EARTH ELECTRIC, the hard rock brainchild of Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR, TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, ex-AVA INFERI) have revealed new album details off their forthcoming debut. The album is titled ‘Vol. 1: Solar’, and sees the renowned musician joined by front-woman Carmen Simoes (ex-AVA INFERI, ex-MOONSPELL), and marks a return to his roots by exploring a more progressive sound firmly based on rock music.
Recorded in Orgone Studio with acclaimed producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, CATHEDRAL, PARADISE LOST, PRIMORDIAL), ‘ Vol. 1: Solar’ will be released via Season of Mist worldwide on May 12.
‘ Vol. 1: Solar’ is available for pre-order across multiple CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
EARTH ELECTRIC are streaming the first new track off ” Vol. 1: Solar’. The track, a symphonic hard rock opus titled “Meditate. Mediate” is streaming now at Decibel Magazine.
Regarding the new track, EARTH ELECTRIC comments:
“We have chosen the aptly titled ‘Meditate. Mediate’ as our first single, because this song reflects the content and theme of our album well,” Earth Electric says. “We also feel that its vibe serves as a wake-up call for this rather bleak and egocentric world. We simply need more colours! Through our debut Vol. 1: Solar we convey pure emotions with a musical emphasis on ‘the classic era’ of hard rock. In our opinion, the result is adventurous and fun; at times a tad psychedelic and untamed yet on the other hand classic and refined. This is no make-up, just pure rock in all its pride and glory. We are Earth Electric!”
The artwork (illustrated by Costin Chioreanu (GHOST, WATAIN, MAYHEM) is available above.
1. Mountains & Conquerors (pt2)
2. The Endless Road
3. Meditate. Mediate
4. The Great Vast
5. Set Sail (Towards The Sun)
7. Sabbatical Moons
9. Sweet Soul Gathering
EARTH ELECTRIC was founded with a common desire and drive to unchain energetic rock. The band have enlisted the talents of bassist Alexandre Ribeiro (GROG, NEOPLASMAH) and Ricardo Martins on drums (JIBÓIA); both highly respected artists from the Portuguese metal and rock scene. The band also recruited the Londoner Dan Knight from the progressive UK rock band MESSENGER on keys to complete their recording line-up.
EARTH ELECTRIC updates will be made available through the Season of Mist website.