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Oceans Of Slumber

From: Houston, TX
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Below is our complete Oceans Of Slumber 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.

Bayou Doom Fest III Details Announced

The Houston Doom Brigade is pleased to announce that this year’s edition of the Bayou Doom Fest will be headlined by none other than Houston legends Helstar. Bayou Doom Fest III will take place on August 8th at Fitzgerald’s in Houston, TX. In addition to Helstar, the fest will feature Century Media’s newest signees, Oceans of Slumber, plus Las Cruces, Sanctus Bellum, Project Armageddon, Funeral Horse, and many more.

Speaking on the festival, Helstar vocalist James Rivera stated “Although most people wouldn’t consider us to be a doom band in the traditional sense, doom is a style of music that is very near and dear to our hearts and it’s one that’s been a big influence on us. Doom metal has a darkness to it that we incorporate into our sound as well. In honor of the occasion, we’ve got a very special set planned that will showcase some of our doomiest tracks. We’ve also got some surprises planned around the theme of the late, great Christopher Lee as Dracula. Godfathers of Doom and Nosferatu anyone?”

Houston Doom Brigade co-founder Doomstress Alexis commented “There’s been no bigger friend to the doom scene in Texas than Helstar. Though they may a somewhat unorthodox choice as headliner, there’s not a doom fan in the state that isn’t a big fan of Helstar. That makes them a great fit for the fest.”

Now in its 3rd year, Bayou Doom Fest has showcased the best talent that the Gulf Coast region has to offer. Festival alumni include Venomous Maximus, Warbeast, Wo Fat, Cauldron (ex-Gammacide), Mothership, and Destroyer of Light. More...

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Oceans Of Slumber Signs With Century Media

Century Media Records is pleased to announce the signing of Houston progressive metallers Oceans of Slumber. The label comments:

"Founded in 2011, Oceans Of Slumber mystify listeners with atmospheric melodies over darkened dynamics that range from the perversely sinister to the adventurously progressive. Creating an undeniably epic wall of sound that has become the Texans' trademark, Oceans Of Slumber caught the attention of the world's largest heavy metal label and will release their 'Blue' EP on limited edition vinyl August 21st, 2015.

"On the 'Blue' EP, listeners are treated to re-imaginings of classics from seminal artists such as Candlemass, Led Zeppelin, Emperor and Pink Floyd. The EP also includes a re-working of a previously released Oceans Of Slumber track as well as a taste of a brand new single that will appear on the forthcoming full length album, to be released by Century Media, date and title TBA."

Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R Century Media Records Europe comments: "Being part of the metal scene for so many years it's hard to surprise me with anything but I couldn't believe what I heard when my colleague Daniel Dismal sent me the new Oceans Of Slumber recordings. Here's a young band, combining the best of Texas' heritage from both Metal and Alternative Progressive bands such as Watchtower, King's X, Mars Volta, Trail Of Dead and going way back to the roots of Big Mama Thornton and her disciple, Janis Joplin. These highly skilled musicians made a huge step with the addition of the young, soulful voice of Cammie Gilbert and I'm sure you will be just as surprised when you hear the upcoming album! The Blue EP is just the beginning from Oceans Of Slumber on Century Media and I am sure they'll be surprising us all every step of the way." More...

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Evergrey Announces North American Tour

Sweden's Evergrey announced a tour of North America this Summer with Australia's Voyager, Canada's Borealis and Houston's Oceans of Slumber. The tour begins in Chicago and winds up in Atlanta as part of the Mid-Week Mayhem show (which features Evergrey, Voyager, While Heaven Wept and Halcyon Way) to kick off ProgPower USA in September.

Evergrey is supporting the latest album "Hymns For the Broken." A review for the album can be found at this location.

The tour is presented by Revolver Magazine and Infinity Concerts. Confirmed Dates are as follows:

Aug 26 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Aug 27 – Cleveland, OH – Agora
Aug 28 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Aug 29 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Aug 30 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
Sep 1 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
Sep 3 – New York, NY – The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
Sep 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Sep 5 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Sep 6 – Springfield, VA – Empire
Sep 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
Sep 9 – Atlanta, GA – Midweek Mayhem @ ProgPower USA (The Loft) **

**Evergrey, Voyager, While Heaven Wept and Halcyon Way More...

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Oceans Of Slumber Posts Official Video

Houston-based progressive metal act Oceans Of Slumber has posted a video for the song "Remedy" off their self-released debut "Aetherial." Check out the video below. The person responsible for the mixing and mastering of Aetherial, UK madman Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Evile, etc.), had this to say about his work with the Houston prog-metallers:

"Oceans of Slumber are of one of the top 10 bands I've ever worked with. The perfect mixture of sheer brutality with ultimate musicianship taking you on a journey through music. Old school metal mixed with prog and psychedelia brought right up to date with cutting death metal and black metal influences. All my favorite stuff rolled into one!"


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Oceans Of Slumber Streaming Entire Album

Texas progressive metal band Oceans Of Slumber is streaming its brand new album "Aetherial" over at stereokiller, or below in the player. The group is also seeking a label for the release, with interested parties urged to go here. UK producer Russ Russell (Dimmu Borgir, Evile, Napalm Death) handled the mixing and mastering for the release and had this to say about the band:

"Oceans of Slumber are of one of the top 10 bands I've ever worked with. The perfect mixture of sheer brutality with ultimate musicianship taking you on a journey through music. Old school metal mixed with prog and psychedelia brought right up to date with cutting death metal and black metal influences. All my favorite stuff rolled into one!"


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Oceans Of Slumber Releases Debut

On February 1st Oceans Of Slumber self-released a progressive metal whirlwind called "Aetherial." The album features nine tracks, and the title track is streaming below. The Houston band features in its ranks the drummer of grind purists Insect Warfare (among many others), a degreed Jazz guitarist, and an all-around cast of 'players' players.' The person responsible for the mixing and mastering of "Aetherial" is UK madman Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Evile, etc). Listen to two more tracks from Oceans Of Slumber over at reverbnation.

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