- May 7th, 2014 –
The Ocean are streaming a live clip from their recently released “Collective Oblivion” DVD. The clip is from the band’s Hong Kong stop on their tour across China, which is prominently featured in the DVD documentary. Watch “The City in the Sea” from the 2006 “Aeolian” album on The Ocean‘s official youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aQMCioTFOk.
Founding member and guitarist Robin Staps fills us in on the details: “This clip was filmed at our show at Hidden Agenda in Hong Kong during our first tour there in 2011. It was a crazy night, the audience was actually more drunk than us, and completely went ape shit. During the encore, “The City In The Sea” off our “Aeolian” record, Loic asked everyone to come up on stage and things went off the hook. These kids really enjoyed seeing some live metal in their city, and there are some quite unique dancing styles on display.”
The Ocean‘s triple-DVD release, “Collective Oblivion,” is now available in stores and on-line. Collective Oblivion is something the band has been teasing for quite a while. Fans saw a glimpse of what sort of content would be on this release in the form of tour updates on YouTube, including: Russia 2012 video blog, The Ocean in China, The Ocean North American tour blog 2011, and more. Finally, fans will be able to see this thorough and expansive look at The Ocean‘s career and touring experiences, including the Heliocentric record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at the museum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more!
Collective Oblivion includes:
- Multiple camera shots of three full live concerts with a total of 21 individual song performances
- 130 minutes of The Ocean history, as told by band members, past and present
- 175 minutes of tour documentaries and live footage filmed in North America, Asia, Russia, Australia, and Europe
- 2 previously unreleased video clips off Anthropocentric songs – old video clips & live visuals
- 10 extra individual song performances filmed around the globe
- Total run time of 500 minutes!
Collective Oblivion comes in a stunning hardcover/book-style packaging with brass-foil print. The book contains 3 DVDs and a +30 pages booklet, with loads of photos, tour diaries and writings by band members and by director Alex Kraudelt, who dedicated two and a half years of his life to traveling with The Ocean around the globe. Collective Oblivion is the end result of this long odyssey, which produced a total of 28 terabyte of video data for editing. View the trailer for Collective Oblivion at www.metalblade.com/theocean.
“If you’re a band planning on releasing a live/compilation DVD, you’ll do well to look at Collective Oblivion and promptly throw all your plans out of the nearest window…The Ocean have gathered an extraordinary amount of relevant and wonderful material for diehard fans and those new to the experience alike.” Metal Hammer UK