My name is Julian Rolinger. I’m a melodic hard rock/metal singer, composer and vocalcoach.
My love for music started when I was 8 years old, during a classical vocal education. After 5 years of classical piano lessons I started to fall in love with heavier music and especially with hard rock and metal music. I decided to buy my first electric guitar and forged my very first rock band. It was very clear that this would just be the beginning!
I focused more and more on my voice and decided at the age of 15 to get me some vocal lessons in rock/pop and musical theatre. In 2016 after years of performing live on stage, whether as a singer in my own rock bands playing my own songs or as an artist in musical theatre, I got the chance of becoming the lead singer of german hard rock band 21Octayne
My first worldwide released single Addicted to Thrill was published by AFM Records and Souldfood. After a few concerts and recording a few songs with 21Octayne,the band split up and I had the chance to record the lead vocals for the solo album of progressive rock keyboarder and film composer David Bertok in the Mouse House Studios in Altadena, CA. Meanwhile I forged a new cinematic prog rock band called The Arc of Light, together with former 21 Octayne guitarist Marco Wriedt and David Bertok. Our debut album Cinematic Reverie was written 2018/19 in New York, London and Los Angeles. The songs for the album have been recorded, inter alia, in the famous and worldwide renowned Village Studios in L.A.
4 songs of that album have been released! Supernatural, Sound of Leaves, Burning for Life and the title track of our album Cinematic Reverie
In 2021 I joined german hard rock band Mad Max as their new lead vocalist and right at the time I’m looking forward to many great shows and festivals we’re going to play with Mad Max in the next year where the band also celebrates their 40 years of existence with a new album coming up in 2022