Chicago deathcore heavyweights, OCEANO were named as one of Alternative Press magazine’s 100 Bands You Need To Know In 2011. Distinguished for being one of the heaviest acts on the list, OCEANO‘s story is a remarkable one which is touched upon in a 1 page feature within the April 2011 issue (in stores now). In it, vocalist, Adam Warren touches upon the changes made before CONTAGION was written, the constant battle for respect out of certain segments of the metal audience and vocal techniques that keep the formidable frontman on his toes over the course of the hundreds of shows that the Billboard charting act plays each year.

OCEANO‘s feature in Alternative PressApril 2011 100 Bands You Need To Know issue is in stores now and can also be read here: www.earache.com/archive/oceano/AltPress_Apr11_100BandsYouNeedToKnow.jpg

OCEANO‘s feature in the April 2011 issue of Alternative Press magazine is also remarkable for the dark and disturbing photograph that accompanies it. The band is featured amongst rows of dead deer hung in a dank slaughterhouse. The photograph brings the band full circle in some respects, paying homage to the banned MySpace photos that caused an uproar when the band first signed to EARACHE RECORDS.

Go behind the scenes of OCEANO‘s photo shoot for Alternative Press here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tK6tXzXLDA

Chicago deathcore heavyweights, OCEANO will be participating in Alternative Press magazine’s free, all-ages party at Emo’s in Austin, TX on Saturday, March 19th. The party, taking place during this year’s hotly anticipated SXSW festival features handpicked acts from Alternative Press100 Bands You Need To Know In 2011 issue and The AP Tour. No RSVP required; this is free to the public!

View the show flyer here: earacherecords.com/myspace/APShowcase.jpg

For info, including a full list of bands, go to www.altpress.com/news/entry/the_ready_set_enter_shikari_ap_tour_bands_many_more_set_for_free_ap_showcas/

Saturday, March 19 – 12-6 pm
Alternative Press Free, All Ages SXSW Party
603 Red River St
Austin, TX, 78701.

Check out emosaustin.com for more information.

Some of the most devastating names in modern metal are teaming up for for the Names Mean Nothing tour. OCEANO will join CARNIFEX along with THE TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA and WITHIN THE RUINS.

Here are the dates:

3/31 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
4/1 Tempe, AZ @ Underground
4/2 Albuquerque, NM @ Fusion Factory
4/3 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
4/4 Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
4/6 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/7 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
4/8 Chicago, IL @ Mojoe’s
4/9 Toledo, OH @ The Jamboree
4/10 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
4/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ MXTP
4/12 London, ON @ Call The Office
4/13 Toronto, ON @ Annex Wreckroom
4/14 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
4/15 Quebec City, QC @ L’Octobre
4/16 Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
4/17 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
4/18 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
4/19 Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
4/20 St Petersburg @ The State Theatre
4/21 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Rocketown
4/23 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
4/27 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
4/28 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
4/29 East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle
5/1 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
5/2 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/3 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
5/4 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
5/5 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
5/6 Fort Worth, TX @ TomCats West
5/7 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
5/9 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
5/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
5/11 Reno, NV @ The Alley
5/12 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/13 San Diego, CA @ Soma

View the tour flyer here: earacherecords.com/myspace/namesmeannothing.jpg

CONTAGION is now out in North America. Buy CONTAGION along with several special merch packs at the EARACHE US WEBSTORE: earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_698

Purchase CONTAGION now on iTunes with an exclusive bonus track at itunes.apple.com/us/album/contagion/id395335661

OCEANO‘s CREATING THE CONTAGION “making-of” bonus DVD can be found EXCLUSIVELY at all Transworld stores (which include FYE, Coconuts, Saturday Matinee, Spin Street and more) with purchase of the new album, CONTAGION. Order the limited CD/DVD edition of CONTAGION at www.fye.com/Contagion-Front-Page_stcVVproductId119180260VVcatId455366VVviewprod.htm

Watch OCEANO‘s newest video for the CONTAGION track, “Weaponized.” Watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlsdx_IDhwQ

Follow OCEANO on Twitter: twitter.com/oceanometal
‘Like’ OCEANO on Facebook: facebook.com/oceanometal
Add OCEANO on MySpace: myspace.com/oceano



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