THE OCEAN PREMIERE TRACK FEAT. JONAS RENKSE OF KATATONIA

ICYMI!

The 2nd The Ocean Collective track off of “Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic” featuring Jonas Renkse of Katatonia is out now!

It’s less than a month until we hit the road again with some amazing bands. I already have some on-tour drum lessons confirmed, so if you’re keen on joining in, hit me up with the city you’re in and we’ll make it happen.

Here’s a full list of shows:

with Rosetta & Arabrot Official:

10/31 – DE, Karlsruhe – Helloween Dudefest
11/01 – FR, Paris – Backstage
11/02 – UK, London – The Dome
11/03 – UK, Leeds – Damnation Festival
11/04 – NL, Eindhoven – Effenaar
11/05 – DE, Münster – Sputnikhalle
11/06 – DE, Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
11/07 – CH, Sion – Le Port Franc
11/08 – IT, Milan – Santeria Social Club
11/09 – DE, München – Strom
11/11 – SK, Bratislava – Randal
11/12 – RO, Cluj-Napoca – Form Space
11/14 – RO, Bucharest – Control Club
11/15 – RO, Timisoara – Reflektor
11/16 – HU, Budapest – Blue Hell
11/17 – CR, Zagreb – Mochvara
11/18 – PL, Krakow – Zet Pe Te
11/19 – PL, Warsaw – Proxima

with LLNN & B R I Q U E V I L L E

12/27 – DE, Rostock – Mau Club
12/28 – DE, Jena – Kassablanca
12/29 – DE, Nürnberg – Club Stereo
12/30 – DE, Berlin – Lido

PROGFEST 2019

01/26 – AUS, Melbourne – The Croxton
01/27 – AUS, Sydney – The Factory Theatre
01/28 – AUS, Brisbane – The Brightside

See you on the road!
Yours,
Paul

STUDIO VLOG AT DRUM! MAGAZINE

I’m happy and honored by Drum! Magazine presenting the first The Ocean vlog, captured in Iceland earlier this year while recording drums for “Phanerozoic”.

The post also includes a couple of insights on the mental and creative process involved in the making of the new record and being surrounded by Iceland’s beauty. Check it out at the link below:

“The most prominent effect to me was this overall humbleness towards nature and the creative process, all due to being surrounded by these vast landscapes that Iceland is so famous for,” Seidel tells Drum. “The studio was located amidst a snowed-in mountain range, offering only coldness and abrasive irrelevance. It was the antipode to Berlin, a capital at times drowning in self-importance. Relocating ourselves allowed us to ease our minds and focus on what matters.”

Exclusive Premiere: The Ocean Drummer Paul Seidel In Studio For New Album ‘Phanerozoic’

Enjoy!
Yours,
Paul

NEW THE OCEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!

As part of the “Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic” announcement earlier this month we also announced further dates, both in Europe as well as in Australia bringing us back to many countries we haven’t played in a while.

First of all have a listen to “Permian: The Great Dying”, one of the new The Ocean tracks that has been premiered worldwide and was featured in various Spotify playlists such as “New Metal Tracks”:

European Tour with Rosetta & Årabrot:

31/10     KARLSRUHE, HALLOWEEN DUDEFEST (DE)
01/11     PARIS, BACKSTAGE (FR)
02/11     LONDON, THE DOME (UK)
03/11     LEEDS, DAMNATION FEST (UK)
04/11     EINDHOVEN, PROG METAL ALLIANCE (NL)
05/11     MÜNSTER, SPUTNIKHALLE (DE)
06/11     WIESBADEN SCHLACHTHOF (DE)
07/11     SION, LE PORT FRANC (CH)
08/11     MILAN, SANTERIA SOCIAL CLUB (I)
09/11     MUNICH, STROM (DE)
11/11     BRATISLAVA, RANDAL (SK)*
12/11     CLUJ-NAPOCA, FORM SPACE (RO)*
14/11     BUCHAREST, CONTROL CLUB (RO)*
15/11     TIMISOARA, REFLEKTOR (RO)*
16/11     BUDAPEST, BLUE HELL (HU)*
17/11     ZAGREB, MOCHVARA (CR)*
18/11     KRAKOW, ZET PE TE (PL)*
19/11     WARSZAWA, PROXIMA (PL)*

* without Årabrot

German dates with LLNN & Briqueville:

27/12     ROSTOCK, MAU CLUB (DE)
28/12     JENA, KASSABLANCA (DE)
29/12     NÜRNBERG, CLUB STEREO (DE)
30/12     BERLIN, LIDO (DE)

Headlining PROGFEST in Australia 2019:

26/01     MELBOURNE, THE CROXTON (AUS)
27/01     SYDNEY, THE FACTORY THEATRE (AUS)
28/01     BRISBANE, THE BRIGHTSIDE (AUS)

More info on shows and tickets can be found on the band’s facebook page here: www.facebook.com/theoceancollective

I’m looking forward to playing new material and seeing new and old faces across the globe!

Yours,
Paul