Six musicians known as Ocellus emerged from unsuspecting Lyons, Wisconsin in 2009. Combining elements of Hardcore, Metal, and Progressive Rock, they have pushed their way onto the Milwaukee scene with a mission to spread their message nationwide.
Inspired by the likes of As I Lay Dying, Between the Buried and Me, and Killswitch Engage, Ocellus showcases their own aggressive brand of progressive-infused metal. Their sound can be heard live on tour, on their 2010 release “Crush. Kill. Destroy.”
Ocellus is constantly displaying their high-energy performance throughout Wisconsin and the surrounding Midwest. Playing countless shows and continuously touring, Ocellus is committed to delivering a performance worth seeing over and over again. Their drive is relentless and the show keeps growing to new heights.
Having released their own record and selling over 2500 copies independently, they have currently signed a three album deal with Pavement Entertainment. The new album will be released this spring.
“Ocellus is an awesome band with tons of potential to make it” -Marc Rizzo of Soulfly
“This is one of those bands that comes along with a firm grasp on it’s goals and knows what it takes to accomplish them.” -Sonik Garcia of As Blood Runs Black