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Ocean Sleeper discuss being 'Six Feet Down'.

Ocean Sleeper make waves with their new EP. Photo Contributed
Ocean Sleeper make waves with their new EP. Photo Contributed Contributed

Regional Victorian legends Ocean Sleeper have found themselves as part of the annual UNIFY GATHERING lineup in mid January have released a video for their brand new single, the eponymous track from their EP "SIX FEET DOWN".

The four-piece Gippsland Metalcore crew have made their EP "Six Feet Down" will be available for purchase online.

The "Six Feet Down" video was shot by Callan Nicholson of Achiever Visuals.

Vocalist Karl Spiessl said, "We filmed it at our local skate park at night to give that urban feel - being from the country somewhere like a city makes me personally have the cold and alone feel, so I wanted to kind of capture that feel."

"I know for sure that all my mates - whenever we would have any dramas at home, we would always just go ride at the skate park... and that place was our little safe spot to escape I guess."

Guitarist (and all-rounder) for the band Ionei Heckenberg recorded, produced, mixed and mastered the EP out of his studio Zanari Records.

Vocalist Karl Spiessl explains the single Six Feet Down's story.

"6 feet down is about myself and follows the theme that 'No matter what, the mistakes are you've made, they are what makes you who you are now,' he said.

"In my case I've made many bad decisions but I'm happy with how they have made me now, so I guess it was all necessary."

"I sought help once with a psychologist due to constant panic and anxiety attacks and that's where you get the first line of six feet down of 'Where do I begin?'"

The Ocean Sleeper guys have been lucky enough to share the stage with Columbus, The Brave, The Getaway Plan and Belle Haven and have toured with Australian powerhouses For All Eternity and Of Divinity.

The theme of the EP is around wanting to break cycles of feeling helpless.

"It really represents being stuck in the same place," Karl said.

"We all live in a country area that stays the same. It's just filled with drug issues.

"People get trapped here in a cycle of - go to school, get apprenticeship, get married, buy house, have kids, cycle repeats and no one leaves here - alternatively, they get stuck in the drug cycle.

"So in saying that, the EP represents being stuck in this place but not knowing ways to escape - but wanting something more and to achieve more."

Ocean Sleeper's "Six Feet Down" EP is available at iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and all good online outlets.

Single "Six Feet Down" is available on Spotify today.

Topics:  metalcore the hard word


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