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Ocean Architecture

From: TN, United States
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Latest Ocean Architecture News

Below is our complete Ocean Architecture news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Ocean Architecture Splits With Bassist

Ocean Architecture has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist and working on a new album:

"Hey guys. We promised an update, so let's do this. There really isn't an easy way to say this. We have come to a time for our band when changes have to be made by circumstances beyond anyone's control. We have parted ways with our bassist Eric Hodge. Eric has some very exciting things happening in his life and we wish him luck and will always love him.

"With that being said we are very happy to welcome Jeremy Edge to the OA family as our new bassist! We are very confident you will enjoy his rumbling.

"With THAT being said; we are kicking things into high gear. We will be playing shows again by February, so be sure to check with us on that. Lastly but not least, we have officially begun writing for our next album that we are hoping to release by fall of this year!!! We have a few more things in the works, but we will make you wait on that for now...

"We can't thank you enough for the ongoing support that you guys have had for us for the past three years. You all are amazing. Just bear with us a little longer and things will be well worth the wait! So spread the word, everyone: Ocean Architecture is back!"

Ocean Architecture was also previously covered in our look at underground prog metal bands, which can be found right here.

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Unearthing More Of The Prog Metal Underground

Every Monday we unearth three more underground metal bands that our readers may not have had the pleasure of hearing yet, and this week we’re looking another batch of acts that throw prog rock into the mix or otherwise break genre boundaries.

This is our third outing into the ever-changing waters of prog, and what’s interesting about this style is how many different sounds can be contained within the same overall genre title (even the term “prog” itself is somewhat contradictory – if a band falls into an easily identifiable genre label then is it really “progressive?”). For instance, compare Orphan Bloom’s over the top rock style from our last prog metal edition of Unearthing the Metal Underground with the mixture of soothing atmosphere and death metal mayhem found in Enochian Theory below. Both are “prog,” but both are vastly different in style and substance.

These three acts are a little less jazz and instrumental focused than the bands in our last prog lineup, and cover a wider range of ground, heading into power and symphonic territory as well.

Ocean Architecture

U.S. act Ocean Architecture is a newer band on the scene, having just now finished and released online a first full-length album title “Animus.” Although the sound quality isn’t perfect (this is a debut from an unknown group after all), the album still has pretty much everything that a progressive metal fanatic craves: crazy electronic keyboard sounds, a strong prog rock feel, random gang shouts, and even some black/death metal bouts interspersed all throughout.

Topping it all off are some technical and showy bits, as well as interesting changes in tempo and vocal styles, such as the odd feeling of falling created during the “spiral downwards” section on the track “Plato’s Cave.” You can listen to the full “Animus” album through the Bandcamp player below.

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Ocean Architecture Streaming Entire New Album

Ocean Architecture has released the band's new "Animus" album online via Bandcamp. You can also stream the entire release through the player below. The music was recorded in Frederick MD, Bethany DE, and Murfreesboro TN between the months of June 2011 and December 2011. According to the band, "Animus" is a "musical entity that tells an unfolding story about doubt, anger, perception, confusion, fear, insanity, and enlightenment."

Ocean Architecture also commented:

"We can't even express to you how relieving it is to finally share this. To our family, friends and fans: thank you for all of your support and we could not have done this without you. We love you all. Enjoy Animus."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Metatheory
2. The Last Stand
3. Plato's Cave
4. Velvet
5. Columns of Time
6. Steel Ecstasy: Columns Collapse
7. Animus Part I
8. Animus Part II More...

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Ocean Architecture Performance Footage Available

Tennessee's Ocean Architecture has uploaded live footage of the band performing the tracks "Metatheory" and "The Last Stand" live in Nashville at The End on December 7th, 2011. Watch the performance footage in the player below.

Ocean Architecture also recently posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming "Animus" album, which can be found at this location.

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Ocean Architecture Posts "Animus" Teaser

Tennessee metal act Ocean Architecture has launched an IndieGogo campaign to help fund the band's upcoming "Animus" album. Check out full details on the fundraising campaign and further information on the band here. Ocean Architecture has also posted a teaser trailer for the upcoming album, which can be viewed below.

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Ocean Architecture Finishes Recording Album

Tennessee's Ocean Architecture has announced the band has completed the recording sessions for the upcoming new album "Animus." The album is currently in the mixing/mastering process, which is expected to come to a close in mid-January. Keyboardist Joe Dorsey commented, "We can't wait to show the world this music, I think this album is gonna turn out really great!"

For more info on Ocean Architecture, check out Metalunderground.com's interview with the band earlier this year at this location, or listen to a previously posted rough mix of "The Last Stand" here.

The currently announced track listing is as follows:

1. Metatheory
2. The Last Stand
3. Plato's Cave
4. Velvet
5. Columns of Time
6. Steel Ecstacy
7. Animus Part 1
8. Animus Part 2

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Ocean Architecture Posts Live Footage

Tennessee's Ocean Architecture has posted several video clips online from a live performance at the New Band Showcase. You can check out the first clip below and the rest after the jump.

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Ocean Architecture Posts "The Last Stand" Song

Ocean Architecture has posted a rough mix online of the song "The Last Stand," which can be heard in the player below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album "Animus."

The Last Stand (new mix) by OceanArchitecture

The track listing is as follows:

1. Metatheory
2. The Last Stand
3. Plato's Cave
4. Velvet
5. Columns of Time
6. Steel Ecstacy
7. Animus Part 1
8. Animus Part 2

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Ocean Architecture Reveals "Animus" Track Listing

Ocean Architecture is currently working on the band's new album "Animus." The group has now revealed the track listing will be as follows:

1. Metatheory
2. The Last Stand
3. Plato's Cave
4. Velvet
5. Columns of Time
6. Steel Ecstacy
7. Animus Part 1
8. Animus Part 2

You can check out the song "Plato's Cave" in the player below, or head over here to check out footage of the band recording the new album.

Plato's Cave (Demo) by OceanArchitecture

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Ocean Architecture Posts Recording Footage

Ocean Architecture has posted studio footage of the band's time tracking the upcoming album "Animus." You can check out the clip in the player below.

The band also recently posted a demo song online titled "Plato's Cave." You can check out the track by heading over here.

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Ocean Architecture Posts Demo Song

Tennessee's Ocean Architecture has posted a demo song online titled "Plato's Cave," which can be heard in the player below. Ocean Architecture has also announced plans to enter the studio this summer to record a full-length album. Additional details will be announced as they are made available.

Plato's Cave (Demo) by OceanArchitecture

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