Berlin’s legendary epic heavy-metal collective The Ocean will release a new album on April 29 2013 in the UK on Metal Blade Records, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Heliocentric and Anthropocentric albums (2010).
To support the release, THE OCEAN will embark on a 3 weeks European tour with CULT OF LUNA in April and May (dates further below), including a performance at Roadburn Festival on April 20th.
The new album will be a single album containing 52 minutes of new music. It will be mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, etc.) in January and will come in two versions: instrumental and with vocals.
THE OCEAN’s Robin Staps explained: “The album was originally written to be instrumental, but in the end me and Loic couldn’t help but try out a few things vocal-wise and we soon got pretty excited… so there will be vocals on the album; however, we want everyone to have both versions, and we are also planning to perform the album live that way – with and without vocals.”
The special edition of the album will be released along with a film by Craig Murray (Nine Inch Nails).
18/04/13 ˆ SE- Gothenburg ˆ Pustervik
19/04/13 ˆ DK ˆ Copenhagen ˆ Lilla Vega
20/04/13 – NL ˆ Tilburg ˆ Roadburn
21/04/13 ˆ FR ˆ Belfort ˆ Limpetus Festival
22/04/13 ˆ CH ˆ Fribourg ˆ Fri-Son
23/04/13 ˆ IT ˆ Mezzago ˆ Bloom
24/04/13 ˆ IT ˆ Rome ˆ Traffic Live Club
25/04/13 ˆ IT ˆ Missano ˆ Adriatico Boulevard
26/04/13 ˆ CH ˆ Winterthur ˆ Gaswerk
27/04/13 ˆ HR ˆ Zagreb ˆ Club Attack
29/04/13 ˆ RO ˆ Bucharest ˆ Silver Church
30/04/13 ˆ RO ˆ Timisoara ˆ Daos Club
01/05/13 ˆ HU ˆ Budapest ˆ A38
02/05/13 ˆ AT ˆ Innsbruck ˆ P.M.K.
04/05/13 ˆ DE ˆ Marburg ˆ KFZ
05/05/13 ˆ DE ˆ München ˆ Kranhalle
06/05/13 ˆ DE ˆ Stuttgart ˆ Universum
07/05/13 ˆ DE ˆ Bielefeld ˆ Forum
08/05/13 ˆ DE ˆ Köln ˆ Gebäude 9
09/05/13 ˆ NL ˆ Rotterdam ˆ Baroeg
10/05/13 ˆ DE ˆ Berlin ˆ C-Club