Chicago Based Progressive Metal Band Oceanborn Announces “Hidden From the World” Debut Album Release in September 2013
Hailing from Chicago, Oceanborn has confirmed the release of their full length debut for September 2013. The album was predominantly recorded in Chicago at the band's studio with drums being tracked by Chris King with Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (Trivium, The Contortionist, Black Dahlia Murder, Daath, & more) in Sanford, FL. It was mixed by metal juggernaut Eyal Levi and mastered by Alan Douches of West West Side Music in New Windsor, NY.
"It was our initial goal to make a record that represented our influences, maintained a modern heavy metal sound and incorporated Lance's unique vocal style. I believe we definitely accomplished that and more!" - Dominick Camillo (guitarist, producer)
The album displays technical musicianship, catchy songwriting and polished production in an 11-track/hour long package. After the first listen, it is clear that the songs appeal to a vast audience. They have moments of technical prog mastery, moments of pop-rock sing-along catchiness and moments of soft ballad-esque moodiness all atop a foundation of heavy metal.
"We love music. We wrote and produced this entire record ourselves with the invaluable help of Eyal Levi on the recording and mixing end. We really wanted to showcase not only our songwriting capabilities but also put on our producer hats for the first release. This record sounds great because we dedicated the time and heart that we needed to make it that way," says Christopher Lee (guitarist, producer).
As part of a promotional campaign for the album release, the band has released an exclusive online graphic novel on their website (http://www.oceanbornmusic.com/web-comic/) that loosely follows the story behind the music and gives fans a chance to preview the music.
"To me, a web comic is a bad ass way to share our music with listeners in a unique way and also showcase our prowess as artists as well. I've always been a comic book fan and it was a lot of fun getting to write lyrics and vocal melodies for this album," says Lance Ferrell (lyricist & vocalist)
A complete track listing of the album reads as follows:
Still With You
Lifting the Veil
These Darker Things
A Part of Nothing