Chicago, IL deathcore band, OCEANO have already had a set of raw and
masochistic photos banned from MySpace and the band is now being
banned from several clubs around the country, due in part to those
Thanks to the overwhelming hysteria surrounding OCEANO's controversial
promo pictures, a large number of messages have been pouring into the
band's MySpace page from clubs across the country. Here's an example:
"It has been brought to our attention that there were some images of
the band that were banned from myspace. Because we are an all ages,
family friendly venue we pride ourselves on providing a positive
atmosphere for the kids that come in to see shows. Unfortunately,
because of those images and the lyrics to the songs we have found
there is no way you guys will be able to meet those guidelines"
Members of OCEANO have been in contact with several local promoters
and club owners to try and explain their side of things. However,
between the shock of the banned photos and the band's ever-growing
reputation as a dangerous live act, OCEANO's words have been to little
avail. "Everyone's been getting word that we're crazy and our fans are
even crazier;" says OCEANO guitarist, Andrew Mikhail. "We're pros!
We're not out to kill anyone. There are some promoters who have
refused to book us because of the type of music we play and how crazy
we can make our fans."
Due to the overwhelming response from fans in Ohio, OCEANO were able
to play a previously-banned club on their most recent U.S. tour.
According to the intimidating OCEANO ax man, "It was a very nice
christian venue, so with the content of those banned photos, I could
see why they initially had a problem with us. It was because of our
fans, though, that they were willing to listen to us and we ended up
playing the show after all." The same cannot yet be said about the
other venues that refuse to book the heaviest, most pissed off band on
At this point, according to Mikhail, "Maybe it's time to start living
up to people's expectations and become a truly deadly band."
Sarcastically, he jests "If people think that we're going to go out
and chop up some girls like pieces of meat (like in those pictures),
maybe we should just start murdering people on stage...that'll show em"
See what all the controversy is about - Click on the following links
to view the OCEANO promo pictures that were deemed "too violent" and
BANNED by MySpace:
View some of the photos from the shoot that weren't BANNED by MySpace
while listening to OCEANO's soundtrack of absolute aggression at http://www.myspace.com/xoceano
Read a brand new Q&A with OCEANO guitarist, Andrew Mikhail at http://www.earache.com/bands/oceano/oceano.html
Buy the brand new OCEANO t-shirt. The shirt is plain black with silver
foil writing on both sides. It features the OCEANO logo on the front
and their motto, "Bringin The Beef" on the back. Ordering information
and pictures of both sides of the shirt can be found on the EARACHE
U.S. WEBSTORE: http://www.earachestore.com/store/oceano.html
OCEANO's debut album is set for release in 2009.
For press opportunities and further information, please contact:
North American Press Manager
Phone - 212-840-9090
Fax - 212-840-4033
43 W 38th St. - 2nd Floor
NY, NY 10018
Photos, Art and Logos available at: http://www.earache.com/media