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the ocean


To replace don Airey

Since 2001, the Berlin-based musician collective The Ocean have released 7 critically acclaimed studio albums, and a split EP with Japanese post-rock legends Mono. With an ever-changing lineup of various on- and off-stage musicians and visual artists, the relentlessly touring group have become well known for their immense, mind-expanding live shows, which they have carried into the most remote corners of the globe, from Siberian squats to colonial theatres in Ecuador.

Over the course of their storied career, The Ocean have toured with Opeth, Mastodon, Mono, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Anathema, Between The Buried And Me and Devin Townsend, and have appeared on major festivals including Roskilde, Dour, Pukkelpop, Roadburn, Wacken, With Full Force, Summer Slaughter, Summer Breeze and Graspop. The band’s own Pelagic Records has also become one of Europe’s leading labels for post-rock and post-metal, with a catalog of 120 releases since 2009.

“The Ocean do for earth science class what Mastodon did for Melville: make learning brutal“, Decibel wrote about 2007’s Precambrian, Revolverdescribing it as a “Teutonic paean to Earth’s geology“. 2013’s seminal Pelagial, described as “a filmic ode to shifting moods, dichotomous influences and the musical personification of sinking towards the planet’s deepest underwater points” by Rock Sound, was a milestone for the band, and their most conceptual work to date, and was ranked #3 at LoudWire‘s “Best Metal Albums Of 2013”, and #5 in About.com‘s “2013 Best Heavy Metal Albums”.


Info

  • Day: Friday

  • Stage: Mainstage

  • Time: 18.30 - 20.00

The Ocean Instagram

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You can now watch the full video for 'Oligocene' on our IGTV! ☄️ Shot by us and edited by @craigmurrayfilm 🔥 #theoceancollective #theocean #oligocene #phanerozoicII #craigmurray
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Grab a copy of @visionsmagazin for an in-depth article about Phanerozoic II. Learn German first.
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The full version of our 'Siberian Traps 2019' documentary, filmed last year during our tour through Latvia, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia & Japan is now up here on IGTV! Filmed by The Ocean Edited by Alex Kraudelt 🎥🥵
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Robin recently talked to @outburn_mag about trilobite logistics, extinction patterns, writing"Jurassic Cretaceous", what it's like to be running a record label during the pandemic and a whole bunch of other stuff. Check it out at the link in our bio!
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@cvltnation are now exclusively premiering our "Siberian Traps Tour 2019" documentary on their page! Head over to the link in our bio to watch it. 🦂⁠ ⁠ One of the greatest adventures with this band was the 5-week “Siberian Traps” tour last summer, which started in Belarus, Armenia and Georgia, then took us on a 10.000km ride from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok, all across Russia and Kazakhstan from west to east, before concluding in Japan. We lived on trains for weeks. We had to leave half of our gear behind at the airport of Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. We experienced the solitude of lake Baikal, the solemnity of Armenian monasteries, the exuberance of Georgian hospitality, and the silent anonymity of Shibuya crowds. ⁠ ⁠ Some of these moments were captured on film, by band members. We had no camera guy with us, nor any crew: this tour was just us. Our sound guy had second thoughts and bailed a week before the tour. Alex Kraudelt compiled these self-made snapshots into a silent documentary, after our return home.⁠ ⁠ We found the instrumental version of Triassic to be the perfectly fitting soundtrack: also because parts of it were recorded during our one week stay in Yerevan, Armenia with traditional flutes and woodwinds player Hayk Karoyi Karapetyan, whom you will see in the opening and closing section of the film. The song itself was inspired by my own backpacking trips through the Middle East 15 years ago, long before the current wars ravaged the region.⁠ ⁠ Enjoy! 👏🏻⁠ ⁠ Filmed by The Ocean⁠ Edited by Alex Kraudelt
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Nice ammonites & ferns there on @ironchrissyy’s arm, inked by @lauragomeztattoo !
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New merch! “Celestial Spheres” & “Celestial Bodies" shirts & long sleeves are up for pre-order at our shop over at @pelagic_records 🌑⁠ ⁠ Head over to the link in our bio!
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theoceancollective

Review of the Phanerozoic boxset in @mint.magazin
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theoceancollective

You can now watch the full video for 'Pleistocene' on our IGTV! ☄️ Shot and edited by @craigmurrayfilm 🔥 #theoceancollective #theocean #pleistocene #phanerozoicII #craigmurray
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“For a truly enjoyable experience, spin both records front to back in order, the result is mind-boggling!” ... have you tried yet? 10/10 review in @outburn_mag
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theoceancollective

Today marks the 5fth anniversary of 'TRANSCENDENTAL', our split EP with MONO. 🎂⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Our contribution to the EP is the 13 minutes track "The Quiet Observer", inspired by @gasparnoeofficial 's controversial movie 'Enter The Void'. Make sure to watch that when you've got 3 hours to spare!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The movie tells the story of a drug dealer getting shot in a Tokyo toilet while tripping on DMT, and entering what is an „intermediate state“ as described in the Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan Book Of The Dead: the book, which has been a source of inspiration for many writers, artists and musicians from John Lennon to Aldous Huxley describes a state immediately after a person's death, when the intellect of the dead person must face its own illusions, in the form of peaceful and wrathful deities, in a protracted psychedelic experience. Only if it manages to expose these horrifying guises as products of its own imagination, can it escape the eternal cycle of rebirth, and eventually enter nirvana.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ To celebrate the release, we have reissued 'Transcendental' on vinyl! Hit the link in our bio to grab your copy on pink vs. bloodred vinyl, it looks just like a baby butchered by tibetan demons 🤘🏻 Artwork by @florianbertmer. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ High 5 to @monoofjapan for doing this release and the corresponding tour with us back then. Good times.
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"... by far their most daring, diverse and immersive work to date. The sound of a band on unstoppable form."⁠⠀ - Prog⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ "This is a dynamic conclusion to a saga 4,500 million years in the making, and it's worth every second of the wait."⁠⠀ - Metal Hammer (UK)⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Cheers to @progmagazine and @metalhammeruk for these nice reviews of our latest offering! 🍻

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