OCEANS ATE ALASKA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘HIKARI’, PREMIERES SECOND SINGLE

OCEANS ATE ALASKA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘HIKARI’, PREMIERES SECOND SINGLE

Birmingham, UK’s Oceans Ate Alaska has announced their forthcoming, sophomore album, Hikari, to release July 28, and has also unleashed the record’s second single, “Escapist.” 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. Digital and physical pre-orders for Hikari are available now, with each order including an instant download of “Covert” and “Escapist.” Stream “Escapist” now on Spotify.

“We have a huge amount of respect for Japanese culture, especially their music,” says drummer Chris Turner. “These unique and beautiful instruments have inspired us to create something brand new, and we are beyond proud of the end result!”

Album art and track list for Hikari is as follows:
1. Benzaiten (feat. Alex Teyen)
2. Sarin
3. Covert
4. Hansha
5. Deadweight
6. Veridical
7. Entrapment
8. Hikari
9. Birth-Marked
10. Ukiyo (feat. Josh Manuel)
11. Escapist

Oceans Ate Alaska recently performed at Slam Dunk Festival and Fearless Invasion in the UK before they headline the UK Tech Fest 2017 Tour through June and then join August Burns Red in Europe from August 16th through 28th. Full tour dates below.

UK TECH FEST 2017 w/ NAPOLEON & CARCER CITY
Jun 15 – Plymouth, UK @ Underground
Jun 16 – Bridgend, UK @ Hobos
Jun 17 – Manchester, UK @ Satan’s Hollow
Jun 18 – Old Town, UK @ Opium
Jun 19 – Newcastle, UK @ Jumpin Jacks
Jun 20 – Northampton, UK @ Roadmender
Jun 21- Southampton, UK @ The Joiners
Jun 24 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands @ Jera On Air
Jun 30 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Baroeg
Jul 1 – Zug, Switzerland @ Industrie45
Jul 2 – Milano, Italy @ Dissonance Festival
Jul 3 – Lyon, France @ Warmaudio
Jul 7 – Winthorpe, UK @ Newark Showground
Aug 5 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage
Aug 12 – Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival

w/ AUGUST BURNS RED
Aug 16 – Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Kert
Aug 20 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
Aug 22 – Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm
Aug 23 – Aschaffenburg, DE @ Colos Saal
Aug 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melweg
Aug 27 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club
Aug 28 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain

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.

Oceans Ate Alaska Official Website

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