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Van's new project: Ghost Ship Octavius

Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by Traxan, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Traxan

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    GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is a new band featuring guitarists Christopher Amott (ARMAGEDDON, ex-ARCH ENEMY) and Matt Wicklund (GOD FORBID, ex-HIMSA, WARREL DANE) and drummer Van Williams (ASHES OF ARES, PURE SWEET HELL, ex-NEVERMORE).

    After first joining forces in the summer of 2012, the members of GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS have combined their diverse-yet-complementary music styles to create a powerful and dynamic sound highlighted by soaring vocals, viturosic guitars and hooky-but-progressive arrangements. Vocals are performed by 17-year-old Adon Fanion, whose style, character and lyrics extend far beyond his years.

    GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is seeking a suitable record company to release the band's debut album, for which 13 songs have already been written, including "Released", "Alive", "Successor", "Find The Light" and "Caged Love".

    A pre-production sample showing a few guitar solo clips from upcoming GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS album can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

    GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is:

    * Adon Fanion - Vocals
    * Christopher Amott (ARMAGEDDON, ex-ARCH ENEMY) - Guitar
    * Matthew Wicklund (GOD FORBID, ex-HIMSA, WARREL DANE) - Guitar
    * Sara Abrams - Bass
    * Van Williams (ASHES OF ARES, PURE SWEET HELL, ex-NEVERMORE) - Drums

     
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  2. Talking Backwards

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    So Van left Nevermore to form Nevermore?

    Can't believe he's 17 at all. Regardless, that explains why he doesn't seem to actually have much in the way of character or sincerity on some of his other works (can't say about this band yet, since I haven't really heard much).
     
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    Amott and Wicklund know when to NOT weedly wee.
     
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    Look forward to hearing more.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    sounds pretty good.
     
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    This has some serious potential - hope they can pull it all together and get a full cd out soon!
     
  8. Traxan

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    They will likely have a CD out before Sanctuary at this point.
     
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    Sounds very modern for the stereo system heaps of bass
     
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  12. Traxan

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    Amott's out.

    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/fo...christopher-amott-leaves-ghost-ship-octavius/

    Guitarist Christopher Amott (ARMAGEDDON, ex-ARCH ENEMY) is no longer involved with GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, the new band featuring Matt Wicklund (guitar; GOD FORBID, ex-HIMSA, WARREL DANE) and Van Williams (drums; ASHES OF ARES, PURE SWEET HELL, ex-NEVERMORE). Amott says: "I'm focusing entirely on a new ARMAGEDDON album. We are in rehearsals at the moment. There's a lot of news to be announced, new members and so forth. We have almost completed writing the album."

    GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS' vocals are performed by 17-year-old Adon Fanion, whose style, character and lyrics are said to "extend far beyond his years." GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is seeking a suitable record company to release the band's debut album, for which 13 songs have already been written, including "Released", "Alive", "Successor", "Find The Light" and "Caged Love".

    Amott, who currently resides in the U.S., after marrying an American woman, previously said about the upcoming ARMAGEDDON album: "This one's gonna be 100% metal with loads of shred-guitar and intricate compositions." Christopher Amott played a solo concert at the Loud Park festival on October 27 at Saitama Super Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Saitama City, Japan. Backing him at the gig were Wicklund and Williams.

    Amott's latest solo album, "Impulses", can be purchased directly from his music store. Amott in March 2012 issued a statement explaining that he left ARCH ENEMY to pursue his solo career. He said, "I'm gonna continue to be very active in music, working with all kinds of styles — this does not rule out metal."

    ARCH ENEMY recruited American guitarist Nick Cordle (ARSIS) to replace Christopher. Christopher Amott started his career in music in 1995 as a founding creative force and guitarist in ARCH ENEMY. In this context, he is known for his tastefully technical guitar work and memorably emotive playing style. After garnering his early success, Christopher had the desire to express himself on a personal level in the same genre. At this time he began writing albums under the name ARMAGEDDON. Christopher wrote and recorded three albums over the next few years as ARCH ENEMY grew into an internationally recognized act, with his compositions featuring his own vocal stylings on the last album.

    This would be Christopher's first foray into singing and a spark of inspiration for his later musical ventures. In 2008, Christopher began to consider his creative options as a mature musician. He began writing songs of an entirely different atmosphere, which saw his guitar playing focused less on technical ecstasy and more on a chord-based blues rock ambience as a foundation for more prominent vocal and lyrical ideas. These compositions developed into his next solo project; the album would be called "Follow Your Heart", released under his own name in 2010.
     
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    Unfortunate but true. He is focusing on Armageddon, which without a doubt will be awesome. GSO is releasing some teaser stuff to hear really soon, so keep an eye out! :headbang:
     
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    Another Armageddon album? Holy shit.
     
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    Wicklund is excellent.

    Not sure how I feel about those vocals though.
     
  16. Traxan

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    And here's the first video.

     
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    I hate it when singers use too much vibrato. Nice song, however. Wanna hear more.
     
  18. rebirth

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    i kidd you not this sounds like lady gaga meets helstar hahahaah
     
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    They need a real bass player, plainly obvious a guitar player did the bass lines. :)
     
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    Yeah, a little more bass would be ok, but fuck it. It's metal...sometimes with the bass you can take it or leave it, unless it's doom or sludge or stoner or groove. Shit, look at AJFA.
     

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