Birmingham progressive metalcore quintet OCEANS ATE ALASKA have released the video for new single ‘Hansha’ to coincide with the release of acclaimed sophomore album Hikari.
Hikari translates to ‘light’ in English and represents the band’s current mindset, illuminating major strides in the group’s sonic vocabulary. Following a lyrical and musical theme rooted in Samurai mythology, the 11-track album blends traditional Japanese instruments with Oceans Ate Alaska‘s dynamic flare.
“We have a huge amount of respect for Japanese culture, especially their music,” says drummer Chris Turner. “These unique and beautiful instruments have inspired us to create something brand new, and we are beyond proud of the end result!”
Having just returned home from a US tour with Born Of Osiris and label mates Volumes, as well as making appearances at Slam Dunk Festival and the Fearless Invasion showcase in London, Oceans Ate Alaska return to the road this week to headline the UK Tech-Fest tour.
Aug 5 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage
Aug 12 – Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival
w/ AUGUST BURNS RED
Aug 16 – Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Kert
Aug 20 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
Aug 22 – Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm
Aug 23 – Aschaffenburg, DE @ Colos Saal
Aug 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melweg
Aug 27 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club
Aug 28 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
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