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Artist News: Oceans Of Sadness Calls It Quits

Posted on Saturday, March 19 @ 13:00:00 UTC by nightowl

[Not new news now that it's been a month, but on/around Feb 25,] Belgian progressive metallers Oceans Of Sadness have announced plans to disband after 16 years of existence. The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows:

"First of all we want to thank all of you for supporting Oceans Of Sadness during these last 15 years.

"Thanks to you we had the chance to do a lot of cool things, much more than we ever dreamed of 15 years ago...

"During these 15 years we've never really tried to be part of any particular scene music-wise and our image has always been the last thing we cared about. Creating our own sound and writing original and inspiring metal has always been our only real goal and we are proud of the road we travelled during the 5 albums we recorded, with The Arrogance Of Ignorance being the last one, released in 2008 on Scarlet Records.

"We are really proud of all our music and we ourselves have always believed that we kept getting better and better at what we wanted to do.

"But now we feel that our story may have been told.... Theoretically we could easily go on for another 15 years... but we won't.

"We feel time has come for us to relax for a while and who knows what happens in the future... I'm pretty sure all of us will continue making music, maybe together, maybe separately, but more important is that we all have the feeling we can now close this chapter of our lives with pride and dignity.

"We're not the kind of guys to close a door and throw away the key forever, not at all... however, we don't have the intention to come back in this shape in a few years either... Music is about creativity and challenging yourself and right now we feel we got stuck in some sort of routine for quite a while now... We lack the energy to record yet another album, again negotiating with labels, just to end up with another deal that only costs us a lot of money, followed by a few shows... We'll see what happens in the future, like with everything in life: nothing is certain...

"On a positive note: To celebrate the end of Oceans Of Sadness in style we decided to leave the scene with a blast and do a special last show.

"The date and other details will be released when all is certain.

"Thanks for everything! We hope you will enjoy our music for many years to come!"

Oceans Of Sadness' fifth album, The Arrogance Of Ignorance (2008), was produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street in Örebro, Sweden and contains 10 tracks. The album includes an additional guest appearance by Johan Liiva (formerly of Arch Enemy, Hearse) on the track "In The End." Artwork was created by the Greek artist Seth Siro Anton.

[Source: Blabbermouth.net]

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