Socialized in the Rock and Heavy Metal scene, guitarist Matthias Rumöller, bassist Marco Menichelli and drummer Maik Hinkelmann are first sceptical about the upcoming Trance movement of the early 90ies. But soon the trio from Hamburg discovers the excessive joy that comes with hypnotic, repetitive grooves and Sci-Fi sound effects. The possibilities of electronic music production open a fascinating new realm of creativity. However, the basic idea of a rock band shall remain the backbone of S.U.N. Project when they start producing Psy Trance under this moniker. On the one hand, the powerful, pumping sound has an unmistakable rocky edge. This feature is even more distinct in some songs that include catchy guitar riffs. On the other hand, the lively stage appearance with hand-played instruments, alien costumes and pyrotechnics is clearly reminiscent of a rock band.
Let’s get the party rocking! Barely any other Psy Trance act approaches this motto in such a straight way like the S.U.N. Project does. Combining the highly interactive live atmosphere of a band with the hypnotic power of electronic dance music, their one-of-a-kind sound has been an integral part of the musical evolution of Psy Trance since 1996. Countless releases and spectacular stage appearances all around the world made S.U.N. Project a prime example for the huge creative potential of their scene.
McCOY’s Sun Project
McCOY is the drummer and founder of the “original” S.U.N. PROJECT (1996-2011).
It was one of the most well known psy-trance-acts from Germany and they were the pioneers of guitar-trance worldwide.
Until McCOY left that band in 2011 they released 13 albums at McCOY´s record-label “S.U.N. PROJECT Records” and played hundreds of spectacular live-shows with electronic-drums and heavy-guitars all over the world.
2011 McCOY left the original band and created “McCOY´s S.U.N. PROJECT”.
Until today McCOY plays his glamorous LIVE-shows with his amazing guitar-player SLAG. !! Watch out and don´t miss their FULLON-LIVE-ROCK-FIRE-ALIEN-SHOW !!