Progfest, Welkin Entertainment & Wild Thing Presents
The Ocean - Adelaide
The Ocean - Adelaide
PROGFEST 2019 Sideshow Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic - Australia & New Zealand 2019 Tour
With Special Guests Chaos Divine & Toehider
Legendary German post metal act THE OCEAN finally return to Adelaide in January 2019, for their first South Australian show in 3 years, in celebration of their PROGFEST headline appearances and their immense new concept album Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic - released on November 2nd via Wild Thing Records.
Hailing from Berlin, The Ocean are one of the most accomplished and revered post-rock & post-metal acts on the planet. Having toured with the likes of Opeth, Mastodon, Mono, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Anathema, Devin Townsend, and many more. They are also staples on festival circuits the world over, having spent the past 5 years taking their last conceptual studio release, 2013’s Pelagial, to fans in every corner of the globe. With the recent release of Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic, Volume 1 of their 8th studio album (the 2nd volume to be released in 2020), the band have once again showed the world why they remain atop of the progressive music scene.
Their new album delves deep into the Phanerozoic eon which succeeded the Precambrian supereon, spanning a 500 million-year period leading to the present day. It has witnessed the evolution and diversification of plant and animal life on Earth and the (partial) destruction of it during 5 mass extinction events. Conceptually and musically, The Ocean's Phanerozoic is the missing link between their albums Precambrian and Heliocentric/Anthropocentric.
Bleak and heavy, angry and dystopian, The Ocean deliver wave after wave of emotion to the listener enveloping you in layers of sound that both suffocate and liberate.
VIP Meet & Greet Includes: Show Admission // Meet and Greet with The Ocean // Photo with The Ocean on the fan's own phone or camera // 3 items signed by The Ocean // Limited edition The Ocean A3 Thick Card Poster // 2 x PROGFEST guitar picks // Official commemorative The Ocean VIP Laminate // Priority Access to the Venue
Buy The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic Here: smarturl.it/theoceanaus
CHAOS DIVINE: Perth progressive metal lynchpins, Chaos Divine, have a plethora of industry accolades and a touring pedigree a mile long. Leading audiences through a journey of uncompromising arrangements, crushing riffs and soaring melodies, these enigmatic musicians, have created a realm of sound and style matched by few and admired by many.
TOEHIDER: Melbourne’s world-acclaimed singer/instrumentalist Michael Mills and his band of merry men, aka the prog power trio Toehider, bring their unmissable show to Progfest on the back of their latest release GOOD.Featuring Mills' unmistakable, otherworldly voice and signature bizarre storytelling lyrics, stadium-worthy guitar melodies and driving classic rock rhythms, Toehider is a prog cult classic known the world over, with prominent admirers such as James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Devin Townsend and Aryeon!