Where Oceans Burn take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of Where Oceans Burn to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

PeripheryIcarus Lives. This song has everything in a song that’s super interesting to listen to.

Best rider you’ve had?

Radar festival 2023, all the beers you could want.

Craziest moment you’ve had in the band?

Ben breaking his foot jumping off one of the speakers at a show.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Haunt me till the day I die, so you’ll always be by my side.

Easiest song you wrote?

I think Manifest was a song that came really naturally for us, the song kinda wrote itself after we had the main riff written.

Favourite song in your set?

We would have to say euphoria, we have had some really sick crowd interaction when playing this song!

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

We’ve been lucky enough to have had 2 really good features on our upcoming EP in Aaron of Ten56 and Mirza of Siamese.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

I think the distance between members can be challenging especially when it comes to writing, although we try to make things work with alternative solutions such as remote sessions.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Ben joined Northlane onstage at a show in Manchester to play Citizen.

Key to writing a song?

Not getting precious over parts and being willing to change/adapt parts throughout the writing process. Being as unbiased as possible within the demo stages.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Playing Cork on our Summer Ireland tour with Rosen Bridge.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

We would probably say Jesse Cash from Erra. His ability to play guitars and vocals to such a high standard is unreal to see live.

New band you’d recommend?

Blind Summit

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Loathe, they are the most exciting band in the alternative metal scene for us and watching them live is an amazing experience.

Place you’d most like to tour?

United States

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

The title ‘The Faces We Portray’ came from as people, we all deal with these different emotions and struggles everyday and we always portray a different version of ourselves to others, never our true self. The songs represent the struggles of the true self and all the emotions we try hiding as we may feel judged or ashamed to say it out loud.

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

I think collectively our tastes gravitate more to the current and modern music that’s being released, artists have so much more room to be creative these days with the technology available.

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

We’d love to do a d&b or more electronic variation of one of our songs. We love seeing this type of crossover in metal.

What do your fans mean to you?

We appreciate everyone that takes the time to listen to our music, come to our shows or buy some merchandise. It goes a long way for a band like us.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

The traffic of course.

Zoo animal that next describes the personality of your band?

We’d have to go with a elephant with the way Alex stomps on stage.

Elizabeth Birt

December 26, 2023

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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