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Speaking of The Ocean: New EP in the Works


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With all the back and forth over the past couple of weeks between The Ocean mastermind Robin Staps, the Summer Slaughter tour, and everyone with an asshole and an opinion in the entire metalsphere, it’s been easy to forget that The Ocean are a real band full of living human beings that makes real, actual music. A really fucking good band that makes positively excellent music, in fact.

Now that we’ve refocused in that very important tidbit, here’s something to get very excitebike about: The Ocean may be releasing an EP as soon as early next year as a part of epilogue to this year’s most radical album Pelagial. The band is currently on a mini-vacation in Mexico to unwind from the Slaughter run, from which Staps posted a Facebook update with some photos and the following text:

after 33 shows in a row, lots of +12 hour night drives, countless bottles of booze, plenty of crazy parties with the 70 members of the other Summer Slaughter bands, cracked ribs, broken headstocks and generally great but exhausting times, we are finally enjoying out first 4 days off since July 20th. While Luc, Jona and Loic stayed in Mexico city, Chris and me made it down to the coast.

The Pacific Ocean has been raging for the last 2 days and the rain was so heavy that our entire cabaña was dripping wet, but early this morning the sea went quiet and the sun finally came out – and made us realize that we’ve picked a pretty damn awesome place to stay, for 25 bucks per night! A perfect place also to write lyrics for 2 leftover songs from the “Pelagial” recording session, which will be released as an EP some time early next year, eventually…

There are two songs leftover from the Pelagial sessions because of course, right? This is a band that does not do anything without going full bore, so it stands to reasons there were some pretty good tracks left on the chopping block. Can’t wait to hear them whenever they come out.

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