Berlin-based metallers THE OCEAN have announced a new guitar player. The band's statement reads as follows:
"We're happy to announce that Damian Murdoch will be our new guitarist for all upcoming shows and tours next year. 32 years old, Australian born and bred but living in Vienna (and soon moving to Berlin), Damian is currently teaching guitar and playing songs with titles such as "The Final Absturz" with his instrumental blues band, the DAMIAN MURDOCH TRIO. We like that.
He also surely knows how to play heavy stuff though. Here's the vid that first caught our attention:
… and that's the audition clip that made us invite him to Berlin to rehearse with us:
"… and so we did, and found Damian to be not only a great guitar player who knew our stuff in and out, but also a fun dude to hang and drink with - and there we go, that's it, decision made! Ocean 3.0 is now complete. Tour announcements coming up next week!"
On the heels of three long months of touring (North America, Asia, Russia) in support of their latest album, Pelagial, The Ocean have announced that their triple-DVD release, Collective Oblivion, will be released one month later than originally planned. Fans will be able to buy their copies in stores and on-line on December 10th.