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The Ocean release new live video for single Devonian: Nacsent

The Ocean
(Image credit: Andrew Faulk)

German prog metal sextet The Ocean have released a live video for their new single Devionian: Nacsent which you can watch below.

It's taken from the band's upcoming triple live vinyl/DVD release Phanerozoic Live which will be released through Pelagic Records on November 26. It was recorded at Bremen's Pier 2 venue when the band streamed two special live sets of their 2020 conceptual Phanerozoic albums in their entirety.

The Ocean long been known for their extensive, awe-inspiring album packaging, and their tenth album is no let-down: the Phanerozoic wooden box set included an engraved slate rock plate next to vinyl records and/or CDs of both albums, and even authentic pre-historic fossils: a trilobite from the Palaeozoic, an ammonite from the Mesozoic and a petrified fish skeleton from the Cenozoic era. The band sourced these fossils over the period of several months with the help of a geological institute in Munich, and getting the quantities needed to fulfil 1,000 box set preorders was a great challenge: hundreds of Moroccan trilobites, 450 million years of age, had to be sourced from global trade fairs.

The Ocean have always been professional escape artists from the modern world, playing in a many far- flung locations as possible, and guitarist Robin Staps insists that The Ocean will roll on for the foreseeable future, as mighty and inexorable as time itself. “We're always striving to get out as much as we can,” Staps concludes. “And as far away as we can, to take our music out to the last frontiers which remain in a world where nearly every square inch of every remaining free space has been google-mapped out to a frightening high resolution and level of detail.”

Pre-order Phanerozoic Live.

The Ocean

(Image credit: Pelagic Records)
Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.