}}Ocean Machine: Biomech is the debut studio album by Devin Townsend. It was originally released in Japan as Biomech under the moniker Ocean Machine, and was later reissued worldwide as Ocean Machine: Biomech bearing Devin Townsend's name instead. The album sold 12,000 copies in Japan throughout its first week. Far Beyond Metal: Strapping Young Lad 1997 news archive
Material for Ocean Machine: Biomech had been around since the time Devin Townsend was touring with Steve Vai in support of Sex and Religion. The album was recorded in studio around December 1995, but was delayed for release until late 1996. At that point in time, Townsend was unsatisfied with the original recordings prior to its release, whom then opted to re-record the album from scratch. Far Beyond Metal: Strapping Young Lad 1996 news archive The re-recordings were done at Townsend's home studio with instrumentation help from Marty Chapman, JR Harder, Chris Valagao of Zimmer's Hole, and John Morgan.