Birmingham progressive metalcore quintet OCEANS ATE ALASKA have confirmed that they'll release their new album Hikari on the 28th July via Fearless Records, their first with vocalist Jake Noakes who joined the band earlier this year.
To coincide with the announcement the band have released a video for their new single titled 'Escapist', check it out here:
Pre-orders of Hikari are now live, with the band's latest singles 'Covert' and 'Escapist' available as instant downloads:
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.
UK TECH FEST 2017 w/ NAPOLEON & CARCER CITY
Jun 15 - Plymouth, UK @ Underground
Jun 16 - Bridgend, UK @ Hobos
Jun 17 - Manchester, UK @ Satan's Hollow
Jun 18 - Glasgow, UK @ Opium
Jun 19 - Newcastle, UK @ Jumpin Jacks
Jun 20 - Northampton, UK @ Roadmender
Jun 21- Southampton, UK @ The Joiners
Jun 24 - Ysselsteyn, Netherlands @ Jera On Air
Jun 30 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Baroeg
Jul 1 - Zug, Switzerland @ Industrie45
Jul 2 - Milano, Italy @ Dissonance Festival
Jul 3 - Lyon, France @ Warmaudio
Jul 7 - Newark, UK @ UK Tech-Fest
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
1. Benzaiten (feat. Alex Teyen of Black Tongue)
10. Ukiyo (feat. Josh Manuel of Issues)