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I Built The Sky

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I Built the Sky
Rohan Stevenson / I Built the Sky
Rohan Stevenson aka I Built the Sky
Background information
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Years active2012–present

I Built the Sky[lower-alpha 1] is an independent music project founded by Australian born guitarist/producer Rohan Stevenson in 2012. I Built The Sky is primarily Instrumental Rock and Progressive Metal in style featuring technical musicianship especially on guitar

Over the last few years Stevenson has released 3 albums, 1 EP and 11 singles independently with music written/recorded/mixed/mastered by Stevenson.

In 2015, Stevenson took I Built The Sky to the stage performing a solo set at the Melbourne Guitar Festival using backing tracks, and later supporting Plini in Melbourne using Plini's band members.

2016 saw live performances using live members Rob Brens, Stephen Taranto and Sam Tan performing in support of Between The Buried and Me, Chon (band), James Norbert Ivanyi (Co-Headline) Melbourne Guitar Show[1], The Ocean Collective and Ne Obliviscaris.

2017 saw a National Headline Tour of Australia in support of album 'The Sky Is Not The limit' and National support for Caligula's Horse and main support for The Dillinger Escape Plan.

2018 saw I Built The Sky play a Headline show in support of single 'Celestial' followed by a Headline tour of New Zealand and a tour of Europe/UK with bands Caligula's Horse and Circles.

2019 saw the release of album 'The Zenith Rise' and the announcement of full time pursuit of the project. Rohan later performed at USA NAMM show on behalf of Bare Knuckle Pickups before joining Monuments (metal band) and Heart Of A Coward in a tour of Europe/UK.

2020 saw Rohan experimenting with vocals on single 'The Fire Inside' featuring Monuments vocalist Andy Cizek which garnered support from National Radio station Triple J with The Racket [2].

Rohan Stevenson is endorsed by Kiesel Guitars[3], Bare Knuckle Pickups[4], Fractal Audio[5], D'addario Strings, Horizon Devices and Harron Custom Guitars.

Musical style and influences[edit]

I Built the Sky's style is described as progressive rock, Instrumental Rock, Progressive Metal or even Cloud Core[6].

Stevenson has stated being inspired by other Australian bands such as Karnivool, Plini, The Helix Nebula or various other bands from Nirvana[7] to "emo punk from early 2000's" [8] Rohan has also stated Misha Mansoor of Periphery to be one of his biggest inspirations [9]


Studio albums[edit]

  • I Built the Sky (2012)
  • The Sky Is Not the Limit (2016)
  • The Zenith Rise (2019)

Compilations and Besides[edit]

  • B-Sides (2015)

Extended plays[edit]

  • Intortus EP (2014)


  • "Translucidus" (feat. Sithu Aye) (2014)
  • "Merry Christmas" (2016)
  • "Striations" (feat. Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow) (2018)
  • "Hyperion" (2018)
  • "Celestial" (2018)
  • "Up into the Ether" (2019)
  • "Light Pillars" (2019)
  • "NGC 7293" (2019)
  • "Silo" (2020)
  • "The Fire Inside" (feat. Andy Cizek & Olly Steele) (2020)
  • "The Fire Inside" (Instrumental) (feat. Andy Cizek & Olly Steele) (2020)


External links[edit]


  1. "INSTRUMENTAL AS ANYTHING!". December 16, 2015.
  2. "The Racket: Build The Sky and Tear It Down". triple j. August 20, 2020.
  3. Guitars, Kiesel. "Signature Artists & Endorsers |".
  4. "Hand Wound Guitar and Bass Pickups | Bare Knuckle Pickups".
  5. "Artists". Fractal Audio Systems.
  6. " :: I Built the Sky - Zenith Rise (CD Review)".
  7. Speter, Tiana (November 3, 2019). "INTERVIEW: Rohan Stevenson (I BUILT THE SKY)". The Soundcheck.
  8. Xavier, Trey (April 28, 2015). "Australia Week - Interview with Ro from i built the sky".
  1. also stylized as IBTS

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