Post-metallers Oceans have released their new single “Everyone I Love Is Broken,” which you can check out below. The song hails from the act’s new digital EP, ‘We Are Nøt Okay,’ which is out today on Nuclear Blast Records.
Today’s announcement states, “[Oceans] reveal their fourth single ‘EVERYONE I LOVE IS BROKEN’, for which the band teamed up with none other than the American metal legend Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) to call out the dangers of rashly prescribed antidepressants. The accompanying music video graphically displays the effects of pill addiction.”
Oceans vocalist and guitarist Timo Rotten comments, “Working with Robb and all the other amazing people that contributed to this EP was an experience I will never forget. Everyone was so positive about it and we all put so much energy into this without the slightest hint of hesitation. It’s just absolutely mind-blowing to me and I couldn’t be happier about how it all turned out. Together we can make a difference and end the stigma of mental health once and for all!”
Flynn adds, “The OCEANS team reached out to me with a really unique idea for a song. There was a public blog about depression that anyone could add their story to, the band partnered with the blog and took bits of people’s stories, and from that concept came the lyrics for this song. As someone who has battled and written about depression, I know how powerful music can be to fight off the feeling. This song has a powerful message, I’m honored to be a part of this great song.”
Oceans also recently announced a special live streaming event that will focus on various topics surrounding metal health. “For this stream, the band joins forces with famous moderator and YouTuber Alex Prinz aka. Der Dunkle Parabelritter as their host and special guests Andy Dörner (CALIBAN), Lena Scissorhands (INFECTED RAIN), and Christoph Wieczorek (ANNISOKAY), who were all involved as guest-singers on the new EP,” says a press release.
The presser adds, “The stream will start on May 2nd, 20:00 CEST on the Twitch channel Der Dunkle Parabelritter. During the stream, fans will have the chance to communicate directly with the band via a chat and all donations made during the event will go to the German NPO The Ocean In Your Mind, who will also participate in the stream and whose work is dedicated to those who struggle with their mental health.”
During the stream, Oceans will also be performing exclusive acoustic versions of the songs from ‘We Are Nøt Okay’ and will also reveal more details about the release. Catch the stream here: twitch.tv/derdunkleparabelritter
ICYMI, Oceans recently announced their ‘Never Lose Hope’ tour Vol. 1 for January 2022 — see those dates below.
13.01.2022 DE Berlin – Cassiopeia
14.01.2022 DE Hamburg – Headcrash
15.01.2022 DE Cologne – Helios37
20.01.2022 DE Munich – Backstage
21.01.2022 DE Leipzig – Neues Schauspiel
22.01.2022 AT Vienna – Chelsea
Tickets Germany: eventim.de/artist/oceans
Tickets Austria: oeticket.com/event/13672800/
Timo Rotten | Vocals, Guitar
Patrick Zarske | Guitar
Thomas Winkelmann | Bass
J.F. Grill | Drums
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