Birmingham progressive metalcore quintet OCEANS ATE ALASKA have released new single ‘Covert’.
Vocalist Jake Noakes who joined the band earlier this year states “Hey guys, me and the boys are so proud to present you “Covert”. This is the first single we’ll be releasing off the new record, I really hope you all enjoy it!”
Having just returned home from a US tour with Born Of Osiris and label mates Volumes, the band show no signs of slowing with Slam Dunk Festival, the Fearless Invasion London showcase, a headline run and Tech Fest dates ahead of them. The band then head to Europe for more festivals and a run with August Burns Red.
15th Plymouth Underground, UK
16th Bridgend Hobos, UK
17th Manchester Satans Hollow, UK
18th Edinburgh Opium, UK
19th Newcastle Jumpin Jacks, UK
20th Northampton Roadmender, UK
21st Southampton The Joiners, UK
24th Jera On Air Festival, The Netherlands
30th Rotterdam Baroeg, The Netherlands
01st Zug Industrie 45, Switzerland
02nd Milan Dissonance Festival, Italy
03rd Lyon Warmaudio, France
06-10th Tech Fest @ Newark Showground, UK
26th Birmingham Mama Roux, UK (Album Release Show)
05th Free & Easy Festival @ Munich Backstage Werk, Germany
12th Brutal Assault Festival, Czech Republic
13th Dresden Novitatis, Germany
14th Bratislava British Rock Stars, Slovakia
15th Prague Chapeau Rouge, Czech Republic
16th Budapest – Durer Kert, Hungary w/ August Burns Red
17th Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze Festival, Germany
18th Klagenfurt Stereo, Austria
20th Stuttgart Universum, Germany w/ August Burns Red
22nd Dornbirn Conrad Sohn, Austria w/ August Burns Red
23rd Aschaffenburg Coas Saal, Germany w/ August Burns Red
24th Amsterdam Melkweg, The Netherlands w/ August Burns Red
25th Freiburg Crash, Germany
26th Oberhausen Emscherdamm, Germany
27th Antwerp – Trix Club, Belgium w/ August Burns Red
28th Paris Petit Bain, France w/ August Burns Red
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 as Kerrang 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.