Debut album, Empires, in stores Oct 12th from CI Records

October tour with TEXAS IN JULY and THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE

September 14th With just under a month until the release of their new album, Empires, adventurous metal newcomers WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY are gearing up for an October tour to bring their artful, pummeling new songs to the masses.


Empires is set to drop in stores and online everywhere October 12th from CI Records, the label that helped launch the careers of genre related acts like AUGUST BURNS RED and TEXAS IN JULY. In preparation of the pending release, the South Jersey six-piece are now streaming their first track from the album on their MySpace page, giving the public its first taste of Empires’ musical assault.

Listen to ‘We Are But Instruments’ here:

“Recording [‘We Are But Instruments’] was a lot of fun because the vocals have a very intense pattern, and there are a lot of little intricacies in the music itself,” explains vocalist Blake Martin. “It’s a very a dynamic song and it shows our roots, but also showcases where we are taking our sound over the course of Empires.”

Empires is a sensationally strong debut from a band that refuses to have their music fit snugly in a single tiny box. Tempering full-throttle heaviness with driving melody and haunting atmospherics, it’s the sound of an album which is just as smart as it is heavy – an unfortunately rare combination in today’s current alt music scene.

Leading up to the release of Empires, WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY will join TEXAS IN JULY (Equal Vision) and THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE (Good Fight) on the road. Dates below.

Dates with TEXAS IN JULY and THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE

Oct 1 Layfayette LA @ Grace Community Church
Oct 2 Crestview FL @ The Crest Lounge
Oct 4 Tampa FL @ The Orpheum
Oct 5 Cape Coral FL @ TBA
Oct 7 Kissimmee FL @ SS Showcase
Oct 9 Macon GA @ The 567
Oct 10 Loganville GA @ The Movement Venue
Oct 11 Douglasville GA @ The 7 Venue
Oct 12 Cookeville TN @ Amps & Ramps
Oct 13 Nashville TN @ The Muse
Oct 14 Lynchburg VA @ Crosspoint Venue
Oct 15 Wilimington DE @ The Harmony Grange
Oct 16 New London CT @ The El N’ Gee
Oct 17 Trenton NJ @ The Championship Bar and Grill
Oct 18 West Babylon NY @ Sin Clair’s Pub

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