The Ocean's First Ever Australian Tour

12 April 2012 | 11:33 am | Staff Writer

European metal masterminds The Ocean hit Australian shores for the very first time this May.

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The Ocean is not your regular, run-of-the-mill metal band. The brainchild of forward thinking metal devotee Robin Straps, the Berlin based group works on an open door policy when it comes to their creative output, which ensures that the kind of material they produce is incredibly diverse; post hardcore, progressive rock, metal, doom, post rock and ambient styles are all explored. This open door policy means that there have been a huge number of musicians be a part of the group – around 40 thus far – and for the first time in their 12 years of existence, the band are making their way to Australia! The decidedly DIY band have a unique approach to every aspect of their live performance and it is due to this, as well as the epic they produce, that they are held in such high acclaim by the peers in heavy music.

This May the band will be bringing their brand of progressive metal to all major cities in the country, starting in Adelaide at a venue still to be announced on Saturday 19 May, before hitting Geelong's The National Hotel Sunday 20, Canberra's ANU Bar Tuesday 22 (with LO!), The Annandale Hotel in Sydney Wednesday 23, The Zoo Thursday 24 (with Nuclear Summer, No Anchor and LO!), The Hi-Fi in Melbourne Saturday 26 (with LO!) and Perth's The Rosemount Sunday 27 (with Tangled Thoughts of Leaving).