Stemming from Birmingham, UK, the furious five-piece Oceans Ate Alaska is made up of James Harrison (Vocals), James Kennedy (Guitar), Adam Zytkiewicz (Guitar), Mike Stanton (Bass), and Chris Turner (Drums). The band offers a progressive strain of experimental modern metalcore that has gotten them noticed as one of metal's most exciting and fresh young names. With music as unpredictable as it is expressive, the band found inspiration for their name from the world's largest recorded mega-tsunami - measuring at 1,700 feet high - that demolished Alaska's coastline in 1958. The band was attracted to the natural disaster's national headline that read "Oceans Ate Alaska" where they decided to carry the name on a path to make their own history.
By pushing sonic boundaries, Oceans Ate Alaska aim to take listeners on an emotional journey through unpredictable arrangements (both heavy and melodic), ruthless riffs, and unforgiving guttural vocals; setting an atmospheric landscape that showcases the band's technical skill.
Currently putting the finishing touches on their first full-length and Fearless debut, set to release in early 2015, the band is giving fans a first listen of off the album by offering a free download of their single "Blood Brothers" on Oceans Ate Alaska's Official Website.
"We are absolutely honoured to be joining the Fearless Family! We have always had the highest respect for Fearless Records, and are overjoyed to be working with them! It's been around two years now since we last released any new music, and we are proud to be putting out our debut album via them! In anticipation to this, we chose to release a song called "Blood Brothers," which is about the eldest of two brothers deciding to leave home in hope of finding his true self. This track is just a small insight to what the full-length album has to offer, and we thoroughly look forward to getting the rest of it out there!"
The band is gearing up for a UK run with new label mates The Word Alive and The Color Morale, kicking off in York, United Kingdom at Fibbers on October 19th.
w/ THE WORD ALIVE, THE COLOR MORALE, & LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES
Oct 19 - York, United Kingdom @ Fibbers
Oct 20 - Nottingham, United Kingdom @ The Rescue Rooms
Oct 21 - Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Clwb lfor Bach
Oct 22 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ Sound Control
Oct 23 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Cathouse
Oct 24 - Norwich, United Kingdom @ Epic Studios
Oct 25 - Brighton, United Kingdom @ Audio
Oct 26 - Newcastle, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy 2
Oct 27 - London, United Kingdom @ Underworld
Oct 28 - Southampton, United Kingdom @ Joiners