Duality is the true creative force behind Burn The Ocean. In 2014, after more than a decade of activity, Nerve (Melodic Death Metal) and 2Novembre (Rock/Stoner), two of the most important yet extremely different genoese local acts, disbanded. As an act of consequence, the two masterminds behind the projects, Fabio Palombi (Nerve, Ritual of Rebirth and owner of Blackwave Studio) and Emanuele “Shuster” Pecollo (2Novembre, Volumi Criminali), decided to join forces in order to create a new musical journey which could be able to melt the best of both musical worlds. Supported by a rock solid rhythm section inherited by 2Novembre (Valentina and Davide Di Maggio) and finding a common ground in their love for 90’s rock, the band recorded the first album, Come Clean, released in 2015 by Sliptrick Records. Upon release, the band started extensive touring in Italy and broke the country borders in 2017 with a small tour touching some Balkan countries. In order to consolidate an authentic and intimate style and following the lead to achieve a more organic sound, the band decided to hit once again Blackwave Studio choosing to capture the new performance live. As a result of this process Zeit and Perspective, two self-produced EPs, were released in 2018. Shortly after the new music was released, Valentina Di Maggio (Bass) decided to leave the band replaced by Massimo “Kabuto” Repetto, well known bassist of the band Ghandi’s Gunn (now Isaak) who had previously left music to be fully focused on his activity as a Designer and Illustrator. As Covid19 became rapidly pandemic, Davide Di Maggio decided to quit music. Forced to redesign its rhythmic engine the band found in Chris Parisi its missing piece. Chris is a well known musician and veteran in the local and national scene who put its signature drumming in several acts such as Zorn, Athlantis, Raza de Ódio and Cadaveria during the last 20 years. 2022 will see the release of a new full length album which is currently under the advanced preproduction phase.
SOUND, HIGHLIGHTS AND FUTURE PLANS
Burn The Ocean’s sound is often described as modern, fresh, heavy yet organic and intimate. You can easily find the band jumping from a “Radio Ready” song to a more classic yet dirty rock one always trying to maintain its huge and groovy impact sound without resulting too much derivative. BTO’s secret weapon lies in having two main very distinct and recognizable vocal personalities which are often melt together alternating solo and choral moments. This is often described as the band main trademark.
More than 20+ years of experience on stage and in the studio and more than 20 albums individually recorded through the years since the early 2000, made this band ready for any kind of future challenge. Among the band members you can also find a very experienced professional designer/illustrator and a skilled music producer with more than 15 years spent producing national and international metal and rock acts in its own studio. This makes the band totally independent in the creation of professional grade recordings, videos and merch/illustration design.
Future plans comprises releasing and distributing the new album with a dedicated crew of professionals and finding a “commercial” partner capable of managing and boosting the promotional side of the release. The new, yet untitled, album is in the advanced stage of production and planned to be ready for a 2022 release. A 3 song promo is available right now.