Stylish German metal quintet THE OKLAHOMA KID have unveiled their »Fireburst EP« featuring three alternative and atmospheric reimagined versions of tracks from their debut »SOLARRAY« (2019), out worldwide via Arising Empire.
Stripped back to the bones and swapping heavy guitars with atmospheric soundscapes, »Fireburst EP« really shows off the band’s ability to create mesmerising melodies and spine tingling hooks. The approach almost harks back to the early BMTH days, when the Olisaurus shocked fans with its unexpected and unique approach.
Each track has been renamed for the EP; original album name is in brackets:
- Behind the Wheel (Shaking Off The Disease)
- Fata Morgana (Oasis)
- Twentyseven (Trailsign)
THE OKLAHOMA KID – »The Good Fellas Tour 2021«
Presented by: MoreCore, FUZE, Count Your Bruises
02.12.21 DE-Berlin, Badehaus
03.12.21 DE-Rostock, Peter-Weiss-Haus
04.12.21 DE-Leipzig, Bandhaus
05.12.21 DE-München, Backstage (new show!)
09.12.21 DE-Frankfurt, ELFER
10.12.21 DE-Köln, MTC
11.12.21 DE-Hamburg, headCRASH
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.” – KennyMcGalem, 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, EvergreenTerrace and Hatebreed and electrified crowds with their passionate, relentless performance.
»SOLARRAY« doesn’t adhere to genre formulas displays The Oklahoma Kid‘s full sonic scope and capabilities. The songs vary between huge wall-of-sound arrangements and fragile melodies. Vintage aesthetics meet modern perfectionism; abstract conceptualism meet sophisticated arrangements.
The very essence of this vision is not only encapsulated in sound but also in the delicate lyrics: Bleek existentialism, social commentary and a reflection of the self are the core themes that are explored on »SOLARRAY«.
Every single song on the record reeks of passion and commitment and makes for a unique listening experience.
The Oklahoma Kid 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.
THE OKLAHOMA KID are:
Tomm Brümmer | Vocals
Fred Stölzel | Guitar
Andreas Reinhard | Guitar
Robert Elfenbein | Bass
David J. Burtscher | Drums