German post-hardcore/progressive metal experimentalists THE OCEAN spent the last bunch of weeks making their way through North America on The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek, with headliners Between The Buried And Me, Job For A Cowboy and Cephalic Carnage (on select dates). Presented by Peter Says Denim, in association with Guitar World & MetalSucks.net, The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek commenced on April 15th and made its final stop on May 14 in North Carolina.
While the tour was a great success, it wasn’t without its trials and tribulations. The band thought it wise to document the insanity. Check our the band’s 10+ minute video blog, brought to you by Decibel Magazine HERE.
THE OCEAN was founded in 2001, when guitarist Robin Staps leased the basement of a former aluminum factory from World War II in the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg. After a few weeks of daily construction work, Oceanland was born – a large underground complex of recording studio and sleeping rooms, where many members of THE OCEAN would spend the bigger part of the upcoming few years of their lives. The band’s live show was conceptualized and refined here, and over the years, a collective of musicians from classical as well as rock music backgrounds formed around Staps. Four albums were recorded at Oceanland before the band was evicted in 2008.
More post tour chronicles from the band to follow. Stay tuned…