Being as an Ocean originally began as the band. Vanguard, which was formed in 2005. The band played extreme metal with a Christian message, however, as they experimented with their sound more, they began to lose interest in playing metal and instead pursued a more post-hardcore sound. Demo versions of the songs “The Hardest Part Is Forgetting Those You Swore You Would Never Forget” and “Humble Servant , Am I” streamed on Vanguard’s MySpace page on January 4, 2011. The band thereafter changed their name to Being as an Ocean.
The band initially had guitarist Tyler Ross write the whole first album right after its formation. Dear G-d… was tracked in an old hotel called The Palms and was sent to Brian Hood to be mixed and mastered. The first single from the album was its title track, which was released on January 3, 2012, and was met with positive acclaim. Shortly after, Jacob Prest joined the band as rhythm guitarist. Being as an Ocean toured over twenty countries including Canada, Germany, Georgia, Austria, the United Kingdom and Australia with bands such as Counterparts, Hundredth, Sierra, Liferuiner, Napoleon, and The Elijah. They released a b-side from Dear G-d… titled “The People Who Share My Name”
They have released four studio albums: Dear G-d…, How We Both Wondrously Perish, a self-titled album and their latest album, Waiting for Morning to Come, released on 8 September 2017. How We Both Wondrously Perish was released in May 2014 and charted at number 57 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S.
On July 20, 2018, the band released the single “Alone”.
In an interview with DEAD PRESS! on November 4, 2018, whilst touring in London as part of the Impericon Never Say Die! Tour,
Michael McGough confirmed that the band had recorded a new album with 11 tracks, and expect to release it early 2019.
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