Berlin-based musician group The Ocean Collective return to New Zealand after a sell out NZ show in 2015. Since 2001, The Ocean have released 7 critically acclaimed studio albums, and a split EP with Japanese post-rock legends Mono. With an ever-changing lineup of various on and off-stage musicians and visual artists, the relentlessly touring group have become well known for their immense, mind-expanding live shows, which they have carried into the most remote corners of the globe, from Siberian squats to colonial theatres in Ecuador.
Over the course of their storied career, The Ocean have toured with heavyweights such as Opeth, Mastodon, Mono, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Anathema, among others. and have appeared at major festivals such as Roskilde, Roadburn, Wacken, and more. The band’s own Pelagic Records has also become one of Europe’s leading labels for post-rock and post-metal, with a catalogue of 120 releases since 2009.
This tour will see The Ocean bringing their recently finished album Phanerozoic Vol 1 to audiences and is the missing link between their Precambrian and Heliocentric/ Anthropocentric. Earth development and history nerds, eat your hearts out.