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On Thursday, March 25th at 12PM PST//3PM EST//8PM CET, The Ocean will host a special livestream show, featuring a performance of 2018’s Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic in its entirety!

The Ocean comments: “We will be performing ‘Phanerozoic I’ in its entirety on Thursday, March 25, 8PM CET – streamed live from Pier2, a shipyard in the port of Bremen, Germany.
Please join to make this evening special – it will be a show without any audience in the live room. We’ll be playing for you guys at your homes, wherever they are.
After more than a year of absence from playing music, we’re stoked to be getting back together to rehearse and perform – even more so, because we have a new space which we are currently transforming into our own recording studio. This is the beginning of a new era for us. We’ve battled against the inertia of 2020 with writing a whole bunch of new material, and the result is that we’ve got 2 new albums ready to record once the construction work is done.
For now, there are no plans to make this available online after the event, nor to do this again, so don’t miss out on this.
If this goes well, we‘ll promise to do something for ‘Phanerozoic II’ a bit later in the year. ;)”

Purchase your ticket at: Ticketholders will be able to replay the full stream for 48 hours from the start of the show.

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The Ocean have posted a brand new tour documentary from their 2013 Pelagial World Tour over on their youtube channel. With quality similar to their recently released “Collective Oblivion” triple DVD, this portion covers the European leg of The Ocean’s recent headlining tour, as well as the line-up changes at the end of the year 2013; when Luc Hess and Jona Nido were replaced by Paul Seidel and Damian Murdoch. It’s truly an in depth look into what it’s like to tour on a worldwide scale as an underground metal band. View part one and part two now at

The Ocean are currently in North America for the first time since last year’s The Summer Slaughter Tour. Their co-headline tour with Prosthetic Recording artist Scale the Summit began last week. The tour also includes special guests The Atlas Moth and Silver Snakes, and is being presented by Metal Sucks.The tour kicked off on Wednesday, March 5 in Seattle Washington and will wrap up on Sunday, March 30 in Cambridge Mass., including two dates scheduled in Austin, TX for SXSW.

The Ocean will notice a change in the lineup from the last time around, as they’ve added drummer Paul Seidel, and guitarist Damian Murdoch to replace Luc Hess and Jona Nido, who departed the band on mutual terms late last year. Live videos have been made available from The Summer Slaughter Tour stop at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI. Fans can watch “Demersal: Cognitive Dissonance” (featuring guest vocals from CJ of Thy Art is Murder) HERE.


Click HERE for tour dates or to watch the blog video. It is well worth it and quite moving.

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The Ocean unveils new video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 12:20 PM (PST)

The Ocean German metallers The Ocean have released the music video for their song “Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams” off of their most recent album Pelagial.

Guitarist Robin Staps had this to say about the video:

“This clip is blending performance footage with excerpts from Craig Murray’s Pelagial movie, which was released along with the limited edition CD and vinyl boxset versions of the album. We’ve never really done a clip like that before, but it was great fun making this.”

Check out the video over at Metal Blade.

Check out The Ocean tour dates here.

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The Ocean share “Pelagial” teaser video

Posted by GageT on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:35 AM (PST)

The Ocean Band PhotoGerman so-progressive-it-hurts collective The Ocean dropped a new video that shows snippets of their upcoming LP, Pelagial, which is out April 30 via Metal Blade. This is in addition to the previously released track from that album, “Bathyalpelagic III: Disequillibrated.”

Check out both videos here.

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German progressive metallers and Canadian progressive metallers, The Ocean and The Devin Townsend Project, have announced new North American tour dates. The tour will begin October 8th and end October 29th.To check out the full tour schedule click here.

The Ocean’s last album, “Anthropocentric,” was released November 2010 through Metal Blade Records.

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Berlin based prog metallers The Ocean debuted the video for “The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts,” from the band’s “Anthropocentric” full-length, released via Metal Blade last November. Anthropocentric is the sequel to Heliocentric (released in April of 2010). Together the records serve as a separately-issued double album, a mammoth conceptual effort that took almost two years to complete. From a lyrical and artistic point of view, the albums represent a fundamental and philosophical critique of Christianity.

Check out the video for “The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts” here.

The band is currently making their way through North America on The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek, with headliners Between The Buried And Me, Job For A Cowboy and Cephalic Carnage on select dates, which you can check here.

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The Ocean announce US tour dates with Between The Buried And Me

Posted by Tommy on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 10:48 AM (PST)

German progressive/atmospheric metal enigmas The Ocean have announced U.S. and [some] Canadian tour dates with Between The Buried And Me. The tour will start April 15th in New York and end May 14th in North Carolina. Click here for the full tour dates.

The Ocean’s latest album “Anthropocentric” was released on November 9 via Metal Blade Records.

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North Carolina’s progressive metalcore aficionados Between the Buried and Me have just announced they will be touring with Job For a Cowboy, The Ocean, and Cephalic Carnage. Dates and details are forthcoming but you can check out the full tour flier below.

Between the Buried and Me recently just signed a recording deal with Metal Blade Records who will release their upcoming album “The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues”, the bands seventh full-length studio album.

Arizona’s Job For a Cowboy latest album, their sophomore release “Ruination”, was released in 2009 via Metal Blade records and was the follow-up to 2007’s concept album “Genesis”.

Germany’s progressive metal quintet The Ocean released “Anthropocentric” this past November on Metal Blade Records as well.

Cephalic Carnage released their sixth studio album “Misled by Certainty” this past August via Relapse Records.

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The Ocean streaming full upcoming album “Anthropocentric”

Posted by Lucas Riot on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 5:57 PM (PST)

The Ocean - AnthropocentricToday will begin streaming “Anthropocentric,” the upcoming full-length from German progressive/atmospheric metal enigmas The Ocean, in its entirety. The stream will remain active until November 8, the day before the official North American release date.

To check out “Anthropocentric” click here.

“Anthropocentric” is the sequel to the band’s “Heliocentric” long player, released earlier this year. Where “Heliocentric” tells the story of the rise of the heliocentric world view — the idea that the earth revolves around the sun — and the effects this discovery had on Christian belief and occidental culture, “Anthropocentric” challenges the views of creationists and other modern fundamentalists who still believe that the earth is at the center of the universe and no more than 5,000 years old. “Anthropocentric continues the critique of Christianity, inspired by the questions that Dostoyevsky asked and some of the answers that Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Dawkins gave,” notes guitarist Robin Staps.

Musically heavier than “Heliocentric,” “Anthropocentric” covers a similar sonic and dynamic range as its predecessor by including a number of calm, acoustic moments, but these are, for the most part, orchestrated with guitars, and not so much with piano and strings. “The album is a pretty big production, and still has a very earthy, organic feel to it,” says Staps. “We’ve spent a great deal of time on the basic sound this time around — the drums, bass, guitars and vocals — and at this stage I am pretty confident that this will pay off in the end!”

“Anthropocentric” will be released on November 9 via Metal Blade Records.

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The Ocean robbed in Madrid, Spain

Posted by Lucas Riot on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 7:42 PM (PST)

On Wednesday, October 20, 2010 The Ocean, who are currently on tour supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan in Europe, were robbed on a highway near Madrid. Said the band in a statement: “Two guys in a black BMW pulled us over with fake police IDs. They asked for our van papers and IDs and wanted to know if we had any money to declare. We were not skeptical at this point, as it is normal in Europe that you have to declare larger amounts of money when you’re crossing borders, so we told them we had merch money with us, and the guy wanted to see it. When we showed them the merch wallet, the guy reached through the open window, seized it and ran back to the BMW in front of us, where his colleague was waiting with the engine running. Unfortunately our van and trailer don’t match the speed of a BMW, but fortunately it’s not allowed to carry guns in Europe, as otherwise we would be in jail now for shooting the guy in the face.

“We are facing a loss of over 6000 euro of merch income from the last days and fees. The exact amount is still to be determined. As some of you may or may not know, conditions on support tours are usually grim. Fees are low and barely cover expenses for van, gas, highway tolls, ferries etc. There is no accommodation arrangements, we’ve been crashing out on people’s floors for weeks. Losing more than 6000 euro is something we simply cannot afford at this point.

We are asking everyone who is planning to order Anthropocentric in the next few weeks through our shop to help out. You can do so by donating 5 Euro when you place your order. All income generated through this will make the loss smaller for us.

Everyone who donates 5 Euro will receive a copy of the police report and a Thank You card signed by all band members. We would like to thank you in advance for your support!”

You can donate here.

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