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US Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
2007 - heute
Gegründet: 2007 in Chicago, IL, Vereinigte Staaten
Bandstatus: Aktiv
Genre: DeathBrutalHardcoreDeathcore
Label: 2008 - Jetzt Earache Records
Myspace Seite: oceano
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"OCEANO is the heaviest, most pissed off band on the planet. That's no small claim, but the 5 intimidating young men from Chicago, IL have the size to match such statements. With inspiration from bands such as BEHEMOTH and THE ACACIA STRAIN, OCEANO exhibits a youthful and modern deathcore sound as dark as the ocean depths and a distinct density to their heaviness that only an act from the city of broad shoulders could produce. Their motto, "Bringin the Beef" matches their identity of heavy, pissed-off guys playing heavy, pissed off music. With their 2008 signing to EARACHE RECORDS, OCEANO is primed to prove to the world that when they say they are "Bringin the Beef," they aren't fooling around. OCEANO was initially a grindcore band formed in 2006. Following the departure of several band members in the ensuing months, OCEANO would take bigger strides in taking the Chicago scene by storm. Already having played with some of the heaviest bands in the city, the remaining members were able to develop deep ties to several of its top musicians. From them OCEANO was reinvigorated, having cherry-picked their way into the creation of a virtual super group of Chicago's roughest, most talented metal musicians. By 2007, the OCEANO line-up was complete and had begun their path to domination. Added to the lineup was guitarist, Andrew Mikhail, drummer Daniel Terchin, and vocalist Adam Warren. With a new line-up in place, new ideas and influences would be further incorporated into the band's sound. It became clear that OCEANO needed to evolve from its grindcore roots into something completely against the grain - something new and unexpected. That's when guitarist, Andrew Mikhail unleashed his secret weapon - Seven String Drop-A tuning. A signature of his inspired from work in a previous band, this ultra low-end sonic assault could crush a person's bones by playing one mere chord. The tuning went along perfectly with the songs the band had been writing which focused a more destructive deathcore sound. With everything in place, OCEANO needed one more element to take their sound above and beyond anything a deathcore band had ever done before. This vital element was pure, real-life anger. Once stabilized, the band quickly bonded over the things in life that anger them the most. The people around them, the corruption of government, their standings in life - these are just a sampling of the many things that drive OCEANO every day. It is anger that fuels OCEANO and it is evident in their massively brutal songs such as "Inhuman Affliction" and "Samael the Destroyer." As in-your-face as OCEANO is on record, nothing compares to one of their raucous live shows. The band lives and dies by the amount of bloody violence and intensity their audience brings to every show. They thrive on the audience's ability to give an already angry band entirely new reasons to get pissed. As has been the case many times over, If an audience isn't being violent enough, the band will become even more enraged and create the violence themselves. OCEANO loves nothing more than for others to share in their anger and aggression. They are called "the heaviest, most pissed-off band on the planet" for a reason, of course. It is that reputation that caught the attention of EARACHE RECORDS in 2008. Blown away by the sheer animosity and power of "the heaviest, most pissed-off band on the planet," EARACHE immediately offered the band a deal that was made official that same year. In the ensuing months, the band would become infamous for a publicity photo shoot which depicted the band in bloody butcher aprons, hacking away at dismayed female models. Deemed sexist and "too violent" for many to handle, the photos were immediately banned from the band's MySpace profile. Not wanting to let their animosity for the banning go to waste, they put it to use on the road. Their relentless touring is one of the many things that fuel their anger and is certainly the best thing that helped them perfect their new material while heading into the studio in late 2008. DEPTHS was recorded at The Foundation Studios in Connersville, Indiana with producer Joey Sturgis (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA). 15 tracks were recorded for the album. Old favorites join future trademarks like "Plague Campaign" and the Sirius XM top 15 song, "District of Misery." The debut album from OCEANO, DEPTHS also marks the lineup debut of bassist Jason Jones. Jones joined the band on tour, shortly before the making of the album. It also happened to be at the beginning of a black cloud of bad luck that seemed to never leave the band once it had arrived. In the span of several months, 2 members parted ways with the band and both Andrew and Jason were involved in a serious van accident that caused the band to cancel a number of shows in the aftermath. Future dates would have to be gotten to by driving in an SUV. Luckily, though, after being kicked to the ground by bad luck, OCEANO got up and kicked back with features in the Washington Post, Decibel, Revolver, Billboard, and Hails N Horns, as well as sharing the stage with bands like Hatebreed, Suffocation, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Winds of Plague, Whitechapel and many more. The band also had the high distinction of being bestowed with a number 1 ranking on MySpace's death metal charts. DEPTHS is in stores NOW." -Anthony Guzzardo, Earache Records PR 2009