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Oceans Of Sadness is a Belgian Avantgarde Metal band formed in 1995. Although the music has evolved enormously over the years, the bandmembers have always followed their own instincts.
With influences from subgenres as thrash, death, black, gothic and progressive metal combined with lots of inspiration from a world outside metal and plain old rock ‘n roll, they’ve managed to create their own universe in metal music. Many have tried to label their music but until now all have failed…
‘Expect the unexpected’ is the band’s motto.

After recording some demo’s in the early years, OOS has released 4 albums which illustrate their musical evolution perfectly. ‘For We Are’ (2000, Shiver Records), ‘Laughing Tears – Crying Smile’ (2002, Shiver Records), ‘Send In The Clowns’ (2004, Apache Productions) and ‘Mirror Palace’ (2007, Scarlet Records) are part of there heritage and as they grew with each album, so did the interest of the world… Today OOS has already played a lot of shows in various European countries and has shared stages with many fine artists.

Right now the band stands before the release of their 5th album ‘The Arrogance Of Ignorance’, an album that lifts them to a next level of musicianship once more.

Again produced by producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, …) at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro Sweden and with astonishing contributions by Annlouice Loegdlund (Diablo Swing Orchestra) and Johan Liiva (Arch Enemy, Hearse). ‘The Arrogance Of Ignorance’ should see the light the fall of 2008.

More news about where and when exactly soon…


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  • grid15

    Really good stuff that grows on you. Far beyond the Doom genre label people seem to give them

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Steve-Mo

    Them Bones cover on Mirror Palace kicks some serious ass.

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • diegert

    Oceans of sadness for life!

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • HayrVay

    L O L ! This group = Instant Love.

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Yoxxel

    I ADORE this band! They were beyond any genre, they made own sound and got an amazing stuff!. So sad that they've split up =\

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Jd_Jd_Jd

    Pity this band will break up. Thank you for the great music you gave us.

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Gammaween

    I'm pretty upset that they have broken up... but it seems like the issue was about getting a label in order to release the new album. In this day in age they could have put it out on their own... at least I think they could have accomplished such a feat rather easily.

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Teathyme

    Love these guys. They were incredible at ProgPower USA last year. So depressed to hear that they're breaking up. :C

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Akumuness

    Annnd they've broken up. Fuck. :(

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • xcanibalx

    great band

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • marq_retro

    An amazing band

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • hardrockman69

    They were great yesterday!

    3 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Akumuness

    They were pretty epic.

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Gyges_Mauler

    Best act at Progpower, no contest.

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Wumbologic

    Wow.. amazing, un taggable.. I like it :D

    25 May 2010 Reply
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  • tonich03

    OK, this is the proof metal can be serious music and of grand artistic value!

    18 Dec 2009 Reply
  • GenesisRisen

    this is pretty balling. the vocals in some things seem so easy make me hard (no homo).

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
  • AGreenman

    I gotta say, cool band. "The Weakest Link" is a catchy song.

    25 Oct 2009 Reply
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