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The Ocean

Formed: 2000
From: Berlin, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Ocean News

Below is our complete The Ocean 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.

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The Ocean Premiere New Official Music Video

A Craig Murray helmed official music video for The Ocean‘s new song “Permian: The Great Dying” has recently premiered online, streaming for you via YouTube below. Footage for the clip was captured mostly in India and Indonesia.

Explains The Ocean‘s Robin Staps: More...

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Brutal Assault Festival Announces 85% Tickets Sold

Brutal Assault Festival announces 85% of the tickets of its upcoming 2019 edition already being sold. Tells the festival promotion agency:

"The attractive lineup of our festival draws audience from all around the world and we've already sold 85 % of all available tickets - thank You for your interest! Our lineup also misses just a couple of last bands and the artists from our KAL stage to be completely revealed... and that is happening soon! We can only recommend to everyone not to hesitate with the purchase of the festival pass, because there are gonna be no more tickets when the currently available capacity is gone!

The festival passes are 102€ (full festival passes only), but you'll also find discounted festival passes for the disabled and for kids in our e-shop HERE."

You can now also generate your own Brutal Assault poster with bands ordered according to your liking and share your taste with the world! If you share your #mybrutal2019 poster on Facebook or Instagram, you can win a free festival pass!

Find all the details HERE. More...

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Brutal Assault: 90 € Early Bird Festival Passes

The Brutal Assault 2019-team has the below announcement concerning their early bird festival passes for you:

"By the end of the month we'll stop selling the 90€ early bird festival passes. These are currently available from our e-shop in two forms, physical collector’s ticket where you have to pay for shipping and electronic ticket that you'll print at home and don't have to pay for shipping. It's also possible to change your e-ticket for design hard paper ticket on spot for a small fee.

Don't miss your opportunity to get the cheapest tickets that there are!"

Brutal Assault 2019, will once again take place at the Fortress Josefov - Jaromer, Czech Republic from , 7th – 10th August.

BRUTAL ASSAULT 2019 festival pass [PRINT@HOME ticket]


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The Ocean European/UK Tour Announced

The Ocean announce the dates for a new European/UK tour in support of their latest effort, “Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic“. Support acts will be revealed in January.

03/13 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
03/14 Geneva, SWI – PRT/L’Usine
03/15 Lyon, FRA – CCO
03/16 Toulouse, FRA – Rex
03/17 Marseilles, FRA – Les Pennes Mirabeau
03/18 Colmar, FRA – Le Grillen
03/19 Bethune, FRA – Le Poche
03/20 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
03/21 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse
03/22 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
03/23 Glasgow, UK – Audio
03/24 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
03/25 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
03/26 Den Haag, NET – Paard
03/27 Cologne, GER – Club Volta
03/28 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
03/29 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
03/30 Bremen, GER – Tower
03/31 Hamburg, GER – Logo
04/02 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset
04/03 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
04/06 Stavangar, NOR – Folken
04/07 Hamar, NOR – Gregers
04/08 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega

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Dimmu Borgir, Godflesh added to Brutal Assault '19

In an announcement sure to please black metal fans, Brutal Assault Festival reveals that Dimmu Borgir will be taking to the stage at Fortress Josehov, Czech Republic. Industrial pioneers Godflesh have also been added to the bill - they last played the festival in 2015.

More bands revealed in this update include legendary thrash bands Anthrax and Sacred Reich. Iron Reagan, Prong, The Ocean, Thy Art is Murder, After The Burial and The Obsessed are just some of the other names.

Unfortunately A Pale Horse Named Death, who were previously announced, will be unable to perform.

Brutal Assault 2019 will take place at Fortress Josehov in the Czech Republic, August 7-9.

The full lineup so far:

ABORTED
AFTER THE BURIAL
ALIEN WEAPONRY
AGNOSTIC FRONT
ANAAL NATHRAKH
ANATHEMA
ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY
ANTAEUS
ANTHRAX
CARCASS
CARPENTER BRUT
COUNTING HOURS
CRYSTAL LAKE
CULT OF LUNA
CYTOTOXIN
DEICIDE
DAUGHTERS
DESTRUCTION
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
DIMMU BORGIR
EKTOMORF
ELECTRIC WIZARD
GET THE SHOT
GODFLESH
GUTALAX
HEILUNG
HIGHER POWER
HYPOCRISY
IMMOLATION
IRON REAGAN
JINJER
JUNGLE ROT
KRISIUN
LIONHEART
MANES
MESHUGGAH
METAL CHURCH
MGLA
MIDNIGHT
MYRKUR
NAPALM DEATH
NECROS CHRISTOS
OF MICE & MEN
OCEANS OF SLUMBER
PERFECITIZEN
PRONG
RAISED FIST
ROTTING CHRIST
SACRED REICH
SAOR
SHAPE OF DESPAIR
SLÆGT
TAAKE
TANKARD
TAPHOS
TESTAMENT
THE OBSESSED
THE OCEAN
THY ART IS MURDER
TOSKA
UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION
VARGRAV
VENOM PRISON
VUUR
WINDHAND
WOLFBRIGADE
WOE UNTO ME

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Brutal Assault Festival Band Upddate Announced

Brutal Assault Festival announces another band update for its upcoming 2019 edition. Tells the festival promotion agency:

"Let’s open this mega update with a black metal stormblast! Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world’s biggest black metal forge, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. And now DIMMU BORGIR have finally returned with a vicious work of art that is their latest album Eonian and they are coming to storm the main stage at Brutal Assault!
Wicked aural filth comes from the islands with GODFLESH, who are highly regarded as one of the pioneers of industrial metal; they took industrial to the next level with their fuse of heavy guitars and mixing it with slow drum loops and effects and their unique approach has spawned several musical styles since their conception.
Brutal Assault will also present a combo of iconic thrashers that need no introduction, ANTHRAX and SACRED REICH will make it to the fest alongside upcoming crossover thrash ministry IRON REAGAN and a staple name of the genre PRONG. More...

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The Ocean Premiere New Song & Music Video

The Ocean premiere a new official music video for their track “Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence“, taken from the upcoming new album “Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic“, which will be released on November 02nd.

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The Ocean Debut "Permian: The Great Dying"

The Ocean premiere a new song titled "Permian: The Great Dying", taken from their upcoming new album "Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic", which will hit stores on November 02nd through Metal Blade.

Check out now "Permian: The Great Dying" below.

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The Ocean Announce Fall European/UK Tour

The Ocean announce their first official tour they have planned in support of their forthcoming new effort “Phanerozoic“. This trek will take place throughout Europe and the UK. Rosetta and Årabrot will be supporting.

10/31 Karlsruhe, GER – Dudefest
11/01 Paris, FRA – Backstage
11/02 London, UK – The Dome
11/03 Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/05 Munster, GER – Sputnikhalle
11/06 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/07 Sion, SWI – Le Port Franc
11/08 Milan, ITA – Santeria Social Club
11/09 Munich, GER – Strom

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Nightmarer Premiere New Song “Death/Swansong”

Nightmarer (The Ocean, ex-War From A Harlots Mouth, etc.) debut “Death/Swansong” from their new effort, “Cacophony Of Terror“, which will be out on March 23rd via Season Of Mist.

Says guitarist Simon Hawemann of the track: More...

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Nightmarer Debut New Track “Fetisch”

Nightmarer (The Ocean, ex-War From A Harlots Mouth, etc.) debut a new song titled “Fetisch“ below. Season Of Mist have the Nightmarer’s new effort “Cacophony Of Terror” slated for a March 23rd release date.

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Nightmarer Premiere New Song "Skinner"


Nightmarer, featuring ex-Gigan vocalist John Collett and former War From A Harlots Mouth guitarist Simon Hawemann and drummer Paul Seidel (The Ocean) will release their debut album “Cacophony Of Terror” on March 23rd via Season Of Mist. A new track from it titled “Skinner” is streaming below.

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The Ocean 10th Anniversary Vinyls Announced

The Ocean announce an upcoming 10th anniversary 3xLP pressing of their 2007 album, “Precambrian“. The new version of the album comes with a bonus re-recording of the track “Rhyacian” done by the band’s current lineup. The outing will arrive on limited edition special colored vinyl pressings. The record is expected to arrive before the end of February.

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The Ocean Are Working On Two New Albums

The Ocean are working on two new albums. Comments guitarist Robin Staps:

“We are currently working on 2 new albums, which will see the light of day eventually in 2018 and 2019. That’s why we’re not touring much this year, we played around 300 shows during the Pelagial touring cycle, and we feel like it’s about time for something new now. So this is the quiet before the storm right now, in oceanic terms…”

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The Ocean Premieres "Turritopsis Dohrnii"

Pelagic Records -- founded in 2009 by The Ocean guitarist Robin Staps -- will release "In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth" this fall; a compilation of one-hundred-eighty minutes of contemporary post rock, metal, and experimental rock music. The release showcases the entire Pelagic Records roster and includes bands such as Mono, Pg.Lost, Klone, Wang Wen, and many others as well as previously unreleased tracks by The Ocean and new signing Spook The Horses. Preorders are currently available over here.

In advance of the massive collection's September 29th release, Revolver is offering up an official premiere of The Ocean's "Turritopsis Dohrnii," at this location. You can also just press play in the player at the bottom.

The track serves as The Ocean's first output since the 2015 "Transcendental" split EP with Japan's post rock legends Mono, a release which inaugurated the Pelagic Split Series - later to be followed by editions featuring exclusive contributions by Cult Of Luna and The Old Wind, Tiny Fingers and EF, and LLNN and Wovoka.

Issues Staps of "Turritopsis Dohrnii," "This track was recorded as part of the Pelagial session. 'Turritopsis dohrnii' is a jellyfish that lives in the Mediterranean. It is the only immortal species on Earth. Jellyfish are weird creatures. They start their lives as polyps which are basically something closer to a plant than to an animal, something that grows on a rock. These polyps reproduce asexually, by cell division. The result becomes the free-swimming medusa, a jellyfish. Jellies then reproduce sexually, before they die... except this little guy here. Once the adult form of the species have reproduced, they revert back into their juvenile polyp state. They shrink, their tentacles disappear and they sink to the ocean floor to start their unique life cycle all over again... and not just once, but infinitely.

"This track begins and ends with the same part, reflecting that eternal cycle," he continues. "Learning about this tiny creature made me think about how we are desperately striving for physical rejuvenation and intellectual immortality... the other side of the coin is the fact that we barely see any old people these days. In a city like Berlin, everyone is young, healthy and pretty. Elder people get locked away in homes that most of us will never get to see or visit, unless we have family members unfortunate enough to become old." More...

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The Ocean Posts "Rhyacian" Video

Germany's premier post-metal act The Ocean has started work on a new album to follow 2015's split "Transcendental" EP with Japanese post-rock legends Mono.

In anticipation of the upcoming full-length record, The Ocean has launched a new live video for the track "Rhyacian," which head back further into the discography and is taken from 2007's "Precambrian" album. Filmed at the Brick by Brick in San Diego, CA, the video can be viewed below.

Prior to "Transcendental," The Ocean released sixth full-length album "Pelagial" in 2013 - which was hailed as the group's "most ambitious record to date" (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com). Since the album and EP's release, the group has toured the world in support - stay tuned for more info on the upcoming opus. More...

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Ne Obliviscaris Touring Australia

Following a European tour alongside Enslaved, Ne Oblivscaris will embark on a headlining Australian tour. The tour begins this week, and sees the band traveling throughout the rest of the month with The Ocean. Dates are as follows:

Nov. 25 Melbourne (AU) @ 170 Russell
Nov. 26 Adelaide (AU) @ Fowler's Live
Nov. 30 Canberra (AU) @ The Basement
Dec. 1 Sydney (AU) @ Manning Bar
Dec. 2 Newcastle (AU) @ The Cambridge Hotel
Dec. 3 16 Brisbane (AU) @ The Brightside
Dec. 4 Perth (AU) @ Capitol More...

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The Ocean Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Germany's progressive/post-metal collective The Ocean is returning to North America for a near-two-week run of live takeovers.

Set to run from October 30th through November 9th, the band will be joined by North and The Gorge. The West Coast trek includes a stop in Las Vegas Halloween night to share the stage with Napalm Death. See all confirmed dates below:

10/30/2016 Green Room - Flagstaff, AZ w/ North
10/31/2016 LVCS - Las Vegas, NV w/ Napalm Death, North
11/01/2016 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA w/ North, The Gorge
11/02/2016 Ash Street Saloon - Portland, OR w/ North, The Gorge
11/03/2016 Studio 7 - Seattle, WA w/ North, The Gorge
11/04/2016 The Shakedown - Bellingham, WA w/ North, The Gorge
11/05/2016 Old Nick's - Eugene, OR w/ North, The Gorge
11/06/2016 Phoenix Theater - Petaluma, CA w/ North, The Gorge
11/08/2016 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA w/ North, The Gorge
11/09/2016 Complex - Los Angeles, CA w/ North, The Gorge More...

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Nightmarer Posts New Song "Ceremony Of Control"

Nightmarer - featuring members of The Ocean, War From A Harlots Mouth & Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky - premieres a new song titled "Ceremony Of Control", taken from the upcoming new EP "Chasm", which will be out in stores May 01st.

Check out now "Ceremony Of Control" below.

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Intronaut Announces Tour With The Ocean

Progressive metal titans Intronaut will start 2016 with a North American headlining tour, which will see the group supporting newest full length record, "The Direction Of Last Things."

Joining the band on the upcoming trek are The Ocean and North. Speaking about this headlining run, the members of Intronaut comment:

"Intronaut would like to thank all you amazing people for your continued support of our band over the past decade, and especially with the release of our latest album. You guys are the best fans ever, and we're lucky to have you! We are very excited to announce our first headlining run of 2016, with support coming from two bands we love."

The band also provides some interesting details about these headlining shows, adding: "To give you an idea of our show, we are planning on playing all the songs from 'The Direction Of Last Things,' as well as some songs from all our past records. We are also working hard on a beefed-up visual production that should take you from zero to I'm-freaking-out-man in record time." More...

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