The Ocean Announces New Vocalist and Issues Update on Upcoming Albums
Germany's The Ocean has issued an update on their vocalist situation and the progress of their follow up to 2007's "Precambrian." Robin Staps comments, "We are happy to announce Mr. Loïc Rossetti as tour new vocalist. "We are looking forward to weeks and months of intense touring in the future and a new era in the story of our lives!"
"Having Loïc in the band enables me to do what I've always wanted to do with this band. His voice is strong and expressive and his variety of tone and the ease with which he switches between different vocal styles really amazing. There are no limits anymore. His screams are devastating, but his most valuable quality is his singing voice, which we will employ much more on the upcoming album."
Loïc Rossetti comments, "Being part of The Ocean is a great honor for me. I can utilize the full spectre of my voice, and the band is pushing me to do so... it's a great challenge."
Over the course of the past 6 months, the band has received more than 150 applications from people from all over the world. Jonathan Nido comments, "Many have recorded vocals for 'The City in the Sea' and there was a lot of good stuff coming in. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to try out, we truly appreciate it!"
"I have been playing music long enough to know that people are usually in this for a limited time, but the people I am working with now are the people I have always been looking for, and naturally, everyone else is much more involved than ever before."
The upcoming album will feature the largest number of additional musicians to date, mainly classical players. The band has spent the better part of the year working on their upcoming two albums which are due for March and September 2010 releases.
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