Not really a fan, but they had some really good material up their sleeves. I regret not seeing them when they visitd town. Not cool.
I'm absolutely fucking gutted.
Fuckkk. This is such a bummer, oh man.
Never had a chance to listen to them yet but I've heard good things. This sucks.
Seriously couldn't be more upset.
Too many 'fans' downloaded album for free? Another 1 bites the dust
which album is the best jump off point from these guys
I'm going to miss these guys a lot. They're such great musicians.
Man. I'd kill to be in your shoes right now. I'd start with their first LP, then move forward in chronological order with both LPs and EPs, then revisit all of the old gems from before Effloresce. There are so many wonderful B-sides that people look over.
Legends. A greater band, there will never be.
So, so gutted.
fucking terrible day
Damn i really liked those guys
They made one great album (debut) and that's about it. Not a big lose.
Digging: Horseback and Locrian - New Dominions
You first and then I'll follow.
i haven't even fully gotten into their albums (have only listened to their most recent 2, and love them), but this makes me really sad. wonder what happened.
I predict some sput-suicides over this...
Aren't many of us hardcores here, but they're well liked. I expect they'll start to get a lot more recognition after this. I can only hope.
bitchin' bitch, and i just bought thier Home & Minor EP for $3 at jb today.
Seeing as they are prog I will probably give them a spin soon.
Man, the 'Size Board is fucking BOOMING at the moment. I've never seen it like this before. To be expected, of course. Actually brings me to tears, the wonderful stuff all of the regulars are writing. Having been a part of that community for the past five years, I am absolutely positive that Oceansize has the most loyal fans in the world.
You're geekin bro JS.
Wait, what? The least they could do is give their fans a reason
Digging: Theo Parrish - American Intelligence
is it just me or is it kinda shitty, especially to their longtime fans, that they don't even give an explanation?
i mean, even Isis came out and said they've done all they can do and wanted to call it quits while they were ahead.
We don't need an explanation.
We're grateful for everything they've done.
Couldnt really get into "Everyone Into Position" but all their other efforts are solid!
It's a shitty situation, but an explanation isn't going to change the situation. Over the past few weeks they've been posting videos
website with suggestive titles, so this isn't very shocking. Those suggestive messages didn't sound very amicable. All I can gather
at this point is that Vennart and Gambler are still together with the British Theatre project.
great band, this sucks
Digging: Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Were
"I'm absolutely fucking gutted."
I was thinking "wait until acorncheese reads this." Shame I never checked the band out. Guess I'll try out their first album.
"Shame I never checked the band out. Guess I'll try out their first album."
You're in for a ride, my friend. Just absorb every moment of it as much as you can, knowing that there is an end to it.
not too fussed
ugh. sucks so much.
Fucking awful, atrocious, shitty news. RIP to one of the most genuine, talented bands out there. They were what every prog band should strive to be these days. They took the term progressive and actually went somewhere with it. Seriously fucking awful news, I am crushed.
Oh my fucking god. This seriously has been a shitty year for music so far.
fuck. I can't really imagine worse news right now.
like most of their stuff ...sad news
You have to be kidding. This blows hard.
Aw man. I'm glad the cutesy news title lessened the blow a bit.
Digging: Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry
I'm truly devastated.
This band changed my life, the way I thought about/listened to/processed/write music, and have pulled me out of almost every rut I've been in over the past 4 years.
I'm not sure that I even want an explanation, as I'll only try to think of ways to debate it.
I'm off to sit in my pajamas and 10th Anniversary t-shirt, starting the entire discography from Effloresce to Self Preserved, then all of the b-sides, and then Feed to Feed.
hmmm that sucks, these guys were pretty good
Absolutely gutted. A huge loss to British music and to music in general. A wonderful band that was hugely talented in every single department of making music. The only saving grace is that they've quit while ahead, rather than run the risk of ruining their legacy like their contemporaries Biffy Clyro have done. Tis better to burn out than fade away. I'm just glad I got to see them live before they split.
I loved their first two albums, this is a shame.
Quite a pity, actually
This sucks so bad.
"I'm off to sit in my pajamas and 10th Anniversary t-shirt, starting the entire discography from Effloresce to Self Preserved, then all of the b-sides, and then Feed to Feed."
Might do that verbatim.
they had like three amazing songs, the rest was nbd
fucking stupid news
good riddance. now i'm just waiting for coheed and karnivool to break up and the trilogy of shitty quasi pop prog bands will be complete.
So, so, so depressing.
"good riddance. now i'm just waiting for coheed and karnivool to break up and the trilogy of shitty quasi pop prog bands will be complete. "
Clearly never listened to Oceansize
"good riddance. now i'm just waiting for coheed and karnivool to break up and the trilogy of shitty quasi pop prog
bands will be complete. "
lol what a joke
at least give a damn reason for breaking up
Digging: Harm's Way - Isolation
this sucks SOOO bad. damn. i ALWAYS wanted to see them live. shame that it'll never happen. they were flawless.
i'm pretty sure that whatever mike vennart cooks up will be lovely, though.
^ That and he's working with Gambler still, apparently. So that's good news...
If only Mark Heron was part of Vennart and Gambler's project. Drummers like him don't exactly grow on trees.
I was actually going to say something very similar in my previous post. Guess it really depends on what kind of project it turns out to be.
I don't believe Heron to even be human dude
An explanation for this occurrence is neither forthcoming or indeed necessary.
Bit like saying an explanation for the Holocaust is neither forthcoming or indeed necessary
Except this is worse than the holocaust
This is too bad.
Y=For reals Adash. Dick move on their part for being dicks on not explaining the sudden breakup. Fuckin dicks.
i didnt realize so many people gave a shit about this band
i mean really give a shit
Digging: Burning Kitchen - Many Wonder About the Meaning of Life
Well thank heavens the band in question here wasn't Defeater, otherwise Sputnik's population would perpetually diminish by 67% and there would be news articles over wide of a mass hanging. Marilyn Manson would of course be blamed.
sad, sad news
lawled at marilyn manson, thanks buddy
Wish it was Defeater rather than 'Size.
Well thank heavens the band in question here wasn't Defeater
bro dont even joke about that
God dammit. And their last two were so good....
hardcore bands tend not to last long
Defeater collaborating with Prussian Blue would lend them some legitimate street cred and immortality in the music world.
damn they should get on that can you imagine the concepts they could write about burning crosses and lynching negros
it would be awful(ly awesome)
Maybe even thrown in guest appearances from Thom Yorke and Varg.
this is depressing
This sucks I was just getting into them.
I'm guessing this was a mutual decision from everyone. They probably figured, it's been 12 years, they are still not that popular, they don't have the money... yeah. Something about the way Vennart and Gambler are acting make them seem like they wanted the fuck out though.
(I made this same post in a list but feel that it is appropriate to post here as well)
Damn it. I just found out that Sleepytime gorilla Museum broke up last night and now this happens the very next day. That's two of my favorite bands in a row.
yeah, this sucks.
this is a real shocker.
Digging: Full Of Hell and Merzbow - Full Of Hell and Merzbow
Have never been as sad about a band breaking up as I have been for this.
Digging: DIR EN GREY - Arche
You two can go die.
This really fucking sucks. Fuck.
Aren't you a badass?
thats more like it
i've listened to frames a few times and thought it was alright. i guess i'll listen to it more
12 years together and a breakup explanation isn't necessary? Don't know the band, but what assholes...
Have never been as sad about a band breaking up as I have been for this. 
Fuck a duck
This was going to be a pretty good day until I heard this.
Oceansize Everyone Into Position
what is objectivity
guys dont even worry metal will never die
priest are still going strong m/
and deicide just put out their best album in a while
satan will never die
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Fuck, man. Fuck.
rust in peace
I still can't believe it.
guys calm the hell down its not like rush broke up or anything
Yeah, if Rush broke up I would think "about damn time."
Rush breaking up would be the best thing done in a long time
why do oceansize fanboys have the worst insults someone explain
they will never break up neil said so he said he wants to die of a heart attack playing drums during 2112 which is so true rip
Haha I'm not insulting Rush. I like them, but I think a band need to know when it's time to go. I think Oceansize knew that.
Just started getting into these guys. Really good stuff.
They don't owe anyone an explanation tbh, they're just guys who make music...
NO!!!!! DEAR GOD NO!!! I was just getting into them.
Fuck, I'm really dumbfycked...
They were actually getting a lot of attention with their last album.
Horrible day now.
I never gave them a listen, though I thought about it many times. Maybe I should.
the people who dislike them are the usual cunts that dislike everything
I'll go and listen to them now.
Whoa man, they're really good.
Crap, why didn't I know of them earlier?
Never even made it to the states...
that's why this is such a big deal
Should I not fraternize with these angels I've loved? But if I'm out of time I'll say my goodbyes and float downstream...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I can't believe SPWTBFU wasn't on sputnik's best albums of 2010 nor under honorable mention
I am crying my eyes out...
Yeah it wasn't on best of 2010, though Everyone Into Position was on the User's Best of the Decade....at like #94
I'm really f****n drunk and I still can't believe that this has happened
KILL deserves to get trolled as much as possible
Please name a good english band (as good as oceansize were)
worst news ever everything they touched was gold
looks like I need to do some mmediafiring as I haven't listened to any of their shit
Get on that shit!
I recommend you start with Music for Nurses or Effloresce, and go chronologically from there.
This user is a keeper..
great news 
You like Cannibal Corpse. You opinion is irrelevant.
cc are true artists artists they write their own metal m/ metal will never die
and cc can play fast which is mroe than this band can do they cant even pinch harmonic
NOOOOOOOOOOOooooooh, wait. i couldnt get into this band. oh well.
Poor trolling, bro.
not trolling, just kind of crunk and throwing out random comments.
its called an opinion duh damn hipsters
Yep, sure it is. I know you aren't really that dumb.
Because anyone who listens to a slightly obscure band is obviously a hipster.
@Gorification, I was talking about KILL. There was nothing wrong with what you said.
this band remind me of muse
they mean well but in the end they flat out suck
Sorta like most metal bands, eh?
Who's mad here? Haha.
I still don't believe you are serious. You have to be a troll to make metalheads look bad.
m/ Kind of makes it obvious.
Ever herped so hard that you derped?
I think maybe I could learn to love you.
He's a grower.
Reporting your off topic posts, KILL.
Not quite the best way to make friends but you gotta do what you gotta do ;D
Fuck my life...
Digging: Mitski - bury me at makeout creek
Hit me so fucking hard while listening to I Haven't Been the Claw For Ages in the car today.
some of the people commenting in this thread need to get a life
Arguably the worst thing that's ever happened.
So answer me
Do you believe it's true?
There's gotta be something better than this
Time won't change a thing when I'm gone
Don't grab the wheel too tightly, my son
Im going to miss these guys so much..
one of the few bands that actually deserved the progressive tag.
Don't know why they had to quit. Their last album was quite phenomenal, like all their albums.
bumped since apparently no one knew this. now go be sad about pure reason revolution breaking up.
you son of a bitch
Pretty sure like everyone heard about this when it happened bro.
This would seem to explain the reason:
When asked by Fasterlouder.com on the future of Oceansize, Vennart was coy, but optimistic about the band's future goals. However, it was announced on 25 February 2011 via the band's Twitter and Facebook pages that Oceansize had split up. No explanations were given at the time, although in an interview a year later in 2012, Vennart commented "It's tricky. I'd kind of like to tell the story but it's pretty dramatic. It would alter the sound of the records that we spent ages dreaming up, and to some people it might sound all a little petty. But it was so fucking ugly. Suffice to say it was a recurring problem that grew and grew and it couldn't be ignored or tolerated anymore." Later in 2013 he stated on Twitter that after a disastrous performance by Mark Heron at a concert in Warsaw on October 23, 2010, Gambler quit the band, which meant its end.