Towards the end of May, British metalcore band Oceans Ate Alaska unveiled their first song with new vocalist Jake Noakes titled "Covet". As expected, fans simply loved the new singer and wanted some more information on the follow up to their 2015 album Lost Isles. After keeping fans waiting long enough, the group decided to finally drop news on their new release.
On July 28, the band will release their new album Hikari on Fearless Records. The outfit delivered another new tune for the fans with "Escapist". The music video for the track was directed by Jeb Hardwick, who has worked with acts such as Architects, Beartooth, and Wild Palms.
Physical pre-orders for Hikari are live on their webstore. Digital pre-orders can be made on iTunes. On July 26, Oceans Ate Alaska will have a record release show inside Mama Roux's in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Special guests include Our Hollow, Our Home and Lotus Eater.
This week, the outfit will continue their U.K. trek with performances in Plymouth, Bridgend, Manchester, and Old Town. This summer, the band will have festival appearances at Jera On Air, Dissonance Festival, and Brutal Assault Festival. A return to North America will be revealed in the near future. Their updated tour routing can be viewed below.
Oceans Ate Alaska tour dates
June 15 - Plymouth, United Kingdom - Underground
June 16 - Bridgend, United Kingdom - Hobos
June 17 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Satan'S Hollow
June 18 - Old Town, United Kingdom - Opium Alternative Club & Bar
June 19 - Newcastle, United Kingdom - Jumpin Jacks
June 20 - Northampton, United Kingdom - Roadmender
June 21 - Southampton, United Kingdom - The Joiners
June 24 - Ysselsteyn, Netherlands - Jera On Air
June 30 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
July 1 - Zug, Switzerland - Industrie45
July 2 - Milano, Italy - Dissonance Festival
July 3 - Lyon, France - Warmaudio
July 7 - Winthorpe, United Kingdom - Newark Showground
July 26 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Mama Roux's (record release show)
Aug. 5 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Aug. 12 - Jaromer, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 16 - Budapest, Hungary - DüRer Kert (w/ August Burns Red)
Aug. 20 - Stuttgart, Germany - Universum (w/ August Burns Red)
Aug. 22 - Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm (w/ August Burns Red)
Aug. 23 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos (w/ August Burns Red)
Aug. 24 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melweg (w/ August Burns Red)
Aug. 27 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Club (w/ August Burns Red)
Aug. 28 - Paris, France - Petit Bain (w/ August Burns Red)