Empires, the highly praised debut from musically adventurous South Jersey six-piece 
WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY
, is available today in stores and online from CI Records, the label that helped launch the careers of genre-related acts like AUGUST BURNS RED and TEXAS IN JULY.


Early praise for Empires has been overwhelmingly positive. Bolstering the band’s numerous rave reviews, hard-music tastemaker Noisecreep had this to say:

“[WTOMTS is] like a modern LYNYRD SKYNYRD or IRON MAIDEN in that they use three guitarists in their neo-metalcore mix of clean versus screamed vocals and enough breakdowns to warrant being committed to a mental hospital… If you like AS I LAY DYING or CHIODOS, you’ll dig WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY.”

While currently wrapping a leg of the ‘Bro-Down Showdown’ tour with TEXAS IN JULY (Equal Vision) and THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE (Good Fight), WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY are pleased to announce a brief “pre-holidays” November run – the ‘So Heavy’ Tour – alongside labelmates AN EARLY ENDING (dates below).


In between tours, the band will perform two previously announce album release shows – Oct. 22 in Lemoyne, PA and Oct. 23 in Vineland, NJ. Everyone in attendance will receive a free copy of Empires courtesy of WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY and CI Records.


Empires is a sensationally strong debut from a band that refuses to have their music fit snugly into one genre label. The
album as smart as it is heavy, as loaded with pop hooks and musical Easter eggs as it bristling with bone-crushing riffage. Its spirit of savage adventure will please the ears of fans of THRICE, BLESSTHEFALL, THE RECEIVING END OF SIRENS and more. “Our goal with this album was to create something lasting, something with depth, and something that pushes the boundaries of our music scene,” explains WTOMTS‘s dynamic frontman, Blake Martin.


WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY have spent the last several years gearing up for their debut by touring relentlessly up and down the East Coast, sharing stages with the likes of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, ALESANA, HASTE THE DAY, SKYEATSAIRPLANE and many more of today’s genre giants – along the way, laying the groundwork for an empire of their own.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT EMPIRES:

“[WTOMTS is] like a modern LYNYRD SKYNYRD or IRON MAIDEN in that they use three guitarists in their neo-metalcore mix of clean versus screamed vocals and enough breakdowns to warrant being committed to a mental hospital… If you like AS I LAY DYING or CHIODOS, you’ll dig WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY.” -NOISECREEP


[A] musical masterpiece… Epic. That’s really the only word [to describe Empires]” -MIND EQUALS BLOWN


“WTOMTS is extremely talented, they effectively blend in some heavy guitar, aggressive drumming, and use some electro/synth effects to put a different spin on their music… This is a solid album” -INDIE VISION MUSIC


“A very solid release… Meet the next AUGUST BURNS RED” -LEXINGTON MUSIC PRESS


“Absolutely stunning… The band takes on an almost celestial sound before their in-your-face growling leaves you wanting more and more” -RICHLAND CHRONICLE


“Without a doubt WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY has brought the noise straight from the get-go… Empires is an impressive debut” -HOPECORE


“WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY has presented a thought provoking new album to the world… A compelling new band” -HIGHWIRE DAZE


“Easily decipherable but throat-rippingly brutal, [Blake Martin’s] is a voice that shouldn’t go unheard in the Hardcore scene” -LUSHBEAT


“Sure to become a fan favorite… WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY is set to rock the world”THE BREAKDOWN


“Catchy guitar riffs and melodies … These guys have the technical ability to write interesting music and put it all together in a way that is pleasing to listen to” -THE NEW REVIEW

TOUR DATES

Remaining Dates with TEXAS IN JULY and THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE

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

Misc. Dates
Oct 22 Lemoyne PA @ The Champ (CD Release show – FREE copy of Empires with Paid Admission)

Oct 23 Vineland NJ @ Hangar 84 (CD Release show – FREE copy of Empires with Paid Admission)
Oct 27 Grantham PA @ Messiah College (with AN EARLY ENDING)
Oct 30 Mexico NY @ Mexico VFW (with THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE)

Dates with AN EARLY ENDING
Nov 4 Rochester NY @ Water Street Music Hall
Nov 5 Lansing NY @ East Shore Skate Park
Nov 6 Galloway NJ @ Word of Life Fellowship
Nov 7 Williamsport PA @ The Ground Floor
Nov 8 Bloomsburg PA @ Phillip’s Emporium
Nov 9 Milford PA @ Tom’s Quick Inn
Nov 10 Columbus OH @ Bernie’s
Nov 12 TBA OH @ TBA
Nov 13 Elgin IL @ The Gasthaus
Nov 14 Pittsburg PA @ The Smiling Moose

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