video for the lead single off of their April 7th debut album DEPTHS,
entitled "District of Misery." Directed by Patrick Guera (DIFFICULT
HENRY, HARD ECHO) and produced by Brian Thompson at The Vault LA
(MUNICIPAL WASTE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, AS I LAY DYING), the video was
shot in a converted LA warehouse and if the band's energy translates
as they think it will to the screen then this is going to be one
darkly intense video.
"It went well;" said the exhausted OCEANO guitarist, Andrew Mikhail.
"It was an 11 hour shoot and we were rocking out for each of those
hours like it we were playing a show." For those who have seen the
band live, they'd know that what the band had to do was no small feat.
Stretching the energy usually saved for a 30-45 performance to 11
hours requires a great deal of stamina for any band. In the end OCEANO
pulled it off well, but not without casualties. As the lofty
guitarist, Mikhail states, "We were all hurt pretty bad by the end of
the shoot. I got this big knot in my forearm near the end of the day
and Danny was in every shot, blasting for 11 hours straight. We were
all sweaty and sore by the end of it. Luckily we were rewarded with
enough energy drinks, vitamin water, booze and ibuprofen to go around."
The video itself will see OCEANO playing the song alongside a twisted
photographic interpretation of each lyrical line as it is growled.
Being the only politically driven song on DEPTHS, "District of
Misery's" lyrics deal with the government and the existence of secret
societies within. "We play near a bunch of weird images that have to
do with the illuminati;" says Mikhail, who adds "There are a lot of
religious overtones in the video, too."
View some photos of the "District of Misery" video shoot here:
"District of Misery," the blasting lead single from OCEANO's April 7th
debut, DEPTHS, can be heard on Sirius XM satellite radio (where it is
currently charting at number 17 on the Liquid Metal playlist). Go to http://www.sirius.com/liquidmetal
and DEMAND that they play it!
OCEANO is the number 1 "unsigned" death metal band on all of MySpace.
They have also hit number 5 on the hardcore charts and number 12 on
the metal charts.
View pictures of the MySpace charts here:
OCEANO will be 'bringin' the beef' at these dates:
Mar 5 2009
Doug's Rockhouse w/ VITAL REMAINS
Mar 7 2009
Center Stage w/ VITAL REMAINS
Mar 8 2009
The Loft w/ VITAL REMAINS
poughkeepsie, New York
Mar 9 2009
The Penny Arcade
rochester, New York
Apr 3 2009
Jacksonville USO w/ ENDWELL & THE MILES BETWEEN
jacksonville, North Carolina
Apr 4 2009
Plan B w/ ENDWELL & THE MILES BETWEEN
Apr 6 2009 6:00P
The Refuge w/ ENDWELL & THE MILES BETWEEN
Apr 7 2009
Mt. Airy Fire Club w/ ENDWELL & THE MILES BETWEEN
mt. airy, Maryland
Apr 8 2009 6:00P
Club Octane w/ ENDWELL & THE MILES BETWEEN
Apr 10 2009
Static Age w/ ENDWELL & THE MILES BETWEEN
Apr 11 2009
The Pearl Room ATTICUS FEST w/ EMMURE, TERROR, WINDS OF PLAGUE, AND
DEPTHS, the hotly anticipated debut album by Chicago deathcore
heavyweights OCEANO is NOW available for pre-order on the EARACHE U.S.
Due to be released on April 7th, the limited edition version of DEPTHS
features 13 of the heaviest, chunkiest cuts of no holds barred metal
you'll ever hear, plus 2 exclusive bonus tracks and a DVD that
includes a look into what makes OCEANO "the most pissed off, heaviest
band on the planet" both in and out of the studio.
If you pre-order it from the EARACHE U.S. WEBSTORE, you can also get
your hands on several special deals that include the deluxe version of
DEPTHS along with either the popular OCEANO "WTF" t-shirt, the brand
new DEPTHS t-shirt or the "666" hoodie. All items are battle tested
and suitable for crushing your neighbors in the pit with at an OCEANO
Each package is priced just for this special pre-order offer and
includes free shipping. At these prices, you'd better bring the beef
and make sure you have DEPTHS before the beef gets brought to you!
View all of the OCEANO - DEPTHS pre-order packages at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_698
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4402 11th st.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone - 718-786-1707
Fax - 718-786-1756
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