Nach der Bekanntgabe, dass Gitarrist Jonathan Nido und Schlagzeuger Luc Hess THE OCEAN nach der aktuellen Europatour verlassen werden, meldet Bandkopf Robin Staps (Foto) nun zumindest für eine Position bereits Vollzug. Den vakanten Posten am Schlagzeug wird demnach WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH-Drummer Paul Seidel ausfüllen, dessen Hauptband momentan für unbestimmte Zeit pausiert. Luc Hess wird die aktuelle Europatour noch zu Ende spielen, bevor sein Nachfolger übernimmt. Die kommenden Konzerttermine gibt es in unserem Veranstaltungskalender:
Tourdaten bei vampster: THE OCEAN, SHINING, TIDES FROM NEBULA, HACRIDE.
Statement von Robin Staps:
We have only had 3 rehearsals with Paul so far, but it has clicked from the beginning both on a musical and personal level. I would have never thought that I could find another drummer who plays at the same level as Luc, but now I am sure that Paul will not only follow in Luc´s footsteps, but also stray from the path and bring new, exciting things to the table. I always knew that Paul was a machine who wouldn´t struggle with fast stuff like in Disequilibrated or The Wish In Dreams, but watching him enjoy playing some of the slow and calm songs with so much feeling and energy really made me aware of how awesome and versatile a drummer he really is. Paul was the only drummer we auditioned, and after we did, there was no desire to try out anyone else.
Statement von Paul Seidel:
I´m very pleased to officially announce, that i´ll be joining forces with THE OCEAN. I am glad, both musically and on a personal scale, to walk new paths and broaden my horizon. My personal approach has always been to overcome genre boundaries as well as stereotypes, to swim against the current and to play or enjoy music apart from conventional habits. THE OCEAN have ever since implemented a conceptual urge in the context of progressive music and have never been afraid to dare to experiment.
Therefore i am more than looking forward to getting creative and contribute my part to the art of THE OCEAN.