The Oklahoma Kid
Arising Empire are proud to announce the worldwide signing of stylish German metal quintet THE OKLAHOMA KID. Welcome to the family! Their 2014 debut EP »Fortuneteller« generated interest within the scene with their unique genre blending approach, a year later the band followed up with their second EP »Doppelganger« which includes the hit single ‘Scharlatan’. Four years on from the release of »Doppelganger«, Rostock’s contemporary metallers are finally ready to make their return as they release new single ‘Oasis’.
THE OKLAHOMA KID: “Since we were working a lot on new releases over the last years we are super stoked to finally show you the first piece of the new THE OKLAHOMA KID. We also have to say Hi! to our new guitarist Andy who was playing live with us since 2018. We had a great time working together with Christoph Wieczorek (SAWDUST RECORDINGS/ANNISOKAY) on our new single ‚Oasis‘ and we are super happy to release it with Arising Empire and being a part of their family from now on. Let’s see what happens next, we are as excited as you are!”
THE OKLAHOMA KID will support IMMINENCE on their big EU headline tour in April/May 2019!
IMMINENCE »Turn The Light On« Release Tour 2019
Special guest: THE OKLAHOMA KID*
26.04. DE Frankfurt Zoom*
27.04. DE Munich, Impericon Festival
28.04. DE Bochum, Rotunde*
01.05. SE Gothenburg, Trädgårn’
03.05. DE Berlin, Musik & Frieden*
04.05. DE Leipzig, Neues Schauspiel
05.05. DE Cologne, Helios 37*
Tickets here: https://bit.ly/2tq7aCF
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.
The Oklahoma Kid are:
Tomm Brümmer | vocals
Fred Stölzel | guitars
Andreas Reinhard | guitars
Robert Elfenbein | bass
David J. Burtscher | drums