OCEANO was initially a grindcore band formed in 2006. Following the departure of several band members in the ensuing months, OCEANO would take bigger strides in taking the Chicago scene by storm. Already having played with some of the heaviest bands in the city, the remaining members were able to develop deep ties to several of its top musicians. From them OCEANO was reinvigorated, having cherry-picked their way into the creation of a virtual super group of Chicago's roughest, most talented metal musicians. By 2007, the OCEANO line-up was complete and had begun their path to domination.
The band quickly bonded over the things in life that anger them the most. The people around them, the corruption of government, their standings in life - these are just a sampling of the many things that drive OCEANO every day. It is anger that fuels OCEANO and it is evident in their massively brutal songs such as "Inhuman Affliction" and "Samael the Destroyer." As in-your-face as OCEANO is on record, nothing compares to one of their raucous live shows.
The band lives and dies by the amount of bloody violence and intensity their audience brings to every show. They thrive on the audience's ability to give an already angry band entirely new reasons to get pissed. As has been the case many times over, If an audience isn't being violent enough, the band will become even more enraged and create the violence themselves. OCEANO loves nothing more than for others to share in their anger and aggression. They are called "the heaviest, most pissed-off band on the planet" for a reason, of course.
It is that reputation that caught the attention of EARACHE RECORDS in 2008. Blown away by the sheer animosity and power of "the heaviest, most pissed-off band on the planet," EARACHE immediately offered the band a deal that was made official that same year. In the ensuing months, the band would become infamous for a publicity photo shoot which depicted the band in bloody butcher aprons, hacking away at dismayed female models. Deemed sexist and "too violent" for many to handle, the photos were immediately banned from the band's MySpace profile. Not wanting to let their animosity for the banning go to waste, they put it to use on the road. Their relentless touring is one of the many things that fuel their anger and is certainly the best thing that helped them perfect their new material while heading into the studio in late 2008.
DEPTHS was recorded at The Foundation Studios in Connersville, Indiana with producer Joey Sturgis (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA). 15 tracks were recorded for the album. Old favorites join future trademarks like "Plague Campaign" and the Sirius XM top 15 song, "District of Misery."
Since the release of their debut album, Oceano has been on a steady rise amongst the deathcore ranks, with features in the Washington Post, Decibel, Revolver, Billboard, and Hails N Horns, as well as sharing the stage with bands like Hatebreed, Suffocation, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Winds of Plague, Whitechapel and many more. The band also had the high distinction of being bestowed with a number 1 ranking on MySpace's death metal charts.