Oceans Ate Alaska premieres music video for "Hansha"
Today, Birmingham, UK's Oceans Ate Alaska is excited to release their sophomore album Hikari, now available on iTunes. Hikari illuminates 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.
To celebrate the album release, the band has also premiered a music video for "Hansha," a song that explores the idea of how people are often caught between what is real and fake and how today's society is fixated on cell phones and social media. The video, directed by Jeb Hardwick, further displays this concept using stunning visuals.
Hikari is already receiving rave reviews. Here's what a few are saying:
"top-notch musicianship" - OUTBURN MAGAZINE
"Optimistic, empowering, and mesmerizing, Oceans Ate Alaska's bold album
is a true progressive metalcore triumph." - NEW NOISE MAGAZINE
"utterly unique to the metalcore genre" - THE PRELUDE PRESS
Oceans Ate Alaska has had a busy summer touring across the Atlantic and Europe, with performances at Slam Dunk Festival and UK Tech Fest Tour 2017. The band is currently preparing to hit the road again as support to labelmates August Burns Red, with multiple festival stops including Take Over Daze Festival, Brutal Assault Festival and Summer Breeze Festival.
OCEANS ATE ALASKA TOUR DATES
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
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.