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Metal at theaters

The Stockholm-based metal band Nocean has been playing on theater stages since the third album "Aurora: The Weight of a Shadow" came out in the fall of 2021. The album was made as a concept album in a gothic style. With an animated film integrated into the theater show, the band combines cinematic/symphonic and melodic metal with a powerful sound and energetic live shows. 

- We wanted to play where other metal bands don't normally play. Now the audience sits and listens carefully to every note, and we also reach young people to a greater extent, says singer Hanna Olsson.


Working independent

The band has existed since 2014, started as a classic hard rock band but has now developed the sound into cinematic/symphonic metal with progressive elements. Nocean produces music, light shows and video material entirely on their own. The band is currently working completely without a record company or booking agency. Over 1000 visitors came to the shows (Aurora: The Weight of a Shadow) as the band sells tickets through social media marketing.
- We have great resources within the band, so we can focus on marketing ourselves and selling tickets. Not only do we bring something interesting and unique to Swedish theaters, I also believe we are very unique among independent bands in Sweden when it comes to arranging concerts at the level that we do, says Hanna.

Three albums
Nocean's first album was released in 2016 (Nothing To Hide), and then the second album came out in late 2017 (Diamond). Aurora: The Weight of a Shadow was released in October 2021 and got great reviews.

5/5 Rocknytt
If you like melodic, heavy, well-played and superbly sung metal, you will thank me for the discovery as "Aurora: The Weight of a Shadow" is one of the best Swedish hard rock records of the year and day. Yep, that's how good it is. // It is with pleasure that I hand out my first full scorer on behalf of Rocknytt. ” - Martin Nygren

7/10 Sweden Rock Magazine
“Tim Burton-reminiscent theme as well as romance combined with traditional Nightwish bombasm and a bit of pure pop on this. Nocean has undeniably put together an interesting and inviting sound and this together with an appetizing song material that leaves few doubts worth mentioning. " - Neven Trosic

Words from the audience
This is what some of the concert antendees have said about the show on social media:

"Thank you so much for a wonderful show!! The coolest thing I've ever been to!" - Marcus, Norrköping
"... it's AWESOME!!! You've done an amazingly nice job!!" - Ann-Sofie, Karlstad
"It was great!  We'd love to come back!" - Kristina, Karlstad (Bought tickets for the same show again)
"Thank you for a wonderful performance!" - Jörgen, Norrköping

"You must come to Gävle again!🔥" - Nina, Gävle
"Thanks for a great evening!! You were Awesome!" - Sara, Jönköping
"Thanks for coming to Köping. An unforgettable experience. Outstanding concept." - Woman, Köping





Project support from Kulturrådet

In autumn 2022, the band's own company (Heartifact Studio) received financial support from Kulturrådet to carry out a project in sound art at three Aurora concerts. The acoustics from famous Swedish places such as Dramaten, Stockholm City Hall and Uppsala Cathedral are used live on the microphone channels. The first performance was in Söderhamn on October 8 and with the singer Liv Jagrell (ex. Sister Sin/Liv Sin) as a guest.

Looking for collaboration

Nocean is looking for collaborations with booking companies, bookers, municipal stages and other partners who may be interested in doing something together.
- We are now writing new music and also
 looking for other concert collaborations, says Hanna Olsson.


Hanna Olsson - vocals

Oscar Björk - guitar/backup vocals

Daniel Nyqvist - guitar/backup vocals

Jonas Pettersson - drums


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IG: @nocean

Phone (Hanna Olsson): +46734333867

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