The Ocean share epic cinematic video for Subatlantic

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German prog metal outfit The Ocean have shared a stunningly cinematic new video for their track Subatlantic, which you can watch below.

Subatlantic is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, Holocene, which will be released through Pelagic Records on May 19, and which sees the band add a closing chapter to their paleontology-inspired album series that began with 2007's Precambrian.

Subatlantic "starts off with trip-hop beats and dark psychedelia and slowly gains momentum to eventually culminate in an unexpectedly heavy grand finale of the album. Intricate and heavy guitar riffs are built over a propulsive rhythm section and when vocalist Loïc Rossetti eventually screams 'prepare for departure'," the band reveal.

Holocene was recorded entirely by the band themselves at Voigtmann's studio Die Mühle in the rural North of Germany and at the band's own Oceanland 2.0 studio in Berlin and mixed by Swedish producer and long time ally Karl Daniel Lidén.

Pre-order Holecene.

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.