Progressive sound revolutionists THE OCEAN today present Bathyalpelagic III: Disequillibrated from their anticipated forthcoming new masterwork, Pelagial. Easily their most profoundly sophisticated work to date, Pelagialis a true sonic journey written, recorded, mixed and to-be-performed-live as one single 53-minute piece of music. The concept of the album is made evident in its title, Pelagial. Listeners are quite literally submersed as they journey with the band, beginning at the surface of the ocean and plunging through all five pelagic depth zones: epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic.
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Said Spin Magazine: “The sixth album from German post-metal doombringers THE OCEAN is huge… In the course of the record, tender piano interludes get stomped on by Mastodon-shaped footprints, lush strings work next to bulldozing double-kick work, and, at the end, the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos.”
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö, Sweden, Pelagial will be released as a double CD, which includes a vocal and an instrumental version of the album and is scheduled for release on April 26th/29th through Metal Blade Records Europe.
THE OCEAN are currently touring Europe. Most of the tour will be in support of CULT OF LUNA, some are headline shows and festival appearances and there’s also a few shows in support of MASTODON!
12.04.2013 CH LA CHAUX DE FONDS Bikini test w/ Lo!
13.04.2013 FR NANCY L’autre canal w/ Gojira, Vader
14.04.2013 UK LONDON Borderline w/ bossk, Lo!, Shapes, Empress
15.04.2013 FR LE HAVRE Mad Daid’s w/ Lo!
16.04.2013 FR NANTES Le Ferailleur w/ Intronaut, Atlas Moth, Castle
17.04.2013 FR PARIS Glazart w/ Intronaut, Uneven Structure, Atlas Moth, Castle
19.04.2013 BE LIEGE Inside Out w / Golden Void
20.04.2013 NL TILBURG 013 Roadburn festival
21.04.2013 FR BELFORD La Poudriere Impetus Festival
22.04.2013 CH FRIBOURG Fri-Son w/ cult of luna, Lo!
23.04.2013 IT MEZZAGO Bloom w/ cult of luna, Lo!
24.04.2013 IT ROME Traffic Live Club w/ cult of luna, Lo!
25.04.2013 IT MISSANO Adriatico Blvd w/ cult of luna, Lo!
26.04.2013 CH WINTERTHUR Gaswerk w/ cult of luna, Lo!
27.04.2013 HR ZAGREB Club Attack w/ cult of luna, Lo!
29.04.2013 RO BUCHAREST Silver Church w/ cult of luna, Lo!
30.04.2013 RO TIMISOARA Daos Club w/ cult of luna, Lo!
01.05.2013 HU BUDAPEST A38 w/ cult of luna, Lo!
02.05.2013 AT INNSBRUCK P.M.K. w/ cult of luna, Lo!
04.05.2013 DE MARBURG KFZ w/ cult of luna, Lo!
05.05.2013 DE MUNICH Kranhalle w/ cult of luna, Lo!
06.05.2013 DE STUTTGART Universum w/ cult of luna, Lo!
07.05.2013 DE BIELEFELD Forum w/ cult of luna, Lo!
08.05.2013 DE COLOGNE Gebäude 9 w/ cult of luna, Lo!
09.05.2013 NL ROTTERDAM Baroeg w/ cult of luna, Lo!
10.05.2013 DE BERLIN C-Club “Pelagic Fest”
31.05.2013 DE KÖLN Essigfabrik w/ Mastodon
02.06.2013 LU LUXEMBOURG Atelier w / Mastodon
05.06.2013 DE BERLIN Lido w / Mastodon
06.06.2013 DE DRESDEN Beatpol w / Mastodon