Enslaved, Godflesh, Ulver, Ihsahn, Etc. Contribute To New Lustmord Tribute Album

Enslaved, Godflesh, Ulver, Ihsahn, The Ocean, Steve Von Till, and more have contributed to a new Lustmord tribute album called “The Others [Lustmord Deconstructed].” The effort will be available individually and as part of Lustmord’s “[ O T H E R ]“ 9xLP/5-CD box set on April 1. The box set is called “The Other” and it will also feature two remix albums, “[ THE DARK PLACES OF THE EARTH ]” and “[ B E Y O N D ].“

“The Others [Lustmord Deconstructed]” Track Listing:

01. Enslaved – “Eon”
02. Mono – “Er Eb Os”
03. Ihsahn – “Dark Awakening”
04. Jo Quail – “Prime”
05. Bohren & der Club of Gore – “Plateau”
06. Hackedpicciotto – “Trinity Past”
07. Ulver – “Godeater”
08. Jonas Renkse – “Er Eb Os”
09. Zola Jesus – “Prime”
10. Spotlights – “Of Eons”
11. The Ocean – “Primal [State Of Being]”
12. Crown – “Element”
13. Jaye Jayle – “Er Eb Es”
14. Godflesh – “Ashen”
15. Steve Von Till (aka Harvestman) – “Testament”
16. Årabrot – “The Last Days [See The Light]”

You can check out Godflesh’s take on “Ashen” below:

The Ocean Cancel January 2022 European Tour

The Ocean have cancelled their European tour with pg.lost, Hypno5e, and Psychonaut due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“As most of you might have noticed, the world fucken sucks these days, and to contribute our own share to this great contemporary gobal suckfest, we see no other option but to cancel our upcoming tour. Over the past 2 weeks, several countries on the routing have announced restrictions for live concerts that make them de facto impossible, or imposed mandatory (and expensive for a crew of 18 persons) PCR tests as immigration prerequisites, or both. We’ve tried until the very last moment to salvage at least a couple of these shows… but at this stage and under the given circumstances, holding on to this tour would imply tremendous health- and finacial risks for everyone involved, from promoters to you and us. Therefore the tour is off. Be sure that WE WILL reschedule these dates once more and this time to the warmer season, since this bastard virus just loves the cold. In the meantime, stay tuned for another big tour announcement VERY SOON. Happy new year! Stay fit, sane and don’t lose your shit like we just did. 🤘🏻”

The Ocean Premiere “Eocene” Live Video

The Ocean have premiered a new live video for their song “Eocene.” The clip was released to promote their new live album, “Phanerozoic Live,“ which will be released on November 26. That effort will feature the band’s livestream show at Pier 2 in Bremen, Germany in which they performed “Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic” in full and their set from the “Roadburn Redux” virtual festival in which they performed “Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic” in full.

Leprous Announce North American Tour With The Ocean

Leprous have announced a headlining North American tour. The Ocean will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

03/01 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
03/02 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
03/03 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
03/04 Toronto, ON – The Opera House – Toronto
03/05 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
03/06 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
03/08 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
03/09 New York, NY – Sony Hall
03/10 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live – Downstairs
03/11 Washington, DC – Black Cat
03/12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
03/13 Charlotte, NC – The Underground – Charlotte
03/15 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
03/16 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
03/17 Nashville, TN – Exit / In
03/18 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/19 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
03/21 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
03/22 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
03/23 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles
03/24 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Berkeley
03/25 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/26 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
03/27 Seattle, WA – Neumos
03/29 South Salt Lake, UT – The Commonwealth Room
03/30 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
03/31 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
04/01 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall
04/02 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

The Ocean Premiere “Jurassic | Cretaceous” Live Video

The Ocean have premiered a new live video for their song “Jurassic | Cretaceous.” The clip was released to promote their new live album, “Phanerozoic Live,“ which will be released on November 26. That effort will feature the band’s livestream show at Pier 2 in Bremen, Germany in which they performed “Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic” in full and their set from the “Roadburn Redux” virtual festival in which they performed “Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic” in full.

The Ocean Recording New Album

The Ocean have officially started the recording process for their new album. The band commented:

“Drums and bass for the sequel to Phanerozoic II are in the box! It‘s been a productive and intense week here @die_muehle_. We’ve been thriving for days off the endorphine high from the Antwerp and Soulcrusher gigs, which made us aware how much we were missing this… and it’s been great taking that fresh energy boost to work on new music this past week, surrounded by chickens, dogs and horses (and the elusive peacocks running away from our noise)… back to Berlin now to continue tracking 🤘🏻”

The Ocean Premiere “Devonian: Nascent” Live Video

The Ocean have premiered a new live video for their song “Devonian: Nascent.” The clip was released to promote their new live album, “Phanerozoic Live,“ which will be released on November 26. That effort will feature the band’s livestream show at Pier 2 in Bremen, Germany in which they performed “Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic” in full and their set from the “Roadburn Redux” virtual festival in which they performed “Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic” in full. Robin Stapps commented:

“We wanted to give people two totally different experiences. In Bremen, we had the chance to record a proper Ocean live show, the way people know us. We played facing towards the front of the stage, to an invisible crowd, essentially to a huge empty room… but we knew people were watching, even if we didn’t see them. There was the same rush of adrenaline right before going on stage as you get before going on at any big open air festival… maybe with a little extra anxiety added, because knowing that so many people are watching you without being able to see them yourself was super weird.”

The Ocean To Release “Phanerozoic Live” In November

The Ocean will be releasing a new live album/film titled “Phanerozoic Live“ on November 26. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

The band commented:

“‘Phanerozoic Live’ is a live album like no other – it is a live album that was recorded in a cultural vacuum, a bizarre time that we will remember for the rest of our lives: a time when the world as we knew it suddenly stopped spinning. ⚫️

It is a live album that does without all the qualities that we usually appreciate about a live album: without the sounds of a cheering, excited crowd. But it is the very absence of this, it is the eery silence between the songs that reminds us of what we miss most, and that gives these recordings a rare intensity and power. 🔥

This release is yet another master class of record packaging from Norwegian artist and long term friend and collaborator, Martin Kvamme: the trifold is made from thick, rough and incredibly fibrous cardboard, adorned with a filigrane copper foil embossing of a bitmapped live fotography from the Bremen event. It contains 3 vinyl records in printed inner sleeves, a DVD and a concert ticket with a streaming and HD video download link to both concerts. 👌🏻

‘Phanerozoic Live’ is out November 26 via Pelagic Records and now available for pre-order on 3xLP / 2xCD + DVD / Download here: https://listen.pelagic-records.com/theocean

The Ocean Drummer Paul Seidel Sitting Out Immediate Live Dates After Breaking His Arm

The Ocean drummer Paul Seidel has been sidelined from the band after breaking his arm. During his absence, the group’s synth player Peter Voigtmann will be filling in. The Ocean said the following about that:

“The last 3 weeks have been quite dramatic. @paulseideldrums broke his arm in a bike accident, and so @petervoigtmann climbed on the drum throne… and he absolutely nailed it! The 2nd picture shows his drum monastery @die_muehle_ where he learned an hour worth of Ocean material that he’s never played on drums before in less than 2 weeks time, feeding on the propelling power of darkness & frozen pizza. It’s good to have a 2nd drummer in the band! We’re ready now for 2 festivals on Spanish beaches this weekend, our 3rd time @resurrectionfest and @metalparadisefest! Life could be worse 🤘🏻 Get well soon, Paul!”

The Ocean Reschedule European Tour For 2022

The Ocean have rescheduled their European tour for early 2022. pg.lost, Hypno5e, and Psychonaut will open.

Tour Dates:

01/07 Berlin, GER – Hole44
01/08 Prague, CZE – Nova Chelmnice
01/09 Vienna, AUT – Szene
01/10 Munich, GER – Backstage
01/11 Milan, ITA – Legend
01/12 Lucerne, SWI – Sedel
01/13 Lyon, FRA – CCO Villeurbanne
01/14 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
01/15 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
01/16 Lisbon, POR – LAV
01/17 Bilbao, SPA – Stage Live
01/18 Toulouse, FRA – Rex
01/19 Bordeaux, FRA – Krakatoa
01/20 Nantes, FRA – Ferrailleur
01/21 Lille, FRA – The Black Lab
01/22 Utrecht, NET – De Helling
01/23 Brussels, BEL – Botanique
01/24 Paris, FRA – Machine
01/25 Colmar, FRA – Grillen
01/26 Cologne, GER – Gebaude9
01/27 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
01/28 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
01/29 Osnabrück, GER – Kleine Freiheit