After two years of relentless touring in North America, Europe, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and Australia, The Ocean have resurfaced with what could be their deepest and most trailblazing piece of work to date, Pelagial. The album is a progressive musical journey; written, recorded, mixed and to-be-performed-live as one single 53-minute piece of music. Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö, Sweden, Pelagial is set to be released on April 26th / 29th (Europe) and April 30th (North America / world) through Metal Blade Records.
Pelagial will be released as a double CD, including a vocal and an instrumental version of the album. Instrumental samples of tracks, as well as the limited vinyl pre-orders, are up now on theoceancollective.com/pelagial, which also serves to showcase the concept behind Pelagial, as well as divulging more information about the album. The CD version will be released in a 10-panel digipak with epic artwork by Seldon Hunt.