December 16, 2023

The end of each year is a welcome time for reflection. Oceans of Slumber have spent the winter immersed in the vibrant lifeblood of Bogotá, Colombia. They’ve have wrapped themselves in the city’s intense emotions of longing. But after signing to Season of Mist in 2023, the progressive metal band are also embracing the powerful force of change while recording their new album.

Be enthralled by Poem of Fire. This piano medley collects the themes from Oceans of Slumber‘s upcoming sixth album into a single, solitary movement that stands as a monument to resilience and uncertainty. It was written and performed by the band’s multi-instrumentalist Dobber Beverly. With roots in grindcore and black metal as the drummer for both Insect Warfare and Necrofier, Beverly‘s musical prowess knows no bounds.

“Our universal love for film composers like Zimmer and Richter has cemented a place where cinematic music can flourish in the realm of progressive metal”, says Beverly. “And that’s a place where we’ve been existing for years. 

“I’ve been studying newer composers like Arvo Pärt and Ludivico Einaudi trying to see what fuses modernism with later era romantic music (my favorite!) and figuring out how I can inject more of it into our work. 

“I’ve been tasked with making more piano music by Season of Mist President Michael Berberian as a dare and I’ve taken various themes from our new record and made an overarching thematic piano piece that I hope you’ll enjoy.”

Now that their new album is on its way, Oceans of Slumber are hitting the road in 2024. Come May, the band are bringing their smoldering live show to the Midwest and East Coast. They’ll be igniting crowds from Wilmington, Delaware to Columbus, Ohio alongside New Years Day and Lacuna Coil, before sending the tour out with a bang at Milwaukee Metal Fest.

“Touring with Lacuna Coil is like a dream for us in Oceans of Slumber“, says singer-songwriter Cammie Beverly. “Sharing the stage with such legendary women in metal is an incredible honor, and we’re excited for the amazing experiences and memorable shows ahead. We can’t wait to see you all there!”

  • May 2 – Wilmington, DE @ The Queen [TICKETS]
  • May 3 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony [TICKETS]
  • May 4 – Reading, PA @ Reverb [TICKETS]
  • May 6 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa [TICKETS]
  • May 7 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground [TICKETS]
  • May 9 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Rockville Festival [TICKETS]*
  • May 11 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl [TICKETS]
  • May 13 – Ft. Smith, AR @ Temple Live [TICKETS]
  • May 14 – Wichita, KS @ Temple Live [TICKETS]
  • May 15 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall [TICKETS]
  • May 17 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Festival [TICKETS]**
  • May 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Metal Fest [TICKETS]*

*Only Lacuna Coil
** No Oceans of Slumber

Oceans of Slumber is a progressive metal band from Houston, Texas. Throughout the years, the band has released several studio albums that showcase their musical growth and introspective lyrics. Their discography delves into themes of mental health, human emotions, and existential struggles.

The band’s intense live performances leave audiences in awe of their musical prowess and passionate stage presence. Their dedication to craft and willingness to experiment solidifies them as a formidable force in the metal scene. Continuously pushing boundaries and inspiring fans worldwide, Oceans of Slumber carve a unique path in the world of progressive metal, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry.


Lineup
Cammie Beverly – vocals
Dobber Beverly- drums, piano
Semir Ozerkan – bass
Alex Davis – guitar
Chris Kritikos – guitar, synth

OCEANS OF SLUMBER online:

Official Website