in a van accident over the weekend. Both members luckily limped out of
the accident with minor injuries, however their van and the trailer
that was attached to it had flipped and is need of repair. With no
means of transport for the band and their gear, OCEANO was forced to
cancel their dates with xLiferuinerx and Through the Fire.
The band made a post on their MySpace blog about the situation:
"Today Oceano has suffered a major loss, guitarist Andrew Mikhail and
bassist Jason Jones were in a terrible accident this morning while
picking up the band's new van and trailer from Belvidere, IL. Nearly
10 minutes of completing sale they were headed back home to pick up
the rest of the band, and get back on the "sinner's reward" tour in
due time. Unexpectedly the van flipped into a ditch on the side of
highway. As Andrew was driving along with the empty trailer attached,
it was hit with a hard wind thus pushing the trailer out of alignment
with the van. While trying to maintain and keep the van steady from
merging into other lanes of traffic, the van spun out of control, hit
a patch of ice, and flipped out of traffic and into the ground.
Considering the urgency of trying to find transportation in due time
(with mix-ups with money transfers, etc.) in order to get the van and
get back on tour, the van was not "road ready" JUST YET (aka new
tires, etc.) which made this week to be one hell of a week for us.
Thankfully, they limped out of the accident fine (SORRY LAMBGOATERS)
due to people being "good citizens" and helping them out of the van.
We have cancelled our appearances on the sinner's reward tour with
xLiferuinerx and Through the Fire and HOPE to be back on the road in
time for the TPTD/Catalepsy tour on 1/28. We'd like to apologize in
advance for any inconvenience to anyone who wanted to come out and
rock out with us on the SRT. We'll be hitting the same areas on the
TPTD tour, so hopefully we'll see you there!
As some of you may know, towing a vehicle (let alone, TWO NEWLY
purchased ones) can be pretty damaging to the pocket. Not to mention,
to add insult to injury, fines and repairs for the accident to pile on
top. We'd like to ask you guys for your help in this time of need, if
anyone can paypal ANYTHING to us to help out in the "relief" of this
situation, it would be GREATLY appreciated. Donations can be sent via
PAYPAL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help us in our time of need!
much thanks, much love, much respect, and dont forget to wear your
see you guys soon!
p.s. we'll never die."
Take a look at OCEANO's downed van and trailer here: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=58874695&albumID=2631584&imageID=44594350
You could also bring a donation at OCEANO's *FREE* DEPTHS listening
party tonight in NYC.
OCEANO DEPTHS Listening Party
Monday, January 19th 9PM
93 2nd Ave.
NY, NY 10003
This is a 21+ event
View the event flyer here: http://earache.com/public/Oceano-listening-party_facebook.jpg
OCEANO w/ CARNIFEX, TOO PURE TO DIE, CATALEPSY
28 Jan 2009 Bulldog Cafe - Louisville, Kentucky
29 Jan 2009 The Muse - Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jan 2009 Cumberland Community Complex - Crossville, Tennessee
31 Jan 2009 The 7 Venue - Douglasville, Georgia
01 Feb 2009 The Armory - Selma, Alabama
02 Feb 2009 The Bomb Shelter - Jackson, Mississippi
03 Feb 2009 The High Ground - Metairie, Louisiana
04 Feb 2009 Beamer's - Panama city beach, Florida
05 Feb 2009 Macon Venue Project - Macon, Georgia
06 Feb 2009 Island Oasis - Orlando, Florida
07 Feb 2009 Fuel Coffeehouse - Jacksonville, Florida
08 Feb 2009 Rockstarz Music Venue - Fort Myers, Florida
09 Feb 2009 TBA - TBA, Florida
10 Feb 2009 Transitions Art Gallery - Tampa, Florida
11 Feb 2009 Sector 7G - Augusta, Georgia
12 Feb 2009 Lucky's Pub - Wilmington, North Carolina
13 Feb 2009 Jaxx - Baltimore, Maryland
15 Feb 2009 The Meatlocker - Montclair, New Jersey
16 Feb 2009 Club Octane - Charleroi, Pennsylvania
17 Feb 2009 Peabody's (Pirate's Cove) - Cleveland, Ohio
18 Feb 2009 Mixtape Cafe - Grand Rapids, Michigan
19 Feb 2009 Halls Rec Center - Knoxville, Tennessee
OCEANO's debut album, DEPTHS is due to be released in Spring 2009,
containing 13 tracks of the angriest deathcore cuts ever committed to
record, and also includes a limited edition bonus DVD.
Check out two brand new tracks from DEPTHS, titled "District Of
Misery" and "Fractured Frames, Scattered Flesh" on the band's official
MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/xoceano
For press opportunities and further information, please contact:
North American Press Manager
4402 11th st.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone - 718-786-1707
Fax - 718-786-1756
Photos, Art and Logos available at: http://www.earache.com/media