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Oceano Members Involved in Van Accident, Forced to Cancel Dates

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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.

The band has issued the following update regarding the situation:

"Today Oceano has suffered a major loss, guitarist Andrew Mikhail and bassist Jason Jones were in a terrible accident this morning while picking up the band's new van and trailer from Belvidere, IL. Nearly 10 minutes of completing sale they were headed back home to pick up the rest of the band, and get back on the 'sinner's reward' tour in due time. Unexpectedly the van flipped into a ditch on the side of highway. As Andrew was driving along with the empty trailer attached, it was hit with a hard wind thus pushing the trailer out of alignment with the van. While trying to maintain and keep the van steady from merging into other lanes of traffic, the van spun out of control, hit a patch of ice, and flipped out of traffic and into the ground. Considering the urgency of trying to find transportation in due time (with mix-ups with money transfers, etc.) in order to get the van and get back on tour, the van was not 'road ready' JUST YET (aka new tires, etc.) which made this week to be one hell of a week for us. Thankfully, they limped out of the accident fine (SORRY LAMBGOATERS) due to people being 'good citizens' and helping them out of the van."

"We have cancelled our appearances on the sinner's reward tour with xLiferuinerx and Through the Fire and HOPE to be back on the road in time for the TPTD/Catalepsy tour on 1/28. We'd like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience to anyone who wanted to come out and rock out with us on the SRT. We'll be hitting the same areas on the TPTD tour, so hopefully we'll see you there!"

"As some of you may know, towing a vehicle (let alone, TWO NEWLY purchased ones) can be pretty damaging to the pocket. Not to mention, to add insult to injury, fines and repairs for the accident to pile on top. We'd like to ask you guys for your help in this time of need, if anyone can paypal ANYTHING to us to help out in the "relief" of this situation, it would be GREATLY appreciated. Donations can be sent via PAYPAL to xlunarxabyssx@yahoo.com. Please help us in our time of need! much thanks, much love, much respect, and dont forget to wear your seatbelts."

Take a look at OCEANO's downed van and trailer here.

OCEANO upcoming tour dates with w/ CARNIFEX, TOO PURE TO DIE, CATALEPSY are as follows:
01/28 - Bulldog Cafe - Louisville, Kentucky
01/29 - The Muse - Nashville, Tennessee
01/30 - Cumberland Community Complex - Crossville, Tennessee
01/31 - The 7 Venue - Douglasville, Georgia
02/01 - The Armory - Selma, Alabama
02/02 - The Bomb Shelter - Jackson, Mississippi
02/03 - The High Ground - Metairie, Louisiana
02/04 - Beamer's - Panama city beach, Florida
02/05 - Macon Venue Project - Macon, Georgia
02/06 - Island Oasis - Orlando, Florida
02/07 - Fuel Coffeehouse - Jacksonville, Florida
02/08 - Rockstarz Music Venue - Fort Myers, Florida
02/09 - TBA - TBA, Florida
02/10 - Transitions Art Gallery - Tampa, Florida
02/11 - Sector 7G - Augusta, Georgia
02/12 - Lucky's Pub - Wilmington, North Carolina
02/13 - Jaxx - Baltimore, Maryland
02/15 - The Meatlocker - Montclair, New Jersey
02/16 - Club Octane - Charleroi, Pennsylvania
02/17 - Peabody's (Pirate's Cove) - Cleveland, Ohio
02/18 - Mixtape Cafe - Grand Rapids, Michigan
02/19 - Halls Rec Center - Knoxville, Tennessee

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1. BrianSD writes:

Belvidere is about 30 min from where I live. It's been snowing on and off for 2 weeks and the temperature just got into double digits for the first time in about a week, yesterday...you'd think they would've been a little more careful driving. Hope everything works out for them though.

By the way there is an awful lot of Oceano info on this site. Maybe more than any other band.

Next Headline:
"Oceano Drummer Takes sh**"

# Jan 19, 2009 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

There's no more coverage on Oceano than there is any other band as far as I can tell.

# Jan 19, 2009 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xFiruath writes:

Considering that Oceano has a grand total of 13 news posts on this site ever, and there are hundreds of news posts per month, I'm not really sure how anyone could think they get more news posts than other bands.

# Jan 19, 2009 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianSD writes:

Well I guess it just seems like a lot, 10 in the last 2 1/2 months since we're being statistical now.
I APOLOGIZE, my bad. I'm wrong.

# Jan 19, 2009 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrianSD writes:

and to xFiruath...i'm a big fan of McDonald's Hot mustard, sounds dumb but i love the sh** and have never found anything like it outside of their crappy restaurants.

# Jan 19, 2009 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. xFiruath writes:

^ That's funny because you aren't the only one who has ever told me that when they hear that I'm such a mustard fanatic. My wife's uncle raves about the stuff every chance he gets. I tried it the other day (it was a little weird going into a McDonald's just for mustard) and I have to admit it's not bad. What an odd place to find a decent mustard!

# Jan 19, 2009 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deathbringer writes:

That was weird. I must have missed the mention of mustard somewhere.

# Jan 20, 2009 @ 12:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. xFiruath writes:

I think BrianSD brought up mustard because I mention it in my profile.

# Jan 20, 2009 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^The honey mustard at outback steakhouse, if you havent already tried it. i just had it today, and it was the sweetest honey mustad I've ever tasted, hands down. then again, I know nothing about mustard to begin with, so.....lol

but yeah, it just seems like lately, Oceano has reached Metallica news status. every week, or every other week, I see a new oceano article, and it's frustrating. IDK, maybe me and brian are just overreacting and the most likely only 2 or 3 articles on them are just for some reason more prominent to the both of us. It just seems to me like They just keep getting into sh** that's semi-newsworthy. :p

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