THE OCEAN Triple DVD Slated for December Release in North America

THE OCEAN‘s highly anticipated triple-DVD release, “Collective Oblivion,” will be released one month later than originally planned. Fans will be able to buy their copies in stores and on-line on Decmber 10th. Until then, the DVD/t-shirt bundle is still available via Indiemerch HERE. Additionally, THE OCEAN’s European tour with Shining, Tides From Nebula, and Hacride began yesterday and will be the final tour featuring drummer Luc Hess and Jona Nido.

And update from THE OCEAN:

“As most of you will already know by now, Luc and Jona are leaving the band at the end of this tour. They have given us fair notice of their departure in June this year, so that we would have enough time to find replacements.”

Luc Hess comments:

“I’m getting to this point where i feel like everything I could bring to this band, i already have. And everything I learned music-wise from it can’t go any further. This is a tough decision, but i’ve been thinking this through since a while already. I have no regrets at all, it was most certainly one of the best experiences I’ve ever lived, and I am more than happy we’ve been through this together. I feel very thankful and grateful that you guys trusted me and shared these moments over the last 5 years.”

jonaJona Nido comments:

“There are obviously a ton of reasons for that to happen now. These include artistic divergence, full-time commitment to a project that isn’t 100% fulfilling anymore and other stuff like not wanting to deal with certain aspects/restrictions of what an established/touring act requires for its production and also the way things are generally working, especially on a personal level.”

Robin Staps continues:

“These guys have dedicated the time of their lives to playing live with this band, and I am grateful for sharing what has always been essentially my own vision of this band with me for almost 6 years. Jona has written great songs for “Anthropocentric”, and Luc has coined and personalized the sound of this band with his hard-hitting, creative approach to drumming. But over the past 2 years of intense touring, we have grown apart as musicians and as people, and it has gotten to a point where it was unfulfilling for everyone involved.

“A divorce usually hurts, but it always also opens up new horizons. We are happy to announce that Paul Seidel will be the new drummer in The Ocean. Paul is currently playing in War From A Harlot’s Mouth, who are going on indefinite hiatus at the end of the year, as well as in Dioramic and Wassbass. He also gives drum lessons in Berlin and knows from the experience with his own bands what it’s like to tour America, Europe and Australia. To get a taste of Paul’s drumming, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaX1KWPtHLg

“This clip only represents a small fraction of Paul repertoire and abilities. We have only had 3 rehearsals with Paul so far, but it has clicked from the beginning both on a musical and personal level. I would have never thought that I could find another drummer who plays at the same level as Luc, but now I am sure that Paul will not only follow in Luc’s footsteps, but also stray from the path and bring new, exciting things to the table. I always knew that Paul was a machine who wouldn’t struggle with fast stuff like in ‘Disequilibrated’ or ‘The Wish In Dreams’, but watching him enjoy playing some of the slow and calm songs with so much feeling and energy really made me aware of how awesome and versatile a drummer he really is. Paul was the only drummer we auditioned, and after we did, there was no desire to try out anyone else.”

Paul Seidel adds:

“I’m very pleased to officially announce, that I’ll be joining forces with THE OCEAN. I am glad, both musically and on a personal scale, to walk new paths and broaden my horizon. My personal approach has always been to overcome genre boundaries as well as stereotypes, to swim against the current and to play or enjoy music apart from conventional habits. THE OCEAN have ever since implemented a conceptual urge in the context of progressive music and have never been afraid to dare to experiment. Therefore, I am more than looking forward to getting creative and contribute my part to the art of THE OCEAN.”

THE OCEAN are streaming the entire ‘China’ chapter of Collective Oblivion. Head to noisey.vice.com to view the 30 minute chapter.
Collective Oblivion is something the band has been teasing for quite a while. Fans saw a glimpse of what sort of content would be on this release in the form of tour updates on youtube, including: Russia 2012 video blog, The Ocean in China, The Ocean North American tour blog 2011, and more. Finally, fans will be able to order this thorough and expansive look at THE OCEAN’s career and touring experiences, including the Heliocentric record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at the museum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more!

Collective Oblivion includes:
– Multiple camera shots of three full live concerts with a total of 21 individual song performances
– 130 minutes of THE OCEAN history, as told by band members, past and present
– 175 minutes of tour documentaries and live footage filmed in North America, Asia, Russia, Australia, and Europe
– Total run time of 500 minutes!

Collective Oblivion comes in a hardcover / book-style packaging with brass-foil print. The book contains 3 DVDs and a +30 pages booklet, with loads of photos, tour diaries and writings by band members and by director Alex Kraudelt, who dedicated 2 and a half years of his life to traveling with THE OCEAN around the globe. Collective Oblivion is the end result of this long odyssey, which produced a total of 28 terabyte of video data for editing.

View the trailer for Collective Oblivion and pre-order your copy now at www.metalblade.com/theocean.

Also, THE OCEAN will be on tour throughout Europe October-November. The complete list of dates can be found below, and on facebook.com/theoceancollective.

THE OCEAN
+ SHINING
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ HACRIDE
08/11/13 ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
09/11/13 IT – Torino – Audiodrome
10/11/13 IT – Rome – Traffic
11/11/13 SI – Ljubljana – Gala Hala
12/11/13 DE – München – Backstage Club
13/11/13 CH – Winterthur – Salzhaus
14/11/13 FR – Belfort – La Poudriere
15/11/13 DE – Essen – Zeche Car
16/11/13 DE – Karlsruhe – Die Stadtmitte
17/11/13 DE – Berlin – Lido
18/11/13 PL – Warsaw – Progresja
19/11/13 PL – Wroclaw – Alibi

THE OCEAN
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ ABRAHAM
20/11/13 AT – Wien – Viper Room
21/11/13 HU – Budapest – A38
22/11/13 RO – Cluj-Napoca – Gambinus Pub
23/11/13 RO – Bucharest – Fabrica
24/11/13 BG – Sofia – t.b.a.
25/11/13 GR – Athens – Gagarin 205
26/11/13 GR – Thessaloniki – Eightball
27/11/13 RS – Belgrade – Club Fest
28/11/13 BA – Sarajevo – Cinema Kriterion

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WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Announce Hiatus

Post-hardcore metal vanguards WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH announced that they will go on an “indefinite hiatus.”

After 8 years, 4 critically-acclaimed full length albums, and several well-received splits and EPs in between, the band have announced a departure date at the end of December. Regarding their imminent hiatus, the band have issued the following statement:

 

“Today we are writing to all of you with some bad news. You might have heard the rumors or read some press releases and they are right, but only to an extent: WFAHM is going into an indefinite hiatus at the end of the year.

There are a lot of reasons for us to make that move and believe me when I say that it’s not an easy decision. But it feels like it’s something we just have to do at this point. The last 7, 5 years have been awesome for the most part and we’re grateful for all the experiences and new friends we have made while traveling the world to show people what we’re all about. We have toured places we never thought we’d get to see, such as Australia, Russia, almost the entire USA and all across Europe of course. We have made friends for life on the road. We have grown immensely as musicians and turned this band into something we are very proud of.

Being in this band has been a great experience for each and everyone of us and it took us to places and opened up doors we couldn’t even dream of. Being that the band started as a side project, we always stuck to the original spirit of making music that was outside of the box and therefor survived much longer than a lot of bands who were trying to be a part of certain hypes. We never cared for that, we just wanted to do our own thing and feel like we have achieved that. We want to thank everyone who’s involvement made it possible for us to do what we do… you most definitely know who you are.

The scene we’re a part of used to be an inspiring subculture but has turned into an abortion of mainstream accessibility, with choreographed stage moves and cute little matching outfits. It’s frustrating to witness and really makes it less fun to go out and play with new bands sometimes. However, this is not a breakup, it’s a hiatus. Sooner or later we might find the urge to come back and slay!”

The band has scheduled a final string of live dates, including some festival appearances. A full list of the band’s final confirmed tour dates can be found below.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released their latest record,  ‘Voyeur’ in November. The music video for the track “Vertigo,” is streaming here and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Bandcamp page

News available through the Season of Mist website, and the WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH website, FacebookTwitter and Myspace pages.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH tour dates

8/23 – DESSAU, DE @ Destruction Derby Festival

8/24 – HERZOGENRATH, DE @ Roda Rock Festival

12/30 – BERLIN, DE @ Magnet Club

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH to Support LAMB OF GOD

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH have been added to LAMB OF GOD‘s European tour. The band is set to play a string of three select dates in Germany, starting on August 4 in Köln, before ending on August 6 in Berlin. A full list of tour dates and a ticket link can be found below.

The band released a video play-through of the track titled Terrifier. Drummer Paul Seidel can be seen playing the song here.

Terrifier was taken from WAR FROM HARLOTS MOUTH’s newest album, Voyeur.

A music video for the song Vertigo is also streaming here.

Additionally, the band is streaming Voyeur in its entirety at the official WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Bandcamp page.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released Voyeur on November 6, 2012 via Season of Mist, which can be heard on The Welding Room. Voyeur is available as a CD Digipack (limited to the first pressing), an LP (with digital download card), and a CD/T-Shirt bundle. The limited edition Digipack includes two bonus tracks and the LP includes one bonus track. Both editions, as well as the exclusive Voyeur t-shirt are available at the Season of Mist E-shop.

Tour dates:
08/04/2013 Köln, DE- Essigfabrik
08/05/2013 Hamburg, DE – Markthalle
08/06/2013 Berlin, DE – C-Club

Season of Mist website

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH on website, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Release Video, Embark On European Tour

Germany’s WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released a new music video featuring the track Vertigo.

The band recently embarked on a European tour as part of Bonecrusher Fest. The tour starts today in Köln, Germany. WFAHM are playing alongside JOB FOR A COWBOY, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, and GOROD. A full list of tour dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page (see tab above).

Previously, WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released a lyric video for Scopophobia.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released Voyeur on November 6, 2012. It is available as a CD Digipack (limited to the first pressing), an LP (with digital download card), and a CD/T-Shirt bundle. The limited edition Digipack includes two bonus tracks and the LP includes one bonus track. Both editions, as well as the exclusive Voyeur t-shirt, are available now at the Season of Mist E-shop. The album is streaming in it’s entirety via Bandcamp.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH website, Facebook, Twitter and Myspace pages

 

JOB FOR A COWBOY To Headline Bonecrusher Fest

American Extreme Metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY return to Europe in March to headline this year’s Bonecrusher Fest tour.

Comments the band:

“We are all excited to announce that we will be heading back over to Europe this spring to participate in the Bonecrusher Festival. After some long and hard contemplation (uhh huh huh huh), we decided it would be best to get back over to the lands of beer and honey to throw down with our friends in Beneath the Massacre and cruise around with some other cool bands and try and have a good time. It will be our first time headlining a proper tour overseas in just about 2 years, and we are ready to play some tunes, drink some brews and crush some snacks. Come get your bone crushed with a bunch of bearded dudes on high protein diets playing music way too fast!”

BONECRUSHER FEST 2013
JOB FOR A COWBOY/BENEATH THE MASSACRE (co-direct support)

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH (co-direct support)
plus, GOROD/AS THEY BURN/MAKE THEM SUFFER
01/03/13 – DE – Köln – Underground
02/03/13 – NL – Drachten – Iduna
03/03/13 – UK – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
04/03/13 – UK – Glasgow – Cathouse
05/03/13 – UK – Leeds – Uni Mine
06/03/13 – UK – London – Underworld
07/03/13 – BE – Antwerpen – Trix
08/03/13 – FR – Savigny le Temple – Empreinte
09/03/13 – FR – Montauban – Rio
10/03/13 – ES – Madrid – Sala Caracol
11/03/13 – ES – Badalona – Sala Estraperlo
13/03/13 – LU – Esch-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
14/03/13 – CH – Yverdon-les-Bains – L’Amalgame
15/03/13 – CH – Aarau – Kiff
16/03713 – DE – München – Backstage
17/03/13 – AT – Graz – Explosiv
18/03/13 – DE – Würzburg – Posthalle
19/03/13 – DE – Berlin – Lido
20/03/13 – PL – Warsaw – Progresja
21/03/13 – CZ – Brno – Melodka
22/03/13 – DE – Chemnitz – Talschock
23/03/13 – DE – Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik
25/03/13 – FI – Helsinki – Nosturi
27/03/13 – SE – Stockholm – Göta Källare
28/03/13 – SE – Gothenburg – Brewhouse
29/03/13 – DK – Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
30/03/13 – DE – Bochum – Matrix

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