After 5 years of touring on Pelagial, THE OCEAN deliver their long-awaited 8th studio album, split into two volumes to be separately released in 2018 and 2020 respectively, titled Phanerozoic. The Phanerozoic eon succeeded the Precambrian supereon, spanning a 500 million-year period leading to the present day. It has witnessed the evolution and diversification of plant and animal life on Earth, and the (partial) destruction of it during 5 mass extinction events. Conceptually and musically, The Ocean’s Phanerozoic is the missing link between the albums Precambrian and Heliocentric / Anthropocentric.
This boxset contains:
- wooden box, made from birch/plywood
- 1 authentic fossil
- Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic CD digipak
- DELUXE EDITION: 3-panel digipak with diecuts, blind embossing and metallic inks. The different shapes of the diecuts on all 6 layers of cardboard create a 3D effect when folded up.
- printed inner sleeve and insert sheet
- Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (instrumental) CD digipak
- instrumental version of the album
- digipak CD with UV spot gloss varnish
- Engraved slate rock plate with exclusive artwork
- Phanerozoic poster
- Precambrian Live Bonus-DVD (comes in simple cardboard sleeve)
- Precambrian performed live during the 2018 Precambrian 10th anniversary tour
- studio video blogs from the Phanerozoic session