The Split EP

by As Oceans, Wings Denied

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A split E.P done with our good friends WINGS DENIED.
Tracked at the Robert F. Gilley Studio at Appalachian State. This EP provides a darker tone than our previous full length album 'Enough Light To Warrant The Contrast' but still brings to the table heavy and aggressive grooves reflecting our classic sound. Enjoy!


released March 3, 2013

Written by As Oceans and Wings Denied
As Oceans Engineered/Produced by Joey Diehl
Wings Denied Engineered/Produced by Joey Diehl, Paul Mattioli, Alec Kossoff
As Oceans Assistant Engineered by Josh Tomkoski
Mastered by Joey Diehl
Artwork by Randa Abu-Rahmeh, Luka Kerečin



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As Oceans is a metal band from Boone, North Carolina. Our music is largely conceptual of deep thought and reflection as well as peripheral sensation.

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Track Name: As Oceans - Witness
A bravery to explore the uncharted,
While in suspicion our minds can be bordered.
But have no use for a map, heart ache the enlightened
All have shared.
Misinterpreted by the ones who make logical
Decency appear impossible.
Worshipping a shell as a beacon of pride.

The Witness will not retribute your hatred.

Find reflection in the flowing river of connected trails.
Dealt a different hand upon every turn, proving the outcome can never be the same.
This contradiction makes a life like this possible to bear.

The Witness will not retribute your hatred
Of the subtle breaks between the separated self.

Mongers of tragedy who hide behind disintegrating shields
Claiming acts supported by an adored fear.
By having tasted liberation my whispers have changed
into the echoes of a shattered fist and a torn apart throat.
Track Name: As Oceans - Requiem For a Planetary Burial
Song & Lyrics:
While upon the pursuit for a final peace,
All I've found is betrayal that leads to symphonies of heartache.
The venom in my tongues dismay, mouth an open
wound for nothing but diseased stress.
Shouldn't that be enough?
Gluttons for pain are you ever satisfied?

A plethora of misdeed, forsaken skeletons for starved eyes.
The wolves of misery have been fed; conditioned
to salivate and heel by a master the slave never knows is real.
But what if I told you what they're selling is burning the
world to ruin and we've all bought a share in the down fall!?

I'll take my chances while you remain afraid
To question - I will not be cornered.
The tyrant will never possess the upper hand
My arms the hearse to their control - a strength
within us all.
Refusing to be a victim of infamy that anchors down
free thought contingency.
You see, abandonment was engraved in me
I've let its curse rot away my mercy.
Purging on this flesh till all have fallen, having no pity for
Glorified addictions.

When will logic and reason take the place
of values collecting dust?

Inhumane acts of treason, hold their place on a throne of deception.
Ensure extinction to a falling kingdom - you're no longer
safe in a casket of bones.