. With the album finally ready to assault ears everywhere, SHATTERED SUN aim to take the next leap in their evolution. Adding to the landscape of Hope Within Hatred is the notorious volume and force the band delivers live. Vocalist Leal puts it bluntly, “We’re a band that thrives on our live shows. We’ve never really been too theatrical, it’s more about the energy. We love to get the audience pumped up, get aggressive and in the crowd’s face.”

In 2014, SHATTERED SUN signed with Breaking Bands LLC, the powerhouse management team led by Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferrero, Megaforce Records founder Jon Zazula (known for launching the careers of Metallica and Anthrax), and Chuck Billy, the voice of legendary thrash titans Testament. The band signed with Victory Records shortly after and the rest is about to make history.

“This is more than just a band putting out an album, going on tour, or signing to a label. This is living proof that no matter whom you are, where you’re from, or what people tell you, you can overcome and turn dreams into reality”. The band continues, “Everything that has crossed our path, from the continued support of friends and family, to the discouragement of our greatest enemies, has left us with no regrets”.

SHATTERED SUN have taken to the road and have been in fans faces since even before their debut release, as they performed four weeks in early spring 2015 with thrash legends Testament and Exodus. The band included a stop at the 17th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Fest, Welcome to Rockville Festival, as well as River City Rockfest in San Antonio, where they shared the stage with scene giants Anthrax, Papa Roach and other metal contemporaries. With their summer already booked on the 8th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival through August, SHATTERED SUN is a runaway train, having already confirmed a Fall U.S . run with Soulfly, Soilwork and Decapitated. Keep your eyes on the metal band of 2015: SHATTERED SUN.

Marcos Leal - Vocals
Daniel Trejo - Guitar
Jessie Santos - Guitar
Joseph Guajardo - Bass
Robert Garza - Drums
Henry Garza - Keys/samples

6/26 - San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
6/27 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
6/28 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
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7/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater
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7/5 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
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7/8 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/10 - Noblesville (Indianapolis), IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/11 - Clarkston (Detroit), MI @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
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7/15 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
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7/19 - Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/21 - Holmdel, NJ (NYC Market) @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 - Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
7/24 - Bristow, VA (Washington DC) @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/25 - Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/26 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
7/29 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/31 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
8/1 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/2 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater
9/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
10/1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/2 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/3 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/4 - Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre
10/6 - Kelowna, BC @ Level Nightclub
10/7 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite
10/8 - Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
10/9 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
10/10 - St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
10/11 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
10/12 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
10/13 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom
10/14 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House Concert Venue
10/15 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
10/16 - Worcester, MA @ Worcester Palladium - Rock & Shock
10/18 - Columbus, OH @ Northland Performing Arts Center
10/19 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
10/20 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
10/21 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
10/22 - Knoxville, TN @ The International
10/23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/25 - St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
10/27 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/28 - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage
10/29 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
10/30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
10/31 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red - no Soulfly
11/1 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick - no Soulfly