Tag Archives: The Ocean

Spotify playlist: Songs that inspire Fortis Amor mastermind Ryan Duke

Posted by on May 10, 2017

Next Friday (19), one-man progressive metal machine Ryan Duke’s project, Fortis Amor, will be releasing a self-titled album. Following two EP’s, Fortis Amor consists of earlier material from Ryan. The 10-track album will appeal to fans of Between the Buried and Me and Nevermore, and while Ryan created almost everything on the album, it does feature guest […]

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You won’t get to sea The Ocean on tour with Intronaut

Posted by on January 21, 2016

One of the tours we were most looking forward to seeing in this relatively new year was the one that Intronaut announced with The Ocean. Given that the German prog-metal collective doesn’t make its way over to the States that often, it would’ve been great to see them play alongside Chicago’s Intronaut. We say “would […]

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Intronaut announce North American headlining tour

Posted by on January 6, 2016

The tour announcements for this year don’t seem to stop and that’s not a bad thing for those who couldn’t catch some of the tours that went through the states this past few months. Between the Buried and Me finished their North American tour with Enslaved and Intronaut a few weeks ago and recently announced […]

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Best of 2015 from 36 Crazyfists, Secrets of the Sky, The Ocean

Posted by on December 3, 2015

As 2015 starts to draw to a close, we’re continuing to bring you the year in music. It’s been a banner year for music, with lots of releases, and we’re letting some of the people that made that music count down the music that inspired them this year. In this installment, Sean McCullough from Secrets of […]

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Take a dip into a new chanty from The Ocean

Posted by on October 8, 2015

The Ocean (or The Ocean Collective, if you will) are always impressive. They might have outdone themselves with 2013’s Pelagial, a semi-concept album about an actual ocean, with each song getting heavier and denser, like the actual layers of the ocean. The band’s returning with a split EP with MONO, Transcendental, that’s coming out on their own […]

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Black Sheep Wall tour diary: installment 3

Posted by on May 29, 2015

On Sunday, the tour between fellow California sludge bands Black Sheep Wall and Colombian Necktie draws to a close. As proud sponsors of the tour, we’ve been bringing you a tour diary from Black Sheep Wall. You can read installments one and two with from drummer Jackson and guitarist Scott, respectively. And now, as the tour […]

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Exclusive: Earthside premieres new song The Closest I’ve Come

Posted by on April 29, 2015

Let’s be honest, instrumental prog rock is a required taste. Yet there’s something irresistible about it when done right. Enter Earthside, a young band that excels at crafting cinematic prog.  That’s why we’re excited to premiere “The Closest I’ve Come”, a song off their soon to be released debut A Dream In Static. Although they […]

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The Ocean’s India trip involved a ‘serious crime scene,’ them being held hostage

Posted by on October 24, 2014

Visiting a foreign country for the first time can be a little disconcerting. There’s the language barrier, customs that might not be familiar to you, and the general feeling of not quite knowing your way around. Things were even worse for The Ocean, who in a five day trip were involved in a “serious crime […]

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Wait until you sea this Ocean documentary

Posted by on March 10, 2014

See what we did there? Sea what we did there? At any point, The Ocean are in the process of touring. When they did so last year, they had a camera crew in tow with them, and if you’re a fan of their progressive awesomeness, you’ll definitely want to watch this. Not only does it […]

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Your definitive guide to metal at SXSW

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Right now, downtown Austin is bracing itself for the calm before the storm. In just four days (7), annual music, interactive and film mega-convention South by SouthWest (SXSW) will begin, and won’t let up until the following Sunday (16). Spring break for the music industry, place where bands go to get signed, or place where […]

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