Ghost Ship Octavius
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Ghost Ship Octavius is a progressive metal band formed in 2012 by lead guitarist Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, HIMSA, Warrel Dane), drummer Van Williams (Nevermore, Ashes of Ares, Pure Sweet Hell) and vocalist Adon Fanion. Take a listen to the band’s new track "Alive" via a lyric video below.
Ghost Ship Octavius has finished writing a currently-untitled upcoming album and has since teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Queensryche, Cannibal Corpse, Hall & Oates, Nile).
In order to get this project off to a great start, Ghost Ship Octavius is reaching out to fans to help fund the album via KickStarter. The campaign has been launched and offers pre-sales of the album, merchandise and many other perks, including 1-on-1 Skype video lessons, guest performances on your band’s album, being drawn into the album artwork, and more. You can pledge right here. More...
Ghost Ship Octavius - which features Matt Wicklund and Van Williams - has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of a new album.
You can see all the perks available and contribute to the campaign right here. The band also comments:
"We will be using all money raised to pay for production costs including: Hiring Grammy Award Winning Producer Neil Kernon to Produce, Engineer, Mix and Master the album, Studio Time at one of Seattle's best Studios for Drum and Vocal Production (Guitars, Bass and Keyboards will be done at Matt's Home GSO Studios), Manufacture and Shipment of all Perks including the Digital Album, the Physical CDs, Limited Edition Vinyl Records, Limited Edition GLOW IN THE DARK Graphic T-Shirts, GSO Crew Stickers and Autographed Posters. Artistic Design and layout will be handled by Adon and Van.
"Any funds raised above our goal will go into making the perks even more exciting, adding new perks or into extra studio time to take the album production over the top! Below is a quick video we made of one of the songs 'Saturn and Skies.' The audio is our 'rough' working demo and not final album quality." More...
Matthew Wicklund from Ghost Ship Ocatavius has posted a playthrough clip online, which can be seen below, and he also comments:
"Here is a playthrough video I put together playing my guest solo for the upcoming Serpents album 'Pestilence' over the demo guide track of the song titled 'The Fall of the Usurper!' Solo was played underwater in the Arctic Sea for added dramatic effect...or maybe not...hahaha. Check it out, repost and support our friends in Serpents! Album coming soon!"
Ghost Ship Octavius has released a pre-production sneak peek from the studio featuring clips of the song "Alive." Check it out below. Ghost Ship Octavius is:
Matthew Wicklund: Guitars
Van Williams: Drums
Adon Fanion: Vocals, Guitars
Ghost Ship Octavius has released a music video for "Saturn and Skies," which is the band's first officially released track. Check it out below. The band's debut album is in production now, with further details forthcoming.
Ghost Ship Octavius is the new project featuring Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, Ex-Himsa, Warrel Dane Solo), Van Williams (ex-Nevermore, Pure Sweet Hell, Ashes of Ares), and Adon Fanion. The band originally feature Chris Amott, who has now departed, stating:
"Hey guys and gals, a little update - I've decided to step away from the Ghost Ship Octavius project. So, I am no longer involved with that. Best of luck to the rest of the guys."
The band also added, "We wish Chris and Sara Claudius best of luck as well. Ghost Ship Octavius is NOT ending. We are just beginning and continuing to move forward despite our recent departures."
Ghost Ship Octavius is the new band featuring Chris Amott (ex-Arch Enemy, Armageddon), Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, Ex-Himsa, Warrel Dane Solo), and Van Williams (ex-Nevermore, Pure Sweet Hell, Ashes of Ares). The group has now checked in with the following announcement about posting a preview clip online:
"Thank you all for your immediate interest in Ghost Ship Octavius! Here is a little preview of what is to come: a short clip of Chris and Matt playing some of the guitar solos during pre-production. Much more coming soon..."
A new band has recently formed titled Ghost Ship Octavius, which features among its ranks Chris Amott (ex-Arch Enemy, Armageddon), Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, Ex-Himsa, Warrel Dane Solo) and Van Williams (ex-Nevermore, Pure Sweet Hell, Ashes of Ares).
Ghost Ship Octavius is currently working on a debut album, with details on the process available over at Facebook here. The band also comments:
"Formed in the Summer of 2012, Ghost Ship Octavius have combined their diverse yet complimentary music styles to create a powerful and dynamic sound highlighted by soaring vocals, virtuosic guitars and hooky but progressive arrangements."