Oliver Koletzki has revealed details of his sixth album, The Arc Of Tension. Due out in May, The Arc Of Tension sees Koletzki deliver his first original material since 2015's Iyéwaye EP. It's the German producer's first full-length in two years, and follows far-reaching albums such as Get Wasted, Großstadtmärchen and I Am OK. Vocals have been central to much of Koletzki's past work, but they take a back seat on The Arc Of Tension, giving more space to Koletzki's signature melodies. The LP lands on vinyl and digital formats through Koletzki's own Stil vor Talent label.
Friday, May 12, sees the release of Earth Electric’s Vol.1: Solar on Season of Mist, which we are streaming it in its entirety now. The group finds former Mayhem guitarist Rune Ericksen teaming with highly respected Portuguese musicians Alexandre Ribeiro (bass, Grog Neoplasmah) and Ricardo Martins (drums, Jibóia) as well as London-based keyboardist Dan Knight (Messenger). Joined by vocalist Carmen Simoes (ex-Ava Inferi), the symphonic rock outfit blends the best stained glass elements of succinct, classic progressive rock with the power of unapologetic metal, culminating in an album that appeals to a broad base of listeners while never losing its integrity.