The Ocean, release volume one of their highly anticipated 8th studio album
Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic via Wild Thing Records in Australia today! Friday, November 2.
Expansive, all-encompassing, reaching extraordinary depths…all can be said about both the dark abyss that forms the vast majority of our planet, and the band from which it takes its name.
Today, The Ocean Collective marks the first part of their long awaited return, four years in the making. Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic is out now, with Phanerozoic II to follow in 2020.
Earning high praise for previously released singles “Permian” and “Devonian,” and topping it all with the intense, out-of-this-world video for “Cambrian,” the full album can finally be heard in the intended order, sprawling from post-prog to industrial electronic to melodic sludge and beyond.
Ebbs and flows of proggy melodies, crushing guitars, swelling strings and powerful vocals match the heavy lyrical themes The Ocean has made its signature.
Watch the video for Devonian: Nascent featuring Jonas Renkse of Katatonia here
Get Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic now
THE OCEAN WILL HEADLINE
Saturday, January 26: The Croxton, Melbourne
Sunday, January 27: The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Monday, January 28: The Valley Drive In / The Brightside, Brisbane (Public Holiday)
Tickets available now from
The Ocean will also play three massive shows in New Zealand
Thursday, January 31: Valhalla, Wellington
Friday, February 1: Club Tavern, Christchurch
Saturday, February 2: Gelatos, Auckland