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The official lyric video for the song “Alive” from GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, the new progressive metal band formed by lead guitarist Matt Wicklund (GOD FORBID, HIMSA, WARREL DANE), drummer Van Williams (NEVERMORE, ASHES OF ARES, PURE SWEET HELL) and vocalist Adōn Fanion, can be seen below.

The band’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.

GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS has finished writing material for its as-yet-untitled debut full-length album and is currently working with Grammy-winning producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, 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 by use of popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter. The campaign has been launched and offers pre-sales of the album, merchandise and many other perks, including one-on-one Skype video lessons, guest performances on your band’s album, being drawn into the band’s album artwork, and more. Pledge here, but hurry, the pledging period ends in 30 days.

Guitarist Christopher Amott (ARMAGEDDON, ex-ARCH ENEMY) last year announced his departure from GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS in order to focus entirely on making a new ARMAGEDDON album.

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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

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“Saturn And Skies”, the first video from GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, the new band featuring Matt Wicklund (guitar; ex-GOD FORBID, HIMSA, WARREL DANE) and Van Williams (drums; ASHES OF ARES, PURE SWEET HELL, ex-NEVERMORE), can be seen below. The group states: “We are very excited about the music we are putting together.”

Guitarist Christopher Amott (ARMAGEDDON, ex-ARCH ENEMY) recently announced his departure from GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS in order to focus entirely on making a new ARMAGEDDON 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”.

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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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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…”

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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).

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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).

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“Spitting At The Stars”, the sophomore album from PURE SWEET HELL, the metal band featuring former NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, is available for streaming in its entirety for one day at the group’s official web site.

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Seattle’s Pure Sweet Hell, featuring ex-Nevermore drummer Van Williams, posted a preview of four new tracks, “Regret,” “Echoes Of The End,” “Follow” and “Paradox of Suffering,” from the forthcoming LP “Spitting at the Stars.” You can check out the previews at this location. The new LP is scheduled for release by the end of 2011.

Guests musicians to appear on the album are: Glen Drover (Eidolon, Megadeth), Steve Smyth (Nevermore, Testament, Forbidden), Chris Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Attila Voros (LEANDER, Nevermore) and John Winters (HATEFIST).

A video teaser of “Spitting at the Stars” can be viewed here:

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“Regret” and “Echoes Of The End”, two brand new songs from PURE SWEET HELL, the metal band featuring former NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, are available for streaming on the group’s official web site.

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