Melbourne Australia's progressive instrumental project I Built The Sky will release their third album, The Zenith Rise, on November 1.
I Built The Sky is led by guitar wizard Rohan 'Ro Han’ Stevenson and has been slowly climbing the ranks of the progressive shred guitar community for some time now with high level supports, headlining slots and international praise for their previous releases all going towards building an impressive global fanbase.
The new album features a few upgrades from previous releases with some impressive artwork courtesy of artist Pat Fox who has worked with artists such as Tash Sultana, Northlane, The Amity Affliction and many more, and the contribution of ARIA nominated producer and mixer Forrester Savell who has been involved in a Mixing and Mastering capacity. The new additions to the album see's Rohan's music achieve a new level of presentation and sonic perfection to go along with the insanity of the guitar riffs, musicality and well crafted songs.
The first single 'Up Into The Ether' launches the first taste of the new album with a spectacular video which depicts the real life situation of Rohan as he moves on from a safe career into the unknown of the music industry. The video starts off with a message to explain that he is pursing I Built The Sky full time and that life is too short to wait in doing what you love. The song has all the characteristics of previous I Built The Sky releases but... Better, from the depth of the songwriting, the dynamic variation and the quality of the production and caliber of the musicianship leaves a lasting impression on even seasoned music lovers.
The Up Into The Ether video features live members Sam Tan and Rob Brens who have been working along with Rohan to create a live band with an impressive performance resume to date.
Last year the trio toured Europe, UK and headlined two shows in New Zealand which saw raving reviews from fans and media alike.
"Everything you need in an instrumental song - slippery riffs and big feels!" - Plini (On 'Up Into The Ether')
Watch Up Into The Ether here: youtu.be/OTBdO18zmxQ
2020 will no doubt see more international shows across UK and Europe as Rohan has now signed with highly reputable booking agency Atonal Agency (Animals As Leaders, Intervals, Plini, Sikth, Monuments)