Belgian avantgarde/progressive metal band Oceans Of Sadness have called it a day.

The band's official break-up letter reads as follows: "First of all we want to thank all of you for supporting Oceans Of Sadness during these last 15 years. Thanks to you we had the chance to do a lot of cool things, much more than we ever dreamed of 15 years ago...

During these 15 years we've never really tried to be part of any particular scene musicwise and our image has always been the last thing we cared about. Creating our own sound and writing original and inspiring metal has always been our only real goal and we are proud of the road we travelled during the 5 albums we recorded, with The Arrogance Of Ignorance being the last one, released in 2008 on Scarlet Records.

We are really proud of all our music and we ourselves have always believed that we kept getting better and better at what we wanted to do. But now we feel that our story may have been told... Theoretically we could easily go on for another 15 years... but we won't. We feel time has come for us to relax for a while and who knows what happens in the future... I'm pretty sure all of us will continue making music, maybe together, maybe seperately, but more important is that we all have the feeling we can now close this chapter of our lives with pride and dignity.

We're not the kind of guys to close a door and throw away the key forever, not at all... however, we don't have the intention to come back in this shape in a few years either... music is about creativity and challenging yourself and right now we feel we got stuck in some sort of routine for quite a while now... we lack the energy to record yet another album, again negotiating with labels, just to end up with another deal that only costs us a lot of money, followed by a few shows... We'll see what happens in the future, like with everything in life: nothing is certain...

On a positive note: to celebrate the end of Oceans Of Sadness in style we decided to leave the scene with a blast and do a special last show. The date and other details will be released when all is certain.

Thanks for everything! We hope you will enjoy our music for many years to come!"

The Arrogance Of Ignorance was voted Best Avantgarde Metal album in 2008's Metal Storm Awards.

Band profile: Oceans Of Sadness
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Thryce


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Ag Fox - 26.02.2011 at 17:13  
Oh noes! I love "The Arrogance Of Ignorance" and always wanted a follow up D: I wish them best of luck though...
3rdWorldFuckFace - 26.02.2011 at 18:02  
I wish them luck for their future endeavors
Destructo - 26.02.2011 at 19:24  
And now there will be "Oceans Of Sadness" all over the world after that sad news. Sorry....I know that was a bad one !!
versusthesiren - 26.02.2011 at 19:28  
This is terrible... they even said they were writing new songs back in December and I was really looking forward to a follow-up. D: At least I got to see them live. Good luck!
Ivor - 26.02.2011 at 20:38  
Ah damn! That was one of the things I would have really liked to see yet. Love their last two albums.

Promonex - 27.02.2011 at 02:42  
Oh noez!
vilegoroth - 28.02.2011 at 11:40  
Some things seem so easy..
tea[m]ster - 01.03.2011 at 02:52  
Bummer, first Isis, now them. two of my favorite bands...gone

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