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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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Musicians Talk About Their Metal Gateway Bands

Metal Injection's new series "Ask The Artist" is back with a new episode. This edition asks "What band got you into heavy metal?" Watch the clip below as members of Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, Dying Fetus, A Life Once Lost, Times of Grace, The Ocean, Revocation, Lazarus A.D., Lionheart, Volumes, Struc/tures, and The Contortionist talk about their gateway bands into metal.


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Musicians Discuss What They Would Do Besides Music

Metal Injection has launched a new series titled "Ask The Artist," in which one question is asked to numerous bands to see their responses. In this edition Metal Injection asked members of Between the Buried And Me, Times of Grace, A Life Once Lost, Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage, The Ocean, LaZarus AD, Revocation, Structures, Lionheart and more about what profession they would choose if they weren't a touring musician. You can see the band's answers below.


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The Ocean Posts New Music Video Online

German metallers The Ocean have teamed up with Noisecreep to debut their latest music video. The video was shot for the track "She Was The Universe" and can be viewed using the player provided.

You can also check out the band's previously uploaded music video for "Roots & Locusts" by heading over to this location.

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New England Metal Fest Footage Available

Metal Injection has posted a video clip online from the New England Metal and Hardcore festival that includes appearances from members of Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, Dying Fetus, Times of Grace, A Life Once Lost, Volumes, Structures, The Ocean, Lionheart, and Lazarus A.D. discussing their experiences at the fest and what playing the show means to them. The video clip can be viewed below.


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The Ocean Posts U.S. Tour Documentary Online

German progressive metal act The Ocean has posted the first half of its North American tour documentary online. You check out the video in the player below, with a detailed account of The Ocean's performance in Vancouver, Canada being featured here.

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Between The Buried and Me Treks to Tennessee

"The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek" tour tore its way through North America and part of Canada over the course of a month, moving counter-clockwise from New York and ends up in Asheville, North Carolina tonight. As the name shows, Between The Buried and Me was supporting their new album, "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues," and they brought a solid lineup to Nashville with them – Job For A Cowboy and The Ocean. On their stop through Rocketown on Friday, May 13th, the bands played to a familiar crowd. Three years earlier, Between The Buried and Me had recorded their show here at Rocketown and released it as a live CD/DVD package – "Colors Live."

As the line snaked around the large venue, funneling in for about an hour, you could overhear discussions about the rarity of bands like Between the Buried and Me, Opeth, and others who "could do whatever they wanted, and I’d always love ‘em." More...

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The Ocean Posts Tour Video

The Ocean has spent the last few weeks making its 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. AOL’s Noisecreep is currently hosting a teaser video the band created on tour. To witness some documented clips of the mayhem from the comfort of your computer chair, check out the video clip below.

You can also check out a recent show report of The Ocean's Vancouver appearance at this location, or watch the band's music video for "Roots & Locusts" here.

The band's upcoming shows are as follows:

5/10/2011 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
5/11/2011 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
5/12/2011 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2011 Rockettown – Nashville, TN
5/14/2011 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

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The Ocean Posts "Roots & Locusts" Video

Metal Injection has posted a new video from The Ocean for "Roots & Locusts." The track is featured on the album, "Anthropocentric" (reviewed here), in stores now through Metal Blade Records. You can watch the video below.


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You can also check out a report of The Ocean's recent show in Vancouver here or read Metalunderground.com's interview with the band about the new album at this location.

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The Night BTBAM Drowned In The Ocean

It is without a doubt that the hype and anticipation around the first ever headlining performance from Between the Buried and Me in Vancouver was huge. Having appeared in the city twice before as an opening act, playing only 2 songs in its first appearance and 3 songs the next, the BTBAM faithful were lined up two blocks deep outside the city's Rickshaw Theater hours before showtime, to catch a well deserved full length set. Although being the headline act the attention would soon be taken away from them by five guys from Germany, who would show Vancouver how live metal should be done. More...

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The Ocean Kicks Off North American Tour

German metal collective and Metal Blade Recording artists The Ocean kick off a month-long North American tour today. The band will perform three headlining shows beginning tonight at Jaxx in Springfield, VA before joining "The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek, ” with headliners Between The Buried And Me, Job For A Cowboy, and Cephalic Carnage on select dates. Presented by Peter Says Denim, in association with Guitar World & MetalSucks.net, “The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek” will begin in Farmingdale, New York at The Crazy Donkey, include a stop at this year’s New England Metal And Hardcore fest in Worcester, Massachusetts and hit over two dozen cities before making a final stop in Ashville, North Carolina at The Orange Peel.

Said guitarist Robin Staps of the tour: "We're excited to be back in the U.S. It's been three years since our last tour over here with Kylesa, Intronaut, Lair Of The Minotaur and Withered. We've been wanting to come back ever since, but it's just so difficult for a European band to work out tour logistics and working visas are really expensive for us... But we finally made it! Looking forward to these three upcoming headlining shows where we're gonna play full 90-minute sets, and I'm sure the BTBAM tour afterwards will be equally great, though shorter set times for us. Looking forward to see you all out there somewhere!"

The dates are as follows:

Headlining Shows
4/11/2011 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
4/12/2011 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
4/13/2011 Public Assembly - Brooklyn, NY

Peter Says Denim Presents Between The Buried And Me In association with Guitar World & MetalSucks.net With Job For A Cowboy, The Ocean & Cephalic Carnage (*on select dates)
4/15/2011 The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
4/16/2011 The Palladium - Worcester, MA (New England Metal And Hardcore Festival)
4/17/2011 Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
4/18/2011 Atlar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
4/19/2011 Club Infinity - Williamsville, NY
4/20/2011 Le National - Montreal, QC
4/21/2011 Opera House - Toronto, ON
4/22/2011 Headliner’s - Toledo, OH
4/23/2011 The Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, MI
4/25/2011 Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
4/26/2011 Granada - Lawrence, KS
4/27/2011 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO *
4/29/2011 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
4/30/2011 El Corazon - Seattle, WA *
5/01/2011 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR *
5/03/2011 Ace Of Clubs - Sacramento, CA *
5/04/2011 Slim’s - San Francisco, CA *
5/05/2011 Glasshouse Music Hall - Pomona, CA *
5/06/2011 Soma - San Diego, CA *
5/07/2011 Nile Theatre - Mesa, AZ *
5/09/2011 The Door - Dallas, TX
5/10/2011 The Marquee - Tulsa, OK
5/11/2011 New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, TN
5/12/2011 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
5/13/2011 Rockettown - Nashville, TN
5/14/2011 The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC

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BTBAM Streaming New Album Online

Between the Buried and Me will release a new LP, titled "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues," on April 12th via Metal Blade Records. The three-song strong, 30 minute release was recorded at Canada's Metalworks Studios and Rattlebox Studios and produced / engineered by the Grammy award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, King Crimson, Dream Theater, etc.) with the band. In advance of its release, MetalSucks premiered "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" in its entirety here.

The track listing for "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" is as follows:

1. Specular Reflection
2. Augment of Rebirth
3. Lunar Wilderness

You can pre-order "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" now.

Immediately upon the release of "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues," Between the Buried and Me will kick off a full-scale North American headlining tour. The tour will launch on April 15th and feature support from special guests Job For A Cowboy, The Ocean and Cephalic Carnage (on select dates).

Here are the latest Between the Buried and Me tour dates: More...

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Former Vocalist Of The Ocean Forms Collusion

Mike Pilat, known for his previous work fronting German progressive metal act The Ocean has formed his own new band named Collusion. You can check out two brand new songs from the band below which are taken from the group's debut self-titled album.

"Tides of Luna"


"Leave the Bottle"

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More Bands Added To Summer Breeze Lineup

More bands have now been confirmed to appear at the upcoming Summer Breeze Open Air 2011, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th in Germany. The newest additions to the festival are Benighted, Blitzkid, Deadlock, God Dethroned, Hackneyed, Mad Sin, Postmortem, and Powerwolf.

Full details on the festival are available here. The complete list of currently confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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The Ocean To Tour Europe With Intronaut

German progressive metal act The Ocean has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek will come from Intronaut, Red Fang and Earthship. you can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

05/29 Tutange, LUX – Food For Your Senses Festival
05/31 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
06/01 Bochum, GER – Matrix
06/02 Lingby, DEN – Templet
06/03 Bremen, GER – Tower
06/04 Athens, GRE – TBA (no Earthship)
06/05 Berlin, GER – Lido
06/06 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
06/07 Bratislava, SLO – Randall
06/08 Wien, AUT – Arena
06/12 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
06/16 Stuttgart, GER – Universum
06/17 Kassel, GER – TBA

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Powerwolf To Play Metalcamp

Powerwolf has issued the following brief announcement about appearing at the upcoming Metalcamp festival:

"The Wolves will hold the sermon of steel at this year's Metalcamp on July 15th. Can't wait to sanctify this wonderful place with wolfish metal."

Other confirmed acts include Evile, Moonspell, The Ocean, Arch Enemy, Blind Guardian, Zonaria, Alestorm, Accept, and many more. Additional details on the festival are available at this location.

Powerwolf also recently announced additional festival appearances this year at Masters of Rock and Rock Harz Open Air.

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BTBAM To Tour North America With The Ocean

American progressive metal act Between the Buried and Me has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of North America. Support on the trek will come from label mates Job For A Cowboy and The Ocean. Between the Buried and Me will be touring in support of its forthcoming album "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" which is due for release through Metal Blade Records on April 12th, 2011. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

04/15 Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
04/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (New England Metal And Hardcore Festival)
04/17 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
04/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
04/19 Williamsville, NY – Club Infinity
04/20 Montreal, QC – Le National
04/21 Toronto, ON – Opera House
04/22 Toledo, OH – Headliners
04/23 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
04/25 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
04/26 Lawrence, KS – Granada
04/27 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
04/29 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/30 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/01 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
05/03 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
05/04 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
05/05 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse Music Hall
05/06 San Diego, CA – Soma
05/07 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
05/09 Dallas, TX – The Door
05/10 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
05/11 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
05/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/13 Nashville, TN – Rockettown
05/14 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

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The Ocean Posts New Music Video Online

Berlin, Germany progressive metal act The Ocean has released a music video for its track "Firmament." The video was filmed during a concert which took place in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland on March 26th of 2010. You can view the video below:

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New England Metalfest 2011 Lineup Announced

The full list of bands and dates for which they will appear has been announced for the forthcoming New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussets. The festival lineup is as follows:

Thursday, April 14:
ATTACK ATTACK!
VANNA
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS
BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
LIONS LIONS
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
ATTILA
A PLEA FOR PURGING
DR. ACULA
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
LEGACY
COUNTERPARTS
LEGION More...

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Metalcamp 2011 Lineup Announced

Zonaria is the latest act to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, which is set to take place from July 11th - 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ABINCHOVA
ACCEPT
ACHREN
AIRBOURNE
ALESTORM
AMORPHIS
ARCH ENEMY
ARKONA
AVA INFERI
BLIND GUARDIAN
BRAINSTORM
BREZNO
BULLDOZER
DEATH ANGEL
DEICIDE
DIE APOKALYPTISCHE REITE
HATE
HEAVEN'S GREY
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
IN EXTREMO
IN SOLITUDE
KALMAH
KATATONIA
KREATOR
KYLESA
MERCENARY
MOONSORROW
MOONSPELL
OBSCURA
OCTOBER FILE
RISING DREAM
SERENITY
SUICIDAL ANGELS
TAAKE
THAUROROD
THE OCEAN
VANDERBUYST
VIRGIN STEELE
WATAIN
WINTERSUN
ZONARIA

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The Ocean To Film Live DVD

German progressive metal act The Ocean has announced that it will be filming its first ever live concert DVD on January 29th, 2011. The band has posted the following statement online:

"On January 29th, THE OCEAN will play a unique performance at the Museum für Musikinstrumente at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. We will play amidst a collection of historic cembalo from the 16th century. We will have a piano player with us who will play on one of these instruments, as well as a cello player. The show will also be filmed for our upcoming DVD.

"We will not play any 'Anthropocentric'-songs yet, but will play some Precambrian songs we've never played before. THE SHOW IS FREE OF CHARGE! The Ocean are scheduled for 11 PM stage-time."

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