Going Down South
November 12, Profuna Ocean will be headlining Slim Herfstfestival at Xinix, Nieuwendijk! We are back where the story started 8 years ago when we played our first gig ever at Herfstfestival 2008. Thanks to SLIM for having us back and supporting us all the time. We're gonna make it blast!
This seems pretty obvious, but for us it's quite a big deal!
Profuna Ocean has some great news! We really want to welcome our new guitarist Yacco den Toom. Yacco is a great guitar player with a very nice feel, who matches perfectly with our music. Some people could know Yacco from our In Vacuum release show @ Xinix with his performance in our acoustic song Ghost. In our upcoming show @ PoGo, Gorinchem on June 11 he will join us the full show! We are very happy and excited with it, so are you?
Ready to be blown away..? Come check us out!
Profuna Ocean takes you on a musical trip!
Profuna Ocean is an alternative progrock band from the Netherlands, founded in 2008. With their sequences of thought out compositions, vivacious melodies and powerful rock sounds their music seems to be constantly working toward some kind of musical trip and introduces the listener to the world of Profuna Ocean.
In 2009 the band released their first album Watching The Closing Sky, which received international attention with airplay in the radio show of Sander Guis on 3FM (Dutch radio) and the radio show of Rick Wakeman (Yes) in England. In the next period the band worked on their live performance with a number of shows on many different stages and shared the stage with bands like Focus, Knight Area and Racoon. In 2013 Profuna Ocean won the award for “best progressive rock band of The Netherlands” (Dutch Exposure Project) with their song Waiting For The Fall.
Meanwhile, the band was working on their second studio album, refining and redefining their own unique sound. The period of writing, arranging and recording the album In Vacuum was an intense period of development where they found themselves and took their music to a whole new level. On the one hand, it still has progressive influences from bands like Porcupine Tree and The Pineapple Thief. On the other hand, this album is especially about the power and intensity of their music, inspired by bands like Anathema. Driven by the idea that music is always at its most powerful when it comes straight from the heart, with In Vacuum the band is truly blossoming into something extraordinary and very special.
From the start of the recordings, the band used a high standard for the album. To finish the results at the right level, they teamed up with the Swedish producer Jens Bogren for mastering the album. The second studio album of Profuna Ocean, called In Vacuum, shows who they really are!
“A true asset to the prog metal scene in the Netherlands and worldwide.” (Lords of Metal)
“A fantastic album, which you can keep listening and which is accessible enough to reach a very wide audience.” (Progpraat)
“Profuna Ocean has proven to be a master in holding the attention of the listener in long tracks.” (Progwereld)
“A more hard-edged and aggressive take on Progressive Rock but one with a beautiful fragility hidden below.” (Progradar)
Raoul Potters - Vocals/Guitars
Yacco den Toom - Guitars
Rene Visser - Keyboards/Synthesizers
Arjan Visser - Bass Guitar
Fred den Hartog - Drums
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