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Greek melodic doom/death masters Ocean Of Grief announce new album »Pale Existence«; stream the first single and music video »Dale Of Haunted Shades«

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Greek melodic doom/death masters Ocean Of Grief featuring On Thorns I Lay members Giannis Koskinas and Filippos Koliopanos have released the first single and music video »Dale Of Haunted Shades« taken from their upcoming sophomore album, »Pale Existence«, due out on February 22nd, 2023 via Personal Records.

The band comments: “This is the moment we have been waiting for a long time, as we can finaly share with you all the first audiovisual experience of our new album »Pale Existence«, brought to life by HK Visual Creations. »Dale Of Haunted Shades« is the name of the first song we are introducing to you and it is available today on every major platform such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube, Instagram etc.

»Pale Existence« will be released on March 3rd 2023 while pre-orders are open on our Bandcamp, where you can find both the album as well as our new T-shirt design!”

Courtesy of Personal Records:

»Pale Existence« is the new album by Greek masters Ocean Of Grief to be released on March 3rd, 2023 by Personal Records in CD format.

Ocean of Grief’s melodic doom/death dates back to 2016 when their first musical endeavor, the »Fortress Of My Dark Self« EP saw the light of day. This EP had a deep influence by the sound of bands like Slumber, Enshine, Draconian and Saturnus. The gloomy but melancholic feeling of the EP, was followed by the self-released single »After A Long Time« and eventually the band’s first full-length album »Nightfall’s Lament«, which took a deeper dive into darkness and despair.

Now in 2023, »Pale Existence« comes to life and this time the approach of the music is even darker and more melodic with a superb production and a composition that is full of hooks, soundscapes and ambiances that take the listener from dark to light in no time. It is dynamic, spiritual and for sure on of the best releases of the genre this year.

Get ready to be imprisoned by two Worlds!!!

01. Poetry For The Dead
02. Dale Of Haunted Shades
03. Unspoken Actions
04. Imprisoned Between Worlds
05. Cryptic Constellations
06. Pale Wisdom
07. Undeserving

All music written by Ocean of Grief.
Lyrics for »Dale Of Haunted Shades«, »Cryptic Constellations«, »Pale Wisdom« written by Charalambos Oikonompoulos.
Lyrics for »Poetry For The Dead«, »Unspoken Actions«, »Imprisoned Between Worlds«, »Undeserving« written by Aristotelis Sevdalis.
Guest Solo on »Unspoken Actions« by Jari Lindholm (Enshine).
Produced, recorded and mixed by Filippos Koliopanos.
Drums recorded by Fotis Benardo and Aggelos Karatzas at Devasoundz Studios.
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Artwork by Khaos Diktator Desi.

Pre-order »Pale Existence« here: or

Ocean Of Grief is:
Charalabos Oikonomopoulos – Vocals
Filippos Koliopanos – Guitars
Dimitra Zarkadoula – Guitars
Giannis Koskinas – Bass
Thomas Motsios Drums
Aris Nikoleris – Keyboards

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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