OCEANS ATE ALASKA release new video/single ‘Hansha’ to coincide with album release date

Birmingham progressive metalcore quintet OCEANS ATE ALASKA have released the video for new single ‘Hansha’ to coincide with the release of acclaimed sophomore album Hikari (28.07.17, Fearless Records).

Watch the video here:



Buy Hikari here: 

Digital: http://smarturl.it/oaahikari 

Physical: http://smarturl.it/hikaribundles

Hikari translates to ‘light’ in English and represents the band’s current mindset, illuminating major strides in the group’s sonic vocabulary. Following a lyrical and musical theme rooted in Samurai mythology, the 11-track album blends traditional Japanese instruments with Oceans Ate Alaska’s dynamic flare.
“We have a huge amount of respect for Japanese culture, especially their music,” says drummer Chris Turner. “These unique and beautiful instruments have inspired us to create something brand new, and we are beyond proud of the end result!”

Having just returned home from a US tour with Born Of Osiris and label mates Volumes, as well as making appearances at Slam Dunk Festival and the Fearless Invasion showcase in London, Oceans Ate Alaska return to the road this week to headline the UK Tech-Fest tour.

Full dates:
Aug 5 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage
Aug 12 – Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 16 – Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Kert 
Aug 20 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum 
Aug 22 – Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm
Aug 23 – Aschaffenburg, DE @ Colos Saal 
Aug 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melweg
Aug 27 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club 
Aug 28 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain 

1. Benzaiten (feat. Alex Teyen of Black Tongue)
2. Sarin 
3. Covert 
4. Hansha
5. Deadweight
6. Veridical 
7. Entrapment
8. Hikari
9. Birth-Marked
10. Ukiyo (feat. Josh Manuel of Issues) 
11. Escapist



Technical metal wizards Oceans Ate Alaska are notorious for amalgamating many different flavours of modern metal in unique ways. Fusing unpredictable polyrhythms and a sporadic partnering of melodic and dissonant passages, the Birmingham quintet usher a furious energy with creative flair, where sequences of melancholy and vitriol are both at the forefront, boosted by some impressive technical prowess. They have the benefit of experience whilst still being relatively new on the horizon, and have deservedly earned the respect of their co-practitioners in the field. 

After the release of their debut full-length Lost Isles, Oceans Ate Alaska were not only pegged as a “Band to Watch” by Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and Revolver Magazine, but also landed on Alternative Press’s “100 Bands You Need To Know” list as well asKerrang Magazine’s “Fresh Blood”, and on the cover of HM Magazine’s February issue. Oceans Ate Alaska famously covered Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” that made the hit compilation Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6, and has now notched a very impressive 2.7 million streams on Spotify.

One thing is for certain when watching Oceans Ate Alaska on stage, and that is pure adrenaline-fuelled chaos. Their presence has seen an enormous appreciation from crowds here in the UK but also the other side of the Atlantic. Having previously toured the US with the likes of BlessTheFall, Stick To Your Guns and Northlane, as well as their own successful headline tour, they also complemented a very stacked 2016 Vans Warped Tour.