The Ocean To Release New Album “Holocene” In May

The Ocean have announced that their new album, “Holocene,” will be released on May 19. Pre-orders will launch on February 14.

The band commented:

“We will release our new, 10th studio album ‘Holocene‘ on May 19.

Despite a heavy year of touring, we found the time to complete our new album and after a long odyssey of getting it mixed & mastered (which we will tell you all about when the time comes), we couldn’t be more happy with it. ‘Holocene’ adds a closing chapter to our palaeontology-inspired album series, and presents a gear shift towards electronic realms while exploring new depths of heaviness at the same time.

‘Phanerozoic II’ ended with a track titled ‘Holocene‘, and that was pointing in the direction of things to come, both conceptually and musically. The track ‘Holocene’ ends abruptly and yet connects seamlessly with the beginning of the new album, the synths of opener ‘Preboreal‘, which we released as the first single off the album 2 weeks ago. This is only the very beginning of a journey which once more will end in a very different place than where it began…

‘Holocene‘ is an appendix to the 2 ‘Phanerozoic’ albums and ‘Precambrian’, or the final and concluding chapter, making it a quadrilogy if you want so. It’s tackling the Holocene epoch, which is the current and shortest chapter in earth’s history, but it is essentially an album about the angst, alienation, loss of reason and critical thinking, rise of conspiracy theories and deconstruction of values in the modern age.

While creeping deeper into our own musical DNA, we have made an album that came out more intimate and captivating than previous ones. An album with which we challenged our writing routine, an album that we didn’t foresee coming, but one that we are immensely proud of. We can’t wait to share it with you.

Preorder starts February 14th via Pelagic Records
More details here: https://www.theoceancollective.com

Geoff Tate To Begin Work On New Sweet Oblivion Album, Finishing Up New Solo Album

During a recent interview with Riff Crew, Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche) offered an update on his current projects. The frontman said the following:

“A couple of years ago I started doing an album with a group of Italian artists called SWEET OBLIVION. And we’ve done two albums, and we’re about to begin work on our third album. It should be out sometime this year, I guess. And I also have a solo album that’s almost finished; it should be out later this year as well. And I have another project that I’m kind of tinkering around with as well. So, yeah, I have three different things on the horizon that I’m playing with right now.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Lorna Shore, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Underoath, Senses Fail, Etc. Members To Guest On nothing,nowhere.’s New Album “VOID ETERNAL”

nothing,nowhere has revealed the details for his new album “VOID ETERNAL.” The effort will be released on March 31 and it will feature members of Underoath, Lorna Shore, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Senses Fail, and more.

“VOID ETERNAL” Track Listing:

01. “ANX13TY”
02. “TRAG3DY” (feat. Will Ramos of Lorna Shore)
03. “PSYCHO_PSYCHIATRY” (feat. SeeYouSpaceCowboy)
04. “CHR0MAKILL3R”
05. “SUICIDE_PACT”
06. “THIRST4VIOLENCE” (feat. Freddie Dredd and Silverstein)
07. “CYAN1DE” (feat. Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy)
08. “ER4SER”
09. “F0RTUNE_TELLER” (feat. Static Dress)
10. “M1SERY_SYNDROME” (feat. Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail)
11. “VEN0M” (feat. Underoath)
12. “MEMORY_FRACTURE”

nothing,nowhere. said the following about the album:

“I want to be what bands like Linkin Park were to me. I want to provide that level of inspiration and comfort and I want to be a safe haven to a kid who is struggling. I made it exactly how I wanted to with zero outside influence. This is the purest expression I could put down in audio form. This is the music that made me, and I want to return the favor.”

A video for the effort’s latest single, “THIRST4VIOLENCE” (feat. Freddie Dredd and Silverstein), can be found below. nothing,nowhere. added the following about that:

“I learned to channel my sadness into positive aggression. I hope people listen to this track while bettering themselves. Working out, taking a drive to blow off some steam, just getting out and getting shit done.”

Silverstein‘s Shane Told also commented:

“It feels amazing to repay the favour to Joe, after his appearance on my song ‘Live Like This’ last year. I’ve been a big fan of his work for a long time and this song only took things to another level. It’s such an honour to be part of another game changing record.”

Carnifex To Begin Recording New Album This Month

Carnifex are planning to hit the studio on February 15 to begin the recording process for their new album. Frontman Scott Ian Lewis commented:

“Writing for record ni9e is nearly done 💀 Amazing riffing and songwriting from @nealfingtiemann @theshawncameron @buddhafex & @furdycal. A collection of truly brutal and anthemic @carnifex songs that I know will become new favorites. The album is titled, lyrics are over half done and we will be in the studio with @jason_suecof starting Feb 15th for about 5 weeks. Live drums are back, epic solos are back, the next evolution of CFX is here. Hold on tight 💀🖤”

The Ongoing Concept Premiere “Prisoner Again” Music Video

The Ongoing Concept have premiered a new video for their new song “Prisoner Again.” This track is from the band’s new album “Again,” which will be released on March 31.

The group commented:

“‘Prisoner Again‘ was one of the first songs we started writing, almost got scrapped multiple times, and then ended up becoming one of our favorites in the en. We wanted to bring a classic The Ongoing Concept sound but were struggling in finding a way to showcase a new era of the band. The missing piece of the puzzle was adding TJ and Andy’s vocals to the mix. Along with Kyle and my vocals, you get a taste of the range this album will have. Also, Josh Schroeder (Lorna Shore, King 810) absolutely crushed it with the mix!”

“Again” Track Listing:

01. “Again”
02. “Amends Again”
03. “Feel Again”
04. “Failures Fakes Again”
05. “You Will Go Again”
06. “Prisoner Again”
07. “Melody Again”
08. “Unwanted Again”
09. “Saloon Again”
10. “Falling Again”

Invent Animate Premiere “Immolation Of Night” Video

Invent Animate have premiered a new video for their new song “Immolation Of Night.” This track is from the band’s new album “Heavener,” which will be released on March 17. Drummer Trey Celaya commented:

“While searching for inspiration to write this song, I had grown tired of recounting past trauma and things that have hurt me and still affect me. It was making me feel powerless, and I wanted to take that power back and approach from a different angle. This song was born of a realization that all of my suffering has actually made me incredibly resilient and grounded, and I am not the weak person that I sometimes feel that I am. In reality, I have a certain confidence in life that I wouldn’t have if not for my losses and failures. They’ve given me a lot of good characteristics and shaped me into who I am today, and it’s a person I’m proud of.”

“Heavener” Track Listing:

01. “Absence Persistent”
02. “Shade Astray”
03. “Labyrinthe”
04. “Without A Whisper”
05. “False Meridian”
06. “Reverie””
07. “Immolation of Night”
08. “Purity Weeps”
09. “Void Surfacing”
10. “Emberglow”
11. “Elysium”

Currents Premiere “Remember Me” Music Video

Currents have premiered a new video for their new song “Remember Me.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Death We Seek,” which will be released on May 5.

Vocalist Brian Wille commented:

“‘Remember Me‘ is a statement to our growing divide between one another. The dark side to technology’s double-edged-sword is access to a font of information and public discourse, curated to engagement, and skewed to individual interest and world-view. The further we go in, the further we’re separated from the middle ground and impartial truths.

Over the course of the Internet’s existence and the rise of social media empires, we’re beginning to fracture our relationships with one another over anything we can fight about, even going as far as to relish in the chaos and division. You can see the exact same event and come out with instant, infinite perspectives across the ideological spectrum; painted on a mass public forum accessible to billions of people. Driven further by algorithms and advertising, poison can spread quickly and have lasting outcomes on how we see each other and the world around us.

While disagreement and debate are not new, nor the real enemy here, we’ve all felt a particular strain to our closest ties over the last three years. This song is the release of that frustration and loss, and a call to find what brings us together and work through what sets us apart. Whether it’s a personal issue or an ideological impasse, we can all do better to practice empathy, understanding, and trust in those around us; that’s the only way we can collectively see through what’s real, and what’s interest-driven spectacle.”

“The Death We Seek” Track Listing:

01. “The Death We Seek”
02. “Living In Tragedy”
03. “Unfamiliar”
04. “So Alone”
05. “Over And Over”
06. “Beyond This Road”
07. “Vengeance”
08. “Gone Astray”
09. “Remember Me”
10. “Guide Us Home”

GEL To Release New Album “Only Constant” In March, Premiere “Attainable” Video

GEL will be releasing a new album, titled “Only Constant,” on March 31. A music video for the effort’s first single, “Attainable,” can be found below:

“Only Constant” Track Listing:

01. “Honed Blade”
02. “Fortified”
03. “Attainable”
04. “Out Of Mind”
05. “Dicey”
06. “Calling Card”
07. “The Way Out”
08. “Worn Down”
09. “Snake Skin”
10. “Composure”

Vocalist Sami Kaiser commented:

“A lot of this record is about trying to live more of a happy and healthy life. I’ve been in recovery for alcoholism for the past couple years and really taking it seriously. I’ve learned a lot about myself and how to address negative feelings, and the album is about trying to let go of those self-destructive tendencies and embrace change.”

In other news, the group also have the following dates booked for this year:

With Big Laugh:

01/31 Miami, FL – Gramps (outside)
02/01 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
02/02 Savannah, GA – Warehouse
02/03 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
02/04 Richmond Virginia – The Warehouse
02/05 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong

GEL:

02/10-11 Tacoma, WA – Just Another Gig Vol. 4
02/16 Toronto, ON – Nineteen Seventy Eight
02/17 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Foufounes
02/18 Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall

With Cold Brats:

03/01 Bern, SWI – ISC Club
03/02 Darmstadt, GER – Oetinger Villa
03/03 Lichtenstein, GER – JZ Riot
03/04 Warsaw, POL – Chmury
03/05 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
03/06 Hannover, GER – UJZ Korn
03/07 Nijmegen, NET – Merleyn
03/08 Paris, FRA – L’Esspace
03/09 London, UK – New Cross Inn
03/10 Leeds, UK – Boom
03/11 Birmingham, UK – Centrala
03/12 Antwerp, BEL – Bouckenborgh

With Gorilla Biscuits:

04/29 Atlantic City, NJ – Anchor Rock Club
04/30 Providence, RI – The Met

GEL:

06/03-04 Detroit, MI – Tied Down Fest

All Out War Stream New Album “Celestial Rot”

All Out War are streaming their new album, “Celestial Rot,” in full. That effort will officially be released on February 3. Frontman Mike Score commented:

“‘Celestial Rot‘ is a representation of all our influences coming together to create the most extreme version of All Out War while at the same time holding on to our identity. We went down a darker path with this one, expanded our sound, and moved a bit out of our comfort zone. The album represents a new chapter in our creative journey.”

[via Revolver]

Thy Art Is Murder Planning New EP And New Album

During a recent interview with Heavy New York, Thy Art Is Murder guitarist Andy Marsh offered an update on the band’s new music. He said the following:

“Moving forward now, it’s been so bloody long. we made ‘Killing Season’ at the end of that Cannibal Corpse tour in 2019. We’ve just put together a whole new record over the last three months, which I don’t even know what it sounds like – I mean, I know what it sounds like but I don’t know what you’d call it. We’ve got an EP coming out quite soon. So we’ve got a lot of music planned for the next 18 months. I can’t give an answer as to what it sounds like because I’ve got no bloody idea.”

[via Metal Injection]