Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (CD):
- DELUXE EDITION: 3-panel digipak with diecuts, blind embossing and metallic inks. The different shapes of the diecuts on all 6 layers of cardboard create a 3D effect when folded up.
- printed inner sleeve and insert sheet
- released on Metal Blade Records
After 5 years of touring on Pelagial, THE OCEAN deliver their long-awaited 8th studio album, split into two volumes to be separately released in 2018 and 2020 respectively, titled Phanerozoic. The Phanerozoic eon succeeded the Precambrian supereon, spanning a 500 million-year period leading to the present day. It has witnessed the evolution and diversification of plant and animal life on Earth, and the (partial) destruction of it during 5 mass extinction events. Conceptually and musically, The Ocean’s Phanerozoic is the missing link between the albums Precambrian and Heliocentric / Anthropocentric.
01. The Cambrian Explosion
02. Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence
03. Ordovicium: The Glaciation of Gondwana
04. Silurian: Age Of Sea Scorpions
05. Devonian: Nascent
06. The Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse
07. Permian: The Great Dying