… And Oceans drop new track and video “Cloud Heads”

Author Flavia Andrade - 31.8.2022

Symphonic black metallers …And Oceans have unleashed a brand new music video for their newest track, “Cloud Heads‘”. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album, out on January 27, 2023. More info about the album and pre-orders will be revealed soon. 

Founding member and guitarist Timo Kontio comments:

“‘Cloud Heads‘ set the tone for the writing process and set the tone for the new album. It’s only natural to let it continue the journey and prepare people for the new record!”

You can watch the video below:

The year was 1995, the fumes of Scandinavian black metal were poisoning the air and the second wave of black metal had taken a new form. … And Oceans emerged with an exceptional and unique symphonic approach to the genre. Still seeking what musical path to take, the Finns delivered a few demos before signing to Season of Mist 22 years ago.

At this point, the band had already found its path to walk, shaping the music and lyrics away from the regular black metal outfits and topics with ambient parts and lyrics twisting reality, using different languages and provoking and confusing both the media and fans.

In 1998, their debut album “The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts” received strong feedback in the media and word got out quickly, which lead to a split album “WAR” with label mates Bloodthorn, an album featuring new songs and covers. A new perplexing album “The Symmetry of I, The Circle of O” was already in the making and in 1999, it pushed the boundaries even further.

Entering the Abyss Studios with the Tägtgren brothers in 2000 changed the whole band once again. The album “A.M.G.O.D.” was musically very far from their early symphonic black metal delirium, with its electronic post-modern approach.

After touring with Marduk, Mortician, Vader, among others, the band re-entered the Abyss Studios to record more of an elementary album, featuring industrial and power electronics vibes. In 2002, when the last album “Cypher” was released, the band had reached its full circle and decided to call it a day.

17 years later, and after many discussions and questioning, … And Oceans decided to re-form for a couple of gigs with a few new members: Kauko Kuusisalo (Aegrus, Gloria Morti, Gorephilia) on drums, Petri Seikkula (Baptism) and Antti Simonen (Morian, Alaghazanth) on keyboards. It seems like the era for … And Oceans hadn’t come to an end after all. A new album is in the making, new performances are in the pipeline, a new deal with ‘already familiar’ Season of Mist has been signed – one could say they’re back.