Oceans Ate Alaska Announce New Album & Release Second Single

Oceans Ate Alaska have announced their sophomore album, Hikari, to release July 28th. In addition to the announcement, the band has also unleashed the album's second single, "Escapist," which can be heard now below. 

Hikari illuminates major strides in the Ocean Ate Alaska's sonic vocabulary. Following a lyrical and musical theme rooted in Samurai mythology, the 11-track album blends traditional Japanese instruments with the band's dynamic flare. Digital and physical pre-orders for Hikari are available now, with each order including an instant download of "Covert" and "Escapist."

"We have a huge amount of respect for Japanese culture, especially their music," says drummer Chris Turner. "These unique and beautiful instruments have inspired us to create something brand new, and we are beyond proud of the end result!"

Oceans Ate Alaska recently performed at Slam Dunk Festival and Fearless Invasion in the UK before they headline the UK Tech Fest 2017 Tour through June and then join August Burns Red in Europe from August 16th through 28th. Full tour dates below. 


Jun 15 - Plymouth, UK @ Underground

Jun 16 - Bridgend, UK @ Hobos

Jun 17 - Manchester, UK @ Satan's Hollow

Jun 18 - Old Town, UK @ Opium 

Jun 19 - Newcastle, UK @ Jumpin Jacks

Jun 20 - Northampton, UK @ Roadmender

Jun 21- Southampton, UK @ The Joiners

Jun 24 - Ysselsteyn, Netherlands @ Jera On Air 

Jun 30 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Baroeg

Jul 1 - Zug, Switzerland @ Industrie45

Jul 2 - Milano, Italy @ Dissonance Festival

Jul 3 - Lyon, France @ Warmaudio 

Jul 7 - Winthorpe, UK @ Newark Showground 

Aug 5 - Munich, Germany @ Backstage

Aug 12 - Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival


Aug 16 - Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Kert 

Aug 20 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum 

Aug 22 - Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm

Aug 23 - Aschaffenburg, DE @ Colos Saal 

Aug 24 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melweg

Aug 27 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club 

Aug 28 - Paris, France @ Petit Bain