Tag Archives: The Ocean

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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SXSW Showcases For MetalSucks and Metal Injection Annonced

Posted by on February 6, 2014

In about a month, Austin, TX will be rife with music and more with the South By Southwest from March 7 through 16. There will be plenty of metal events to sink your teeth into should you attend, and our friends over at Metal Injection and MetalSucks  have announced their respective showcases to get you started. […]

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Metal Radio’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted by on December 17, 2013

It might come as a surprise to many, but metal still gets played on the radio!  In addition to channels like SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal and nationally syndicated shows like Full Metal Jackie, there are still hundreds of outlets for heavy music in the United States.  A large number of college radio stations have at least a metal show […]

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Metal Insider contributor Matt Brown’s top 10 of 2013

Posted by on December 9, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, we’ve been giving the site over to artists to let us know what they’ve been listening to. You can check out part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, and part 4 here, and part 5 here. However, we also want to let you know what got us going this year. […]

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The Ocean Guitarist, Drummer to leave band

Posted by on October 29, 2013

Just by virtue of being known as The Ocean Collective, the Swiss/German progressive band The Ocean hasn’t necessarily lent itself to permanence. Yet just as they’re launching a European tour around this year’s impressive Pelagial, both guitatarist Jonathan Nido and drummer Luc Hess have announced that they’ll be stepping down after the tour, which ends late […]

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The Ocean and Ash Avildsen Debate Crowd Surfing During Summer Slaughter Tour

Posted by on August 15, 2013

Recently, German post-metal band The Ocean has been making waves (get it?) about crowd surfing (another Ocean joke!) on the Summer Slaughter tour, resulting in a debate with tour founder and Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen. Now, Summer Slaughter is essentially a touring metal festival, but instead of playing outdoor venues such as amphitheaters and […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/22: One Of Us Is Killing Album Sales

Posted by on May 22, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Wherever you are in the world, I find it my civil duty to inform you that, here in New Jersey, it is starting to get hotter than Satan’s fleshy fun-bridge. You might say I […]

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