Data aparitiei: 25.11.2005
Casa de discuri: MetalBlade
THE OCEAN are an exceptional band, and not just since yesterday. For years the Berlin collective has stood out because of its musical depth, seriousness and high artistic standards. THE OCEAN never ceased to amaze, with their instrumental debut EP "Fogdiver" (2003), followed by "Fluxion" (2004) and "Aeolian" (2005). Since their monumental double-album "Precambrian", which was released in late 2007 via Metal Blade Records, THE OCEAN are a big name in the international post-hardcore / metal / ambient music scene. "Precambrian" ranked 3rd in German VISIONS magazine's sound check, and was highly acclaimed by critics in Europe and the US: "Full of cinematic breadth and orchestral majesty, it's easy to get lost in the album's rhythmic sea changes and powerful riffing. The Ocean excel in their idiosyncratic nuances and hammering insistence in this Teutonic paean to Earth's geology", REVOLVER wrote, and DECIBEL added: "Music that is engrossing to the point where words don't necessarily matter The Ocean do for earth science class what Mastodon did for Melville: make learning brutal." The stunning artwork by award-winning artist Martin Kvamme was recently crowned with the Norwegian designer's Grammy."Fluxion" was originally released in 2004 and has been out of print for more than 3 years. The re-release on THE OCEAN mastermind Robin Staps' newly founded label PELAGIC RECORDS comes with newly recorded vocals, remixed, remastered and with completely new artwork by Martin Kvamme. You will be hard-pressed to find another band which is so active in terms of touring as THE OCEAN: in the past 12 months, the band travelled the sick amount of 74500 road kilometres between Ukraine and Los Angeles, CA, playing a total of 141(!) live concerts! THE OCEAN recently finished a successful European headlining tour with support by BURST (Relapse Records) and BISON (Metal Blade), after supporting OPETH on their European tour in December 2008. There's no doubt about it - no one calling themselves a fan of highly demanding, alternative,...