FESTIVAL SUMMER 2019

This year we’ll hit a bunch of outstanding festivals including Hellfest in France, Fusion Festival in Germany, ArcTanGent in England or Øya Festival in Norway.

See the full list below:

09/06 – FI, Rockfest
22/06 – FR, Hellfest
28/06 – DE, Fusion Festival
30/06 – DE, Full Force Festival
05/07 – ES, Resurrection Festival
13/07 – I, Bari w/ GIAA
07/08 – CZ, Brutal Assault Fest
10/08 – NO, Øya Festival
16/08 – UK, Arctangent
17/08 – DE, Summerbreeze Festival

For more info on shows head over to the DATES page.

See you out there!
Yours,
Paul

THE OCEAN HIT MEDIA CHARTS!

In November The Ocean Collective hit the charts in several countries! Although this might be completely irrelevant and have no further meaning to a lot of people, it sure does mean something to me. It means that what i do and how i do it lead to things that work out and pay off in the end!

And this is absolutely crucial to the idea of following a path, that makes one happy.

Thank you all for supporting and believing in me! 🙂

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