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Oceans Of Slumber

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Oceans Of Slumber Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Oceans Of Slumber.

Interview

Oceans Of Slumber; The Next Big Thing?

On my recent trip back to England for a series of shows, I began with an outstanding night featuring Epica (see interview here,) Myrkur and Oceans Of Slumber. As mentioned in the review of the show, Oceans Of Slumber absolutely blew me away. The progressive metal group from Houston, Texas showcased a unique sound, haunting as it was beautiful.

I was so impressed by the band that when vocalist Cammie Gilbert passed by me, I had to take the opportunity to arrange a spur of the moment interview with her. During the interview, which mostly serves as an introduction to Oceans Of Slumber, we discussed their history, music, themes and success so far. You can check out the video below. More...

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Oceans of Slumber Comments on "Winter"

Dobber Beverly is one of the premiere drummers in the 4th largest city in the United States—Houston. Those who have heard his drumming in extreme bands Demoniacal Genuflection, Insect Warfare and War Master (Oceans guitarist Anthony Contreras also plays in War Master) can attest to his technical skill and speed. With Oceans of Slumber, though, he sought melody over speed. Not that there aren’t really fast parts in the group, but these are part of their dynamics. Singer Cammie Gilbert further adds to the group's harmonious nature. Her voice is smooth, jazzy and emotive.

In addition to writing their own deeply moving, emotional songs, the band has made a name for itself covering classic songs like Emperor’s “The Wanderer,” The Moody Blue’s “Nights in White Satin," and most of, Candlemass’ “Solitude.” The group strikes a balance between capturing the essence of the original song and creating their own, unique take.

The band has released the “Blue” EP and earlier this year the “Winter” album through Century Media records. They have participated in major European tours warming the stage for My Dying Bride and Enslaved. Before a Texas crowd full of friends, Dobber Beverly and Cammie Gilbert answered a few questions pertaining to their albums and recent tours. More...

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