The Ocean drop surprise new single Preboreal

The Ocean
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German prog metal sextet The Ocean have shared a surprise new single, Preboreal, and you can watch the new video below.

Preboreal is the band’s first new music since the critically acclaimed Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic double album, which they released in 2020. And yet it arrives with no statement from the band, and no word of any forthcoming new album.

A countdown clock is running on the band's website, which indicated the band are gearing up for something, however, which, at the time of writing, is at 29 days.

The Ocean are touring throughout Europe with Australian prog rockers Karnivool in January and February. The band will also play their own shows which you can view below.

The Ocean live dates:
Jan 20: DEN Aarhus Radar
Jan 27: GER Mainz, Schon Schön
Feb 2: UK Southampton The 1865
Feb 11: FRA Metz, Haunting the Chapel Festival
Feb 12: NED Maastricht, Muziekgieterij

The Ocean

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.