Oceans of Sadness to break up
2011-02-27 by Magnus Altkula STAFF | 33 Comments
Belgian avant-garde metal band Oceans of Sadness have decided to call it quits after 15 years and 5 full-length albums.

Their statement reads as follows: "Dear friends,

First of all we want to thank all of you for supporting Oceans Of Sadness during these last 15 years. Thanks to you we had the chance to do a lot of cool things, much more than we ever dreamed of 15 years ago…

During these 15 years we’ve never really tried to be part of any particular scene musicwise and our image has always been the last thing we cared about. Creating our own sound and writing original and inspiring metal has always been our only real goal and we are proud of the road we travelled during the 5 albums we recorded, with “The Arrogance Of Ignorance” being the last one, released in 2008 on Scarlet Records. We are really proud of all our music and we ourselves have always believed that we kept getting better and better at what we wanted to do. But now we feel that our story may have been told…. Theoretically we could easily go on for another 15 years… but we won’t.

We feel time has come for us to relax for a while and who knows what happens in the future… I’m pretty sure all of us will continue making music, maybe together, maybe seperately, but more important is that we all have the feeling we can now close this chapter of our lives with pride and dignity. We’re not the kind of guys to close a door and throw away the key forever, not at all… however, we don’t have the intention to come back in this shape in a few years either… music is about creativity and challenging yourself and right now we feel we got stuck in some sort of routine for quite a while now… we lack the energy to record yet another album, again negotiating with labels, just to end up with another deal that only costs us a lot of money, followed by a few shows… We’ll see what happens in the future, like with everything in life: nothing is certain…

On a positive note: To celebrate the end of Oceans Of Sadness in style we decided to leave the scene with a blast and do a special last show. The date and other details will be released when all is certain. Thanks for everything! We hope you will enjoy our music for many years to come!"

Tagged: Oceans of Sadness

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wyankeif1337
February 27th 2011
6739 Comments


lol band name

MorningView425
February 27th 2011
162 Comments


Beware anyone with the word Ocean in their band name- you're about to break up.

OutOfMyself
February 27th 2011
688 Comments


it looks like they drowned in an ocean of sadness

wyankeif1337
February 27th 2011
6739 Comments


LOL GEDDIT

OutOfMyself
February 27th 2011
688 Comments


IZ FUNNY YES

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
February 27th 2011
8391 Comments


We should make idiocy a bannable offence.

ButcheredChildren
February 27th 2011
5591 Comments


There would be oceans of sadness if these guys were actually good

BallsToTheWall
February 27th 2011
44805 Comments


They were more decent than most, certainly better than Woods of Ypres, but not quite in the top tier of bands of this ilk.

Digging: Pink Turns Blue - If Two Worlds Kiss

ButcheredChildren
February 27th 2011
5591 Comments


they didn't contibute to the genre, only watered it down
they didn't release anything substantial, just average

BallsToTheWall
February 27th 2011
44805 Comments


Just over average.

ButcheredChildren
February 27th 2011
5591 Comments


okay fine balls 2.75/5
there

zuzek
February 27th 2011
752 Comments


Somehow this doesn't come as a surprise at all. Band was pretty ok but their last effort was somehow grating on you after a couple of spins.

ButcheredChildren
February 27th 2011
5591 Comments


good riddance clearly

Poet
February 27th 2011
5935 Comments


We should make idiocy a bannable offence.


This site would like die.

djocelot
February 27th 2011
272 Comments


all the oceans are parting. heh heh.

RCKilm
February 27th 2011
232 Comments


stop it you.

KILL
February 27th 2011
72280 Comments


sweet

Digging: Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses

Photon
February 27th 2011
1292 Comments


being better than woods of ypres is not saying much .

jrowa001
February 27th 2011
8750 Comments


the fact that most of you guys probably havent heard anything by them other than their last two albums doesnt say much about you guys. theyve been experimenting with their sound on every album. each one brings something new. not saying their the best band out there but they have done a lot for the genre. shame they got to break up but im glad to say ive seen them live and i can respect their discography

bodiesinflight57
February 27th 2011
870 Comments


I've meant to listen to these guys a few times but never have. Guess now is as good a time as any.

I expect The Ocean to break up any day now.

Photon
February 27th 2011
1292 Comments


haha i just read on their facebook they are going to tour with Intronaut soon so hopefully after that lol

Ulsufyring
February 27th 2011
1724 Comments


this makes me kinda sad, these guys had some deec songs

ButcheredChildren
February 27th 2011
5591 Comments


whats with all the oceans of sadness guys?

Demonicgman
February 27th 2011
417 Comments


so much water

opblaaskonijn
February 27th 2011
324 Comments


Too bad, I liked this band.

FearThyEvil
February 27th 2011
12761 Comments


Never even heard of this group before.

InFiction
February 27th 2011
3713 Comments


Beware anyone with the word Ocean in their band name- you're about to break up.

I'm actually quite frightened that The Ocean Collective will call it quits now.

Realm
February 27th 2011
2074 Comments


the ocean probably aren't going to break up because I'D LIKE THAT.

KILL
February 27th 2011
72280 Comments


then theyll only be a few ocean bands left fuck yea

ButcheredChildren
February 27th 2011
5591 Comments


but guys, if all the ocean's break up then where will the whalecore swim????

Wizard
February 27th 2011
19641 Comments


they didn't contibute to the genre, only watered it down
they didn't release anything substantial, just average


Pretty much.

Digging: Ash Borer - Cold of Ages

Burn2Burn
February 27th 2011
2378 Comments


The Arrogance of Ignorance was epic as shit, too bad they're breaking up.

EyeForAnEye
February 28th 2011
1705 Comments



Beware anyone with the word Ocean in their band name- you're about to break up.


I'm quite concerned for Oceana now.



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