GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS Featuring Former NEVERMORE, GOD FORBID Members: Debut Album Out Now

GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS Featuring Former NEVERMORE, GOD FORBID Members: Debut Album Out Now

GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, the melodic progressive metal group featuring lead guitarist Matt Wicklund (GOD FORBID, HIMSA, WARREL DANE), drummer Van Williams (NEVERMORE, ASHES OF ARES, PURE SWEET HELL) and vocalist Adōn Fanion, funded its brand new self-titled debut album through a successful Kickstarter fan campaign launched last year. Now, the group is pleased to announce the release of the CD via digital retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Google Play, Spotify, or simply via

Commented Wicklund: "GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is musically and artistically everything that I have always wanted to do.

"We put everything we had into this album and couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

"The fans have been outstanding and made it possible for us to successfully fund this album independently through Kickstarter. It's really exciting to see this all come to life!"

Adds Williams: "I'm super stoked on this album, and if I weren't in the band, I know I still would be a huge fan.

"It's an exciting time for us, as we are collectively brand new and forging our own path.

"The fans that backed this record not knowing what they would get, and our family and friends that have showed and provided support during this process are truly awesome and the ones who really brought this album to everyone else. For that, I'm truly grateful and look forward to getting this beast out on the road to meet the fans that have been so positive and patient."

"Ghost Ship Octavius" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Aaron Smith at Envisage Audio in Seattle, Washington.

GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS's sound features technical and groove metal elements, highlighted by Adōn's powerful clean vocals, Van's tasteful rhythms and Matt's melodic and intricate guitar solos. Their diverse-yet-complimentary music styles combine to create a powerful and dynamic sound highlighted by soaring vocals, virtuosic guitars and hooky but progressive arrangements.

Take a listen to the GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS track "Mills Of The Gods" in the YouTube clip below.



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