Germany's THE OCEAN About to Invade the U.S.

Berlin, Germany’s The Ocean are about to embark on their first U.S. tour in their seven-plus years of being a band. The band will be touring in support of its latest release Precambrian. Supporting The Ocean will be Lair of the Minotaur and Kylesa (co-headliner), Intronaut, Withered, and The Destro on select dates.

For details on how to win free tickets, merch and CDs visit the Legions of the Winged Octopi Tour MySpace page at

Released November 27, 2007, Precambrian is a double album with a concept and artwork that deal with the early days of our planet, when mother earth was a hostile and uninhabitable place devoid of life and reigned by fire, sulfur and streams of red-glowing lava. The two disk CD is composed of a mini-CD with 22 minutes playing time entitled ‘Hadean/Archaean’, and a full-length CD with 61 minutes playing time, entitled ‘Proterozoic’, both referring to successive geological eras. Guests on the album include Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Zozobra, Old Man Gloom), Nate Newton (Converge), Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Tomas Hallbom (Breach), Eric Kalsbeek (Textures) and musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Guitarist and founding member Robin Staps had this to say about touring North America for the first time:
  • “It's not easy for European metal bands to tour in North America and we've been wanting to get over there for a long time, so we're very happy that the extremely positive feedback that 'Precambrian' has received in Canada and the US finally makes it possible now. This is a killer package that you don't wanna miss"

THE OCEAN - Legions of the Winged Octopi North American Tour<!--more-->
05/21 Toronto, ON Wreck Room w/ Catamenia
05/22 St Catharines, ON L3 Nightclub
05/23 Montreal, QC Lambi
Tour w/ Kylesa, Lair Of The Minotaur, Withered
05/24 Boston, MA Church Of Boston
05/25 Wallingford, CT Cherry Street Station
05/26 New York, NY Knitting Factory
05/27 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
05/28 Chicago, IL Reggie's Rock Club
05/29 Covington, KY Mad Hatter
05/30 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
05/31 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Tour w/ Kylesa, Lair Of The Minotaur
06/01 Orlando, FL Back Booth
06/02 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
06/03 Tallahassee, FL The Beta Bar
Tour w/ Lair Of The Minotaur
06/04 Metairie, LA The High Ground
Tour w/ The Destro, Lair Of The Minotaur
06/05 Houston, TX The Meridian
06/06 Austin, TX Red 7
06/07 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves
06/08 San Antonio, TX Rock Bottom
06/10 El Paso, TX Chic's
06/11 Farmington, NM Gator's
Tour w/ Lair Of The Minotaur, Intronaut
06/12 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
06/13 Fresno, CA Audie's Olympic
06/14 San Francisco, CA Annie's Social Club
06/15 San Marcos, CA Jumping Turtle
06/16 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew
06/17 Hollywood, CA Knitting Factory |

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