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And Oceans

Genre: Black Metal  |  Status: Disbanded  |  Viewed: 7482 times

And Oceans biography

Welcome to the bizarre world of Finlands ...AND OCEANS, where song titles boast up to 62 characters, where everything runs in the opposite direction, and where life never gets boring. While their name has nothing to do with nature, it speaks to the bands natural affinity for thoughts and colors, and the ellipsis symbolizes the preface before everything, before existence, before time, before darkness, before silence, before sound. Formed in 1995 by members of death metallers Festerday and Black Dawn (who wanted to further their reputation as an eccentric metal band), ...AND OCEANS debuted in 1998 with the Season Of Mist release The Dynamic Gallery Of Thoughts, and then one year later, charted their transitional period with The Symmetry Of I - The Circle Of O. Following the release of

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Welcome to the bizarre world of Finland's ...AND OCEANS, where song titles boast up to 62 characters, where everything runs in the opposite direction, and where life never gets boring.

While their name has nothing to do with nature, it speaks to the band's natural affinity for thoughts and colors, and the ellipsis symbolizes the preface before everything, before existence, before time, before darkness, before silence, before sound. Formed in 1995 by members of death metallers Festerday and Black Dawn (who wanted to further their reputation as an eccentric metal band), ...AND OCEANS debuted in 1998 with the Season Of Mist release The Dynamic Gallery Of Thoughts, and then one year later, charted their transitional period with The Symmetry Of I - The Circle Of O. Following the release of their Century Media debut with 2001's Allotropic/Metamorphic-Genesis Of Dimorphism (produced by Tommy Tägtgren [Marduk, The Forsaken, Dark Funeral] at the Abyss B Studio and featuring artwork by Dark Tranquillity's Niklas Sundin), the band toured Europe with Marduk, Vader, and Mortician, leaving lasting impressions due to the nature of their unique stage shows.

As musicians who have never feared working with sounds and styles that aren't usually associated with metal, the band have long-since transitioned out of their black/death metal sound to avoid stagnation. By continually pushing the imposed boundaries of the musical community they reside in, they champion the message of the need and reward in exploring the world with new eyes. This latest offering, Cypher, is an oasis of imagination, born of combined creative streaks that are a retreat for those who thirst for the unusual. Recorded once again at Abyss B Studio with Tommy Tägtgren, Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles has accurately observed that "...AND OCEANS have always been about five steps sideways of the black metal scene, living life as an over-the-top cerebral bastard child that no one quite knew how to categorize. Cypher is as strange and twisted as ever."

For as many different ways the permutations of sound can be assembled, there exist that many rules that can be broken. ...AND OCEANS are, by virtue of their creativity and talent, musical rioters always seeking to overthrow all known rules.

Expect anything.

The band was disbanded in 2005

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Discography

Albums

The Dynamic Gallery Of Thoughts

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  • Released: 1998
  • 1. Trollfan (lyrics)
  • 2. The Room Of Thousand Arts (lyrics)
  • 3. Som Öppna Böcker (lyrics)
  • 4. Je Te Connais Beau Masque (lyrics)
  • 5. Microbotic Fiends/ Ur Åldrig Saga Och Sång (lyrics)
  • 6. Samtal Med Tankar = Halo Of Worlds (lyrics)
  • 7. September (Når Hjärtat Blöder) (lyrics)
  • 8. Kärsimyksien Vaalent Kädet (lyrics)

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The Symmetry Of I - The Circle Of O (2 Cds)

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  • Released: 1999
  • 1. Mechanic Hippie (lyrics)
  • 2. Aquarium Of Children - Ajatusten Merenpinta (lyrics)
  • 3. The Black Vagabond And The Swan Of Two Heads (lyrics)
  • 4. Salipsism (lyrics)
  • 5. Baby Blue Doll - Merry GO Mind (lyrics)
  • 6. Äcid Sex And Marble Teeth (You-phoria) (lyrics)
  • 7. I Wish I Was Pregnant (lyrics)
  • 8. Stained
  • 9. Injected With Silence
  • 10. Cacophonous Ballet
  • 11. Higher Levels Of Microbotic Fields
  • 12. Playground
  • 13. Mental Traffic
  • 14. Molecules
  • 15. Spasms
  • 16. Chess

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Allotropic - Metamorphic Genesis Of Dismorphism (A.M.G.O.D.)

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  • Released: 2001

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Cypher

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  • Released: 2002
  • 1. Fragile: Pictures Of Silence: Melting The Skies (lyrics)
  • 2. Picturesque: Cataclysm Savour: And The Little Things That Make Us Smile (lyrics)
  • 3. Angelina: Chthonian Earth: Her Face Forms Worms (lyrics)
  • 4. Halcyon: The Heavy Silence: In Silent Rain (lyrics)
  • 5. Aphelion: Light Evanescence: Into Extinction (lyrics)
  • 6. Opaque: The Morning I Woke Up Dead: Today Is The Day (lyrics)
  • 7. Aphid: Devil Flower: Fruits Of Lunacy (lyrics)
  • 8. Voyage: Lost Between Horizons: Eaten By The Distance (lyrics)
  • 9. Catharsis: End Of Organisms: Absolute Purification Of Sins (lyrics)
  • 10. Silhouette: In White Rooms: Vacant Bodies (lyrics)
  • 11. Comatose: The World Amnesia: Planet Dead (lyrics)
  • 12. Debris: Th Magenta Harvest: Liquid Flesh (lyrics)
  • 13. Nail: An Odyssey In Flesh: Celebrate The New Skin (lyrics)

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Single / EP / MCD

Morphogenesis [EP]

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  • Released: 2001
  • 1. Trollfan
  • 2. September
  • 3. Mikrobotik Fields
  • 4. Som Oppna Bocker
  • 5. Karsimyksien Vaaleat Kadet [live]
  • 6. The Black Vagabond And The Swan Of Two Heads [live]
  • 7. Acid Sex And Marble Teeth [live]
  • 8. Salipsism / Aquarium Of Children [live]

Split

War Vol. I (split with Bloodthorn)

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  • Released: 1998
  • 1. ...Ja Kylmä Vesi Nuolee Oksaa
  • 2. 100 Meters Final (accelerate)
  • 3. Flesh [GGFH cover]
  • 4. Breeding The Evil Inside [Bloodthorn Cover]
  • 5. Spite
  • 6. The End Offensive (War III)
  • 7. Dead Men Don´t Rape [GGFH cover]
  • 8. Kärsimyksien Vaaleat Kädet [...And Oceans cover]

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Members

Former members

Mika Aalto
Bass 1999 -
Jani Martikkala
Drums
Petri Siekkula
Guitars 1999 -