The Ocean Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Box Set) Boxsets

The Ocean Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Box Set) Boxsets

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Release Date: November 2, 2018

Box Set Includes:
+ Wooden Box (5.75" x 5.75" x 2")
+ Limited Edition Digipak CD
+ Instrumental CD (Digisleeve)
+ Precambrian Live DVD
+ Slate Plate (w/ Laser Engraving)
+ Exclusive Poster
+ Fossil
+ Numbered Certificate
+ European Import (Limited to 1000 Copies)

Limited Edition Digipak CD
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01. The Cambrian Explosion
02. Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence
03. Ordovicium: The Glaciation of Gondwana
04. Silurian: Age of Sea Scorpions
05. Devonian: Nascent
06. The Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse
07. Permian: The Great Dying

Instrumental Digisleeve CD
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01. The Cambrian Explosion (Instrumental)
02. Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence (Instrumental)
03. Ordovicium: The Glaciation of Gondwana (Instrumental)
04. Silurian: Age of Sea Scorpions (Instrumental)
05. Devonian: Nascent (Instrumental)
06. The Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse (Instrumental)
07. Permian: The Great Dying (Instrumental)

Precambrian Live DVD
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Precambrian Album Performance
Live in Nijmegen and Berlin (2018)
01. Siderian
02. Rhyacian
03. Orosirian
04. Statherian
05. Calymmian
06. Ectasian
07. Stenian
08. Tonian
+ Phanerozoic Video Tour Blogs
+ Cambrian Video Clip by Craig Murray

After 5 years of touring on 'Pelagial', The Ocean started recording their 8th studio album in February 2018, split into two volumes to be separately released in 2018 and 2020 respectively, titled Phanerozoic. The Phanerozoic eon succeeded the Precambrian supereon, spanning a 500 million-year period leading to the present day, and it has witnessed the evolution and diversification of plant and animal life on Earth, and the partial destruction of it during 5 mass extinction events. Conceptually and musically, The Ocean's Phanerozoic is the missing link between the albums Precambrian and Heliocentric / Anthropocentric.

Guitarist and primary songwriter Robin Staps penned Phanerozoic as he did its predecessors, in seclusion in a house by the ocean. The first volume of the double album Phanerozoic is made up of bleak and heavy songs, boiled down to the essential core of the musical ideas driving them. With analog synths merging with the heavy guitars, the addition of Peter Voigtmann to the band's ranks has made a marked difference. After years of handling the spectacular lighting design at The Ocean's live shows, essentially "playing drums on the lighting console every night" as Staps puts it, he now brings a bevy of angry, dystopian sounds to the songs. Phanerozoic also marks the recording debut of bassist Mattias Hägerstrand and drummer Paul Seidel, who both bring their own style and approach to their respec-tive instruments.

Metal Blade Records Item #156172
Code: TheOcean-Phanerozoic-2018