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The Ocean Robbed by Fake Cops

The Ocean recently had their cash stolen by thieves posing as policemen in Spain. The Oct. 20 incident happened on a highway about 20 miles outside of Madrid while on tour with Dillinger Escape Plan. Though the exact amount stolen isn’t known, the German experimental metallers believe they lost around €6,000, which translates to over $8,300 in American currency.

The band was initially pulled over two people in a black BMW who identified themselves as police officers. One of the impersonators asked the band to see their merchandise money. “When we showed them the merch wallet, the guy reached through the open window, seized it and ran back to the BMW in front of us, where his colleague was waiting with the engine running,” the band said in a press release. “Unfortunately our van and trailer don’t match the speed of a BMW.”

The band urged fans to pre-order their new CD, ‘Anthropocentric,’ and consider adding extra funds to the order to cover their unfortunate circumstances. Those who donate an extra $6.90 (€5) will receive a copy of the police report and a thank you card signed by the band members. Pre-orders can be made on the Pelagic Records website.

‘Anthropocentric’ pre-orders will be shipped as early as late November. The Ocean will be embarking on a European tour with Anathema in November.

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