Ocean Grid hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, but their sound is straight outta Warped Tour parking lots nationwide—you could easily compare them to Warped 2015 headliners like We Came As Romans and Memphis May Fire, and the style of melodic metalcore they play on their new EP, The Influence Of Monsters, will certainly appeal to fans of those bands and beyond. Today, we’re debuting their new Jacob Bonham-directed music video for “Welterweight,” which finds the sextet getting in the ring both lyrically and literally. The band explains:
“‘Welterweight’ encompasses everything that the EP represents, whether it’s the internal battle with the monsters depicted in the release or the external battle that often comes the way of many of the victims that deal with the heavy internal issues that the EP attacks head on. The figure often seen in the video is the representation of what a ‘Monster’ is according to the band, it has no recognizable trait that makes it stand out but yet it’s extremely intimidating and can create a sense of very dark and heavy fear on many different levels.”
Ocean Grid’s The Influence Of Monsters will be released on October 30.
Ocean Grid has a pair of regional gigs coming up:
Aug 29 The Thompson House Newport, KY
Sep 11 The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary Newport, KY