Oceano guitar player Andrew Mikhail has quit the band. Lambgoat contacted Mikhail this afternoon for comment and he had the following to say:
“From day one, I’ve had a vision of being in a ‘band of brothers’ to play aggressive music with all across the globe. Whether it was fast, heavy, dark, whatever, I just didn’t care. My concerns were if we did it, it was from the heart, and if it got the point across to the world.
“Also, music is an art form and an expression of self and surroundings. I, over time, simply felt like I wasn’t getting EITHER out of Oceano. That’s possibly the SIMPLEST way I can say why I quit without doing the typical bashing and such. I will say this, I took many ‘for the team’ personally and for all the people that dug what we did. But, the line has to be drawn somewhere for my OWN well being and creativity.
“All-in-all, I’d like to thank anyone and everyone who has supported/hated my work and endeavors with the band, you all will be seeing me soon whether you like it or not. Haha.”
Looks like a sugarcoated way of saying he was tired of playing shitty music. It’s not like I need to elaborate on this. To say the music was boring would be an understatement. I don’t blame him for feeling the way he does, but I can’t imagine whatever future project he’ll be in will be much better. But if he ever pulls of something good and surprises us all, I guess I’ll eat my words.