Origin: Vaasa, Finland
Genres: Black Metal
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... And Oceans  

Quite the oddity, this Finnish group with the strange band name and quirky member pseudonyms that seem to change with almost every album. After a previous stint as Festerday, the band debuted in 1998 with The Dynamic Gallery Of Thoughts, a symphonic black metal album frequently and favorably compared to Dimmu Borgir circa Stormblast, though even early on there are signs that this band is trying to do something different. By 2000 the band had really started spreading its wings, releasing an album with the elaborate title Allotropic/Metamorphic Genesis Of Dismorphism. Why they decided to exchange one set of stage names for another is anyone's guess, but anyway the focus here is still on black metal, but with a unique twist, that being the very evident electronic/techno keyboard work. Clearly a band who writes songs with titles such as "Mechanic Hippie", "Baby Blue Doll - Merry Go Mind", or "Intelligence Is Sexy" (not the mention the titles on 2002's Cypher, each of which is a mouthful in itself) is a band working on their own terms. ... And Oceans is highly recommended not only to black metal fans but also metal fans in general looking for something just a bit different.

Eventually the band decided to morph their sound into something quite different, and so ... And Oceans was officially put to rest, and the more industrial-minded Havoc Unit emerged. That band released one album and has also been retired, with the newest incarnation coming full-circle and reforming as Festerday.

Current Members

Kenny/Killstar/K-2T4-S (Kena Strömsholm)

vocals (ex-Havoc Unit)

T/Tripster/Neptune (Tim Kontio)


Petri Siekkula


Q/Atomica/Gaunt (Mika Aalto)

bass (ex-Havoc Unit, Rotten Sound)

Plasmaar/Anzhaar (Anti)


Sami Latva

drums (ex-Havoc Unit, Rotten Sound)

Former Members/Guests

7Even II/de Monde (Teemu Saari)


Mr. Oos


Grief/Martex (Jani Martikkala)

drums (ex-Enochian Crescent)


The Dynamic Gallery Of Thoughts 
1998 Season Of Mist
  1. Trollfan
  2. Som Oppna Bocker
  3. September (Nur Hjartat Bloder)
  4. The Room Of Thousands Arts
  5. Karsimyksien Vaaleat Kadet
  6. Je Te Connais Beau Masque
  7. Ur Aldrig Saga Och Sang
  8. Samtal Med Tankar: Halo Of Words
  • Kenny/Killstar/K-2T4-S
  • T/Tripster/Neptune
  • 7Even II/de Monde
  • Mr. Oos
  • Plasmaar/Anzhaar
  • Grief/Martex

WAR Vol I (split with Bloodthorn) 
1998 Season Of Mist
  1. Je Te Connais Beau Masque
  2. Meters Final (Accelerate)
  3. Flesh (GGFH cover)
  4. Breeding The Evil Inside (Bloodthorn cover)
  • Kenny/Killstar/K-2T4-S
  • T/Tripster/Neptune
  • 7Even II/de Monde
  • Mr. Oos
  • Plasmaar/Anzhaar
  • Grief/Martex

The Symmetry Of I - The Circle Of O 
1999 Season Of Mist
  1. Mechanic Hippie
  2. Aquarium Of Children - Ajatusten Merenpinta
  3. The Black Vagabond And The Swan Of Two Heads
  4. Solipsism
  5. Baby Blue Doll - Merry Go Mind
  6. Acid Sex And Marble Teeth (You-Phoria)
  7. I Wish I Was Pregnant
  8. Stained
  • Kenny/Killstar/K-2T4-S
  • T/Tripster/Neptune
  • 7Even II/de Monde
  • Q/Atomica/Gaunt
  • Plasmaar/Anzhaar
  • Grief/Martex

2000 Century Media
  1. Intelligence Is Sexy
  2. White Synthetic Noise
  3. Tears Have No Name
  4. Esprit De Corps
  5. Odious & Devious
  6. Of Devlish Tongues
  7. Postfuturistika
  8. TBA In A Silver Box
  9. New Model World
  • Kenny/Killstar/K-2T4-S
  • T/Tripster/Neptune
  • 7Even II/de Monde
  • Q/Atomica/Gaunt
  • Plasmaar/Anzhaar
  • Grief/Martex

2002 Century Media
  1. Fragile: Pictures Of Silence: Melting The Skies
  2. Picturesque: Cataclysm Savour: And The Little Things That Make Us Smile
  3. Angelina: Chthonian Earth: Her Face Forms Worms
  4. Halcyon: The Heavy Silence: In Silent Rain
  5. Aphelion: Light Evanescence: Into Extinction
  6. Opaque: The Morning I Woke Up Dead: Today Is The Day
  7. Aphid: Devil Flower: Fruits Of Lunacy
  8. Voyage: Lost Between Horizons: Eaten By The Distance
  9. Catharsis: End Of Organisms: Absolute Purification Of Sins
  10. Silhouette: In White Rooms: Vacant Bodies
  11. Comatose: The World Amnesia: Planet Dead
  12. Debris: The Magenta Harvest: Liquid Flesh
  13. Nail: An Odyssey In Flesh: Celebrate The New Skin
  • Kenny/Killstar/K-2T4-S
  • T/Tripster/Neptune
  • Petri Siekkula
  • Q/Atomica/Gaunt
  • Plasmaar/Anzhaar
  • Sami Latva


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