German metal band The Ocean come to Southampton’s 1865 in February

German metal band The Ocean come to Southampton’s 1865 in February

German progressive metal band The Ocean are heading to Southampton next month. 

Playing at The 1865 on 2nd February, the six-piece are revered as one of the most impressive live bands in modern heavy music. 

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

After becoming a regular fixture on the European festival circuit, The Ocean appeared on metal festival bills at Hellfest, Wacken, Resurrection and Summer Breeze just as much as they did mainstream rock open-airs like Roskilde, Dour and Pukkelpop and tastemakers’ indoor boutique festivals like Roadburn and Dunk!.

The Ocean have toured Europe and North America with influential artists such as Opeth, Mastodon, Mono and Devin Townsend. The band’s own Pelagic Records has become one of the world leaders for post-rock and post-metal, with a catalogue of 150 physical releases since 2009. 

Across the past 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 forwards. 

Blending eclectic musical style with the detail and depth that have become two of The Ocean’s most enduring trademarks. The collective released their most recent album ‘Phanerozoic II’ in 2020. Released into a world in turmoil, the record provided fans of adventurous and challenging music with all the sonic and philosophical sustenance they have come to expect from the intuitively progressive group. 

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