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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...
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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...
Chicago deathcore band, OCEANO, have finished recording their debut album, "DEPTHS," and have posted two new tracks online. The two new tracks, "District Of Misery" and "Fractured Frames, Scattered Flesh", are available for streaming at MySpace page
OCEANO's debut album, "DEPTHS" was recorded with producer JOEY STURGIS (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MY CHILDREN MY BRIDE) at The Foundation Studios in Connersville, Indiana, and will feature artwork from COLIN MARKS (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ABORTED, WHITECHAPEL). More...
Earache Records has posted the following message online:
"In recognition of a music genre that has spawned some of the most original and talented bands hailing from every corner of the globe, Earache Records is proud to announce the release of Worldwide Metal.
"Celebrating the diversity of metal in all of its forms, Worldwide Metal is the ultimate collection of the fastest, heaviest and most brutal metal tracks to rock this planet. Offering 5 CDs of pure metal mayhem plus a fully playable PC game - all for the price of one CD - this collection consists of over 80 tracks from some of the most legendary and inspirational bands of all time. More...
Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO entered the studio on October 3rd to begin recording one of the angriest albums ever.
ANDREW MIKHAIL, guitarist for OCEANO - the band who famously had a series of photos BANNED from MySpace for being too gruesome - comments on the band's first week in the studio, "Things have been going great here. Drums are done and we're currently in the process of mixing them, then we begin the rest of the tracking next week. So for now, we're lifting weights, booking tours, and playing N64 while we wait. It's still a little early to give a lot of update, but the album is coming along smoothly and sounding great."
"And just incase you had any doubts about it, MIKHAIL finishes, "We're most definitely shooting for this CD to be one of the heaviest and darkest CDs around!"
"DEPTHS," the debut album from OCEANO, is being recorded with producer JOEY STURGIS (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MY CHILDREN MY BRIDE) at The Foundation Studios in Connersville, Indiana, and will feature artwork from COLIN MARKS (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ABORTED, WHITECHAPEL).
Due to be released in early 2009, "DEPTHS" will contain 13 tracks of the angriest deathcore cuts ever committed to record, alongside a limited edition bonus DVD, and will also be available as a limited edition version with 2 exclusive bonus tracks. The track listing for "DEPTHS" is as follows: More...
Chicago's own Oceano have tapped Colin Marks to create the artwork for the band's upcoming debut album, Depths. Colin Marks is a London-based artist who's dark and gritty art style has made him the right man to provide the visuals for bands like Strapping Young Lad, Aborted and Whitechapel. His proficiency for creating striking works of symbolic art with a heavy twist made him the perfect choice to collaborate with the heaviest, most pissed off band on the planet. "We felt he was the
right guy," says Oceano guitarist, Andrew Mikhail. "Based on his work with Whitechapel and Aborted, we felt that he could represent' Depths' the way we envisioned it - dark and abstract. On top of everything, he's simply a great guy to work with."
Oceano's debut album, "Depths" will contain 13 tracks (15 in Japan) of the angriest deathcore cuts ever committed on record alongside a limited edition bonus DVD. "Depths" is due for release in 2009.
Oceano will be heading into the studio this October to record "Depths" with producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, My Children My Bride) at The Foundation Studios in Connersville, IN. More...
Chicago, IL deathcore band, OCEANO have already had a set of raw and masochistic photos banned from MySpace and the band is now being banned from several clubs around the country, due in part to those very photos.
Thanks to the overwhelming hysteria surrounding OCEANO's controversial promo pictures, a large number of messages have been pouring into the band's MySpace page from clubs across the country. Here's an example: "It has been brought to our attention that there were some images of the band that were banned from myspace. Because we are an all ages, family friendly venue we pride ourselves on providing a positive atmosphere for the kids that come in to see shows. Unfortunately, because of those images and the lyrics to the songs we have found there is no way you guys will be able to meet those guidelines" More...
Chicago deathcore metal band, OCEANO, recently posted up a number of pictures onto MySpace, which were promptly removed by site administrators for being "too violent."
Under MySpace rules and regulations, "images of violence are prohibited" on the popular social networking site. This led to the photos being taken down "within a half hour" according to OCEANO guitarist Andrew Mikhail. "They even took them off our personal profiles. Guess they were too raunchy after all." More...
Eearache Records has announced the signing of Chicago death metal titans OCEANO to a multi-album, worldwide recording deal.
Conceived in 2006, this talented young band comprises of former members of several Chicago metal outfits, and together are rapidly becoming one of the standouts of the Chicago extreme metal scene. Describing themselves as one of the angriest bands on Earth, OCEANO channels this through their music, creating in the process some of the heaviest, most guttural and all-out brutal music. Having already completed numerous successful tours in the Midwest playing with the likes of Hatebreed and Suffocation, OCEANO is constantly growing in popularity.
You can get more band news and info on their MySpace page.
You can also check out live footage of the band performing their song "Samael the Destroyer" on YouTube and below.
Here are the latest OCEANO live shows: More...