Progressive hardcore and metal collective The Ocean have announced two new albums for release in 2010. The first, Heliocentric, is due out April 2010 and the second, Anthropocentric, is expected in October. The concept at the base of both albums is a critique of Christianity from different philosophical and personal angles. While the songs, art and lyrics of Heliocentric tell the story of the rise of the heliocentric world view and its effects on Christian belief from medieval times to Darwin and Dawkins, "Anthropocentric" challenges the views of creationists and other modern fundamentalists who still believe that the earth is at the center of the universe.
The albums were mainly recorded in the mountainous isolation of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the highest city of Europe. The band decided to record and mix the album with the band's house sound engineer Julien Fehlmann.
- The First Commandment of the Luminaries
- Ptolemy Was Wrong
- Metaphysics of the Hangman
- Catharsis of a Heretic
- Swallowed by the Earth
- The Origin of Species
- The Origin of God