Kara Güneş was formed in 1997 in Ankara. Early on they played rock music with anatolian influences, criticising the system and daily life routine. After a few years later they left Ankara and traveled around Izmir, Istanbul, Antalya and many other cities, performing with various musicians. The group varied with the attendance of local musicians and influence of local culture. After settling down in Istanbul in 2004, a new musical journey started for the group members with incorporating traditional folk instruments such as santur (dulcimer), ney (flute) and kemençe.