Today, post metal heroes OCEANS release their new digital EP “We Are Nøt Okay” via Nuclear Blast. They also reveal their fourth single ‘EVERYONE I LOVE IS BROKEN’, for which the band teamed up with none other than the American metal legend Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) to call out the dangers of rashly prescribed antidepressants. The accompanying music video graphically displays the effects of pill addiction.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/dmKwzCOlTJA
Timo Rotten comments: “Working with Robb and all the other amazing people that contributed to this EP was an experience I will never forget.
Everyone was so positive about it and we all put so much energy into this without the slightest hint of hesitation. It’s just absolutely mind-blowing to me and I couldn’t be happier about how it all turned out.
Together we can make a difference and end the stigma of mental health once and for all!”
Robb Flynn adds: “The OCEANS team reached out to me with a really unique idea for a song. There was a public blog about depression that anyone could add their story to, the band partnered with the blog and took bits of peoples stories, and from that concept came the lyrics for this song.
As someone who has battled and written about depression, I know how powerful music can be to fight off the feeling. This song has a powerful message, I’m honored to be a part of this great song.”
Get “We Are Nøt Okay” digitally here: https://oceans.bfan.link/we-are-not-okay
Exclusive physical bundles of the EP, including a Ltd. CD Digipak + Shirt (ltd. to 200 copies!), are available through:
Recently, OCEANS also announced a special live stream that – just like their new EP -focuses on various topics surrounding mental health. For this stream, the band join forces with famous moderator and YouTuber Alex Prinz aka. Der Dunkle Parabelritter as their host and special guests Andy Dörner (CALIBAN), Lena Scissorhands (INFECTED RAIN) and Christoph Wieczorek (ANNISOKAY), who were all involved as guest-singers on the new EP.
The stream will start on May 2nd, 20:00 CEST on the Twitch channel Der Dunkle Parabelritter. During the stream, fans will have the chance to communicate directly with the band via a chat and all donations made during the event will go to the German NPO The Ocean In Your Mind, who will also participate in the stream and whose work is dedicated to those who struggle with their mental health.
During this special occasion, OCEANS will also be playing exclusive acoustic versions of the songs from “We Are Nøt Okay“ and reveal more details about the release.
So don’t miss it and join the event at: https://www.twitch.tv/derdunkleparabelritter
See OCEANS live on their “Never Lose Hope” tour Vol. 1.
Contra Promotion GmbH proudly presents:
13.01.2022 DE Berlin – Cassiopeia
14.01.2022 DE Hamburg – Headcrash
15.01.2022 DE Cologne – Helios37
20.01.2022 DE Munich – Backstage
21.01.2022 DE Leipzig – Neues Schauspiel
22.01.2022 AT Vienna – Chelsea
Tickets Germany: https://www.eventim.de/artist/oceans/
Tickets Austria: https://www.oeticket.com/event/13672800/?affiliate=EOE
Cooperating with The Ocean In Your Mind, A German NPO, the band adds a very serious tone to their newest output by turning “music for the depressed” into active help and encouraging fans to join the cause.
The EP “We Are Nøt Okay” contains four different songs dealing with all aspects of mental illness. Each track features a special guest adding his very own style to the new output of Berlin/Vienna based post metal heroes OCEANS.
“WE ARE NØT OKAY” feat. Andy Dörner (CALIBAN):
‘VOICES’ feat. Lena Scissorhands (INFECTED RAIN): https://youtu.be/q22QO-XWEpw
‘SHARK TOOTH’ feat. Christoph Wieczorek(ANNISOKAY): https://youtu.be/YzQIn5rWt58
Timo Rotten | vocals, guitar
Patrick Zarske | guitar
Thomas Winkelmann | bass
J.F. Grill | drums