OCEANO DUNZO? I DUNNO… (UPDATE: YES, ACTUALLY, WE DO KNOW)
UPDATE, 1:22 PM: Now the band has confirmed that they are, indeed, breaking-up. Thanks to The PRP for catching the story. Original post follows…
I don’t know how we missed this, but shortly before MetalSucks went on hiatus last month, Lambgoat reported a rumor that Oceano were breaking up — which is great news if, say, you’re a petty little fuck like me, who wishes ill will on people whose greatest crime is making music that you don’t personally enjoy. And then yesterday those rumors picked up some steam when Oceano vocalist Adam Warren — who has apparently parted ways with his deathcore cohorts — made the following statement, which a) strongly implies that Ocean are indeed calling it quits, and b) makes reference to Howard Jones’ just-announced split with Killswitch Engage:
“I’m shocked, but well… If Killswitch can go on after 9 years and 3 albums without Mr. Jones on vox…. Why couldn’t a certain band with out me? (2 albums and a mere 3 years) Just sayin.”
So that sounds promising, right?
Alas, it ain’t so.
Unfortunately, “a reliable source” contacted Lambgoat after the story was posted to say that Oceano was still a thing; and then the band posted the below on their Facebook page:
So, yeah, that sounds like ‘Ceano (I’m giving them a not-at-all-shorter nickname because I’m just outrageous like that) aren’t throwing in the towel so much as they just need a new singer. Bummer. But at least we have some fun comments that Oceano fans left below the post:
And my personal favorite:
So there’s your silver lining for ya.