THE OCEAN releases behind-the-scenes of the upcoming album with DRUM! Magazine: Recording Drums in Sigur Ros’ Icelandic Studio!
The abrasively cold island of Iceland is carved out by the extreme forces of nature, varying from pearl white snow covered mountain ranges to blackened volcanic deserts. Naturally, The Ocean Collective found this harsh and grueling expanse of land to be the perfect location for bringing their latest work to fruition, recording in a studio belonging to Sigur Ros and used by many Icelandic greats. Today, DRUM! Magazine goes behind the music and brings to light the intensive creative process of immersive songwriting.
The behind-the-scenes video exposes how drummer Paul Seidel approaches the kit through finding his inner peace, and focusing that newfound energy into producing hard hitting beats. Sigur Ros’s converted studio encapsulates and captures every vibration, while the team behind The Ocean Collective welds them together to create the upcoming dive into the Palaeozoic era. Watch here: youtube.com/watch?v=upb_
Ebbs and flows of proggy melodies, crushing guitars, swelling strings and powerful vocals match the heavy lyrical themes THE OCEAN has made its signature. ‘Phanerozoic I’ is now available for preorder, along with meticulously designed merch bundles, something for which they’ve become known. ‘Phanerozoic’ is out on November 2nd via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and Pelagic Records (vinyl), with merch bundles available for preorder now via MetalBlade.
For a preview of ‘Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic’ surf over to metalblade.com/theocean, where you can stream the 1st single ‘Permian’. Make sure to check out the pre-order section as well, ‘Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic’ is available in the following formats:
— ltd. Digipak-CD with elaborated packaging
— ltd. (1000) wooden boxset including the ltd. Digipak-CD, full album as instrumental CD, ‚Precambrian’ Live-DVD, slate plate (with laser engraving), exclusive poster, fossil, numbered certificate
Pelagic will handle the vinyl release of ‘Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic’.
THE OCEAN have just announced a full European tour for October with support from Rosetta and Arabrot.
31/10/18 DE – Karlsruhe – Dudefest
01/11/18 FR – Paris – Backstage
02/11/18 UK – London – The Dome
03/11/18 UK – Leeds – Damnation Festival
04/11/18 NL – Eindhoven – Effenaar
05/11/18 DE – Münster – Sputnikhalle
06/11/18 DE – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
07/11/18 CH – Sion – Le Port France
08/11/18 IT – Milan – Santeria Social Club
09/11/18 DE – München – Strom
11/11/18 SK – Bratislava – Randal
12/11/18 RO – Cluj-Napoca – Form Space
14/11/18 RO – Bucharest – Control Club
15/11/18 RO – Timisoara – Reflektor
16/11/18 HU – Budapest – Blue Hell
17/11/18 CR – Zagreb – Mochvara
18/11/18 PL – Krakow – Zet Pe Te
19/11/18 PL – Warsaw – Proxima
An additional four German dates will be played between Christmas and NYE.
27/12/18 DE – Rostock – Mau Club
28/12/18 DE – Jena – Kassablanca
29/12/18 DE – Nürnberg – Club Stereo
30/12/18 DE – Berlin – Lido
Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic track-listing:
1. The Cambrian Explosion
2. Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence
3. Ordovicium: The Glaciation of Gondwana
4. Silurian: Age of Sea Scorpions
5. Devonian: Nascent
6. The Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse
7. Permian: The Great Dying