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Oceans of Slumber / Bio

Houston Progressive Metallers OCEANS OF SLUMBER Release Aetherial

On February 1st OCEANS OF SLUMBER self-released a progressive metal whirlwind called Aetherial. Labeling a band like OCEANS OF SLUMBER is never quite as easy as one would think. The Houston band features in its ranks the drummer of grind purists INSECT WARFARE (among many others), a degreed Jazz guitarist, and an all-around cast of “players’ players.” What results from this collective of skilled musicians and a broad cross section of influence is the adventurous Aetherial. Musical classification is of no interest to the band however. Instead, OCEANS OF SLUMBER create waves of stimulating atmosphere and use their talents to exploit the dynamics of the music, thereby creating the undeniably epic wall of sound that has become the Texans’ trademark. The person responsible for the mixing and mastering of Aetherial, UK madman Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, EVILE, etc.), had this to say about his work with Houston prog-metallers:

"Oceans of Slumber are of one of the top 10bands I've ever worked with. The perfect mixture of sheer brutality with ultimate musicianship taking you on a journey through music. Old school metal mixed with prog and psychedelia brought right up to date with cutting death metal and black metal influences. All my favorite stuff rolled into one!"

OCEANS OF SLUMBER are as comfortable drudging their way through doom-laden epic "Coffins Like Kites" as they are playing the caustic, country-tinged black metal of "Primordial," as well as shifting gears seamlessly into the soaring melodies of the KING CRIMSON inspired "Blackest Cloud" only to return to the sonic brutality that is the title track. Interpretation remains the province of the listener. With the intention of crossing every musical boundary, OCEANS OF SLUMBER creates an undeniable atmosphere of beauty and extremity with its very capable lineup of musicians. Get in touch at clawhammerpr@gmail.com to set up an interview and/or let us know about your coverage plans.

OCEANS OF SLUMBER are seeking a record label to release Aetherial. Interested parties should contact dobberbeverly@gmail.com or clawhammerpr@gmail.com. Aetherial is available for purchase now from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and other online retailers, as well as directly by contacting the band at www.barnburnermedia.bigcartel.com/.

Track Listing:

God in Skin
Coffins like Kites
Only a Corpse
Blackest Cloud
Great Divide

ClawHammer PR


General Info

Band Members
Ronnie Allen-vocals,Sean Gary-Guitar, Anthony Contreras-Guitar, Keegan Kelly-Bass, Dobber-Drums
Artist Name
Oceans of Slumber
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Death/Black Metal / Progressive Metal

Contact Info

Houston, TX

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