In-depth interview with The Ocean Collective guitarist Rob Staps

The Ocean is a German progressive metal band that began in 2000 and built a reputation on the strength of their creative experimentation on early albums like Fluxion, Aeolian and Precambrian.

Subsequently, they recorded a massive double concept album, released in two parts as Heliocentric andAnthropocentric in 2010.

Now, led by guitarist and mastermind Robin Staps, they are taking their musicianship to a new depth — literally — with Pelagial, a concept album based on a journey to the murkiest depths of the sea.

Andrew Manganiello chats with Robin Staps of The Ocean 03/07/14 @ Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, California also on the bill were Scale The Summit, The Atlas Moth & Silver Snakes

Check out The Ocean Collective online @

Tour dates.

03/05 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
03/06 Portland, OR – Branx
03/07 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Lyric
03/09 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
03/10 Tempe, AZ – Yucca Taproom
03/11 El Paso, TX – The Spot
03/12 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/13 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/14 Grand Prairie, TX – QuickTrip Ball Park
03/15 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
03/16 Metairie, LA – Cypress
03/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
03/18 Pembroke Pines, FL – The Talent Farm
03/19 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
03/21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/22 Louisville, KY – The Diamond Pub
03/23 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
03/24 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room @ Crofoot
03/25 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
03/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
03/27 Washington, DC – DC9
03/28 Philly, PA – tba
03/29 New York, NY – The Studio At Webster Hall
03/30 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

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