The Ocean have put together a neat new website dedicated to their brand new album titled Pelagial. You can listen to snippets from 5 new songs on the website as well as know more about the concept of the album. You can already pre-order the limited boxsets which include a DVD, both instrumental and vocal versions of the album, as well as a 5kg acrylic box.

pe·la·gi·al [puh-ley-jee-uh l] - 1. Of, relating to, or living in open oceans or seas rather than waters adjacent to land or inland waters; such as, pelagic birds. 2. Living or growing at or near the surface of the ocean, far from land, as certain organisms. 3. Of or pertaining to the sea; marine.

Pelagial was written, recorded, mixed and to-be-performed-live as one single 53-minutes 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.

"The concept of the album is made evident in its title, Pelagial. Listeners will be further submersed as they journey with the band, beginning at the surface of the ocean and plunging through all five pelagic depth zones: epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic. In synch with diminishing light and increasing pressure as one dives or sinks deeper into the ocean, the album begins rather light and progressively gets heavier and slows as the band reaches the unfathomable depths of the hadopelagic zone, characterized by complete darkness and a thousandfold increased pressure as compared to surface level. What is remarkable about Pelagial is that this is not some detached conceptual idea; this can actually be heard and felt while listening to the album."

Band profile: The Ocean
Posted: 01.03.2013 by BloodTears


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Lit. - 01.03.2013 at 22:08  
Looking forward to this with great anticipation.
Czerny Reiter - 02.03.2013 at 00:14  
Love the concept, very original and in line with the band's themes.
R'Vannith - 02.03.2013 at 04:41  
That cover is all kinds of awesome.
InProgression - 03.03.2013 at 06:42  
Not only is that a very cool website design, that's an incredible concept that they're working with. I am looking forward to hear this album.
F.N.S.C.A.C - 04.03.2013 at 01:47  
Sounds incredible, as ever. Would love the special edition preorder but so much moneys...

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