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Oceano

Formed: 2006
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Pit Stories: Round 1 - Fight!

The pit is the heart of the metal scene, and there's a 1,001 amazing stories to be found there. We're on a quest to unearth them all!

This week guitarist Raphael Pinsker from New York's Fin'amor shares the following tale of a fight breaking out during every single song of an Oceano set:

It had been a few years since I had last seen Oceano live, the last time being New England Metal & Hardcore Fest. The band is known to "bring the beef" live and I was excited to finally see them again. The amount of energy Oceano brings to the stage is massive and I was looking forward to seeing what would happen at this show.

As I walked into the venue I immediately notice how "DIY" this place looked: makeshift bar? Check. Makeshift bathrooms? Check. On the second floor the toilet was flooded, the sink was stuffed with trash and empty beer cans were afloat at the rim. This place was a complete shit hole, but deep down inside I knew something had to go down that night.

I met up with my buddy Al and we grabbed beers at the "bar." Oceano begins their set and no more than 30 seconds in, the entire place is rocking back and forth. Everyone in the venue gets pushed back, beers are dropping, people are falling on each other, and the pit is raging. First song in: FIGHT. Al and I look at each other confused as kids are trying to break it up. The band continues playing through all of this as if nothing happened.

Oceano moves onto their second song, again another fight. Like clockwork, Oceano is bringing the beef and the fights keep coming. During the breakdown of their sixth song a massive fight breaks out, Al and I look at each other with huge grins on our faces. He points over to the sound booth as we see the sound engineer grab an iron pipe and hop into the crowd to help break the fight up. Staff and security are pulling kids off of each other and kicking them out of the venue.

The house lights get turned on and staff is ejecting everyone in sight. We turn around to the bar and everything has been packed away into blue bins and was being carried upstairs. After the room was cleared Al and I were recapping on what we had just witnessed. Al tells me "There are shows, and then there are shows you remember. This is a show that you will remember for the rest of your life." It's true.

Fin'amor's new album "Forbidding Mourning" will be released on July 7th, 2015 with pre-orders now available here. Two tracks from the album can be heard in the Bandcamp player below. More...

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Oceano Joins The All Stars Tour

Due to kick off on July 17th in San Antonio, Texas, the All Stars Tour features Oceano alongside Upon A Burning Body, Dance Gavin Dance, A Skylit Drive, IWrestledABearOnce, Within The Ruins, Dayshell, Come The Dawn, Chasing Safety, and Conquer Divide.

Ticket info can be found at this location and dates for the impending All Stars Tour are as follows: More...

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Oceano Envisions A Dead Planet

Oceano today premieres a brand new music video for the track "Dead Planet." Directed by Orie McGinness of Enlighten Creative Studio and filmed in front of a horde of die-hard fans, "Dead Planet" captures the intensity of an Oceano live show.

Front man Adam Warren comments: "This video highlights moments from our last performance ever at a venue soon to be extinct, 'Empire', once also known as 'Jaxx' in Springfield, VA. This venue aided in kickstarting our career and will be missed. Experience the intensity and energy of our amazing fans on hallowed grounds. Oceano is awakened and alive in this new music video for Dead Planet."

"Dead Planet" comes from Oceano's new studio album, "Ascendants," which is out now worldwide. You can also see the group live in the U.S. on these upcoming dates:

May 20 - Detroit, MI - Crofoot
May 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
May 22 - Rochester, NY - Waterstreet Music Hall
May 23 - Long Island, NY - Revolution
May 24 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
May 25 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
May 26 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
May 27 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
May 28 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly
May 29 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 30 - Tampa, FL - State Theater
Jun. 02 - El Paso, TX - Mesa Music Hall
Jun. 03 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Jun. 04 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock
Jun. 06 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Jun. 07 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Jun. 08 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven More...

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Oceano Posts "The Taken" Video

Chicago's deathcore titans from Oceano have teamed up with Metal Hammer for the premiere of a brand new music video. Check out "The Taken" below.

Directed by Orie McGinness of Enlighten Creative Studio, "The Taken" comes from Oceano's new studio album, "Ascendants," which is out now worldwide and features nine crushing new tracks. Oceano front man Adam Warren comments:

"There are numerous accounts of The Taken across the globe. Some enlightening, some frightening, and others blurry images never to be retold. Skeptic or not they must be heard. The true Gods have greater purpose for us all." More...

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Veil Of Maya Reveals Album Details, New Tour Dates

Chicago metal titans Veil Of Maya will release "Matriarch" on May 12th via Sumerian Records. Today, the quartet also announces a late Spring headlining tour with special guests Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver, and Entheos. The Matriarch Tour begins May 20th in Detroit and VIP pre-order tickets are available now via this link.

When Veil of Maya was recording "Matriarch," the group found itself with a lot of new ideas, but no singer. Enter Lukas Magyar, hailing from the middle of nowhere.

“I’m from this small town in Wisconsin, where there’s not a lot of music and nobody’s really as serious about it as I am,” says Magyar. “I had followed Veil for a few years, and was really impressed by them. When I heard they needed a new singer, I got in touch.” Magyar, however, had never toured before. Or even been on a plane. Not a problem.

“We flew him out, auditioned him and hired him on the spot,” reveals guitarist Marc Okubo. “He was great. He could sing, too, which is something we’d wanted to do for a while. It really opened up some possibilities.”

After making his live debut in front of thousands at last year’s Knotfest, Magyar quickly joined producer Taylor Larson (Periphery, Darkest Hour) and his new band mates (rounded out by Okubo, drummer Sam Applebaum and bassist Dan Hauser) in the studio to record "Matriarch." It’s an album that finds Magyar bringing a new addition to Veil Of Maya’s arsenal; a mix of harsh and clean singing.

“There was controversy when we released the single, ‘Mikasa’” Okubo admits. “But for every 10 kids who complained online, we gained hundreds of new fans. I think ‘Mikasa’ is the most popular song we’ve ever put out.” More...

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Texas Independence Fest Day 2: Whitechapel

Deathcore was the chosen style of music for day two of Texas Independence Fest in Austin, Texas. Whitechapel headlined and Oceano and Boris The Blade were two of the bands providing support. All those bands played the main stage, the Garage Stage. Before getting into this this stage, I would like to look at some of the small stage, Control Room Stage. Metalcore seems to be alive and well in Temple, Texas, a town located an hour north of Austin. Insonomist out of Temple played yesterday’s show and In The Trench played today. Vocalist Steven Harding’s refrain was infectious and the band got the small crowd in motion. More...

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Oceano Streaming Full Album For Non-U.S. Fans

Chicago's deathcore titans from Oceano have teamed up with French music streaming service Deezer for an exclusive worldwide (excluding USA) pre-stream of new album "Ascendants" a week before the album's official launch.

If you live anywhere but the United States, stream all of "Ascendants" in its entirety at this location. If you live in the U.S. and are an Oceano fan, well, guess you're shit out of luck.

"Ascendants" is due to be officially released on Monday, March 23rd in Europe and a day later in the USA. The album was recorded at The Nook studio in New Lenox, Illinois with producer Nick Nativo. The artwork was created by Dusty Peterson.

Pre-order "Ascendants" now on CD at this location. You can also see the band live on these dates: More...

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Oceano Posts Album Preview Clip

Chicago death metal and deathcore outfit Oceano will release its new studio album "Ascendants" on March 24th via Earache Records. In anticipation of the new album the band offers an album preview clip below.

Explains front man Adam Warren: "This album is an evolution of our brand of heaviness. It is our most focused release ever and contains a concept that elevates the band onto a higher plane. I want every Oceano fan old and new to be launched into an altered state and immerse themselves into discovering what 'Ascendants' is all about."

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Oceano Posts New Song "Transient Gateways"

Chicago death metal and deathcore outfit Oceano will release new studio album "Ascendants" on March 24th via Earache Records. In anticipation of the new album the band offers a first taste of it and is streaming another new track, this time for "Transient Gateways."

Explains front man Adam Warren: "This album is an evolution of our brand of heaviness. It is our most focused release ever and contains a concept that elevates the band onto a higher plane. I want every Oceano fan old and new to be launched into an altered state and immerse themselves into discovering what 'Ascendants' is all about."

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Oceano Posts New Video

Chicago death metal and deathcore outfit Oceano will release their new studio album "Ascendants" on March 24 via Earache Records. In anticipation of the new album the band offers a first taste of it and is streaming a lyric video for the song "Dawn of Descent".

Explains frontman Adam Warren: "This album is an evolution of our brand of heaviness. It is our most focused release ever and contains a concept that elevates the band onto a higher plane. I want every Oceano fan old and new to be launched into an altered state and immerse themselves into discovering what "Ascendants" is all about."

The official lyric video for the song "Dawn Of Descent" can now be seen below.

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NEM&HF Finalizes 2014 Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, currently gearing up for the sixteenth consecutive annual run of the event this April, have finalized this year's lineup with the addition of Detroit party crew Wilson.

Additionally, three local bands won the recent Break Thru Music's Battle for Metal Fest competitions for a chance to perform at the event. This now adds Death Rattle to the Thursday lineup, Carnivora to Friday's, and Acius to the bill on Saturday.

This year's festival takes place from April 17th - 19th in Worcester, MA and ticket info is available right here. The finalized lineup is as follows:

Thursday - April 17, 2014
All That Remains
Bleeding Through
Broken Hope
Cop Problem
Darkest Hour
Death Rattle
Emmure
Enabler
Fallujah
Gideon
InDirections
Julius Seizure
Kublai Khan
Oceano
Rivers of Nihil
Scars of Tomorrow
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Wilson
Years Since The Storm More...

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Darkest Hour Added To NEM&HF Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal and Hardcore festival are proud to announce the addition of longtime U.S. metalcore dynamos Darkest Hour to the lineup for this year's festivities.

This Saturday, March 22nd will also mark the finals for this year's ongoing Break Thru Music Presents: Battle for Metal Fest competition, the action going down at two locations simultaneously. At the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut at 6pm, sets from finalists Physics of Demise, Vengeful Wake, Hollow, To Die a Legend and Dream of Scipio, We Are Nothing, Lightsbane, Rise And Resist, Imperium Mortis, Acius, Behold The Beginning and Victim Of Innocence.

Back at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts where the fest takes place, the battle will include performances from Chaos Machine, Hitlist, Onward, Begat The Nephilim, Rumors of Betrayal, Seeds Of Negligence, Along Came the Flood, Assault On The Living, Carnivora, Written In Stone, Death Rattle. The winners will of course take part in the assault on the Palladium at this year's event.

From Thursday, April 17th through Saturday the 19th over 75 bands will once again infiltrate Worcester's iconic Palladium Theatre for the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

1349, All Out War, All That Remains, Barrier, Battlecross, Behemoth, Bent Life, Black Crown Initiate, Bleeding Through, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifex, Colin Of Arabia, Cop Problem, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Darkest Hour, Discourse, Emmure, Enabler, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Gift Giver, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquistion, Julius Seizure, Kadavar, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Obey The Brave, Oceano, Ramallah, Reflections, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers of Nihil, Sabaton, Sam Black Church, Scars of Tomorrow, Silence The Messenger, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sylar, Texas In July, The Acacia Strain, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, The Mongoloids, Those Who Fear, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Unearth, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins, Years Since The Storm

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Oceano Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Chicago's Oceano is kicking off a co-headlining U.S. tour with Broken Hope. The "Best in Brutality" tour will be heading around North America with support from Fallujah, Rivers of Nihil, and Kublai Khan, however Oceano will not be performing on the Canadian dates, and will instead be headlining a number of separate U.S. shows. Catch the band live:

Mar. 19 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
Mar. 20 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go
Mar. 21 - Las Vegas, NV - Southern Nevada Sports Center
Mar. 22 - Yucaipa, CA - Paradigm Venue
Mar. 23 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
Mar. 24 - Reno, NV - Jub Jubs
Mar. 25 - Portland, OR - Branx
Mar. 27 - Richland, WA - Rays *
Mar. 29 - Fargo, ND - New Direction *
Mar. 31 - Sauk Rapids, MN - Bubba's *
Apr. 01 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
Apr. 02 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Bar
Apr. 03 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Apr. 04 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Apr. 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose *
Apr. 09 - Buffalo, NY - The Waiting Room *
Apr. 10 - Albany, NY - Bogies *
Apr. 12 - Springfield, VA - Empire
Apr. 13 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13
Apr. 15 - Reading, PA - Reverb
Apr. 16 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Apr. 17 - Worcester, MA - NEMF
Apr. 18 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora Ballroom
Apr. 19 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa

* Oceano headlining show

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Unearth And Kadavar Added To NEM&HF 2014

As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the organizers of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEM&HF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to the stages!

Additionally, the sorcerers behind the NEM&HF are eager to officially welcome the first annual Best In Brutality Tour to its maniacal three-day ambush. The punishing five-band tour package will level Worcester on Thursday, April 17th and features the co-headlining assault of esteemed deathcore brutalizers, Oceano, and legendary death metal titans, Broken Hope, alongside the combined sonic destruction of Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil, and Kublai Khan.

Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the iconic New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will commence on April 17th and run through April 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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More Bands Added To NEM&F Lineup

The latest round of additions to the continually-expanding lineup for 2014's installment of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has been disclosed, including Massachusetts' own '90s hardcore punk act, Sam Black Church.

Confirmed as one of the main headliners of the event's third night, Saturday, April 19th, Sam Black Church's set at NEMHF 2014 will mark only the third performance since the group initially disbanded at the turn of the century, and first in Central Massachusetts since the late '90s.

Stated the band upon being asked to take part in the massive event this Spring: "It is amazing what the man we used to know as Ogre has done with the New England Metalfest! We are fucking excited to be a part of it once again!"

The organizers of the fest comment: "Formed in Boston, in June of 1988 by Jesse "Jet" Crandall (vocals), Ben Crandall (guitar), Richard G. Lewis (bass), and J.R. Roach (drums), Sam Black Church was known for their energetic live performances, playing a frenetic blend of hardcore, metal, and thrash. Over the years sharing bills with bands as diverse as Bad Brains, Clutch, Motörhead, Cro-Mags, Fear, and Helmet, they were one of the most popular hardcore bands in the Northeast United States during the 1990s. After releasing three full-lengths on Taang! Records, they left to join Wonderdrug where they remained until they retired in 2000 after releasing a total of seven albums. Since disbanding, Sam Black Church reunited for a sold-out show on September 22, 2007, at The Roxy in Boston, and played a another sold-out performance at Hometown Throwdown #16 with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues in Boston on December 29th, 2013. A documentary of their career by Duncan Wilder Johnson entitled Leave Behind a Groove in the Earth is scheduled for release in 2014."

Also now confirmed to invade this year's festival are Oceano, Scars of Tomorrow, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, InDirections, and Julius Seizure on Thursday, April 17th, and Reflections on Friday, April 18th. The setup for Saturday, April 19th has also been lengthened with Texas In July, Obey The Brave and the aforementioned Sam Black Church performance. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Broken Hope Announces Tour With Oceano

Broken Hope is proud to announce the band's first major North American tour of 2014. “The Best in Brutality” tour, co-headlined by Broken Hope and Oceano, will hit 27 cities in the U.S. and Canada in March and April.

Support comes from Fallujah, Rivers of Nihil, and Kublai Khan. The tour will also include a stop at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Thursday, April 17th. Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope states:

“2014 keeps getting better! We've been supporting 'Omen of Disease' nonstop since its release last October, and now we're keeping the monster alive as we participate in the 'The Best In Brutality' tour! Broken Hope is thrilled to be back on another run of North America! This time we're teaming up with new and brutal blood with a lethal package that includes Oceano, Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil, and Kublai Khan! This group of bands is a traveling death machine--we're all going to obliterate the US and Canada with these concerts! Broken Hope can't wait to give you all our best shows yet!”

Adam Warren of Oceano adds, “We are very honored to be a part of the 'The Best In Brutality' tour. We are equally excited to share our brand of heavy metal with the broad fan base this tour will surely bring, ending in a unique multi-metal experience for all. Bring on the circle pits!” More...

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Chimaira Announces 2014 Tour Dates

Cleveland heavyweights Chimaira has announced the "Celebrate the Chaos" tour that will run rampant through the U.S. and Europe.

The tour will celebrate the band's fifteen year path digging up hits from the vast back catalog. Supporting duties will come from IWrestledABearOnce and Oceano with label-mates Fit For An Autopsy and Reflections opening the show. Front man Mark Hunter weighs in on the news:

"Chimaira turned fifteen this August and the only appropriate way to celebrate the chaos is to hit the road. Take a trip through the entire catalog with us and rediscover old favorites in the new era of domination! Rise up! The time has come..." More...

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Bleeding Through Announces Farewell Tour

Bleeding Through has checked in with the following announcement about performing a farewell tour:

"Our Farewell to the United States Tour starts this November! Come say goodbye with us and our friends Winds of Plague, Oceano, Gideon and Sworn In!!

"VIP tickets are now on sale, general admission tickets will be on sale Monday, September 9th AND we have a few more dates to be announced!"

Dates are as follows:

11/1 Denver, CO at The Summit Music Hall
11/3 Minneapolis, MN at Skyway Theatre - Studio B
11/4 Joliet, IL at Mojoe's
11/5 Louisville, KY at Expo Five
11/6 Pittsburgh, PA at Altar Bar
11/8 Detroit, MI at The Majestic Theatre
11/9 Milwaukee, WI at Wisconsin Metalfest
11/10 Cleveland, OH at Ohio Metalfest
11/11 Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock
11/12 Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall
11/13 Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
11/14 Springfield, VA at Empire
11/15 Greensboro, NC at Greene Street
11/16 Jacksonville, FL at Roc Bar
11/17 Atlanta, GA at Masquerade
11/19 Houston, TX at Walters
11/20 Dallas, TX at Trees
11/21 San Antonio, TX at White Rabbit
11/22 Lubbock, TX at Jake's More...

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Oceano Posts New Song Online

Oceano is set to release third album "Incisions" on October 1st, 2013. The first single from "Incisions" is the heavy electronic metal song "Slow Murder," which can be heard now on the Alternative Press website here.

For Oceano, "Incisions" is essentially the first of the band's albums to be approached lyrically on an emotional and personal level. Its purpose lyrically and musically is to expel the stress and inner demons of the time between albums. "We invested a lot of time and effort in the writing, production, and recording of Incisions. This is our most focused work to date and we are proud and excited to share it with the world," said the band after recording.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Sworn In To Support Oceano

Sworn In has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with Oceano:

"We're going on tour with Oceano, Reflections, and Adestria next month around the release of 'The Death Card'. Check out the dates and come out to a show."

Sworn In's new album "The Death Card" release on August 20th, and you can hear the new song "Hypocrisy" at this location.

August 19th - Burnsville, MN at The Garage
August 20th - Milwaukee, WI at The Mirimar Theatre
August 21st - Fort Wayne, IN at Sunset Hall
August 22nd - Detroit, MI at The Shelter
August 23rd - Utica, NY at Columbia Place
August 24th - Hartford, CT at Webster Underground
August 25th - Poughkeepsie, NY at The Loft
August 26th - Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock
August 27th - Richmond, VA at Kingdom
August 28th - TBA
August 29th - Douglasville, GA at The 7 Venue
August 30th - Louisville, KY at The Vernon Club
August 31st - Indianapolis, IN at Emerson Theater (No Reflections) More...

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