The debut album from Ghost Ship Octavius has set sail! You can check the official press release along with some music down below.
Melodic Progressive Metal group GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, 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 their brand new self-titled album through a successful Kickstarter fan campaign launched last year. Now, the band is pleased to announce the release of the album via digital retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, or simply via www.ghostshipoctavius.com.
Guitarist Matt Wicklund is beyond grateful for their fans who donated to their album campaign. “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! See you all on tour!”
Drummer Van Williams adds, “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.”
The new self-titled album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Aaron Smith at Envisage Audio in Seattle, WA. GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS’ 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.