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The Ocean details upcoming releases

Tuesday, February 02, 2010 11:11 PM PT


Official press release:

The Ocean's upcoming albums are going to be entitled Heliocentric and Anthropocentric. They are due for April and October 2010 releases via Metal Blade Records. The concept at the base of both albums is a critique of Christianity from different philosophical and personal angles.

While the songs, art and lyrics of Heliocentric tell the story of the rise of the heliocentric world view and its effects on Christian belief from medieval times to Darwin and Dawkins, "Anthropocentric" challenges the views of creationists and other modern fundamentalists who still believe that the earth is at the center of the universe.

The tracklisting of Heliocentric is as follows:

01. Shamayim
02. Firmament
03. The First Commandment of the Luminaries
04. Ptolemy Was Wrong
05. Metaphysics of the Hangman
06. Catharsis of a Heretic
07. Swallowed by the Earth
08. Epiphany
09. The Origin of Species
10. The Origin of God

Musically, Heliocentric covers the largest range of dynamics and styles to date: "There are a few really calm songs with mainly piano and vocals, as well as some crushing heavy tunes. There is a very special atmosphere to it that pervades the album," comments guitarist Jonathan Nido.

"Our new vocalist Loic Rossetti has immensely widenened the musical spectrum of this band and there are some songs on the album that even those people who have conceived of this band as being unpredictable and daring would have never imagined", adds Robin Staps. "But this is exactly what makes it a 150% The Ocean album."

Heliocentric continues where the Proterozoic half of the Precambrian album left off, with dense, epic songs and big orchestrations. Anthropocentric is going to be a bit more straight forward rocking and technical, whilst tapping the full dynamic range from acoustic pieces to eclectic heaviness as well.

The albums were mainly recorded in the mountainous isolation of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the highest city of Europe. The band decided to record and mix the album with the band's house sound engineer Julien Fehlmann: "We wanted to be in control of every single detail, and we have an amazing studio at hand here. Soundwise this is by far the best-sounding album we have done to date."

The lyrics and snippets of every song of the album can be previewed here.


21 comments


2/2/2010 10:13:44 PM
first post

2/2/2010 10:21:49 PM
second ya'll.

2/2/2010 11:49:03 PM
two gays are above me

2/3/2010 12:16:21 AM
stoked for this.

2/3/2010 12:19:21 AM
this band is pretty good.

2/3/2010 12:49:16 AM
More stoked than Impending Doom, this is gonna rule.

2/3/2010 3:26:50 AM
and other modern fundamentalists who still believe that the earth is at the center of the universe. ------There are none of these left. Who are you kidding.

2/3/2010 4:07:56 AM
No care ever

2/3/2010 4:27:55 AM
Yes, the "actual" ocean.

2/3/2010 8:43:23 AM
yay another 40$ record complete with songs i'll never listen to

2/3/2010 8:48:45 AM
stupid fcking ocean bands.

2/3/2010 11:48:00 AM
I like this band, but that was the gayest thing I've ever read.

2/3/2010 3:09:38 PM
Pumped. new albums no Andy.

2/3/2010 3:25:11 PM
Beyond stoked.

2/3/2010 4:59:59 PM
these dudes are prima donna gays

2/3/2010 5:35:21 PM
Yes.

2/4/2010 2:43:21 AM
i bought that precambrian cd and it sounded like bland cult of luna, but the packaging and "theme" looked really sweet

2/4/2010 8:17:24 AM
I really don't care about this band anymore, nu metal & pretentiousness = ugh.

2/4/2010 10:43:32 AM
ocean>the ocean

2/4/2010 2:13:44 PM
im gonna start a back called oceany because i think thats the only name left in the sea

2/7/2010 5:47:05 PM
sounds tight