Today Stereogum premieres “The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts,” the fifth track from Anthropocentric, the upcoming full-length from German progressive/atmospheric metal enigmas THE OCEAN. Set for a North American release on November 9th via Metal Blade Records, Anthropocentric serves as part two of the concept explored on the band’s well-received Heliocentric long player, released this past spring.
The concept at the base of both offerings is a critique of Christianity from varying philosophical and personal perspectives. Both records were recorded in the mountainous isolation of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the highest elevated city in Europe and recorded and mixed by their house sound engineer Julien Fehlmann.
To check out “The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts,” visit: Stereogum.com OR click HERE to download the track (you’ll need a player that supports .FLV files)!
In addition, the LANDING PAGE for Anthropocentric is now live as well, offering fans in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe a chance to pre-order the album. “She Was the Universe,” the third track off Anthropocentric, is streaming now. Metal Blade Records will continue to update the LANDING PAGE leading up to and throughout the release of Anthropocentric with news, tours, dates, video footage, and more so be sure to check back frequently.