THE OCEAN Roadside Update – 7/31/2013

THE OCEAN are currently making their way through North America as part of the seventh annual Summer Slaughter Tour. Presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, the progressive sound contortionists are leveling stages nightly alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more.

Founding guitarist Robin Staps comments of the trek:

“Summer Slaughter has been a blast so far… we struggled with some technical issues in the beginning and, and finding a setup/routine that works within those 10 minutes changeovers wasn’t easy, but we’re there now, and have been thoroughly enjoying the past few shows. More good stuff to come!”


THE OCEAN have added a number of last minute US headlining shows on the Summer Slaughter off days which include performances in Hartford, Omaha and Vancouver as well as a very special meet & greet on August 6 in Brooklyn, New York at Saint Vitus Bar.

Elaborates Staps:

“On August 6th, we will all be hanging out at Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn, where we played a great show in 2011 with support from Pelagic Records recording artists Family, and The Binary Code, as some of you may remember. We are stoked to see these two awesome bands perform at Saint Vitus Bar again, as well as Black Table. Rumors have it that there is this band called ‘Pelagial’ playing as well, we’re very curious to find out what that is all about… we will all be there to sign whatever stuff you bring, preferably foreheads, melons or live animals, so come say hi if you’re from the NYC area!”

Following the band’s stateside takeover, THE OCEAN will play select shows throughout Taiwan, China and Russia before embarking upon a full European headlining tour set to commence on October 29, 2013. Support will come by way of Norway’s Shining, Poland’s Tides From Nebula and France’s Hacride. See all confirmed dates below.

In related news, THE OCEAN recently launched a brand new video for “Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams” from their most recent album, Pelagial. The band’s first official music video, not counting previous videos composed of live footage, was directed by Alexander Kraudelt and Lukas Hambach and produced by Frameshock, with additional visuals by Craig Murray. Upon initial post, the video was instantly censored by YouTube because of nudity but is now available via Vimeo. (Update: the video is back on YouTube and is age-restricted)

Watch “Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams” at metalblade.com/theocean and request THE OCEAN on The Welding Room with #DeathThreatsComplaints to @TheWeldingRoom via Twitter.

THE OCEAN on The Summer Slaughter Tour [remaining dates]:
8/02/2013 The Filmore Silver Springs – Silver Springs, MD
8/03/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/04/2013 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

8/05/2013 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT ***

8/06/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY – SPECIAL MEET & GREET!
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
***THE OCEAN headlining shows

THE OCEAN
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, CHN
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 Festival Performances:
10/03/2013 FZQ Freiseitzentrum West @ WestEnd Festival – Dortmund, Germany
10/06/2013 JC Sjiwa @ Progpower Europe – Baarlo, Netherlends
10/13/2013 Essigfabrik @ Euroblast Festival – Cologne, Germany

THE OCEAN w/ Shining, Tide From Nebula, Hacride:
10/29/2013 Logo – Hamburg, Germany
10/30/2013 Patronaat – Haarlem, Netherlands
10/31/2013 Baroeg – Rotterdam, Netherlands
11/01/2013 The Garage – London, United Kingdom
11/03/2013 Divan du Monde – Paris, France
11/05/2013 Apolo 2 – Barcelona, Spain
11/06/2013 Caracol – Madrid, Spain
11/07/2013 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal
11/09/2013 AudioDrome – Turin, Italy
11/10/2013 Traffic – Rome, Italy
11/11/2013 Gala Hala – Ljubljana, Slovenia
11/12/2013 Backstage Club – Munich, Germany
11/13/2013 Salzhaus – Winterthur, Switzerland
11/14/2013 La Poudriere – Belfort, France
11/15/2013 Zeche Carl – Essen, Germany
11/17/2013 Lido – Berlin, Germany
11/18/2013 Proxima – Warsaw, Poland
11/19/2013 Alibi – Wroclaw, Poland

“…ambitious and adventurous…” – Terrorizer

“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 COLLECTIVE has 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.metalblade.com/theocean
http://www.youtube.com/theoceancollective
https://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://theoceancollective.com/pelagial

 

A BAND OF ORCS Announce Tour with GWAR, WHITECHAPEL & IRON REAGAN

Fresh off their latest release, Adding Heads to the PileA BAND OF ORCS will be joining a massive takeover of North America in support of the legendary GWAR as a part of the “Madness at the Core of Time” world tour.

The tour is set to kick off October 2 in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17 in Washington, DC.  Tickets go on sale TODAY – Friday August 2.

Request A BAND OF ORCS on The Welding Room! Send #DeathThreatsComplaints to @TheWeldingRoom via Twitter

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Tracklisting:

1) Prepare for the Domination

2) When the Hills Run Red

3) In the Keeper’s Chamber

4) Of Broken Chains and Shattered Skulls

5) Wyrd of the Winter Wolf

6) The Darkness That Comes Before

7) Hall of the Frozen Dead

8) Lair of the Ice Wyrm

9) Stormbringer

10) At the Mouth Fire

11) Fall of the Fire Lord

12) Adding Heads to the Pile

13) A Deeper Evil (Instrumental)

 

“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour

w/ Gwar, Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and A Band of Orcs:

10/2: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/3: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

10/4: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House

10/5: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/6: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre

10/7: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre

10/8: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

10/9: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre

10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*

10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/1: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

11/2: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

11/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

11/5: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

11/7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

11/8: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

11/9: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues

11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb

11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

CHECK OUT A BAND OF ORCS ON THE WEB

https://www.facebook.com/abandoforcs

http://abandoforcs.bandcamp.com/

http://www.abandoforcs.com/

http://www.youtube.com/abandoforcs

 

IN SOLITUDE Confirm Fall Tour With WATAIN

In Solitude will be returning to North America this Fall with Watain and Tribulation! This will be In Solitude’s first North American tour since the Decibel Magazine tour in 2012, which also happened to feature Watain. The tour, which runs from October 8 through November 3, will be in support of the upcoming album, “Sister. The album is set for release to coincide with the dates and In Solitude fans will be able to find new music streaming at metalblade.com/insolitude within the next few weeks. Updates, including new music, album art, and pre-order bundles, will be posted as they are made available.

In Solitude vocalist Pelle Ahman comments:

“We are tremendously enthusiastic to announce that In Solitude are coming back to America and Canada in October. We are especially delighted to do this in the company of our great companions of Watain and Tribulation. It is our great pleasure to take part in this grand malady. We can’t wait to arrive and let it steal another sky from our eyes. See you in October.”

Watain comments:

“Starting the first full tour for ‘The Wild Hunt‘ in North America seems quite appropriate, considering how many severe experiences and sleepless nights that country has bestowed upon us while riding through its strange wilderness… A thousand years and a thousand deaths have passed since we last visited the States, so prepare yourself to face something very, very old and very, very hungry. Deformed from both victory and defeat, distorted by a constant influx of powers residing beyond the borders of this world, we now return to join forces with our ever loyal US supporters. With us we will have two acts that has the capacity of transforming the audience into one big open wound before we go on stage, ready then to receive the lethal yet illuminating venom of WATAIN.”

In Solitude’s previous album, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil stands as one of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2011. Decibel Magazine ranked the album at #4 on its top 40 extreme albums of 2011. Fans can watch the music video for “To Her Darkness” from “The World.The Flesh.The Devil” on YouTube HERE.

“It is rare to hear heavy metal music crafted with such emotion, focus, passion and sincerity” – Terrorizer 

IN SOLITUDE
w/ Watain, Tribulation
10/08 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/09 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
10/10 Worcester, MA Palladium Upstairs
10/11 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
10/12 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/14 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick
10/15 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
10/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
10/18 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/21 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/22 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
10/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
10/25 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
10/26 Los Angeles, CA VEX
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Rocky Point Cantina
10/28 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
10/30 Austin, TX Red 7
11/01 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Hell
11/02 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
11/03 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage

http://www.facebook.com/insolitudeofficial
http://www.youtube.com/insolitudeofficial

 

SCALE THE SUMMIT Announce Tour With TESSERACT, ANCIIENTS

Fresh off a successful tour with Intronaut, instrumental progressive quartet SCALE THE SUMMIT will return to the road this fall during a North American tour with Tesseract. The three-week trek — which immediately follows Tesseract’s tour with Katatonia and Cult of Luna — kicks off in Canada on Oct. 9 and also features opening act Anciients.


In addition, SCALE THE SUMMIT was recently invited to take part in next year’s Cruise To The Edge with legendary English group Yes, with whom they will also take the stage this weekend at the inaugural progressive rock festival Yestival at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. This marks another addition to the impressive list of groups SCALE THE SUMMIT will have performed alongside, a who’s-who of progressive metal ranging from modern genre leaders Protest the Hero, Periphery and Between The Buried And Me to iconic acts such as Dream Theater, Cynic and Devin Townsend.
Upon its June release, SCALE THE SUMMIT’s new album The Migration cracked the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #3 on the magazine’s Heatseekers chart. Recorded at Basement Studios with Jamie King (BTBAM), The Migration received a perfect 10/10 score from Outburn Magazine and a near-perfect 4.5-star rating from Alternative Press, who labeled the album “post-rock at its most melodic and dynamic best.”

Grab your copy of The Migration today http://prostheticrecords.com/scalethesummit

Catch SCALE THE SUMMIT live on one of the following dates:
8/3      Camden, NJ – Yestival @ Susquehanna Bank Center
10/9     Vancouver, BC – Tom Lee Music Hall
# 10/10   Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
# 10/12   Calgary, AB – The Gateway # 10/13   Regina, SK – The Exchange
% 10/14   Winnipeg, MB – Union Sound Hall
% 10/16   Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater (Studio B)
# 10/17   Lawrence, KS – The Granada
# 10/18   Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
# 10/20   St Louis, MO – Fubar
# 10/22   Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
# 10/24   New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
# 10/25   Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
# 10/26   Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre
# 10/27   Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
# 4/7-4/12   Miami, FL – Cruise to The Edge (w/ Yes)
# with Tesseract, Anciients
% with Tesseract, Anciients, Fozzy

For tickets and more information on the band, please visit: www.scalethesummit.com

THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE Hits Calgary

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“THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” is a phrase that you will undoubtedly be hearing often within the coming months. GENE HOGLAN is currently planning a series of these appearances to take place this fall, where he will tell stories and play some of your favorite songs from your favorite bands that he has performed with over the years. In summary, “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” is an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and 30 year career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers.

GENE HOGLAN came up with this concept to give the fans what they want: the ultimate “Gene” experience. In addition to telling personal stories, as mentioned above, Hoglan will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels.

Meet GENE and have access to his exclusive merchandise and ask him anything you want!

The first appearance will take place as part of the Noctis 666 Metal Festival and Conference. This specific “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” appearance is being held on Saturday, September 20 at 3:00PM at Vern’s Tavern in Calgary, AB (622 8 Ave SW). Admission to the clinic is included in the conference ticket. Further details at www.noctisvalkyries.com.

These showcases are being planned in celebration of GENE HOGLAN upcoming DVD, a documentary style film about the inner workings (personal and technical) of the master of metal drumming himself. This is Gene’s second DVD release, which will be released this fall.

More information will be announced soon in regards to “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” and the new DVD.

Hoglan is currently gearing up to head out on the road with Testament next month.

For more information on GENE HOGLAN, visit http://www.hoglanindustries.com/.