After seven years and four albums, Texas pogressive metal band OCEANS OF SLUMBER have left Century Media Records. It seems that the chemistry between the band and the label has gone. Here is OCEANS OF SLUMBER‘s official statement from their Facebook page:
“This year has started off with all kinds of turbulence. But that’s the nature of this beast it seems. After quite a dynamic string of releases and a somewhat strained relationship the entirety of it, we’ve left Century Media Records. In this day and age it doesn’t make sense to stay for the sake of staying. We just don’t fit the mold anymore and it’s better to part ways as friends.We are also leaving behind our guitarist Xan (Alexander Lucian) and Jessie Santos in all of this. Life and life’s decisions almost always take precedence over this ungiving and unforgiving way of life. Xan left to pursue a new career last year and Jessie the same just shortly after the beginning of the year. Distance in miles and distance of the heart are most certainly travels that intertwines and frays the chords in a relationship. This relationship was no exception. We wish them well and thank them for their time here.
Where does that leave us? Just fine. New label. New year. We’re writing some of the heaviest material we’ve ever written. It’ll have all the grit and twang we’ve come to love, with more than a spoonful of the intensity we all love from our past. It’s time to bring everything home”.