Posted on 07/12/2021 @ 5:16 am

That’s right! The new Sunrunner album, ‘Sacred Arts Of Navigation’ will be released the end of this month. Just in time for Christmas! It is a sort of continuation of ‘Ancient Arts Of Survival’. Not so much a concept record. But like its predecessor, it carries a conistent theme throughout, touching on the concepts of primitive skills meets new world technology. Until our online store is up and running, private message us to reserve your copy!


Posted on 02/02/2021 @ 10:40 pm

Hey everyone. It’s been a while since the last update here, but you have been checking our social medias with lots of fresh information everyday, right?

Well, so, what have we been doing? We started to write new songs for the upcoming new album since we got back from our European Tour at the end of 2018 (and after releasing the “Inner Vision” EP and the live album “Forever Nights”). The new album is mostly recorded, only vocals are missing. Our singer Bruno Neves is at Stone Studio in Brazil recording vocals right now. He is about to finish the recordings. Aftewards, we will have the wizard Markus Jidell (Candlemass) working on the mixing. We expect to announce details as album title, tracklist and cover as soon as possible. So, stay tuned on our social medias.

By the way, on the next Saturday, February 6th, Bob Marley would turn 76 years old!
To celebrate his birthday, Sunrunner will release on this day a heavy metal version of Bob Marley’s song “Could You Be Loved” recorded in collaboration with our friends from the Brazilian band Suck This Punch.

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The release is set exclusively on Youtube, so subscribe to our channel now and activate the bell to be notified:

And… besides the upcoming new album with Marcus Jidell and the Bob Marley’s cover-collab with the band Suck This Punch, we are also working on a version for Priest’s “The Sentinel” with our brazilian buddies of the band Hellish War. So, stay tuned you all! See you soon. Cheers!

Posted on 10/04/2018 @ 10:46 am

“Ancient Arts Of Survival” is the title of the band’s new and fourth studio album and will be released by Italy’s Minotauro Records on October, 26th in Europe and December, 07th in USA

Sunrunner is a heavy-prog trio formed in 2008 in Portland, Maine, USA. The band debuted with the album “Eyes Of The Master” (2011), a prog rock record with heavy metal leanings. Since then, their second album “Time In Stone” (2013), Sunrunner had solidified more into a metal band with prog rock influence, using elements of jazz and acoustic instruments such as violin, flute, bouzouki and percussion. “Heliodromus”, the third full length released in September 2015 by Minotauro Records (Italy), is the most epic one to date, defining the term “heavy-prog” as the bands genre.

“Heliodromus” got excellent response from European and UK press, especially because of its own music identity, as these statements show: “A perfect album!” (Pest Webzine / Romania); “Phenomenal Music” (Rock Hard / Slovenia); “A Great Album” (BadBlack Unicorn / Germany); “A real discovery for all Progressive Rock fans” (In Hard Magazine / Germany); “It takes a few listens to get into, but is well worth the effort” (Power Play Mag / UK); “A good listen and I wouldn’t mind catching them live sometime” (Rock Society Magazine / UK); “Heliodromus is an absolute ‘must’ for all fans of unconventional heavy metal” – (Powermetal / Germany).

The tour in promotion of “Heliodromus” included dates in USA, South America and Russia, where they’ve played at Belomor-Boogie Festival in Akhangelsk.
Back to the US, Sunrunner started to work on it’s new album, “Ancient Arts Of Survival”.
“We began writing the new songs early 2016 and spent the majority of the year composing them”, says the guitar player Joe Martignetti. “The songs are mostly all new ideas with a few old parts sprinkled throughout. The direction is slightly more straightforward than the previous three records. I think after writing ‘Heliodromus’ we realized we enjoyed writing music that was a little less eccentric and experimental… more reminiscent of our roots. So we continued down this path. The new stuff has a really good balance. There is more metal than prog rock. Less guest musicians and embellishments. But there is still plenty of odd time signatures. Lots of 5’s and 9’s”.

“Ancient Arts Of Survival” marks the debut of Sunrunner’s new singer, the brazilian Bruno Neves and was recorded in two diferent studios. All instruments and backing vocals were recorded at Acadia Recording Company in Porland, Maine – the same studio where the band recorded “Heliodromus” – and produced by Jimmy Martignetti with Todd Hutchisen as sound engineer. All vocals were recorded at Stone Studio in the city of Frutal, Brazil, and produced by Lucas Heitor.

“Ancient Arts Of Survival” will be released by the italian record label Minotauro Records and is expected to hit the stores on October, 26th in Europe and December, 07th in USA. Sunrunner’s new album will bring the following tracklist: “Dawnland”, “Tracking The Great Spirit”, “Inner Vision”, “The Scout”, “Prophecy Of The Red Skies”, “Distorted Reflection”, “Arrive, Awake, Survive And Thrive”, “Palaver” and “Stalking Wolf”.

“The Scout” is the first lyric-video out from “Ancient Arts Of Survival”. The video was designed by the great italian artist Tommy Antonini, same artist that has been working with some of the greatest bands in the current metal scene such as Soulfly, Candlemass, Machine Head, Blues Pills, etc.

Check out “The Scout” lyric-video:

Sunrunner is also getting prepared for its first European Tour. Baptized as “Ancient Arts Of Tour – Europe 2018”, the band will play 11 shows between October and November of 2018. Check out the confirmed dates:
30.10 – Arad (Romania) @ Club Flex
31.10 – Timisoara (Romania) @ Reflektor Venue
01.11 – Budapest (Hungary) @ S8 Underground Club
02.11 – Roznava (Slovakia) @ Rakwa Music Club
03.11 – Kosice (Slovakia) @ U Legionarov
04.11 – Moldava nad Bodvou (Slovakia) @ Heaven Hell
05.11 – Prague (Czech Republic) @ Rockberry Bar & Music Club
06.11 – Kutná Hora (Czech Republic) @ Ceska1 Music Club
08.11 – Emmen (The Netherlands) @ Ons Café
09.11 – Eernegem (Belgium) @ B52 Music Club
10.11 – Waltrop (Germany) @ Jugendcafé Yahoo

Posted on 08/29/2018 @ 2:05 pm

Well, once again we have to apologize for the long delay. We all suck when it comes to working on the computer. We spend more time writing and rehearsing music. We don’t have anyone running the website…we do it ourselves. If months go by and there are no updates, just check facebook. Its updated more frequently.

So we never updated anything about the tour to Brazil either. Wow, we are a bunch of jerks haha!. Well, it was the best experience we have ever had! Brazil was beyond amazing! Every person we met was great! And not just those of the music community. People in general we’re amazing. We loved the country. The fans are die hard. What energy! The shows had the best reactions. Explosive. We will definitely return there. We give our warmest regards to Eliton and Susi Tomasi and Som Do Darma for the great experience!

After returning, we spent the Fall 2016 writing material for the new album. It is now mid Winter 2017 and the music is almost done. We have studio time booked for the approaching Spring. This record is going to be the greatest one for sure. The songs have a similar style to ‘Heliodromus’. But it has a different energy as there are only the 3 of us now. It’s going to be a little more open sounding I think. It’s hard to say exactly as we only have rough demos going. But the melodies and arrangements…well…we are very excited to get this next one out to say the least.

So that is all for now. We had an incredible Summer of 2016. And for the past 6 months we have had lots of inspiration writing this next record. So for now, we are on hiatus. Hibernating in the Winter, writing and recording. We have a few shows planned for the Spring. But once we get deeper into the making of this next recording, we should start to have a better idea of what the next tour will be and when.


Posted on 06/26/2016 @ 2:04 pm

Thats right! We will be on the road in Southern Brazil in August. This will be our 1st international tour as well as the first time hitting the road as a 3 piece. The set is stripped down a little as we cannot perform with all the additional instrumentation like we could do as a 5 piece. But this incarnation of the band focuses on the core and basics of the songs. We are very excited to present our music this way…less bells and whistles and more metal! We are more than excited to be in South America! Brazil is known for it’s die hard rock and metal fans! We can’t wait to play for you!


04/08 @ Cafezine – São José do Rio Preto/SP
05/08 @ Favela Chic – Uberaba/MG
06/08 @ Ferro Velho – Avaré/SP
07/08 @ Palco Livre – Votorantim/SP