Oceano (band)

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Not to be confused with Oceana (band).
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Deathcore [1][2]
Years active 2006–present
Labels Earache
Members Chason Westmoreland
Adam Warren
Jason Jones
Nick Conser
Michael Kasper
Past members Jeremy Carroll
Andrew Mikhail
Tristan McCann
Kevin Hare
Mike Southcomb
Devin Shidaker
Daniel Terchin

Oceano is an American deathcore band from Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 2006, the band signed to Earache Records and released their debut album, Depths on April 7, 2009. Their second album, Contagion was released on November 9, 2010.

In 2012, a rumor passed that Oceano would be disestablishing, but it was confirmed that the band was actually on a short hiatus and they released their third full-length album, Incisions, in 2013.


Upon its formation in 2006, Oceano was originally a grindcore band formed by guitarist Jeremy Carroll that featured six members.[3] Carrol gathered Chicago guitarist Andrew Mikhail, vocalist Adam Warren, drummer Michael Southcomb and bassist Kevin Hare to form Oceano's first full line-up in 2007. This Oceano performed at local venues in the Chicago area.

A year later, Southcomb and Hare parted ways with the band. They were soon replaced by drummer Daniel Terchin and bassist Jason Jones.[3] Oceano signed to Earache Records in 2008 after gaining a notable local following. Oceano recorded their full debut album Depths in late 2008, releasing it worldwide on April 20, 2009.

Jeremy Carrol was fired from the band in January 2009 due to personality conflicts between members.[4][5] Carrol's leaving left only one member from the original Oceano lineup in the band, Adam Warren. On February 3, 2010 the band's lead guitarist, Andrew Mikhail also departed from the band.[6][7][8]

Oceano was a part of the 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour in North America alongside co-headliners Whitechapel and The Black Dahlia Murder.

In January 2012, a rumor spread that the band was disestablishing, which was confirmed as false by Earache. Instead, an announcement was made that the band actually was going on a short hiatus after their performance at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival due to vocalist, Adam Warren, becoming a father.[9] After some time spent away from the band, however, Oceano decided not to disband, and to continue touring. They are currently a part of the roster for the US summer Scream It Like You Mean it tour and also revealed that they had begun writing their next album, Incisions, due in 2013.[10] The first lyric video from the album, "Slow Murder", was released on January 28, 2013.



List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions


Hard Rock
  • Released: April 7, 2009
  • Label: Earache
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Released: November 9, 2010
  • Label: Earache
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3 25 50 17
  • Released: October 1, 2013
  • Label: Earache
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12 21
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ "Oceano Interview - Adam Warren Interview". Heavy Metal About. Retrieved 12/8/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Oceano- Contagion - REVIEW". One Metal. Retrieved 12/8/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory. "Oceano". Allmusic. 
  4. ^ Oceano Parts Ways with Guitarist
  5. ^ Oceano. Tartarean Desire
  6. ^ Oceano guitarist quits band. The Gauntlet
  7. ^ Oceano guitarist quits. Metalrage.com
  8. ^ Oceano guitarist quits band. Lambgoat.com
  9. ^ Shotwell, James. "UPDATE: Earache Claims Oceano NOT Breaking Up, Going On "Hiatus" Instead". Under the Gun Review. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  10. ^ Oceano Not Splitting Up After All. Blabbermouth.net
  11. ^ "Oceano – Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Oceano – Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Oceano – Chart History: Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Oceano – Chart History: Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 

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