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IT WAS NICE OF OCEANO TO SEND MY DOG A TOY

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One of the fun things about being a cool blogger d00d is that sometimes bands and labels send you little promotional goodies along with your advance copies of albums. For example, this is the package that my advance copy of Slayer’s World Painted Blood came in:

IT WAS NICE OF OCEANO TO SEND MY DOG A TOY

So. Yesterday afternoon, Earache sent over my promo copy of Oceano’s latest, Contagion, and look what it came with:

IT WAS NICE OF OCEANO TO SEND MY DOG A TOY

Yes, it’s an Oceano beach ball! I guess because their name is a variation on the word “ocean.” Unless there’s some other joke I’m not getting. Which is entirely possible, as I am not a fan of this band. (Earache also sent over a reissue of Brutal Truth’s Need to Control, thus ensuring that Contagion does not go to the top of the “must-listen” list.)

But, hey, Sacha the Death Metal Puppy is already eyeing the thing hungrily. Sacha is a fucking menace and keeping him distracted so that I can get my work done is a chore unto itself, so I’m reasonably certain that I’m going to allow the dog to tear the beach ball to shreds, as he is prone to do with pretty much any object left unguarded and within his reach. So a huge “thank you” to Earache and Oceano, for entertaining my dog for a little while longer so I can continue to contribute to a snarky metal blog without distraction.

If you haven’t done so already, read Gary Suarez’s interview with Adam Warren from Oceano here. Contagion comes out November 9, alas, sans beach ball. But you can order that excellent Brutal Truth reissue here.

-AR

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