THE OCEAN releases behind-the-scenes of the upcoming album with DRUM! Magazine: Recording Drums in Sigur Ros’ Icelandic Studio!


THE OCEAN releases behind-the-scenes of the upcoming album with DRUM! Magazine: Recording Drums in Sigur Ros’ Icelandic Studio!

The abrasively cold island of Iceland is carved out by the extreme forces of nature, varying from pearl white snow covered mountain ranges to blackened volcanic deserts. Naturally, The Ocean Collective found this harsh and grueling expanse of land to be the perfect location for bringing their latest work to fruition, recording in a studio belonging to Sigur Ros and used by many Icelandic greats. Today, DRUM! Magazine goes behind the music and brings to light the intensive creative process of immersive songwriting.

The behind-the-scenes video exposes how drummer Paul Seidel approaches the kit through finding his inner peace, and focusing that newfound energy into producing hard hitting beats. Sigur Ros’s converted studio encapsulates and captures every vibration, while the team behind The Ocean Collective welds them together to create the upcoming dive into the Palaeozoic era. Watch here:

Ebbs and flows of proggy melodies, crushing guitars, swelling strings and powerful vocals match the heavy lyrical themes THE OCEAN has made its signature. ‘Phanerozoic I‘ is now available for preorder, along with meticulously designed merch bundles, something for which they’ve become known. ‘Phanerozoic‘ is out on November 2nd via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and Pelagic Records (vinyl), with merch bundles available for preorder now via MetalBlade.

For a preview of ‘Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic‘ surf over to, where you can stream the 1st single ‘Permian’. Make sure to check out the pre-order section as well, ‘Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic‘ is available in the following formats:

— ltd. Digipak-CD with elaborated packaging

— ltd. (1000) wooden boxset including the ltd. Digipak-CD, full album as instrumental CD, Precambrian’ Live-DVD, slate plate (with laser engraving), exclusive poster, fossil, numbered certificate

Pelagic will handle the vinyl release of ‘Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic‘.

THE OCEAN have just announced a full European tour for October with support from Rosetta and Arabrot.


31/10/18 DE – Karlsruhe – Dudefest

01/11/18 FR – Paris – Backstage

02/11/18 UK – London – The Dome

03/11/18 UK – Leeds – Damnation Festival

04/11/18 NL – Eindhoven – Effenaar

05/11/18 DE – Münster – Sputnikhalle

06/11/18 DE – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

07/11/18 CH – Sion – Le Port France

08/11/18 IT – Milan – Santeria Social Club

09/11/18 DE – München – Strom

11/11/18 SK – Bratislava – Randal

12/11/18 RO – Cluj-Napoca – Form Space

14/11/18 RO – Bucharest – Control Club

15/11/18 RO – Timisoara – Reflektor

16/11/18 HU – Budapest – Blue Hell

17/11/18 CR – Zagreb – Mochvara

18/11/18 PL – Krakow – Zet Pe Te

19/11/18 PL – Warsaw – Proxima

An additional four German dates will be played between Christmas and NYE.


27/12/18 DE – Rostock – Mau Club

28/12/18 DE – Jena – Kassablanca

29/12/18 DE – Nürnberg – Club Stereo

30/12/18 DE – Berlin – Lido

Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic track-listing:

1. The Cambrian Explosion

2. Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence

3. Ordovicium: The Glaciation of Gondwana

4. Silurian: Age of Sea Scorpions

5. Devonian: Nascent

6. The Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse

7. Permian: The Great Dying

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