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Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic - Instrumental Double LP Single Colour Edition Am 26. September wird The Oceans achter Langspieler ,Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic" über Pelagic Records auf Vinyl veröffentlicht.

,Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic" wird die Fortsetzung des 2018 erschienen Konzeptalbums ,Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic".

Phanerozoic I gilt weithin als The Oceans vorläufiges Meisterwerk. Es strotzt vor erstaunlichen Melodien und den erwartbar mäandernden Post-Metal-Elementen, stieg in den deutschen Charts auf #41 ein und platzierte die Gruppe auch in den USA erstmals auf höheren Chartpositionen.

Gitarrist Staps erklärt: ,Seltsamerweise ist er erste Teil von Phanerozoic wirklich ein Album, von dem ich sagen kann: Ich bereue nichts.

Das geschieht selten, falls nicht sogar zum ersten Mal. Ich denke immer noch, dass es nicht besser sein könnte, und das Material ist auch nach über 130 Shows nicht langweilig geworden - live-erprobt natürlich jetzt auch., ,Phanerozoic II ist experimenteller als Teil I, in puncto Stil und Ausrichtung eklektischer, also auch vielfältiger, was Tempos, Beats, Gitarrenarbeit und den Einsatz elektronischer Klänge betrifft.

Das war Absicht; Part I sollte relativ stromlinienförmig und zusammenhängend anmuten. Es ging um eine einheitliche Stimmung vom ersten bis zum letzten Ton, wohingegen wir die eher verrückten, waghalsigen und proggigen Sachen für Part II aufgespart haben.

Heraus kam ein Album, das einer Abenteuerreise gleicht. Es fängt an einem Ort an und endet an einem völlig anderen.

In gewisser Weise ist es mit Pelagial verwandt, das ähnlich angelegt war, wenn auch zielgeleiteter, fokussierter und vorhersehbarer.

Phanerozoic II lässt sich indessen mit dem Erlebnis eines freien Falls vergleichen., Die Aufnahmen des neuen Albums fanden auf Island, in Spanien und Deutschland unter dem Produzenten Jens Bogren statt.

Info: In the middle of the global pandemic, The Ocean are about to conclude their most engrossing endeavour to date.

In 2018, they released Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic - the first half of a sprawling but superbly cohesive palaeontology concept album: Widely hailed as their finest work to date, Phanerozoic I brimmed with moments of wide-eyed melodic brilliance, alongside the expected warping and weaving of post-metal conventions.

It entered the official German album charts at #41, while also scoring the band their first significant chart positions in the US, too.

In September 2020, The Ocean are poised to release the eagerly-awaited concluding parts of the Phanerozoic journey.

Completing the album took longer than expected, because of the band's heavy touring schedule since the release of Phanerozoic I: impressions of these adventures through India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe are documented in the 130-page Phanerozoic photo-book that will be released along with the vinyl edition of Part II.

In contrast with the compositional directness of Phanerozoic I, the new album - Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic - is a vastly more progressive and perverse piece of work.

Divided into two sections - Mesozoic and Cenozoic - Phanerozoic II once again showcases the detail and depth that have become two of The Ocean's most enduring trademarks.

While ostensibly delving into the extraordinary realities of the Earth's shifting temporal tides, Staps and his comrades have long drawn hazy parallels between their chosen subjects and the emotional experiences that their music strives to convey.

Phanerozoic II is essentially an album about time, with some very poignant and pointed allusions to the modern world woven into the new music's spiritual fabric.

A profound cautionary tale, Phanerozoic II is underpinned by some of the most imaginative and challenging music that The Ocean - completed by drummer Paul Seidel, keyboard maestro Peter Voigtmann, bassist Mattias Hägerstrand and guitarist David Ramis Ahfeldt - have made yet.

Tracked in Iceland, Spain and Germany and produced by esteemed studio guru Jens Bogren, the album is once again blessed with the presence of Jonas Renkse, whose peerless vocals find another sublime backdrop during the second half of mammoth epic Jurassic / Cretaceous.

Released into a world in turmoil, Phanerozoic II will provide fans of adventurous and challenging music with all the sonic and philosophical sustenance they have come to expect from this most intuitively progressive German / Swiss / Swedish musicians collective.

Founded by guitarist and composer Robin Staps at the dawn of the millennium, The Ocean immediately stood apart.

Coalescing around a shared vision of limitless sonic exploration and heaviness delivered straight from the gut, the German ensemble swiftly gained a formidable reputation as standard bearers for the nebulous but unstoppable post-metal movement.

Simultaneously revered as one of the most devastating live bands in modern heavy music, The Ocean became a regular fixture on the European festival circuit, appearing on metal festival bills of the likes of Hellfest, Wacken, Resurrection or Summer Breeze as much as on mainstream rock open airs like Roskilde, Dour or Pukkelpop, and tastemaker's indoor boutique festivals like Roadburn or Dunk! Over the course of their storied career, The Ocean have toured Europe and North America with influential artists such as Opeth, Mastodon, Mono, Cult Of Luna, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Anathema, Over the last two decades, the band have been in a perpetual state of evolution, releasing a steady succession of groundbreaking and acclaimed albums that have all sought to push heavy music forward, embracing the cerebral, the primal and the inexplicable in equal measure.

From the ominous power and thrumming potential of 2004 debut Fluxion and Metal Blade debut Aeolian, described as...

FOR FANS OF: BREACH, ISIS, TOOL, MASTODON. KARNIVOOL, PINKFLOYD, CULT OF LUNA, RUSSIAN CIRCLES, MONO, OPETH LINE-UP: Loic Rossetti -Vocals, Robin Staps - Guitars Paul Seidel -Drums, David Ahfeldt - Guitars Mattias Hägerstrand - Bass, Peter Voigtmann -Keys DISCOGRAPHY: Fogdiver (2003) Fluxion (2004) Aeolian (2006) Precambrian (2007)Heliocentric (2010) Anthropocentric (2010) Pelagial (2013) Phanerozoic I (2018) Phanerozoic II(2020) TRACKLIST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM: SIDE A/B: MESOZOIC 1.

Triassic 2. Jurassic | Cretaceous SIDE C/D: CENOZOIC 3. Palaeocene 4. Eocene 5.Oligocene 6.

Miocene | Pliocene 7. Pleistocene plus BONUSTRACK 8. Holocence
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