Hail the Sun is an American post-hardcore band from Chico, California, formed in 2009. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and drummer Donovan Melero, lead guitarist Shane Gann, rhythm guitarist Aric Garcia, and bass guitarist John Stirrat. The band is known for their eclectic progressive rock and math rock styles fusing them with traditional elements of screamo and post-hardcore. They released their debut studio album, POW! Right In the Kisser!, and EP, Elephantitis, independently before signing to Blue Swan Records the following year. The group released their sophomore studio album, Wake, in 2014. In 2016, the band departed from the label, signing to Equal Vision Records and released their third studio album, Culture Scars on June 17, 2016, which charted at number 38 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart.
In 2017, the band released their second extended play, Secret Wars, on November 10, 2017, which was met with critical acclaim and was noted for the group's heavier and technical post-hardcore sound. The band released their fifth studio album, Mental Knife, on September 28, 2018.
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