Nocean releases the single “The Hope” on the 4th of June:
Song title: The Hope
Release date (single): 4th of June 2021
Release date (music video): 5th of June 2021 (Youtube)
Genre: Cinematic metal
Label: Heartifact Studio/Independent
“WE ARE CREATING A METAL MUSICAL”
The cinematic metal band Nocean from Stockholm spends their quarantine time writing and producing their third album, which will also include an animated short film. On June 4th, the single “The Hope” will be released along with a music video.
– The song “The Hope” is about feeling hopeful during a period of grief or loss, says singer Hanna Olsson.
Concept album with a musical
Nocean’s third album will be a concept album in gothic style and with a fictional story about grief. The album will be released in the autumn of 2021. An animated short film will be integrated into the project and a live show on Swedish theater stages is being booked.
– We have already booked epic theatres here in Sweden. Metal isn’t usually played for a seated audience but we want to do it that way, says singer Hanna Olsson.
Does everything on their own
Nocean’s debut album 2016 “Nothing To Hide” was released on record label but after that the band has chosen to do everything themselves.
– We want full artistic freedom and we also possess many skills that allow us to do, for example, videos, music production and marketing on our own. Now that we are creating the musical, we even do our own lights and we manage the tour production together with our own team, says Hanna Olsson.
Nocean started in 2014 as a classic hard rock band and has since then developed a more modern and cinematic sound with each release. The latest album “Diamond” was released in 2017, followed by shows at Sweden Rock Festival and tours in Europe.
Hanna Olsson (vocals)
Oscar Björk (guitar)
Daniel Nyqvist (guitar)
Jonas Pettersson (drums)
Hampus Isaksson (bass)