OCEANS ATE ALASKA PREMIERES NEW SONG "UKIYO" FEAT. ISSUES' DRUMMER JOSH MANUEL
Birmingham, UK's Oceans Ate Alaska has partnered with Modern Drummer for the exclusive premiere of their new song "Ukiyo (feat. Josh Manuel)" and an accompanying drum play through plus interview featuring drummer Chris Turner and Josh Manuel from the band Issues. The track is taken from Oceans Ate Alaska's forthcoming, sophomore album, Hikari, to release July 28. Pre-orders for Hikari are available now, with each physical bundle including instant downloads of "Ukiyo" and the first two singles "Covert" and "Escapist."
Track list for Hikari is as follows:
1. Benzaiten (feat. Alex Teyen)
10. Ukiyo (feat. Josh Manuel)
OCEANS ATE ALASKA TOUR DATES
Jul 7 - Winthorpe, UK @ UK Tech Fest 2017 / Newark Showground
Jul 26 - Birmingham United Kingdom @ Mama Roux "CD Release Show"
Aug 5 - Munich, Germany @ Take Over Daze Festival
Aug 12 - Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 13 - Dresden, Germany @ Novitiatis
Aug 14 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ British Rock Stars
Aug 15 - Prague Czech Republic @ Chapeau Rogue
Aug 16 - Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Kert w/ August Burns Red
Aug 17 - Dinkelsbuhl Germany @ Summer Breeze Festival
Aug 18 - Klagenfurt, Austria @ Stereo
Aug 19 - Cervia, Italy @ Rock Planet w/ While She Sleeps
Aug 20 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum w/ August Burns Red
Aug 22 - Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm w/ August Burns Red
Aug 23 - Aschaffenburg, DE @ Colos Saal w/ August Burns Red
Aug 24 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melweg w/ August Burns Red
Aug 27 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club w/ August Burns Red
Aug 28 - Paris, France @ Petit Bain w/ August Burns Red
Folks you have to check out this track. It's sick as tits!!
OCEANS ATE ALASKA - Uniting boundaries between multiple genres in modern metal, Oceans Ate Alaska -Chris Turner [Drums], James Kennedy [Guitar], Mike Stanton [Bass], Adam Zytkiewicz [Guitar], and Jake Noakes [Vocals]- made waves during 2015 with their full-length debut Lost Isles. Fusing unpredictable polyrhythms and a sporadic partnering of melodic and dissonant passages, Rock Sound and Revolver both pegged Oceans Ate Alaska as a "Band to Watch," while they landed on Alternative Press's "100 Bands You Need To Know" list and covered HM Magazine. The Birmingham, UK, technical metal quintet's second full-length album, Hikari, translates to "Light" in English and represents their current mindset, illuminating major strides in the group's sonic vocabulary. Following a lyrical and musical theme rooted in Samurai mythology, the 11-track album blends traditional Japanese instruments with Oceans Ate Alaska's dynamic flare. Ultimately, Hikari means both a new "light" for Oceans Ate Alaska and heavy music at large.