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

INTERVIEW – NACIÓN PROGRESIVA

I sat down for an interview with Jorge from Nación Progresiva to talk about all things drumming. Recording with The Ocean in Iceland, giving drum lessons, learning new material, organizing my life etc. etc.

At the moment it’s only available in Spanish, but it’ll be re-published in English soon.

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Feel free to check it out below:
https://nacionprogresiva.wordpress.com/2018/08/20/paul-seidel-de-the-ocean-al-final-se-resume-a-sentir-el-concepto-las-dinamicas-el-groove-o-puede-decirse-el-mensaje-detras-de-la-musica/