Houston-based progressive metal outfit, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, have debuted the music video for the title track, “The Banished Heart”, off of their upcoming March 2 release via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.
The band commented, “As many terrible ups and downs as we’ve had over the years and as hard as 2017 was for some, we have made something we are very proud of. Something we could funnel into the aural and visual, and something that is bound to crush us and you. We made a record that is a window in time. A chronicling of what life was during it and an album we could call home for a bit. Don’t dance with the devil too often, sometimes he takes the lead and takes you home.”
Recorded at Southwing Audio in Spring, TX, “The Banished Heart” was produced by Dobber himself and tracked and mixed by long-time associates Craig Douglas and Chris Kritikos, with vocal production by Mark Lopez and mastering by the legendary Alan Douches. Sonically huge and yet exquisitely detailed, “The Banished Heart” hinges on the sublime chemistry fizzing between all five members of the band — from Sean Gary’s wild, malevolent riffing and fellow six-stringer Anthony Contreras’ walls of resonant atmospherics to bassist Keegan Kelly’s unbending low-end backbon — it’s a dazzling ensemble performance that reaffirms Oceans Of Slumber’s mastery of dark, skewed melody.
“The Banished Heart” is available as a digital single on all download and streaming platforms and as an Instant Grat track on iTunes and Amazon. Preorders for all physical formats of the album are also available. Reserve your copy now at https://OceansOfSlumber.lnk.to/TheBanishedHeart