The Ocean and Mono to release split LP


German post-metal collective The Ocean and Japanese post-rock titans MONO are set to release a split LP this October, ahead of their forthcoming tour dates.

Featuring a track apiece and totalling 24 minutes, the split is due for release on October 23rd via Pelagic. MONO’s entry, ‘Death In Reverse’ serves as a taster from the band’s forthcoming new album, slated for release in early 2016.

MONO guitarist and main songwriter Takaakira Goto commented:

‘The theme of this track is life and death and regeneration. Even when our bodies decay and decompose, our souls will prevail unchanged. Our bodies will act as seeds for the next generation, while our souls will journey together into our new eternal life. This is the story we want to explore with our next album, a portrayal of our journey through life towards death; from living out our lives proud and high, to bodies immolating, infused with precious memories… and through the vast, noisy tunnel of space, we become pure souls – a single drop of water in the fountain of life.’

The split will be released on vinyl, CD and digitally worldwide through Pelagic Records.


1. MONO – Death In Reverse
2. THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE- The Quiet Observer

Upcoming UK dates:

6th November – Electric Ballroom, London
7th November – Damnation Festival, Leeds