Oh boy. OH BOY. Houston, TX progressive doom powerhouse Oceans of Slumber have begun to unveil details for their next album! The band’s Facebook page released a teaser trailer of sorts featuring forlorn piano, a swelling string section, and an introspective spoken word delivery by the great Cammie Gilbert. Said next album’s title is The Banished Heart, and it’s mere months away from release, landing on March 2, 2018.
This past year has been trying. It's been hard. Hopeless for a few of us even. Luckily we have all of you to hear this darkness. We present to you the first look at 'The Banished Heart'The Banished Heart | March 2nd 2018 | Century Media RecordsCover by the incredible Kavan the Kid
Posted by Oceans of Slumber on Thursday, October 5, 2017
Lots to speculate on with this announcement, notably if this hints toward a potential concept or theme for the album. Regardless, it looks to be at least just as emotionally heavy as their previous work if the caption for the video is anything to go off of: ‘This past year has been trying. It’s been hard. Hopeless for a few of us even. Luckily we have all of you to hear this darkness.’
I, for one, am excited! There will no doubt be more information released in the coming months, and we’ll be sure to share anything as soon as we see it!