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Latest news: Tue, Jan 14 2020, AND OCEANS

Upcoming release: "Cosmic World Mother"

Release date: Fri, May 08 2020, US Fri, May 08 2020

Symphonic black metal formation ...AND OCEANS have revealed the album details of their upcoming full length, 'Cosmic World Mother'. The record is set for worldwide release via Season of Mist on May 8, 2020.

Guitarist Timo comments: "The new era of ...AND OCEANS has been a long time coming. We've already had a taste of how it would be: the band played a few selected gigs and festivals last year and it was great to see old and new fans welcoming ....AND OCEANS back with open arms. It feels like the right time to come back with this new album. 'Cosmic World Mother' is ready, the release date is set, shows are booked and we have a strong, new line-up. Let's celebrate the new skin!"

The cover artwork was created by Adrien Bousson and can be viewed below, together with the tracklist.

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  1. The Dissolution of Mind and Matter
  2. Vigilance and Atrophy
  3. Five of Swords
  4. As the After Becomes the Before
  5. Cosmic World Mother
  6. Helminthiasis
  7. Oscillator Epitaph
  8. In Abhorrence Upon Meadows
  9. Apokatastasis
  10. One of Light, One of Soil
  11. The Flickering Lights

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Biography

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The year was 1995, the fumes of Scandinavian black metal was poisoning the air and the second wave of black metal had taken a new form. AND OCEANS emerged the scene with an exceptional and unique symphonic approach to the music. Still seeking the musical path to take, the Finns delivered a few demos before signing to Season of Mist 22 years ago.

At this point the band had already found its path to walk, shaping the music and lyrics away from the regular black metal outfits and topics with ambient parts and lyrics twisting the reality, using different languages and provoking and confusing both the media and fans.

1998 the debut album 'The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts' received strong feedback in the media and the word got out in a fast pace, which lead to a split album 'WAR' with label mates BLOODTHORN; an album featuring new songs and covers. A new perplex album 'The Symmetry of I, The Circle of O' was already in the making and which in 1999 pushed the boundaries even further.

Entering the Abyss Studios with the Tägtgren brothers in 2000 changed the whole band once again. The album A.M.G.O.D. was musically very far from the early symphonic black metal delirium with its electronic post-modern approach.

After touring with MARDUK, MORTICIAN, VADER etc. the band re-entered the Abyss Studios to record a more of an elementary album featuring industrial and power electronics vibes. In 2002, when the last album 'Cypher' was released, the band had reached its full circle and decided to call it a day.

17 years later, and after many discussions and questioning, AND OCEANS decided to re-form for a couple of gigs with a few new members: Kauko Kuusisalo (AEGRUS, GLORIA MORTI, GOREPHILIA) on drums, Petri Seikkula (BAPTISM) and Antti Simonen (MORIAN, ALGHAZANTH) on keyboards. Seems like the era for AND OCEANS hadn't come to an end after all. A new album is on the run, new performances are in the pipeline, a new deal with ‘already familiar’ Season of Mist has been signed – one could say they’re back.

Line-up

Name Instrument
Timo Kontio Guitar
Mathias Lillmåns Vocals
Teemu Saari Guitar
Antti Simonen Keys
Kauko Kuusisalo Drums
Petri Seikkula Bass

Releases Season of Mist

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Cosmic World Mother

General information
: Fri, May 08 2020
: Fri, May 08 2020
: Symphonic Black Metal
: SOM541

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Collateral Damage - Complete War Series

General information
: Tue, Oct 21 2003
: Various
: SOM081
: US and Canada only

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The Symmetry of I - The Circle of O

General information
: Fri, Jan 01 1999
: Symphonic Black Metal
: SOM017
: available

Som016

The Symmetry of I - The Circle of O

General information
: Fri, Jan 01 1999
: Symphonic Black Metal
: SOM016
: not available

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War series Vol. I

General information
: Sat, Aug 01 1998
: Black Metal
: SOM011
: available

Som008

The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts

General information
: Thu, Jan 01 1998
: Symphonic Black Metal
: SOM008
: available
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