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Below is our complete Oceano 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.
Paul Ablaze of Montreal's Blackguard has checked in with the following recap of the From Afar tour, headlined by Ensiferum this past fall:
"Another tour in the Bag , Another notch on the belt , and Another round of good times were had by all.
"For a tour that seemed destined to fall apart on itself just before it's start, I believe it exceeded all expectation by a long shot. With Ex Deo pulling out for the majority of the tour and Hypocrisy having to bail all together, the future looked very bleak. But at the end of the day it was Ensiferums call to bite the bullet and pull ahead with the tour, and for that we cannot thank them enough.
"As disappointed as we were not being able to tour with those two amazing bands, their absences proved to be a blessing in disguise. Being bumped up to direct support might have been one of the best things to happen to us, and with the addition of Lazarus A.D we got to become friends with some of the most badass people we've ever met.
"Although the crowds might have been smaller overall, we got to play to more people every night and our new position on the tour certainly motivated us to step up our game.
"This tour being quite the contrast to our last tour (Summer slaughter) in pace and scale, it was a little more relaxed and offered us some more down time to breath. That being said here are some of my more memorable moments from 'from afar' More...
Front man Adam Warren of deathcore act Oceano recently conducted an interview in London with Smoke Radio. The interview will be streaming tonight, December 2nd at 9PM UK time at this location.
Oceano is currently on tour with Winds of Plague, Stick To Your Guns, Sleeping Giant, and Circle of Contempt. The tour still has the following remaining dates:
12/02 - Montreal, QC @ Tulipe
12/03 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/04 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
12/05 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
12/06 - Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
12/07 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
12/08 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/09 - Jacksonville, FL @ Edge
12/10 - Pensacola, FL @ The Legion
12/11 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
12/12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/13 - McAllen, TX @ Jagz
12/14 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
12/15 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
12/16 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
12/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
12/18 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
12/19 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO is preparing for their first ever tour of Europe at the end of this month. OCEANO will take part in the Never Say Die Club Tour 2009 with ARCHITECTS, DESPISED ICON, HORSE THE BAND, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE and THE GHOST INSIDE, first performing six shows in the UK before making their way around mainland Europe.
OCEANO guitarist ANDREW MIKHAIL comments:
"I can speak for the whole band when I say that we are all MORE than excited to be touring the UK and Europe finally. Never Say Die is a pretty diverse tour with tons of great bands, including our good friends Despised Icon that will tear shit up EVERY night. So, to those of you overseas, make sure to get out to the shows early to catch every band's set! Till then, lets have a good time and don't forget to GET PISSED!"
Catch OCEANO in Europe with ARCHITECTS, DESPISED ICON, HORSE THE BAND, AS
BLOOD RUNS BLACK, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE and THE GHOST INSIDE at the following
30.10.09 UK, Brighton @ Concorde 2
31.10.09 UK, Birmingham @ Academy 2
01.11.09 UK, Sheffield @ Corporation
02.11.09 UK, Glasgow @ The Arches
03.11.09 UK, Manchester @ Academy 2
04.11.09 UK, London @ The Electric Ballroom
05.11.09 Germany, Münster @ Sputnikhalle
06.11.09 Germany, Hamburg @ Markthalle
07.11.09 Germany, Köln @ Essigfabrik
08.11.09 Netherlands, Eindhoven @ Effenaar
09.11.09 Luxembourg, Esch-Alzette @ Kulturfabrik
10.11.09 Switzerland, Solothurn @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
11.11.09 Germany, München @ Backstage
12.11.09 Austria, Wien @ Arena
13.11.09 Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Kino Siska
14.11.09 Italy, Cesena @ Vidia Club
15.11.09 Italy, Roncede @ New Age Club
16.11.09 Germany, Schweinfurt @ Alter Stattbahnhof
17.11.09 Czech Rep, Prague @ Abaton
18.11.09 Germany, Berlin @ SO36
19.11.09 Germany, Kalrsruhe @ Substage
20.11.09 Germany, Leipzig @ Conne Island
21.11.09 Belgium, Hasselt @ Muziekodroom More...
Jacksonville, FL metal band Evergreen Terrace has announced the track listing for their upcoming full length, "Almost Home," due out September 29th on Metal Blade Records. Guitarist Josh James comments on the song titles, "We've always had a lot of pop culture references in our song titles and this record is no exception. Before we even started writing new songs we already have a list of titles from books, movies, and comedians. Half of the song titles on this record are pulled from the lyrics. The others are pop culture references that relate to the lyrical content." More...
Emmure has been confirmed for the End Of Days Festival, which will take place on August 30th at the Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California. The other confirmed bands for the festival include Suicide Silence, Stick To Your Guns, For Today, and Oceano.
Maryland progressive metal band, Periphery, has posted a cover of Michael Jackson's "Black or White" in tribute to his death on their MySpace page.
Periphery will be touring with DevilDriver, Emmure, Despised Icon, Veil of Maya, For The Fallen Dreams, Oceano, and Thy Will Be Done on the Thrash and burn Tour. More...
The second annual THRASH & BURN TOUR will be headlined by California metallers DevilDriver, with direct support from New England hardcore outfit Emmure. The North American tour kicks off July 24 in San Diego. The full list of tour dates can be found below. The THRASH & BURN TOUR 2009 will be offering a very special presale starting early next week.
Check out MetalInjection.net for a brand-new THRASH & BURN tour video produced by DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara.
The THRASH & BURN TOUR 2009 showcases a diverse mix of underground metal bands and features many of today’s heaviest hitters and up-and-comers including Despised Icon, MyChildren MyBride, Veil of Maya, For the Fallen Dreams, Oceano, Periphery, and Thy Will Be Done. Several stops on the tour will see the addition of a special guest band, for a total of 10 national acts each night.
DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara commented on the upcoming tour and his band’s headlining slot: “The time could not be better for DEVILDRIVER and THRASH & BURN to come together to support the UNDERGROUND! We are elated to bring our first full headlining tour of major markets and combine it with THRASH & BURN’s pick of new, up and coming, heavy bands. Affordable tickets, combined a full package of amazing bands with a wide range of different styles and sounds, will make for an insanely killer time for those who come out to the shows. Raise your glasses; this will be a tour to remember! Hail.”
Here are the latest THRASH & BURN 2009 tour dates, with more to be announced:
July 24 – San Diego, CA – Soma
July 25 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
July 26 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
July 27 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
July 29 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
July 30 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
July 31 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
August 1 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
August 2 – Houston, TX – Java Jazz
August 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Plush
August 5 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
August 6 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
August 7 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
August 8 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
August 9 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
August 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
August 13 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
August 14 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
August 15 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
August 16 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
August 18 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
August 19 – Toledo, OH – Headliners
August 20 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
August 21 – Mokena, IL – The Pearl Room
August 22 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s Concert Theatre
August 23 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
August 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas
The 2009 Thrash and Burn Tour will be running from July 24th to August 30th with Devildriver as the headlining band. Other confirmed bands for the tour include Despised Icon, My Children My Bride, Veil of Maya, Emmure, For the Fallen Dreams, Oceano, Red River Revival, and Periphery. The official listing of dates and cities during the tour has not yet been announced.
Oceano, a Chicago-based deathcore band, premiered its first-ever music video on television, Saturday night exclusively on MTV2's Headbangers Ball where it was played at the beginning of the hour.The video has since been posted online, and can be viewed at Headbangersblog.com.
Shot last month in Los Angeles, CA, "District of Misery" was directed by Patrick Guera (DIFFICULT HENRY, HARD ECHO) and produced by Brian Thompson at The Vault LA (MUNICIPAL WASTE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, AS I LAY DYING), the video was shot in a converted LA warehouse and will see OCEANO playing the song alongside a twisted photographic interpretation of each lyrical line as it is growled.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.
The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.
“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.
The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.
Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.
Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...
Chicago based metallers Oceano are set to release their upcoming album "Depths" on April 7th. The album will also be packaged with a bonus DVD featuring live footage. The band has released a teaser trailer for the DVD which can be viewed below.
Oceano, who recently topped the Myspace charts, has announced that they will be filming a music video for their song "District Of Misery" today in Los Angeles, California.
The video will see Oceano playing the song alongside a twisted photographic interpretation of each lyrical line as it is growled. The director's vision for the photographic concept is a compelling choice for a band who's image already relies on dark intensity. "Me (Patrick Guera) and my director of photography shot some more surrealistic stuff to accentuate the brutality." As for exactly what imagery will be used;", says Guera as the directorslyly hints at some of the specific imagery. "I use a lot of gnarled branches, some human props, I don't want to give too much away. The visuals will speak for themselves."
"The video is mostly based around Oceano's performance," says Guera, "they are really brutal so we are going to accentuate that in the way we shoot them, covering them from all angles, matching our movement to the change ups in the song."
Earache records has issued the following update about Oceano streaming a new song online:
"Chicago' s most massively devastating deathcore band, OCEANO have unveiled a brand new track from their forthcoming debut release, DEPTHS on their MySpace page. "A Mandatory Sacrifice" is a savagely- growled number that takes you by the throat until the last bit of riffage hacks and slashes its way through your guttural core. Listen to this and 2 other songs from OCEANO's April 7th release, DEPTHS on their MySpace page.
"DEPTHS, the hotly anticipated debut album by Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO is NOW available for pre-order on the EARACHE U.S. WEBSTORE. More...
Death metal act Vital Remains will be teaming up with Chicago based deathcore outfit Oceano for a week long tour next month.
The tour dates are as follows:
5 - Doug's Rockhouse - Aurora, Illinois
6 - Zanies - Indy, Indiana
7 - Center Stage - Toledo, Ohio
8 - The Loft - Poughkeepsie, New York
Guitarist Andrew Mikhail and bassist Jason Jones of Chicago death metallers, Oceano, were involved in a van accident over the weekend. Both members luckily limped out of the accident with minor injuries, however their van and the trailer that was attached to it had flipped and is need of repair. With no means of transport for the band and their gear, OCEANO was forced to cancel their dates with xLiferuinerx and Through the Fire. More...
This Monday night, January 19th be among the first in the world to hear the debut album, "DEPTHS," from Chicago's deathcore band, OCEANO, in its entirety.
EARACHE RECORDS is hosting a world premiere listening party for the album at Lit Lounge in New York City's East Village. You'll have to be 21 and over to get in, but for those who can, admission is FREE.
There will be giveaways all night and drinks galore so come down and be the first to be crushed by the mighty weight of OCEANO's deep-chugging, machine-gun drumming, pig-squealing brand of mega brutality.
OCEANO DEPTHS Listening Party details are as follows:
Monday, January 19th 9PM
93 2nd Ave.
NY, NY 10003
This is a 21+event
Chicago deathcore band OCEANO has parted ways with founding member and guitarist, Jeremy Caroll and plans to continue on with their upcoming tours as a 4-piece act. Vocalist, Adam Warren released this statement on the matter:
"As many of you may have, or have not noticed, our guitarist Jeremy was recently taken off the Oceano page. This is because as of this week, the decision was made to part ways with long time/original member.
"For those who seem to care, here is a summary of WHY this decision was made: (This is the FULL, NO BULLSHIT reasoning and explanation on this matter so PLEASE don't waste your time asking us about it.)
"Within our past few tours tension had seemingly grew above that of a typical level for a band touring the country cramped in a van. Over the past months certain members of the band we're beginning to really "butt heads" and clash with Jeremy on a personality level, to a point where tour was almost becoming more of a burden to deal with the stress levels and having to diffuse each others frustrations from this. Things apparently increased to the point of taking such action. Atop that, it was felt that coming from a professional level he did not represent the band well at times when it counted most. More...
Chicago deathcore metal band, OCEANO, are quickly gaining notoriety as the angriest band on the planet and now, it seems, their anger is starting to rub off onto their fans.
At the band's recent gig on December 10th at the Chenga 57 indoor skate park in Lorain, Ohio, the aptly-titled "Seasons Beatings" tour took a much more literal meaning. OCEANO got the crowd so worked up that a full-scale brawl erupted during the band's set, even forcing front-man ADAM WARREN to stop the band mid-song.
"Everyone was moshing and getting a little crazy - just like always;" says the former backyard wrestler. "There were these kids around the pit that kept getting hit and didn't like it too much, so they went after the kids who were hitting them. It kept going back and forth and more and more kids were getting involved each time." More...
Just For Fun
Chicago Deathcore heavyweights Oceano's reputation proceeds them, even before the release of their first album "Depths" (out on Earache records in March next year) the band are known as "The heaviest band on the planet" and have a reputation to "Bring the beef". Although both of these references are musical, it seems that in terms of Oceano front man Adam Warren these epithets could also refer to Adam's wrestling experiences.
"I got into backyard wrestling basically from watching wrestling on TV, and I was hanging out in the neighborhood and ran into other people into wrestling - and started trying out the moves - goofing off, messing around - then we kind of got serious about it, putting on shows and stuff, we were called the Chicago wrestling alliance - and it was violence, with a lot of weapons and pretty dangerous."
Backyard wrestling has always been controversial as its usually performed by untrained fans in an unsanctioned, non-professional environment. Described in the news as a "dangerous trend sweeping suburbia" Backyard wrestling has developed into an underground scene where films of antics and crazy stunts appear on youtube.
There are times however, when things can go wrong:
"Well we were having a match called a "death match" in someone's backyard in Chicago, and we had all these weapons like thumb tacks, scissors, fluorescent light bulb, mouse traps - over sized ones for rats - we had all this stuff on a tarp in the yard...We were just going on with the match and my opponent picked up the scissors and then cut me in the head, it meant to be choreographed, but it got a little out of hand and I ended up with the scissors stuck in my head - I was a good sport about it - I was told to get stitches but I didn't, I still have the scar - It was a crazy match hahaha"
In another incident: "I jumped off of a light tower once - like the ones they have for Baseball - I climbed up one of them in mid winter and jumped and twisted and landed on a pile of compacted ice - that was part of another match - it was like a dare - we planned it into the match - I was gonna flip off it but changed my mind and landed on my back - which messed my back up for a good while."
Adam started wrestling at school: "I basically wrestled at school doing the real thing through high school and a little bit of college, I was quite good I guess, I guess I'm quite an aggressive person in nature"
Adam no longer does Backyard wrestling and says that "A lot of wrestling is pretty predictable these days, I really like UFC now especially Brock Lesnar" When asked if he uses his wrestling moves in the pit at Oceano shows (which are known for being violent) he says "I don't use any of my moves in the pit, only if I get in a fight...although you never know"
Oceano's new album "Depths" is on on Earache records on 10th March 2009 in USA and 20th April 2009 UK and Europe. 2 songs from Oceano's upcoming CD "Depths" are available for streaming at the bands Myspace.
In OCEANO's world, there's no such thing as being "naughty or nice." Everyone is just as "naughty" as the next and everyone deserves a "Season's Beating." Chicago's deathcore pulverizers are touring alongside SUFFOKATE and THE BREATHING PROCESS as they hit the road on the Seasons Beatings tour.
Here are the latest "Seasons Beatings" tour dates:
29 Nov 2008 The Green Turtle - Whittier, California
30 Nov 2008 The Cobalt Cafe - Canoga Park, California
01 Dec 2008 The Lab - Oxnard, California (OCEANO only)
02 Dec 2008 Chryo Arts Venue - Tempe, Arizona*
03 Dec 2008 The Compound - Albuquerque, New Mexico
04 Dec 2008 American Legion Hall 169 - Wichita Falls, Texas
05 Dec 2008 Billiards Blue Room - Springfield, Missouri*
06 Dec 2008 Cactus Jacks - Belton, Missouri
07 Dec 2008 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, Iowa
08 Dec 2008 Lake Station Eagles Club - Lake Station, Indiana
09 Dec 2008 I Lounge - Pontiac, Michigan*
10 Dec 2008 Chenga 57 Indoor Skate Park - Lorain, Ohio
11 Dec 2008 Giorgio's Banquet Hall - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania*
13 Dec 2008 Plan B - Danville, Virginia
14 Dec 2008 Lucky's - Wilmington, North Carolina
* denotes an updated tour date More...