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The Ocean premiere new track “Turritopsis Dohrnii”

As Part of Pelagic Records Label Compilation In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth — A Compilation Of Contemporary Post Rock & Metal, To Be Released September 29

The Ocean have just released their first new song since 2015, Turritopsis Dohrnii, which will appear on the Pelagic Records label compilation, In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth, to be released on September 29.

The Ocean mastermind and Pelagic Records founder, Robin Staps says of Turritopsis Dohrnii:

“This track was recorded as part of the “Pelagial” session. “Turritopsis dohrnii” is a jellyfish that lives in the Mediterranean, it is the only immortal species on Earth. Jellyfish are weird creatures.They start their lives as polyps which are basically something closer to a plant than to an animal, something that grows on a rock. These polyps reproduce asexually, by cell division. The result becomes the free-swimming medusa, a jellyfish. Jellies then reproduce sexually, before they die… except this little guy here. Once the adult form of the species have reproduced, they revert back into their juvenile polyp state. They shrink, their tentacles disappear and they sink to the ocean floor to start their unique life cycle all over again… and not just once, but infinitely.

“This track begins and ends with the same part, reflecting that eternal cycle. Learning about this tiny creature made me think about how we are desperately striving for physical rejuvenation and intellectual immortality… the other side of the coin is the fact that we barely see any old people these days. In a city like Berlin, everyone is young, healthy and pretty. Elder people get locked away in homes that most of us will never get to see or visit, unless we have family members unfortunate enough to become old.

“While this track is not really new, we are actually currently working on new material. We have consciously decided to take our time with this next album, and we all focused on different stuff for a while, which was really important in order to understand what it is that we are doing and why we’re doing it and why we want to keep doing it. I think we all found the answers now, collectively and each of us individually. And hence the new material is shaping up the right way and we’re very excited about it all. You can expect a new album in 2018… or two.”


In The Twilight These Rocks Have Teeth is a compilation of 180 minutes of contemporary post rock, metal and experimental rock music. This release showcases the entire PELAGIC RECORDS roster and includes bands such as MONO, PG.LOST, KLONE, WANG WEN, Plus previously unreleased tracks by THE OCEAN and new signing SPOOK THE HORSES, as well as a previously digitally unreleased track by CULT OF LUNA and much more!

While the compilation’s first disc, ‘In The Twilight…’, focuses on the more calm, post-rock oriented side of the label, the second disc, ‘… These Rocks Have Teeth’ dives deep down into the realm of dark and epic heavy music that the label has become known and loved for, throughout their catalogue of now 85 releases. This compilation is a carefully designed and very listenable playlist, a perfect ride through the vast Pelagic Records universe!

“Founded in 2009 by THE OCEAN guitarist Robin Staps, PELAGIC RECORDS has become an increasingly vital outlet for modern progressive metal, post-metal and beyond”, ROCK-A-ROLLA wrote last year in their PELAGIC RECORDS label feature, and German Prog magazine ECLIPSED added that PELAGIC has established itself as “one of the most influential labels” in the realm of post metal, post rock and prog.

Over 30 Pelagic titles are now available from Rocket’s online store, Nerve Gas.




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