THE OCEAN’s “The Grand Inquisitor II – Roots & Locusts,” which premiered via Stereogum.com last week is currently the most listened to MP3 on the high-traffic website, beating out Child Rebel Soldier’s (featuring Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell Williams) “Don’t Stop.”
“The Grand Inquisitor II – Roots & Locusts,” the fifth track from Anthropocentric, the upcoming full-length from German progressive/atmospheric metal enigmas THE OCEAN. Set for a North American release on November 9 via Metal Blade Records, Anthropocentric serves as part two of the concept explored on the band’s well-received Heliocentric long player, released this past spring.
The concept at the base of both offerings is a critique of Christianity from varying philosophical and personal perspectives. Both records were recorded in the mountainous isolation of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the highest elevated city in Europe, and recorded and mixed by their house sound engineer Julien Fehlmann.
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