The Ocean will release their 8th full-length, Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and the band’s own Pelagic Records (vinyl) on September 25th.
German prog metal/post metal outfit The Ocean have shared the first single from their upcoming 8th album, Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic. Titled ‘Jurassic | Cretaceous’, the song is a 13 minute plus epic. Apparently, the new record will be vastly more progressive than the band’s previous album Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic.
“Phanerozoic II is more experimental, more eclectic in musical style and direction, and more varied in terms of tempos, beats, guitar work and the use of electronics,” notes guitarist Robin Staps. “This was an intentional choice: we wanted Part I to feel rather streamlined and to have a strong cohesion between the individual songs. We wanted to create a certain vibe to linger from the first until the last note throughout the whole record. We kept the weirder, more daring and more progressive material for Part II.”
Check out ‘Jurassic | Cretaceous’ below.
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