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THE OCEAN To Kick Off US West Coast Live Takeover; Tour Trailer Posted

Posted October 27, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed


Germany’s premier progressive/post-metal collective, THE OCEAN, is returning to North America for a near-two-week run of live takeovers. Set to run from October 30th through November 9th, the band will be joined by North and The Gorge. The West Coast trek includes a stop in Las Vegas Halloween night to share the stage with Napalm Death. See all confirmed dates below and the tour trailer below.


10/30/2016 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ w/ North
10/31/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV w/ North, Napalm Death
11/01/2016 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA w/ North, The Gorge
11/02/2016 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR w/ North, The Gorge
11/03/2016 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA w/ North, The Gorge
11/04/2016 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA w/ North, The Gorge
11/05/2016 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR w/ North, The Gorge
11/06/2016 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA w/ North, The Gorge
11/08/2016 Brick By Brick  -San Diego, CA w/ North, The Gorge
11/09/2016 Complex – Los Angeles, CA w/ North, The Gorge

THE OCEAN’s most recent releases include a split EP entitled Transcendental with Japanese post-rock legend Mono, as well as their critically-acclaimed last album, Pelagial (2013), which was hailed as the group’s, “most ambitious record to date” ( Over the course of the crushingly massive record, “tender piano interludes get stomped on by Mastodon-shaped footprints, lush strings work next to bulldozing double-kick work, and, at the end, the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos” ( To purchase Pelagial, visit:


Source: Earsplit
THE OCEAN To Kick Off US West Coast Live Takeover; Tour Trailer Posted
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