THE OCEAN Prepares For Summer Slaughter

Progressive sound contortionists THE OCEAN will return to North America as part of the seventh annual Summer Slaughter Tour later this month. Presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, the band level stages nightly alongside the likes of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more. Following their Stateside takeover, THE OCEAN will play select shows throughout Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Russia with an additional European sprint in the Fall to be announced in the coming weeks.

Comments guitarist Robin Staps,“We’re stoked to get out on the road again! When I started this band 12 years ago, I would have never expected that it would eventually become possible for us one day, to play shows in Sichuan, China, or near the Baikal Lake in Siberia. These will be our first shows ever in Mexico and Taiwan, too. Good times ahead, see you people out there on one of these continents tasting your local beer and food!”

In the meantime, check out a clip of vocalist Loïc Rossetti performing with Dillinger in 2010HERE.

THE OCEAN will be touring in support of Pelagial, their critically lauded, maritime-themed studio offering, which entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #10 upon its first week of release!

Their most profound work to date, Pelagial is a 53-minute exploratory composition written, recorded, mixed and intended to-be-performed-live as one single piece of music. Centered around all five pelagic depth zones — epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic – Pelagial purposefully submerges its listeners into an aquatic journey that is at once tranquil and terrifying. Pelagial begins rather light and becomes progressively heavier and slower as the band reaches the unfathomable depths of the hadopelagic zone, characterized by complete darkness and a thousandfold increased pressure as compared to surface level. Said Decibel Magazine, “Where the band was once steeped in sludgy noise/metalcore with orchestral interludes, they’ve become more luxurious, experimental and textural. Pelagial…further continues that shift, working on multi-tiered levels and drawing from DEP-inspired chaos, Opeth-like moods and Between The Buried And Me genre fiddling. It’s an album that strives to be all things at once without crossing into a ‘look-at-me’ mess.”

Order your copy of Pelagial at: http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial. Additionally, you can nab special THE OCEAN Pelagial World Tour 2013 T-shirts and posters via Pelagic Records at the following locations http://www.pelagic-records.com/tshirts andhttp://www.pelagic-records.com/poster.

 

THE OCEAN on The Summer Slaughter Tour:
7/19/2013 Regency Ballrom – San Francisco, CA
7/20/2013 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
7/21/2013 The Observatory/Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
7/24/2013 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

7/25/2013 The Scott Inn – Austin, TX
7/26/2013 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
7/27/2013 House of Blues – Houston, TX
7/29/2013 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
7/30/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2013 Old City Courtyard – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2013 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
8/02/2013 The Filmore Silver Springs – Silver Springs, MD
8/03/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/04/2013 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
8/07/2013 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
8/08/2013 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
8/09/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
8/10/2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/11/2013 The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
8/12/2013 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
8/13/2013 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/14/2013 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

8/15/2013 Club Antares – Omaha, NE ***
8/16/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

8/17/2013 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

8/19/2013 Snowbox Sodo – Seattle, WA

8/20/2013 Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR

8/21/2013 Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC ***

8/24/2013 Circo Volador – Mexico City, MX ***

9/01/2013 The Wall – Taipeh, TWN ***

9/04/2013 Hidden Agenda – Hong Kong, HKN ***

9/05/2013 B10 – Shenzhen, CHN ***

9/06/2013 SD – Guangzhou, CHN ***

9/07/2013 Vox – Wuhan, CHN ***

9/08/2013 46 House – Changsha, CHN ***

9/11/2013 Yuylntang – Shanghai, CHN ***

9/12/2013 Nuts – Chongqing, CHN ***

9/13/2013 Little Bar – Chengdu, CHN ***

9/14/2013 Mao – Beijing CHN ***

9/15/2013 13 Club – Tianjin, CHN ***

9/19/2013 Megapolis – Irkutsk, RUS ***

9/21/2013 Era – Krasnoyarsk, RUS ***

9/22/2013 Mayak – Tomsk, RUS ***

9/23/2013 Rock City – Novosibirsk, RUS ***

9/25/2013 Plan-K.Tone – Tyumen, RUS ***

9/26/2013 Nirvana – Yekaterinburg, RUS ***

9/28/2013 Plan B – Moscow, RUS ***

9/29/2013 Arktika – Saint-Petersburg, RUS ***

***THE OCEAN headlining shows

“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.” – Spin

 “…a hallmark album for a gifted team of artisans…Pelagial is one of the most invested albums THE OCEAN has yet conceived. Prepare to be not only submerged but actually touched by this album.” — Blabbermouth

“Pelagial is brilliantly written, expertly executed and filled with the kind of songwriting most bands can only dream of.” – Crave Online

“Pelagial resonates so deeply because its sonic continuity is matched with shifting, unified composition. The album viscerally depicts the spectrum of submersion while highlighting the musicians’ versatility and cohesion. The band has never written more intriguing music, and THE OCEAN COLLECTIVEhas never been a more apt name.” – MetalSucks 

“…a journey within itself…” — Metal Insider

“…destined to be one of the year’s best releases.” – Echoes And Dust

“Creating music with a real meaning cannot be taken as a hobby. Either you put everything into it and make your message known or you don’t. Their correlation between diving deeper into the ocean and diving into the inner workings of the human mind is astounding…you would be a complete fool to not pick up this true work of art.” – New Noise Magazine

http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://www.metalblade.com/theocean

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REVOCATION Confirm Release Date For New Album – Artwork and Tracklisting Revealed

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REVOCATION have confirmed an August 6th release date for their new self-titled album via Relapse Records.  This is their 4th full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger.  Today the band has unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for the album.  The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

 

Throughout the recording process the band had cameras rolling capturing everything.  From this footage REVOCATION has put together a series of videos detailing different aspects of the recording process.  The first in-studio video focuses on the drums and bass and can be viewedHERE.  Additionally the clip features 10 seconds of new REVOCATION music.  The second video in the series focusing on the guitar and bass tracking and features 10 seconds of brand new REVOCATION material.  Check it out HERE.

 

REVOCATION will be taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillenger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others.  The tour starts July 19th in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 20th in Portland, OR.  In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows leading up to the Summer Slaughter and immediately following the tour.  All dates are listed below.

 

REVOCATION is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

 

REVOCATION Tracklisting:

1.     The Hive

2.     Scattering the Flock

3.     Arch Fiend

4.     Numbing Agents

5.     Fracked

6.     The Gift You Gave

7.     Invidious

8.     Spastic

9.     Entombed By Wealth

10.  A Visitation

 

REVOCATION Headline Dates:

7/14 Reading, PA @ Reverb

7/15 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail

7/18 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

 

***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***

 

7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency

7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues

7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (NO CATTLE DECAPITATION)

7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard

8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO NORMA JEAN)

8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy

8/09-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL

8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (NO DEP)

8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

 

REVOCATION Headline Dates:

8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion

8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center

8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard

8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store

8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

REVOCATION- Reveal In Studio Video

First Clip of New Music Revealed 

On Tour Now With Goatwhore; Summer Slaughter Tour This July!

Massachusetts metallers REVOCATION have completed work on the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2011 Relapse Records release Chaos of Forms.  This is the first full length album with bass player Brett Bamberger who joined the band in 2012 and was featured on the band’s last EPTeratogenesis which was released by Scion AV.  The new album is set for release this summer, with further details to be announced shortly.

 

Throughout the recording process the band had cameras rolling capturing everything.  From this footage REVOCATION has put together a series of videos detailing different aspects of the recording process.  Today the band has premiered the first video in the series focusing on the drums and bass.  Additionally this clips features ten seconds of new REVOCATION music.  Check it out HERE.

 

REVOCATION are currently on the road with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, and Ramming Speed.  These dates run through May 3rd in Toronto.

 

REVOCATION will be taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillenger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others.  The tour starts July 19th in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 16th in Denver, CO.

 

REVOCATION is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

 

***All dates with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood and Ramming speed***

 

April 30       Burlington, VT         Nectar’s

May 01         Middletown, NY         Sounds Asylum

May 02         Rochester, NY         Bug Jar

May 03        Toronto, ON         Opera House

 

***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***

 

July 19        San Francisco, CA     The Regency

July 20        Los Angeles, CA     House of Blues

July 21        Santa Ana, CA         The Observatory

July 24        Oklahoma City, OK     Diamond Ballroom

July 26        Dallas, TX          House of Blues

July 27        Houston, TX          House of Blues

July 29        Orlando, FL          House of Blues  (w/o Cattle Decapitation)

July 30        Atlanta, GA          The Masquerade

July 31        Knoxville, TN          Old City Courtyard

Aug 01        Myrtle Beach, SC     House of Blues

Aug 02        Silver Spring, MD     The Fillmore

Aug 03        Worcester, MA          The Palladium (w/o Norma Jean)

Aug 04        Philadelphia, PA     The Trocadero

Aug 07        New York, NY         Best Buy Theater

Aug 08        Toronto, ON          The Sound Academy

Aug 09        Montreal, QC          Heavy MTL

Aug 10        Albany NY          Upstate Concert Hall

Aug 11        Detroit MI          Majestic Theatre

Aug 12        Chicago IL         House of Blues

Aug 13        Milwaukee, WI         The Rave

Aug 14        Minneapolis, MN     Station 4

Aug 16        Denver, CO          Ogden Theatre

 

INTO THE FLOOD Releases Lyric Video; Competes to Open at this year’s Summer Slaughter

Metal quintet INTO THE FLOOD has released a lyric video for their track “Your Judgment Is What Condemns You.” The track is taken from their forth-coming album, Vices, due out later this Summer and the lyric video can be seen here: 

 

The band is also competing to be the opening band on this year’s “Summer Slaughter” tour. Head over to https://www.facebook.com/SummerSlaughterTour/app_126231547426086 to cast your vote for Into The Flood. The contest will end March 31st, at 11:59PM. The winner will be announced April 1st, at 12PM PST / 3PM EST.

 

INTO THE FLOOD will also take part on the “Till Death Tour.” Sponsored by New Noise Magazine, the tour will primarily hit the West Coast, and will also feature Lords of War and The Wrath Of Vesuvius. A list of dates can be seen below.

“Till Death Tour” 

w/ Lords or War, The Wrath Of Vesuvius

5/4/2013 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

5/5/2013 – Sparks, NV @ The Alley

5/6/2013 – Eugene, OR @ Black Forest

5/7/2013 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

5/8/2013 – Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion

5/9/2013 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

5/10/2013 – Spokane, WA @ The Center

5/11/2013 – La Grande, OR @ Ralph

5/12/2013 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder

5/13/2013 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Ralph

5/15/2013 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks

5/16/2013 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rocky Point

5/18/2013 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA

5/19/2013 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon

5/20/2013 – Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go

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