Last week, German metal quintet THE OKLAHOMA KID released their brand new single ‘Shaking Off The Disease’ and launched the pre-orders for their upcoming full-length debut record ‘SOLARRAY’, which will be available on the 13th of September via Arising Empire!
Pre-order their upcoming debut record ‘SOLARRAY’ here: https://TheOklahomaKid.lnk.to/Solarray
Buy or stream the brand new single ‘Shaking Off The Disease’ here: https://TheOklahomaKid.lnk.to/ShakingOffTheDisease
THE OKLAHOMA KID: “We were waiting too long to finally announce, that our first full-length record ‘SOLARRAY’ will be out on September 13th via Arising Empire. With ‘OASIS’ you already heard the heavy and technical side of our upcoming album, so let us introduce ‘SHAKING OFF THE DISEASE’ now. Our second single will show you a completely different ‘THE OKLAHOMA KID’ which brings heaviness together with a romantic nineties pop vibe into your living room. See this new concept in the music video of ‘SHAKING OFF THE DISEASE’, which was super fun to shoot with Pavel Trebukhin”
Robin Baumann, Arising Empire: “I haven’t heard anything like ‘Solarray’ in a long time. This is everything but a generic metalcore record and an absolute must-have for everyone who hungers for something fresh and unique in this copy-paste scene! If you love rough energy and well-dressed gentlemen, do yourself a favour and check out this album!”
THE OKLAHOMA KID will support their label mates VITJA in their comeback shows in September, together with VENUES!
‘VITJA COMEBACK SHOWS 2019’
special guests: VENUES, THE OKLAHOMA KID
26.09.19 Hamburg – Logo
27.09.19 Cologne – Helios 37
28.09.19 Berlin – Musik & Frieden
THE OKLAHOMA KID stands for breathtaking modern metal that bridges the gap between technical intricacy and energizing rhythms. Since their formation in 2012 the band – consisting of David J. Burtscher, Fred Stölzel, Robert Elfenbein, Tomm Brümmer and Andreas Reinhard – has consistently pushed the envelope and have established their foundation in the German metal scene.
Their 2014 debut EP ‘Fortuneteller’ impressed the scene with their very own blending of genres: ‘Fortuneteller’ encapsulates the very essence of the post-hardcore and metalcore genres, but effectively intertwines tech metal and crushing djent riffs into a very solid effort.” – Kenny McGalem, Bandcamp
Already one year later the band added a second EP ‘Doppelganger’ to their catalogue for which they hired acknowledged producer Aljoscha Sieg (ESKIMO CALLBOY, BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER, NASTY) and solidified their sonic vision. The band’s signature bouncing grooves and futuristic synthesizers were completed by catchy hooks and sing-alongs.
The band teamed up with visionary director Pavel Trebukhin (ALAZKA, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, ANNISOKAY) to create a unique music video for their hit-single ‘Scharlatan’, for which they would receive the national PopFish Music Video Award.
THE OKLAHOMA KID toured the country with renowned acts such as STICK TO YOUR GUNS, CARNIFEX, EVERGREEN TERRACE and HATEBREED and electrified crowds with their passionate, relentless performance. They are no longer an insider tip and a force to be reckoned with. No matter if live at a festival or on the record player in the living room; THE OKLAHOMA KID will change your perception of what metal is capable of.