The Ocean

The Ocean
Louis Jucker (Bass), Robin Staps (Guitar, Programming The Old Wind, ex-Earthship), Luc Hess (Drums ex-Earthship), Loïc Rossetti (Vocals), Jona Nido (Guitar Switchback), Younés "OYC" Chraïbi (Bass), Torge Ließmann (Drums), Mathias ''Meta'' Buente (Vocals), Andreas Hillebrand (Guitar), Jonathan Heine (Bass), Nico Webers (Vocals, Programming War From A Harlot's Mouth), Gerd Kornmann (Vocals, Percussions), Mike Pilat (Vocals)

Since 2001, the Berlin-based musician collective The Ocean have released 7 critically acclaimed studio albums, and a split EP with Japanese post-rock legends Mono.

With an ever-changing lineup of various on- and off-stage musicians and visual artists, the relentlessly touring group have become well known for their immense, mind-expanding live shows, which they have carried into the most remote corners of the globe, from Siberian squats to colonial theatres in Ecuador. Over the course of their storied career, The Ocean have toured with Opeth, Mastodon, Mono, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Anathema, Between The Buried And Me and Devin Townsend, and have appeared on major festivals including Roskilde, Dour, Pukkelpop, Roadburn, Wacken, With Full Force, Summer Slaughter, Summer Breeze and Graspop. The band's own Pelagic Records has also become one of Europe's leading labels for post-rock and post-metal, with a catalog of more than 120 releases since 2009. After 5 years of touring on Pelagial, the band started recording their 8th studio album in February 2018, split into two volumes to be separately released in 2018 and 2020 respectively, titled Phanerozoic.

The Phanerozoic eon succeeded the Precambrian supereon, spanning a 500 million-year period leading to the present day, and it has witnessed the evolution and diversification of plant and animal life on Earth, and the partial destruction of it during 5 mass extinction events. Conceptually and musically, The Ocean's Phanerozoic is the missing link between the albums Precambrian and Heliocentric / Anthropocentric..

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