Today we have Deathcore royalty joining us, and that is the machine that is Adam Warren of Oceano. Who answered a few questions we had prepared for him. So expect some of the finer details around their latest album Revelation which released just a few weeks ago, as well as some deeper insight into the band itself! Enjoy!
You have just released your fifth album Revelation, how do you feel about the album’s reception?
The reception of this album has been amazing! I definitely didn’t expect so much praise and interest in the albums concept as well.
Many of the fans believe that Revelation is a continuation of your fourth record Ascendants, if so, could you expand on how the two album’s narratives link together?
It technically isn’t a continuation but we do consider it a “Spiritual Successor” to Ascendants. Basically lots of the subject matter as well as a specific race of beings called the Ascendants are referenced in different forms within Revelation. Consider Ascendants the precursor or introduction, and Revelation is a comprehensive story incorporating all that you’ve been exposed to prior on Ascendants.
You just finished touring with Slaughter To Prevail in the United States, how was the tour and what was it like touring with them?
STP is comprised of some amazing and very funny Russian dudes. Our album release tour, just like with the album, went surprisingly well. Above and beyond what I could have ever expected and credit it all to the other amazing bands and the dedicated fans for making it so successful.
You also recently signed to Sumerian Records, what was the choice behind this transition?
In some ways it almost wasn’t a choice but it feels more like a match made in Heavy metal heaven haha. As a band we have always looked up to and aspired to be on a label amongst bands that we are fans of and look up to as musicians. We knew Sumerian would be the best label to truly get our message and help the band grow to the next level of success. We just never expected them to have shown so much interest in us. We are very grateful to be a part of Sumerian and they already have helped us catapult our band towards some great opportunities.
What is your favourite song to perform live and why?
Lately I’ve grown a sense of enjoyment while playing “Dead Planet” because it comes very early in our set and when the intro begins to fade it fans always seem to recognize it if I don’t intro it in verbally which is really amazing. The song kicks in right away aggressive and every show it gets the crowd moving which in then gets me amped up as well!
When you wrote the album Revelation, what influences potentially went into the creative process of the record?
Musically I was heavily influenced for my lyrical writing and structure as well as the handful of ideas I contributed musically by old Oceano records and various R&B performers/writers.
My personal goals of contributions to this album beyond just vocals was to retain a lot of the aspects of the band that we as well as fans enjoyed from our last releases while also creating more memorable parts musically and vocally.
Last question, you were just confirmed to play the UK and Europe alongside Thy Art Is Murder and After The Burial, how does it feel to play with bands of this magnitude?
It’s very exciting! I’ve always felt Oceano playing with both Thy Art Is Murder and especially ATB who is also from the Midwest like us was a far overdue outing, and the icing on the cake is we get to experience this all while on a heavy metal vacation in Europe!
We thank Adam for taking the time to sit down with us, and provide some excellent responses, as well as being very down to earth, genuine and relaxed. It was a real honour and we hope to catch Oceano later on this year on tour in the UK. If you haven’t already, check out their new record and pick it up from your local record store or online through a plethora of outlets!