Oceans Ate Alaska

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Oceans Ate Alaska
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Oceans Ate Alaska performing in 2017
Background information
OriginBirmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Years active2010 (2010)–present
MembersJames Kennedy
Chris Turner
Adam Zytkiewicz
Mike Stanton
Jake Noakes
Past membersAlex Hurdley
Josh Salthouse
George Arvanitis
James Harrison

Oceans Ate Alaska are a British metalcore band from Birmingham formed in 2010. The band is currently signed to Fearless Records.


Oceans Ate Alaska was founded in 2010 by Birmingham University's students James Harrison, James 'Jibs' Kennedy, Josh Salthouse, Alex Hurdley and Chris Turner. The band debuted in 2011 with the music video 'Clocks' recorded through Great Escape Records and then signed to Density Records in 2012. They have released two EPs with the label.[4] In 2014, the band signed to Fearless Records.[5] The band was featured on Fearless Records' compilation album Punk Goes Pop 6, covering "Drunk in Love" by Beyoncé.[6][7] "Blood Brothers",[8] was released on 7th October 2014 and on 6 January 2015, the second single "Floorboards" was released, announcing the release of their debut album Lost Isles for 24 February 2015.[9]

Oceans ate Alaska did their first ever United State tour in the Summer of 2015 as well. Opening up for Northlane on their Node tour. They were joined alongside Like Moths to Flames and In Hearts Wake.

Oceans Ate Alaska in 2018.

On 26 January 2015 the music video for the third single "Vultures and Sharks".[10] was released.

Oceans ate Alaska did their first ever United State tour in the Summer of 2015 as well. Opening up for Northlane on their Node tour. They were joined alongside Like Moths to Flames and In Hearts Wake. They also played on the entire 2016 Vans Warped Tour in the United States alongside bands like Atreyu, Sum 41, Wage War, Whitechapel, New Found Glory, The Word Alive and many more groups.

On 25 May 2017 the band released "Covert", the first single with Noakes performing vocals.[11] On 8 June 2017 they released a new single titled "Escapist". On 28 July 2017 the band released their album Hikari as well as a music video for the song "Hansha". In late 2017 the band participated as support acts for Wage War's "Deadweight Tour" alongside Gideon, Varials and Loathe. In early 2018, the band revealed that they will participate in We Came As Romans' "Cold Like War Tour" with The Plot in You, Currents and Tempting Fate.[12] The same year, the band opened up for Like Moths to Flames on their "Dark Divine" tour. Phinehas and Novelists joined as support.


Before coming to the current line up, the band went through various member changes. The release of 'Clocks' music video feature James Harrison on vocals, Jibs on rhythm guitar, Josh Salthouse on lead guitar, Alex Hudrey on bass, and Chris Turner on drums. In 2012, the original bassist, Alex Hurdley left the band and was replaced by George Arvanitis for a short amount of time. After the release of 'To Catch a Flame' music video, Josh Salthouse and George Arvanitis left the band and were soon replaced by Adam Zytkiewicz and Mike Stanton respectively. In late 2016, frontman James Harrison parted ways with the band due to personal differences. On February 1, 2017, via their official facebook page, the band announced that they have found a new vocalist, Jake Noakes, in addition of Jake being a long time friend with Chris.[13]




  1. ^ "Album Review: OCEANS ATE ALASKA Lost iIsles". Metal Injection. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015. Lost Isles is a really refreshing release in the world of new metalcore, and I think Oceans Ate Alaska is going to have a good run.
  2. ^ "The New Reign Tour Makes Its Way to Studio Seven". SMI (Seattle Music Insider). 2 March 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ Tippell, Chris (26 July 2017). "Oceans Ate Alaska – Hakiri". Ghost Cult Magazine. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  4. ^ Kraus, Brian. "Oceans Ate Alaska sign to Density Records". Alternative Press. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Fearless Records signs Oceans Ate Alaska". Lambgoat. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  6. ^ Sharp, Tyler. "Listen to parts of Oceans Ate Alaska's 'Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6' cover". Alternative Press. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Video: Oceans Ate Alaska In-Studio Recording Cover of Beyonce's "Drunk In Love"". Revolver Magazine. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  8. ^ Sharp, Tyler. "Oceans Ate Alaska sign to Fearless Records; stream new single". Alternative Press. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Oceans Ate Alaska – Floorboards (Lyric Video)". YouTube. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Oceans Ate Alaska – Vultures And Sharks (Official Music Video)". YouTube. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  11. ^ Pryor, Terrance. "Oceans Ate Alaska release new song 'Covert'". AXS. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  12. ^ "WE CAME AS ROMANS, THE PLOT IN YOU, OCEANS ATE ALASKA + MORE TO TOUR TOGETHER". nextmosh. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  13. ^ "OUR NEW VOCALIST is our very close..." Facebook. 1 February 2017.