• Jason Hesley

The Ocean premieres video for new single, “Pleistocene”

On September 25th, The Ocean will release their 8th full-length, Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and the band’s own Pelagic Records (vinyl). In 2018, The Ocean released Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic – the first half of a sprawling but superbly cohesive paleontology concept album. Now, the group is ready to release the eagerly-awaited concluding parts of the Phanerozoic journey.

For a preview of Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, a video for the new single “Pleistocene” (directed by Craig Murray) can be viewed at: – alongside an exclusive interview with guitarist Robin Staps!

The previously released singles – “Jurassic | Cretaceous” (featuring Katatonia‘s Jonas Renkse) and “Oligocene” – can be heard at:, where Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic can also be pre-ordered.


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