The Evolution of Electric Earth
Sweden’s Electric Earth, who started out in the beginning of 2001, put great importance on artistic freedom and musical integrity. The members are influenced by many of the most creative and open minded musicians and bands in the history of music – like KISS, Black Sabbath, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden and Led Zeppelin. This standpoint and attitude coloured the bands debut album 'Organic Songs – Volume One” (2004) - a record that offered both groove and variation.
The video for the album opener “Platonic”, just one of many songs that gained them national airplay, was one of the tracks picked for the Sweden Rock Magazine DVD that was unleashed in the beginning of 2005.
On stage Electric Earth add extra energy and personality which make them a strong live act. Something they have proved on festivals like Metaltown, Westgotha, Gothenburg Metal Festival and 2000 Decibel.
Electric Earth released their second CD, “Vol II – Words Unspoken”, in Europe during spring 2007. The album was recorded in Studio Bohus (a classic Swedish studio where everyone from ABBA and Status Quo to more recent bands like Evergrey have worked) together with respected producer Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar and Freak Kitchen). This was their first, and only, release on the classic Belgian Mausoleum-label.
A couple of months later Electric Earth released the limited edition CD-EP “Selling Souls”, which features two newly recorded, none album, tracks as well as a couple of covers featuring special guests. Mattias “Ia” Eklundh from Freak Kitchen plays a blinding solo on Kiss’ “I Want You” while Clawfinger’s front man Zak Tell leaves his personal mark on Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker”.
October 8 2007 saw the release of “Vol II – Words Unspoken” in USA and Canada. At the same time “Organic Songs – Volume One” and “Selling Souls” was made available worldwide - through the bands distribution deal with Swedish MusicSpot. A month later Electric Earth was nominated, by the Music Resource Group, as one of five bands in the Hard Rock/Metal album category, with their “Vol II – Words Unspoken” CD, in the 7th annual Independent Music Awards.
Just when things were beginning to happen on a full scale for the band tragedy struck – real hard. This situation together with a couple of personal matters forced the band to keep a really low profile for almost three years. In the end their passion and love for music made them over come all the difficulties they had gone through. Electric Earth have been Touching The Void but now they are back in full force, determined to once again set the rock ’n’ roll record straight!
If you like groove and all out rock and you want music to be honest and full of life? Then Electric Earth’s third album, “Touching The Void” (2011), is for you!